Nez Perce Tribal Prosecutor Position Announcement

Nez Perce Tribe seeks Tribal Prosecutor to:

  • Represent the Tribe in all criminal and juvenile cases before Nez Perce Tribal Court, reviewing reports and charging cases, drafting written complaints, motions, proposed orders, legal briefs, jury instructions, sentencing recommendations, and other legal documents.
  • Work closely with the Tribal Police Department, Conservation Enforcement, Social Services, Probation, Domestic Violence Programs, and other tribal agencies in filing and prosecuting their cases in Tribal Court.
  • Supervise an office assistant, deputy prosecutor, and Child Support Enforcement attorney.

Requires at least two years (five preferred) of successful experience as a prosecutor or criminal defense attorney, preferably in a tribal government setting. Please provide a legal writing sample with application, and resume listing at least three work-related references. Must include a completed NPT application (available on www.nezperce.org). Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured under the Tribe’s policy; applicants who are not Idaho residents must provide their own Motor Vehicle Report.

Salary approximately $75K+ DOE/DOQ and includes generous health insurance and other benefits.  Call (208) 843-7332 for assistance. Applications to be accepted until position is filled. Tribal preference applies.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Mail to:
TRIBAL PROSECUTOR HR-15-180
PO Box 365
Lapwai ID 83540-0365

About Sarah M Donnelly

Program Coordinator for the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.
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