Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Additional announcements may appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law or leadership job posted on Turtle Talk, please email


Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (Updated)

Assistant Manager, Economic Development Corporation, Manistee, M.I. Little River Band of Ottawa Indians’ Economic Development Corporation is seeking an outstanding candidate to fill an exciting and unique position in Manistee, MI! This is an excellent opportunity for someone with experience in finance, business management, human resources, real estate management, legal issues, and project development to make a difference in Indian Country, as well as become a valued part of an extraordinary endeavor! Salary ranges from $65,000 up to $85,000 a year. Please click the link to see full position details and to apply.

 Department of Interior

 Attorney-Adviser, Office of Solicitor, Albuquerque, N.M. As an Attorney-Advisor with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Southwest Regional Office, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The selectee will serve as a staff Attorney-Advisor providing legal advice and guidance to all Department of the Interior Bureaus in the Southwest Region, with an emphasis on the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education. Specific duties include: Providing legal advice and counsel to organizations within the Department including writing legal opinions, handling administrative litigation, and providing assistance to the Department of Justice on judicial litigation in one or more of the following legal areas: Indian law matters involving natural resources, energy and mineral development and use, realty, water rights, and tribal government, education law, and appearing before the Interior Board of Indian Appeals; General law matters such as contracts and procurement, grants, cooperative agreements, and FOIA, and appearing before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA), and the Department of the Interior’s Office of Hearings and Appeals; and Environmental and public land law matters, such as NEPA, ESA, CERCLA, NRDA, water rights, mining law, and resource and land management, and appearing before the IBLA. Applications close May 11, 2018. Please see the website for more details.

 Capital Hill Policy Group

Public Policy Advisor, Washington, D.C. The Firm is currently recruiting for a Public Policy Advisor to be resident in our Washington, DC office. The Public Policy Advisor will work primarily with Mr. Robert Odawi Porter and Mr. Todd Bertoson. Communication with other Firm personnel and people outside of the Firm will be required to accomplish the duties of the position. Please see the announcement for more information and how to apply.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Assistant Tribal Attorney, Baraga, M.I. The Keweeenaw Bay Indian Community is seeking an Assistant Tribal Attorney to assist the Prosecutor and perform general in-house duties as needed, along with other legal duties. Position is open until filled. Please see the announcement for more information and how to apply.

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

Executive Director of Governmental Operations, Rohnert Park, C.A. The Executive Director of Governmental Operations (ED) will function under the direct supervision of the Tribal Council to oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the Tribal Office. The ED will ensure effective and efficient management of governmental functions and programs, acts as a governmental liaison with granting agencies, and performs all other duties delegated by the Tribal Council, including but not limited to planning and implementation of new initiatives, programs, projects, financial objectives and tribal business goals for government operations as defined by the Tribal Council. Position is open until filled. Please see the job announcement for more information and how to apply.

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Swinomish Tribal Advocate, Swinomish Village, W.A. The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is recruiting for a full time Tribal Advocate The Tribal Advocate represents eligible clients in Swinomish Tribal Court in criminal prosecutions and in Wellness Court hearings, and also provides general advice on a variety of civil matters.  The role of the Tribal Advocate in criminal matters is similar, but not identical to a public defender in the state court system.  The work in tribal court involves a creative, holistic, and interdisciplinary approach developed in conjunction with other tribal departments to achieve restorative justice. The Tribal Advocate may also be asked to draft ordinances or amendments to ordinances and to advise and make recommendations to the Tribe’s Law and Order Committee and other departments of the Tribe.

This position will be open until filled but the Tribe will review applications as they are received with the understanding that they would like to hire an attorney for this position as soon as possible.  Please submit the following: Swinomish employment application (available at or via email), cover letter expressing the reasons for interest in the position and salary requirements; current resume, writing sample and the names of at least three professional references to:

Gisella Rendon, Human Resources

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community              Tel:  (360) 466-7353

11404 Moorage Way                                       Fax: (360) 466-1348

La Conner, Washington  98257                          E-mail:

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Associate Tribal Attorney, Cass Lake, M.N. The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is seeking an Associate Tribal Attorney to provide legal advocacy to the Leech Lake Child Welfare Department, including legal representation for the Band in Tribal Court and State Court, review of contracts, and negotiations with the State of Minnesota, Department of Human Services, and County Governments.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Legal Director. Qualified applicants must have a Juris Doctorate Degree. Prior attorney experience preferred but not required. Must have a good Indian Law background and understanding of how Public Law 280 relates to tribal jurisdiction and rights and be able to identify opportunities to expand/recover treaty/jurisdictional right for the Band. Experience with Child Protection (CHIPS) with emphasis on the Indian Child Welfare Act preferred but not required. Please see the job description for more information on this position. Please visit to apply.

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution

Senior Program Manager, Native American and Alaska Native Program, Tucson, A.Z. Reporting to the Director of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, the Senior Program Manager (AD-14) for the Native American and Alaska Native (NAAN) program area independently develops and leads projects that can be complex, contentious, and high-profile. The successful candidate will work with the Director of the U.S. Institute, the Director of the DC Office of the Udall Foundation, and other senior program staff to develop and implement a marketing plan for the NAAN program area. The Senior Program Manager will oversee contracted neutral service providers and also provide direct mediation, facilitation, or training services as appropriate. Please see the website for more information and how to apply.

Chehalis Tribal Court

The Chehalis Tribal Court (Oakville, W.A.) is seeking applicants for the following positions:

A part-time contract attorney to represent the parents or guardians in child welfare proceedings before the tribal court.  All applicants must have a law degree from any accredited law school and have at least two years of experience working with Indian Tribes, tribal communities and families.

A part time contract Guardian Ad Litem to independently investigate and advise the tribal court on the needs of tribal children, at risk youth and vulnerable adults.  All applicants must have a degree in social work or related field and a minimum of five years of experience working with children, youth and other vulnerable persons.  Must have good writing and verbal skills.  Experience working with Indian Tribes and tribal communities and families is required.

The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation is located in a low density rural community in southwest Washington State about 26 miles south of Olympia, Washington. Please contact the Tribal Court @ 360-709-1615 for more information or send your resume and cover letter to the Chehalis Tribal Court, P.O. Box 536, Oakville, Washington 98568.

Last week’s post: April 27, 2018.

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