Job Opportunity – Tribal Prosecutor

Havasupai Tribe

Closing Date: August 11, 2019

Job Description: The Tribal Prosecutor will represent the Tribe in adult criminal matters and juvenile proceedings involving allegations of child dependency, incorrigibility, and juvenile offenses.

The following examples of duties are intended to be illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive or restrictive.

  • Review police reports to determine charges to be filed or declined.

  • Interview complainant/victims, law enforcement officers, and witnesses.

  • Perform legal research to obtain information necessary to prepare and effectively prosecute a variety of cases before the Tribal Court.

  • Drafts legal memorandum for the Tribal Court or legal counsel.

  • Represents the Tribe in juvenile and adult criminal matters such as bench and jury trials, adjudication, and dependency.

  • Works cooperatively with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, State, County, and other Indian and Federal Law Enforcement Agency Personnel.

  • Provides technical assistance for changes to Tribal Ordinances for approval by the Tribal Council.

  • Performs related duties as assigned and authorized.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Required education, training or experience.


  • Juris Doctor from an accredited institution, licensed to practice law within any state, and bar admission in good standing

  • Must have practice experience in Tribal Advocacy in Tribal Courts, a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in adult criminal and/or juvenile court including trial experience

  • Must possess knowledge of Federal Indian Law, ICRA, ICWA, and Federal rules of evidence

  • Must have never been convicted of any felonies, and no misdemeanor in the past twelve (12) months

  • Must pass a criminal background check

For full job description and application detail, click here.
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