Navajo Nation Department of Justice Job Posting




REISSUANCE May 20, 2015

The Navajo Nation Department of Justice is seeking an energetic and motivated attorney to work in the newly formed Litigation and Employment Unit. The qualified applicant will focus on litigation for the Navajo Nation government before federal, Navajo Nation, and state courts and administrative tribunals in a variety of subject areas, including natural resources, public safety, and jurisdictional issues, with some work with Navajo Nation government programs advising and representing programs on labor and employment matters.

Current active state bar licensure in any state is required, with the expectation that within a year of hire, the applicant will obtain licensure in the Navajo Nation as well as one of the following states: Arizona, New Mexico or Utah.

The Navajo Nation Department of Justice gives employment preference as mandated by the Navajo Preference in Employment Act, 15 N.N.C. § 601, et seq.

Please direct applicant packets consisting of (1) Letter of Interest with current address, telephone numbers, and e-mail address; (2) Navajo Nation employment application; (3) resume; (4) recent legal writing sample; (5) copy of bar membership certificates; and (6) law school graduation documents to Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Attention: Paul Spruhan, Assistant Attorney General, Litigation and Employment Unit, P.O. Box 2010, Window Rock, AZ 86515. Any questions, please contact Paul Spruhan at