Job Opportunity: Senior Assistant General Counsel

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
OPEN DATE: June 26, 2018
CLOSE DATE: July 31, 2018

Serves under the general oversight of the General Counsel and acts in the General Counsel’s absence with the authority of the General Counsel in fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the Office of General Counsel. Provides legal advice to the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Tribal Council, tribal departments and economic enterprises. Represents the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in matters brought in Tribal, State and Federal court.

1) An attorney in good standing licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona; 2) Six (6) years legal experience working for a federally recognized Indian tribe or in the area of Federal Indian Law and Tribal Law; and 3) Current valid Arizona driver’s license and meet FMYN insurance standards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.

Serves as a senior legal advisor to the Tribal Council, tribal government departments and economic enterprises; Performs high level legal research and analysis in numerous areas of law and policy related to Federal Indian and Indian Law; Provides legal advice and analysis of tribal, State and Federal laws and regulations; Drafts and revises the Tribal Constitution, Law and Order Code, other tribal laws, ordinances, and policies; Works at hours and times outside of normal business hours and days; Drafts, reviews and recommends changes to various contracts; Reviews other agreements, proposals; Represents the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in Tribal, State and Federal court actions; Delegated authority to oversee the Office of General Counsel during the General Counsel’s absence; and Performs other duties as assigned by the General Counsel.

POSITION STATUS: Regular-Full-Time
PAYRATE: $93,142.09 to $130,398.93

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Human Resources Department
Attn: Recruiter
P. O. Box 17779
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
Phone: 480-789-7118
Fax: 480-816-0419

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