Job Opportunity – Assistant Public Defender

San Carlos Apache Tribe
Assistant Public Defender, Public Defender’s Office
Closing Date: Open until filled

Duties and Responsibilities
As an Assistant Public Defender under the supervision of the Public Defender, the Assistant Public Defender shall represent without charge, criminal defendants, juvenile offenders, and parents and custodians in child welfare cases when appointed by the Tribal Court judges. The Assistant Public Defender will review applications and screen new cases to determine a plan of action. Shall appear and represent in the Tribe’s adult court as needed or assigned by the Chief Public Defender. The Assistant Public Defender shall provide all necessary legal services in the representation of criminals and juveniles at all pre-, present, and post-trial proceedings. Representation of juveniles will include matters of delinquencies, family in need and Guardian Ad Litem matters, but only in the interest of said child. Perform investigative inquiries as necessary to represent a client. Shall perform legal research and follow up on matters as assigned by the Public Defender. Shall prepare or assist in drafting and filing motions, memorandums of law, petitions and other legal documents. Recognize sensitive and complex issues relating to court cases and handle efficiently. Will be responsible in assisting with data collection and reporting to the Public Defender as assigned. Shall perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements:
Basic Requirements:
Successful completion of a course of study in an accredited two (2) year college leading to an AA/AAS degree in Criminal Justice or closely related field. NOTE: Applicant must submit a copy of all college transcripts and/or degree to meet positive education requirements.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, candidates must have had two (2) years of specialized experience.

Specialized experience is experience in defending cases involving criminal law, Guardian Ad litem, child welfare and juvenile delinquency successfully OR a combination of education and training in a job related field. Examples of the type of experience that will be credited are shown above under “Duties and Responsibilities”.

For full job description, click here AsstPublicDefender.

Deidre Antonio

Job Opportunity – Attorney-Advisor

Department of The Interior
Office of the Solicitor
Closes Monday, April 18, 2016
Job Announcement Number

With an emphasis on high ethical standards, excellence in public service and the delivery of quality legal services, the Office of the Solicitor performs the legal work for the United States Department of the Interior, manages the Department’s Ethics Office and resolves FOIA Appeals. With more than four hundred total employees, three hundred of which are attorneys licensed in forty states, the Office strives to provide sound legal services to fulfill the Department’s diverse and wide-ranging mission.
What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

  • This is an excepted appointment not-to-exceed 2 years, for which all qualified applicants, with or without Federal status, may apply and be considered. This appointment may be extended for additional periods of time without further competition.
  • The Office of the Solicitor has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. The official worksite for the selectee is the duty location (Washington, DC) identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this location on a regular and recurring basis.
  • For additional information on telework you may access the Department of Interior’s Telework Handbook at

For job description and application process, click here:

Job Opportunity – Attorney

Rosette, LLP
Attorneys at Law
Indian Law Attorney (0-3 years)

Rosette LLP is a majority-Indian owned and operated law firm providing legal services to federally-recognized Indian tribes and their governmental entities and agencies nationwide.

We are currently seeking an attorney for the Firm’s Chandler office, in Arizona, who has zero to 3 years of relevant experience. Candidates must be a member in good standing of at least the Arizona Bar. Preference will be given to attorneys who are licensed in multiple jurisdictions, as well as those who have an established commitment to protecting the interests of federally-recognized Indian Tribes and matters involving Native American heritage, as well as a keen interest and experience in Federal Indian law including in the areas of litigation (in tribal, state and federal courts), transactional law, gaming law, internal tribal governance matters, lobbying, water law and/environmental law.

Please respond to this job posting with your cover letter, resume and writing sample via email to: Christian Cienfuegos at:

Click here for full job description, Indian Law Attorney.

Job Opportunity – Director of Development

DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc.
Director of Development

At least 5 years non-profit resource development experience, including grassroots fund-raising, direct mail, and special events. Proven success in grant research and writing.  In-depth understanding of DNA’s client community. Ability to communicate and disseminate information about DNA’s services, mission and accomplishments to both legal professionals and our client community. Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines; excellent organizational skills. Strong computer experience including ability to use fund-raising software, and ability to conduct grant source, foundation and prospect research over the internet. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking. Strong management and supervisory skills. Reports directly to the Executive Director.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to DNA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and follows the Navajo Preference in Employment Act.

Click here for full job description – DNA Development Director Job Description (2).

DNA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and follows the Navajo Preference in Employment Act.

Job Opportunity – Human Resource Director

DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc.
Human Resource Director Job Description

Knowledge of employment law (such as appropriate interview questions to ask, Navajo Preference in Employment Act, US Dept of Labor regulations, state labor regulations). Bachelors’ degree or higher in a relevant field.  Past experience designing and implementing policies/procedures for programs, projects, or an organization as a whole.  2 years’ experience successfully and independently managing a staff, having consistently demonstrated compassion, creativity in solving interpersonal issues, but also a willingness to be authoritative. Cross-cultural competence. Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Positive references (self-provided or independently gathered), including past supervisees. Demonstrated commitment to public service.

Legal education and/or practice preferred.  Willingness to learn and apply cultural dispute resolution techniques, such as Navajo k’e and Peacemaking, and Hopi Kyav’tsi. Experience working within a non-profit organization. Work from Window Rock DNA office.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to
DNA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and follows the Navajo Preference in Employment Act.

Click here to download full job description – HR Resource Manager Job Description2.