Job Opening – SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY -Assistant General Counsel (Government)

invites applications for the position of:
Assistant General Counsel (Government)

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY: $106,539.00 – $157,148.00 Annually


OPENING DATE: 09/25/13
CLOSING DATE: 10/25/13 11:59 PM
Definition:  Under general supervision of the General Counsel, provides legal review and advice to the SaltRiver Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC or Community) government.  Ensures that applicable laws are followed so that tribal sovereignty is protected and enhanced.  Provides assistance to avoid or prevent expensive legal disputes and litigation and protects the Community’s legal interests.  This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.
Essential Functions:  (Essential functions, may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics. This list of tasks ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification).Tasks:


  1. Reviews legal documents and provides legal advice, to protect SRPMIC interests; may be assigned as counsel for civil litigation involving the Community and its departments.    Advises supervisor, Community departments, divisions and enterprises and the Community Council.  Reviews law, rules, regulations, contracts, intergovernmental agreements, grant documents and related legal documents.


  1. Provides legal guidance on personnel, program and other related issues to various departments of the SRPMIC.  Drafts legal documents, ordinances and policies.  May provide functional, project specific supervision to support staff.


  1. Works with a broad range of clients such as Council members, government employees, boards, and committees and other officials, many of whom are Community members.  Interacts with Community members and the public on a day-to-day basis.


  1. Represents SRPMIC at internal, external or intergovernmental meetings related to the various interests of the Community.  Attendances at after-hour meetings maybe required.


  1. Conducts legal research and provides advice related to Community interests, tribal sovereignty, tribal jurisdiction, taxation, membership, health and human resources, law enforcement, human resources/personnel matters, civil litigation, commercial transactions, business law and/or other areas.


  1. Assists in the preparation of legal and technical correspondence for the President, Vice President, Community Manager, and General Counsel.


  1. Keeps abreast of federal law, regulations, administrative and court decisions in Indian law and interacts with other tribal, federal, state or local agencies on behalf of the Community.


  1. May supervise non-attorneys, law clerks, interns, and/or externs.


  1. Performs other job related duties that enhance and/or facilitate department operations.



Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:


  • Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of representing clients as legal counsel.
  • Knowledge of Federal Indian law.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of the legal profession.
  • Knowledge of case law appropriate to the issues and cases assigned.
  • Knowledge of legal research methods, legal research software, and use of data bases.
  • Skill in interpreting and applying statues, ordinances and other laws.
  • Skill in interpreting and applying rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with SRPMIC Administration,  Community Council members, Community members officials  and appropriate outside entities.
  • Skill in communicating and instructing others, using both technical and non-technical language as appropriate to provide legal counsel and explanation to those for whom the subject matter is unfamiliar and/or difficult to understand.


  • Ability to get along well and cooperate with others.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with administrative staff, community member officials, outside entities and co-workers.
  • Ability to perform legal research.
  • Ability to analyze difficult and complex legal issues and apply legal principles.
  • Ability to adapt to changing work situations and assignments.
  • Ability to exercise resourcefulness in addressing new problems.
  • Ability to present statements of fact, law and argument clearly and logically, in both written and oral form.
  • Ability to produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts, using proper sentence construction, punctuation and grammar.
  • Ability to set priorities and be organized in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze and aid in drafting and commenting on proposed legislation.
  • Ability to appear as counsel of record in litigation or other adjudicatory proceedings.
Education and Experience:  Graduation from an American Bar Associated accredited college or university with a Law Degree (Juris Doctor) and at least three (3) years of experience as a licensed attorney representing Native American tribes in legal affairs.  Experience that has provided knowledge of social, political, and legal framework of tribal governments is essential.
Equivalency:  Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling this position.
Special Requirements:  Must be a member in good standing with a state bar association or if currently not a member of the Arizona Bar must take and pass the Arizona Bar Exam and be admitted to the Arizona Bar within one (1) year from the date of hire.  In addition, candidates must have the ability to practice in Federal District Court if required.  Must attend a minimum of 15 hours annual continuing legal education as related to job and approved by supervisor.Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.“SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer” Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate.


In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference, applicant must submit a copy of Tribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2)  fax (480-362-5860) 

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.


Documentation must be received by position closing date.
The IHS/BIA CIB form is not accepted.
Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.

10005 E Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
employment@srpmic-nsn.govPreference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate.

Job #100067-130925

Job Posting – The University of New Mexico School of Law




The University of New Mexico School of Law seeks applications for a full-time
(9 mos.), non- tenure track faculty position to begin in August 2014. This
Lecturer III position will teach legal writing and analysis in the Law School’s
Legal Analysis and Communication Program. Minimum requirements are a J.D.
Degree and two years of law practice experience. Desirable qualifications
include demonstrated research and writing ability, experience teaching
communications and legal analysis in a law school or other professional
setting, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other faculty
members or other professional colleagues, demonstrated ability to diagnose
writing problems, demonstrated ability to work with students or colleagues from
diverse backgrounds, and demonstrated ability to represent the interest of a
client in writing. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

For best consideration, applicants should apply by October 18, 2013. The
position will remain open until filled. Applicants should attach their cover
letter, CV, and list of references to their online application via the UNMJobs
The position is listed as posting number 0822319.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer and Educator.

Job Posting – Ombudspersons American Indian Families – Minnesota

Employment Opportunity with the
State of Minnesota

Date Posted: 09/24/2013 Closing Date: 10/08/2013
Working Title: Ombudspersons American Indian Families
Hiring Agency: Ombudspersons for Families
Location: St. Paul
Salary Range: $ 19.72 – $ 28.92 hourly, $ 41,175 – $ 60,385 annually
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers.
Posting Number: 13OMFM000003
Work Shift: Day Shift Travel Required: no
Days of Work: Monday-Friday , 8:00 am-4:30 pm Employment Condition: Permanent, Full-time
Classified Status: Unclassified  
Job Duties: This vacancy is to fill the Ombudspersons for Child Protection for Indian Affairs.

The purpose of the this position is to investigate claims for violation of Federal, State Laws, Rules, Polices and Procedures for Child protection in the area of removal, placement and adoption. This includes policy work and to make recommendations for changes in laws, policies, practices and training.

Minimum Qualifications: – Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
– Experience working with the American Indian community.
– Experience working with statutory interpretation, Indian Child Welfare Act or other statutes.
– Hold a valid driver’s license and ability to travel around the state of Minnesota.
– Computer skills; word processing, power point, spreadsheets, email etc.
– Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: – Master’s Degree or Juris Doctorate/Doctrine
– Experience working with accounts payable and budgets.
– Experience training professionals and community members.
– Experience presenting training and workshops, etc.
– Public speaking skills and experience in speaking to Judges, the Legislature, Tribes/Tribal Leaders and the Courts.
Selection Process: The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.
How to Apply: Most State selection processes utilize a resume-based screening process. You will be contacted by agency staff if your background best matches the selection criteria on this job posting. To apply for this position, click the APPLY box found at the bottom of this job announcement. For additional information about the State’s selection process, go to <>.
Contact for more info: Jodie Segelstrom ,


Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer
This information can be made available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling (651) 259.3637 or (651) 282-2699 (TTY).


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Congrats to ILP’s Alum & Faculty member Diane Humetewa who has been nominated for U.S. District Court Judge

President Obama Nominates Eight to Serve on the United States District Courts 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama nominated Judge Cynthia Ann Bashant, Stanley Allen Bastian, Diane J. Humetewa, Justice Jon David Levy, Judge Steven Paul Logan, Judge Douglas L. Rayes, Manish S. Shah, and John Joseph Tuchi for District Court judgeships.

“These men and women have had distinguished legal careers and I am honored to ask them to continue their work as judges on the federal bench,” said President Obama. “They will serve the American people with integrity and an unwavering commitment to justice.”

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is honored to have 3 SDOC alums in the 8 nominees!

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Federal Opportunities:

Human Resources Specialists (Labor Relations), US Department of Labor; Bureau
of Statistics, Washington, DC (Closes on Sept. 9, 2013)

2.  Special Assistant United
States Attorney, US Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California – San
Jose Branch, CA (Closes on Sept. 6, 2013)

3.  Special Assistant United
States Attorney, US Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Georgia, Savannah
& Augusta, GA (Closes on Sept. 9, 2013)

4.  Special Assistant United
States Attorney, US Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division, Misdemeanor Unit,
Sacramento, CA (Closes on Sept. 6, 2013)


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HUD job opportunities

DC, Denver, CO, and Chicago, IL)


1. The Lead Evaluation Specialist position,
, is located in the Washington DC Office, Office of Public and
Indian Housing, Office of Native American Programs (ONAP).  The links to
the USAjobs website with more information are:

US Citizens – closes on 9/3/13;
FEDERAL Status– closes on 9/12/13.

2.  Supervisory Grants Management Specialist
(Denver, CO) GS-1101-14
This supervisory position is located in the Denver, CO Regional Office, Office
of Public and Indian Housing, Office of Native American Programs (ONAP).
Below are the links to the subject vacancy:
Internal roster.           Closes 9/5/13.
External roster.           Closes 9/5/13

3. Administrator, GS-1101-15 (Chicago, IL):  This Office Administrator
position is located in Chicago, IL.   The announcement(s) closes Sept.
for the public and Sept. 17 for Federal status candidates.

H13-DE-945489-2IS (Open to all sources of candidates):

H13-MP-945528-IS (Open to Federal status candidates):