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 open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position and a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska

Guardian Ad Litem, Sitka, AL. This part-time position serves as a resource for the Tribal Court. Interested individuals must submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references. The letter of interest should include a proposed hourly rate and should illustrate the individual’s background and interest in Sitka native culture. Must have comprehensive familiarity and cultural competency with traditions and values. Must be able to pass a criminal background check. For a full job description, questions or to apply; contact Kathy Mathews at 907-747-7178,  via e-mail at Kathy.mathews@sitkatribe-nsn.gov, or mail to 456 Katlian Street, Sitka, Alaska 99835, Attn: Kathy Mathews. Deadline for applications is November 9, 2018 at 4:00pm.

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

Associate Attorney, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position provides a variety of legal advice, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as researching and recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. Deadline for applications is November 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (MST).

Court Solicitor, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ.  This position provides a variety of legal advice, counseling, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch; shall supervise and oversee all licensed attorneys, law clerk, hearing officers, supreme court clerk, and law clerk interns of the Judicial Branch.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. Deadline for applications is November 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (MST).

Staff Attorney, Widow Rock Judicial District Court, Window Rock, AZ.  The Staff Attorney performs work of considerable difficulty in providing complex legal advice and guidance; conducts legal research and drafts legal documents in support of the judges, court solicitor and court administrators; undertakes special projects for the Judicial Branch. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. Deadline for applications is November 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (MST).

Human Resources Director, Administrative Offices of the Courts, Window Rock, AZ. This position is responsible for the direction and administration of the human resources function for the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch.  In summary, the Human Resources (HR) Director oversees the implementation of policies, organizational development, compensation, benefits, performance management, performance evaluation, employee relations, recruitment, and retention in compliance with all Navajo Nation laws, Judicial Branch Personnel Policies, and Personnel Policies for Judges and Justices. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. Deadline for applications is November 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (MST).

District Court Judge, Judicial District Court, Navajo Nation Wide. The District Court Judge is responsible in presiding over civil, criminal and family court cases; provides policy direction and guidance in the operation of the Judicial District.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position shall perform work of unusual difficulty, hear arguments, read briefs and conduct research necessary to pass judgment and issue rulings on cases brought before the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Public Defender, Port Angeles, WA. Essential duties and responsibilities of the Public Defender include representing defendants in adult criminal cases; Representing youth in delinquency and status offense cases; Representing parents or other legal custodians in child dependency cases; Representing Elwha Tribal members in contested traffic, housing, and civil regulatory cases; and more. Please see the job description for more information. This position is open until filled.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

2019 Summer Law Clerk Program, Washington D.C. Hobbs Straus specializes in Federal Indian Law and has worked for over 35 years to realize positive change in Indian Country. Our attorneys are dedicated to promoting and defending tribal rights, expanding opportunities for tribes, and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Please see the job description for more information.

Kalispel Tribe of Indians

Contract and Intellectual Property Staff Attorney, Usk and Airway Heights, WA. The Staff Attorney provides legal representation to the Kalispel Tribe of Indians including governmental departments and enterprises in the areas of contracts, grants and intellectual property. To apply, click here. For more information, please see the position description.

 

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