Elwha Klallam Tribe Seeks Full-Time Prosecutor (Western Washington)

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The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe seeks a full-time Tribal Prosecutor to prosecute criminal activity, juvenile delinquency, child dependency (child abuse and neglect), fish and wildlife offenses, traffic offenses, and other civil offenses as directed by the Tribe.

Nature of Practice: This staff member works with the Elwha Public Safety Commission, the Tribal Police Department, the Indian Child Welfare Program, the Probation Office, the Lower Elwha Housing Authority, and other tribal agencies to help assess tribal interests and provide vigorous and effective prosecution of crimes, juvenile delinquency and status offenses, child abuse and neglect, fish and wildlife offenses, civil exclusion matters, traffic offenses, and other appropriate civil offenses occurring within tribal jurisdiction. The prosecutor also provides legal support to the Tribal Police Department, ICW, Probation, Domestic Violence Program, and other tribal agencies in submitting and supporting their cases in Tribal Court. The prosecutor will also work with the Office of General Counsel to provide strategic planning support and assistance on tribal justice and victimization issues. The Prosecutor reports to and is supervised by the Tribe’s General Counsel.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A law degree from an accredited law school and a license to practice law (lawyers licensed by a state other than Washington must acquire a Washington license within nine months of hire).
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal communication skills, litigation experience, and an ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural work environment.
  • A commitment to restorative justice.

Location: The Tribal Prosecutor’s office is located in the Elwha Klallam Justice Center, located about five miles west of Port Angeles, Washington. Port Angeles is a small historic town located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and just a few miles from Olympic National Park. The office is approximately 85 miles west of Seattle.

Salary: Depends on experience. Full-time compensation includes medical and dental, retirement savings plan, and other fringe benefits.

Application: The Tribe would like to hire a lawyer for this position as soon as possible. Submit a cover letter, a current resume, at least three professional references, and a writing sample to (e-mail preferred):

Trent S.W. Crable, Associate General Counsel

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

2851 Lower Elwha Road

Port Angeles, Washington 98363

E-mail: trent.crable@elwha.nsn.us