Department: Family Services
Division: Family Support
Program: Child Welfare Services (CWS)
Location: Ada, OK
General Definition: Performs professional legal work in preparation of court cases. Researches and tries routine cases in accordance with state and federal laws.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Possess knowledge of legal principles and applications, legal research methods; scope of tribal, state and federal laws affecting the placement and welfare of Chickasaw children; knowledge of court rules, hearing procedures and of rules of evidence. Skills in performing research, analyzing, appraising and applying legal principles, facts and standards to legal dilemmas. In presenting statement of fact, argues clearly and logically in written and oral form; is clear and concise when drafting statutes and other legal instruments, documents and correspondence involving the explanation of legal matters. Individual must have a thorough understanding of laws affecting the placement and welfare of Chickasaw children, specifically the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), Oklahoma ICWA, Adoptions and Safe Families Act (ASFA), Oklahoma Children Code and Chickasaw Children’s Code.
For full job description and application, click the following link:
The Chickasaw Nation – Employment Center