Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the job and a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Tribal Prosecutor/ICWA Attorney, Fulton M.I. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi seeks a licensed attorney to serve as Prosecutor/ICWA Attorney for the Tribe to be appointed for an approximate term of four (4) years (January 1, 2019-December 31, 2022).  This is a contractual, part-time position and will be compensated on an hourly basis.  The NHBP Prosecutor serves as the chief law enforcement officer of the Tribe. Please see the job announcement for more information. Applications due no later than October 5, 2018.

Chief Judge, Fulton, M.I. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi seeks a Chief Judge for the Tribal Court to be appointed for an approximate term of four (4) years (January 1, 2019-December 31, 2022).  This is a part-time position and will be compensated on an hourly basis.  The position does require flexible hours as required to address requests for warrants and hearings requiring emergency or expedited consideration. The NHBP Constitution requires that Supreme Court Justices must: have attained the age of thirty (30); be a licensed attorney in good standing; cannot be a Member of Tribal Council or running for a Tribal Council position or a Tribal employee; and never been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or no contest to, a violent crime, felony, or a crime of fraud.  Candidates must have experience in the practice of Indian law, whether in tribal, state or federal court(s).  Judicial experience and 5 or more years experience as a licensed attorney and/or judge is preferred. Please see the job announcement for more information. Applications close on October 5, 2018.

Associate Justice, Fulton, M.I. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi seeks an Associate Justice for the Supreme Court of the Tribe to be appointed for an approximate term of six (6) years (January 1, 2019-December 31, 2024).  This is a part-time position and will be compensated on an hourly basis.  The NHBP Constitution requires that Supreme Court Justices must: have attained the age of thirty (30); be a licensed attorney in good standing; cannot be a Member of Tribal Council or running for a Tribal Council position or a Tribal employee; and never been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or no contest to, a violent crime, felony, or a crime of fraud.  Candidates must have experience in the practice of Indian law, whether in tribal, state or federal court(s).  Judicial experience and 5 or more years experience as a licensed attorney and/or judge is preferred. Please see the job announcement for more information. Applications close on October 5, 2018.

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Senior Assistant General Counsel, Fountain Hills, A.Z. The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is seeking a Senior Assistant General Counsel. Some of the duties of the Senior Assistant General Counsel include: serve as legal advisor to the Tribal Council, tribal government departments and economic enterprises; perform high level legal research and analysis in numerous areas of law and policy related to Federal Indian and Indian Law; provide legal advice and analysis of tribal, State and Federal laws and regulations, specifically in relation to water and environmental law and policies; draft and revise the Tribal Constitution, Law and Order Code, other tribal laws, ordinances, and policies; work at hours and times outside of normal business hours and days; draft, review and recommend changes to various contracts; review other agreements, proposals; represent the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in Tribal, State and Federal court actions; and perform other duties as assigned or required. Please see the job announcement for more information. Applications close on October 2, 2018.

Wisconsin Judicare

Staff Attorney, Indian Law Office, Wausau, W.I. Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Law Office has an immediate opening for an attorney to represent Native American individuals and groups on a variety of issues including criminal defense representation in tribal courts and Indian law litigation in tribal and state courts. Attorney must be admitted to practice law in Wisconsin; have good communication skills; knowledge of Native American issues is preferred. Attorney must have experience or a strong interest in poverty law and be willing to provide brief services and/or representation to eligible low-income Wisconsin residents and Native Americans. All staff attorneys are expected to share responsibility for the development and maintenance of good working relationships with community groups, as well as with state and local bar associations. Travel may be required. Please see the job announcement for more information.

Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Magistrate, Juneau, A.K. The Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska are seeking a Magistrate. The Magistrate will hear and decide, as well as enter judgments and orders, on judicial matters on paternity, child support, and enforcement of child support orders. Please see the job announcement for more information.

Court Coordinator, Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court, Juneau, A.K. he Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska are seeking a Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court Coordinator. The Coordinator will facilitate planning, development, and implementation for the Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court. Please see the job announcement for more information.

Oglala Sioux Tribe

In-House Counsel, Pine Ridge, S.D. The Oglala Sioux Tribe has three (3) In-House Counsel positions open. The In-House Counsel(s) will work for the OST Council, the Executive Committee and with two (2) Tribal Council Standing Committees each as listed below: Land Committee, Health and Human Services Committee, Education Committee, Economic and Business Development Committee, Law and Order Committee and Finance Committee. Salary based on experience and budget. Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience specializing in Indian Law.

 

Please submit:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume with three references
  • Certificate of Good Standing,
  • Copy of valid state bar license(s)
  • State and Federal background checks and hair follicle drug test results mailed directly from the facility to the Legal Department.

CLOSING DATE:  OCTOBER 31, 2018.

SUBMIT DOCUMENTS TO:  Lisa Cummings, OST Legal Department, PO Box 1204, Pine Ridge, SD  57770 – EMAIL: LisaC@ostlegal.org or FAX: 605-867-2140.

Nisqually Indian Tribe

Tribal Prosecutor, The Nisqually Indian Tribe is seeking a Tribal Prosecutor. The Tribal Prosecutor will represent the Tribal in all criminal matters in Tribal, State, and Federal jurisdictions. The Prosecutor will advise the Tribal Council and other departments on criminal matters. The Prosecutor will also represent the Tribe in Indian Child Welfare cases in Tribal and State court, and advise the Indian Child Welfare Department. The position will also be expected to assist with other civil matters, and occasional in-house legal duties as requested. The position is expected to be full-time. Please see the job announcement for more information.

Last week’s postings: August 31, 2018.

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