Job Opportunity: Senior Court Solicitor

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) Court
Scottsdale, AZ

  • Full-Time – $122,312.00 – $177,352.00 Annually
  • Category: Court Administration / Legal / Community and Social Services / Office and Administrative Support
  • Department: Tribal Court

Under the administrative supervision from the Court Administrator, provides legal review and advice to Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) Court. Through legal expertise with the Indian law and general principles of the law, provides research for the Court Judges, working to assist the Judges in resolving legal issues as they arise. Ensures that Community’s Constitution and applicable laws are followed, and that due process principles are applied to ensure the fair and reasonable administration of justice of the matters pending before the Court. Assists with the professional development of Court Staff and Judges by organizing training activities and collecting and distributing information on federal Indian Law and tribal law developments and best practices in tribal justice systems. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt and may be required to work evenings, weekends, and non-standard work schedule. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education & Experience:  A Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, with a minimum of seven years attorney experience, with three of the seven years practicing before or working in a tribal, state or federal court setting.   
    1. Demonstrated experience in federal Indian law is required.  
    2. Preference given to candidates with prior judicial experience, either as Judge or Judicial Clerk, in a legal capacity. 
    3. Must attend a minimum of 15 hours annual continuing legal education as related to job and approved by supervisor.  
  • Equivalency – Any equivalent combination of training and experience that would enable the candidate to satisfactorily perform and meet the duties and responsibilities required may be considered in meeting the stated minimum qualifications. 
  • Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.

For application and full job description, go to SRPMIC job announcement.