Federal Government Jobs

Supervisory Attorney-Advisor (General)
DHS Headquarters
Office of the General Counsel
Open & closing dates: 08/12/2021 to 09/08/2021
Service: Excepted
Pay scale & grade: GS 15
Salary: $144,128 to $172,500 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-time
Accepting applications
Relocation expenses reimbursed: No
Telework eligible: Yes as determined by agency policy
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC
See more at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/610719400

Attorney-Advisor (Open Continuous)
DHS Headquarters
Office of the General Counsel
Open & closing dates: 08/12/2021 to 08/11/2022
Service: Excepted
Pay scale & grade: GS 12 – 13
Salary: $87,198 to $134,798 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-time
Accepting applications
Relocation expenses reimbursed: No
Telework eligible: No
2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington, DC
See more at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/610716100

Indian Law Representation

In the Arizona Attorney Magazine

In the recent edition of the Arizona Attorney Magazine, you’ll see the Special Focus on Indian Law that includes publications by our ILP family.

ILP advisory council member Judith M. Dworkin, Joe Keene (’12) and Candace French (’17) published an article “An Opportunity Arises: Prop 207 and Arizona Tribes’ New Beginnings for Marijuana Legalization.” 

Ed Hermes (’13) co-authored an article “Arizona—Tribal 2021 Gaming Compact Amendments: What you need to know” with Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier.

Glennas’ba Augborne (’16) and April Olson (’06) published an article “Bent, But Not Broken—ICWA Stands: A Summary of Brackeen v. Haaland.”

Simon Goldenberg (’17) and Hermes joined the Bar Leadership Institute of the State Bar of Arizona Bar.

In this collection, our ILP family, who reflect on history and what our ancestors endured, have a stronghold of treating knowledge as a community endeavor, something to be protected and shaped by Indian legal advocacy work. We are proud of the goodwill work that they produce and their committed service to Indian Country.


Danielle Williams
Program Coordinator Sr, Indian Legal Program, ASU Law

Job Opportunity – Associate Attorney

Rothstein Donatelli
Tempe, AZ

Rothstein Donatelli has offices in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as in Tempe, Arizona where we specialize in federal Indian law, including gaming, economic development, Indian Child Welfare Act, Indian health law, labor and employment law, civil litigation, and transactional matters. Rothstein Donatelli is committed to advancing the sovereign rights of Native American tribes.

Rothstein Donatelli is interested in an attorney with two or more years of experience with a demonstrated commitment to the highest quality of legal practice. The ideal candidate will have excellent research and writing skills and experience working with tribal communities. Familiarity with Indian law is preferred.

For more information:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to Firm Administrator Manya Snyder at info@rothsteinlaw.com.

Job Opportunity – Paid Law Clerkship

Fall Law Clerks – Taylor & Gomez LLP

Paid Law Clerkship.  Seeking two law clerks for Fall Semester 2021.  Typically, it is 4 to 10 hours of work per week, depending on need and availaiblity, for each law clerk.  Please e-mail Resume and Writing Sample.  Looking for two law clerks interested in Civil Cases/Litigation and/or Indian Law.  We have high expectations for our law clerks, so please only apply if you have serious interest in working hard, learning, and getting legitmate, real-life work experience. 

Interviews will be via Zoom.  It is anticipated that some work for the Fall 2021 Semester will be in person in the Office. So, if that would be a problem or issue for you, then please consider whether you should apply.

Eligibility: 2L and 3L

Apply via Email: dg@taylorgomezlaw.com

Application Documents:

  • Resume (Required)
  • Cover Letter (Optional)Transcript (Optional)
  • Writing Sample (Required)
  • References (Optional)
  • Other (Optional)

Dominic Gomez
4022 East Broadway Road, Suite 113, Phoenix – AZ, United States (USA), 85040

Job Opportunity – Full-time Staff Attorney

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (“ALSC”),
The Bethel ICWA attorney will be serving clients in cases primarily heard in Bethel, Alaska courts, serving clients in the YukonKuskokwim Delta.

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (“ALSC”) is seeking a full-time staff attorney to provide legal services to Association of Village Council Presidents (“AVCP”) member Tribes and tribal members. This position primarily involves representation of tribal clients in state child welfare proceedings and enforcing the Indian Child Welfare Act, and may also involve litigating other Native law matters on behalf of AVCP Tribes and tribal members.

To learn detailed information about this position please contact:
Pearl Pickett
Native Law Supervising Attorney
1016 W 6th Ave, Suite 200, Anchorage – AK, United States (USA), 99501

Interested applicants can send the needed documents to:
Resume (Required)
Cover Letter (Required)
Transcript (Optional)
Writing Sample (Required)
References (Required)
Other (Optional)
Send to: ppickett@alsc-law.org

Job Opportunity – Associate Attorney -Sacks Tierney PA

Scottsdale, AZ

For over 60 years, Sacks Tierney has distinguished itself through cause-related volunteerism and legal involvement in local and national issues; offering litigation services and experience competitive with much larger firms; and pioneering expertise in legal areas of special value to Arizona clients.

Requirements: Sacks Tierney is currently seeking a mid-level associate with 2-4 years of experience to join our Indian Law practice. Applicants must have excellent research, analytical, and writing skills.  In addition, the successful candidate must have strong academic credentials, and must be licensed to practice in Arizona.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a writing sample to Laura Nance by email at laura.nance@sackstierney.com.

Job Opportunity – Attorney-Advisor (General)

DHS Headquarters
Office of the General Counsel

Washington, DC

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Technology Programs Law Division (TPD).
The primary purpose of this position is to provide legal advice for Government contracts, inter-agency acquisitions, and grants/cooperative agreements entered into by DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate (“S&T”) in the areas of research, development, test, and evaluation (“RDT&E”).

As an Attorney-Advisor (General) GS 0905 14/15, your typical work assignments may include the following:
• Provide legal advice to contracting officers, program managers, and senior officials concerning the laws applicable to all phases of the research and development contracting process, including acquisition planning, solicitation and award, contract administration, and the resolution of bid protests/disputes.
• Provide legal advice in the development and negotiation of innovative and R&D centric solicitation and award instruments (e.g., Other Transaction Agreements with consortia, contracts under S&T’s Small Business Innovation Research Program, and Partnership Intermediary Agreements).
• Provide legal advice to grants officers, program managers, and senior officials concerning the laws applicable to all phases of the research and development grants/cooperative agreements process, including solicitation and award, administration, and the resolution of disputes.

Basic Requirements:
You as an applicant must be an active member in good standing of the bar of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; and

GS-14 or GS-15:

  • The first professional law degree (LL.B. or JD); or
  • The second professional law degree (LL.M.) AND
  • Specialized professional legal experience in excess of three (3) years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. The quality of the individual’s background may be evidenced by the relatedness of his or her specialization.

To see full job description, click on the link below:

Judicial Vacancy Announcement – Tohono O’odham Legislative Branch

Sells, Arizona
Tohono O’odham Judicial Court

Closing date: Monday, August 2, 2021
Position: Judge (one position)
Term: One term ending January 31, 2023

Length of Employment:
The Nation’s judges are appointed by the Tohono O’odham Legislative Council and serve six-year terms until a successor is appointed and sworn in. A Nation’s judge is eligible for reappointment to additional terms in office.

1) Possess a juris doctorate degree and be licensed to practice in any state, be a member in good standing with a state bar association, and have at least three years of experience as a practicing attorney;
2) Possess an associate’s degree and be an enrolled member of the Nation, and have served as a judge for at least six years or have at least ten years of work experience and training in a judicial or law-related field.
NOTE: See 6 T.O.C. Chapter 1, Subsection 1103(C) at http://tolc-nsn.gov/docs/Title6Ch1.pdf for additional requirements and disqualifications.

See full vacancy description here.

Application requirements:
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit materials electronically.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, three writing samples, and three reference letters along with the completed application forms available at http://tolc-nsn.gov/ to:

ATTN: Leander V. Mase, Chairperson
Judiciary Committee
Tohono O’odham Legislative Branch
Post Office Box 837
Sells, Arizona 85634
(520) 383-5260 leander.mase@tonation-nsn.gov