Job Opportunity – Assistant Public Defender-Non Exempt Position


Department:      Executive Offices
Position:            Assistant Public Defender-Non Exempt Position
Reports To:       Public Defender
Salary:               D.O.E.
Closing Date:    Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

This Position reports to the CRIT Public Defender.  The successful applicant will be assigned a case load that may include Juvenile as well as Adult criminal cases, at the discretion of the Public Defender.  Duties will include initial or intake interviews with prospective clients, and conflict checking and determination of whether client may be represented.  Such decisions may be reviewed by the Public Defender.  Although there will be some administrative support provided, preparation of pleadings and other documentation will be the responsibility of the Attorney.  The Attorney shall be responsible for case preparation.  Negations with prosecutors regarding plea agreements or alternative (diversion) programs and coordination with other affected departments such as probation and behavioral health.  Attorney will be responsible for hearing on assigned cases as well as coverage for cases assigned to the Public Defender on as ass-needed basis.  AM research and investigation required by assigned cases will be conducted as directed by the Public Defender, but responsibility for all legal matters assigned will rest with the Attorney.  The Attorney shall maintain appropriate contact with the client in assigned cases and communicate all information necessary for the client to make informed decisions regarding the conduct of their case.  The Attorney will advise each client on the legal procedures involved and make recommendations as to strategy and actions to be taken.  Trials as appropriate will be the responsibility of the Attorney.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  1. Applicant must have graduated from an ABA accredited law school and be a member of a State or Federal Bar, or pending admission.
  2. Applicant should have demonstrable knowledge of criminal law and procedures, along with an interest in Indian affairs.
  3. Applicant must be willing to locate to within reasonable commuting distance of the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation.  No relocation allowance is available.For Employment Application visit:     http://critonline.comSubmit completed application to:
    CRIT Human Resource Department
    26600 Mohave Road
    Parker, Arizona  85344


    Under the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act Sections 701(b) and 703(i) explicitly exempts from coverage the preferential employment of Indian-by-Indian Tribes. Therefore, C.R.I.T. acknowledges and extends preferential treatment to enrolled C.R.I.T. members who qualify toward all employment opportunities otherwise; C.R.I.T. does not discriminate against employees or applicants based on race, color, sex, religion or national origin.C.R.I.T. Offers
    Health and Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, Sick and Annual Leave and Pension Plan. Pre-employment drug screening is required.