Job Opportunity: Attorney

DOJ Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ)
Washington, DC

Application Deadline:
Friday, June 17, 2022

The Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ) is the primary point of contact for the Department of Justice with federally recognized Tribes, and advises the Department on legal and policy matters pertaining to American Indians and Alaska Natives. OTJ promotes internal uniformity of Department policies and litigating positions relating to Indian country and ensures that the Department clearly communicates policies and positions to Tribal leaders.

Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:
OTJ is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as Attorney Advisor to provide counsel and assistance to the Director and Deputy Director. OTJ attorneys:
-Provide advice on significant tribal justice matters and assist in policy and legislative development and review.
-Provide advice to OTJ leadership on Department components litigating, protecting or otherwise addressing Native American rights and/or related issues.
-Review proposed legal actions submitted by divisions that require OTJ approval or coordination.
-Perform legal research on assigned questions or law or policy and prepare reports and memoranda.
-Assist in coordinating with attorneys and officials of the Department, other government agencies, and interested parties to provide guidance and advice to ensure compliance with statutory, regulatory and policy requirements.
-Assist in maintaining liaison with federally recognized tribes, and work with the appropriate federal, tribal, state, and local officials, professional associations, and public interest groups.
-Develop, coordinate and execute special projects as assigned by the Director or the Deputy Director.

Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department’s evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component’s telework policy.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree with at least two years of post J.D. experience, and be an active member of a bar (any jurisdiction). Applicants must be proficient in analyzing complex legal information, producing clear and thorough written work, effectively advocating for a legal position, and have excellent interpersonal skills. Experience with Federal Indian Law is required. Prosecution and/or litigation experience is strongly preferred but not required. The incumbent must be able to obtain a Secret-level security clearance.

For full job description and application, click following link: Attorney Vacancy