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 (which includes position title and location) as well as a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Justice

Tribal Counsel, Black River Falls, WI. Perform a wide variety of legal work representing the Nation as a government, its departments, boards, and commissions. The Tribal Counsel will prepare pleadings for hearings and other legal proceedings; perform legal research; and more. Interested applicants should submit an application, resume and transcripts if they are within 2-5 years. This position is open until filled. See the application here and please see the job description for more information.

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Right of Way Specialist, Cloquet, MN.  The Right-of-Way Specialist, located at the Band’s Natural Resource/Tribal Court building, performs all tasks relating to trust and fee right-of-way activities for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. This includes the subjects of deeds, leases, acquisitions, easements, mapping, surveying, legal descriptions, data management, document recording, planning, National Environmental Policy Act, land use, zoning, and project management. Please see the job description for more information and find the application here or email Lisa at lisashabaiash@fdlrez.com.

Michigan Indian Legal Services, Inc (MILS)

Staff Attorney, Southwest Michigan. MILS, is a statewide provider of free legal services to low income Indians and Indian tribes. MILS represents Indian individuals, families, tribes and organizations in cases that span a range of tribal and federal Indian law cases. The ideal applicant will be licensed to practice law in Michigan or eligible to be admitted by waiver and have three to five years relevant experience. Please see the job description for more information.

Staff Attorney, Traverse City, MI. MILS represents individuals, families, tribes and organizations in cases that span a range of tribal and federal Indian law cases. This position will focus on tribal and state law legal issues; with an emphasis on tribal court child welfare and criminal defense matters. This position will require overnight travel in the Upper Peninsula. Please see the job description for more information.

Tohono O’odham Nation

Attorney General, Sells, AZ. Provides legal advice and representation to all officials, agencies, departments, divisions and branches of the Tohono O’odham Nation. The attorney general represents the Nation in all legal proceedings, and in other matters that affect the legal interests of the Nation; advises senior management and tribal officials; and supervises assistant attorneys general and contract attorneys. Please see the job description or visit this link for more information. Application closes February 1, 2019.

ACLU of Montana

Indigenous Justice Legal Internship Program, Missoula, MT. Seeking applications from current law students. Current top priority areas include: Indigenous Justice, criminal justice reform, and immigrants’ rights. We work on a range of additional issues including reproductive justice, voting rights, freedom of speech and religion, LGBTQ rights, and informational and digital privacy. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with initial review beginning on January 25, 2019. Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please see the position description for more information.

Pueblo of Isleta

Chief Judge, Isleta, NM. Achieves the Tribal Court’s goals and objectives by adjudicating all criminal and civil cases brought before the Isleta Tribal Court in accordance with the legal code of the Pueblo of Isleta. Duties include conducting court sessions and hearings, reviewing procedural content, providing advice as needed to people of the community, and more. Please see the job description for more information. Application closes February 6, 2019.

Associate Judge, Isleta, NM. Works with the Chief Judge in achieving the Tribal Court’s goals and objectives by adjudicating all criminal and civil cases brought before the Isleta Tribal Court in accordance with the legal code of the Pueblo of Isleta. Manages and oversees all Tribal Court staff. Please see the job description for more information. Application closes February 6, 2019.

Tribal Prosecutor, Isleta, NM. Presents criminal complaints and prosecutes individuals accused of violating civil and/or criminal laws. Serves as presenting officer in persons at risk cases. Please see the job description for more information. Application closes January 18, 2019.

Mescalero Apache Tribe

Chief Judge, Mescalero Apache Tribal Court, Mescalero, NM. The Chief Judge is responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding judicial matters within the jurisdiction of the Mescalero Apache Tribal Court and ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the Court. Please see the position description for more information, and a full position description is available upon request.

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Asst Professor – Native American Environment, Health and Community, Madison, WI. The faculty member in this position will conduct research and participate in teaching that addresses environmental components essential to a healthful and culturally rich environment. Please see the position description for more information. Application closes February 1, 2019.

Havasupai Tribe

General Counsel, Flagstaff AZ.  The General Counsel provides professional legal counsel and representation to the Havasupai Tribal government as indicated by the Tribal Council. The General Counsel works closely and independently with the Tribal Council and the Tribal Government staff. Please see the description for more information. This position is open until filled.

Chief Judge, Supai, AZ. The Tribal Chief Judge presides over a broad range of civil and criminal cases for the Havasupai Tribal Court.  This position would require an individual to review a broad range of civil and criminal matters, and render decisions under Havasupai laws. Please see the description for more information. This position is open until filled.

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Request for Proposals, Manistee, MI. Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Election Board would expect the Attorney to become familiar with election regulations and procedures, provide assistant for election disputes, and provide legal defense to actions initiated against the Election Board. Please see the description for more information. Proposals are due January 25, 2019.

Spokane Tribe of Indians

Prosecuting Attorney, Wellpinit, WA. The Tribal Prosecutor represents the Spokane Tribe of Indians in Tribal Court in all criminal prosecutions, both adult and juvenile, dependency actions, exclusion proceedings, truancy filings, and certain civil code violations. Please see the job description for more information. The application closes February 7, 2019.

Yavapai-Apache Nation

Chief Judge, Camp Verde, AZ. The Chief Judge presides over and ensures the proper operation for the Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Court. The Chief Judge is the primary judicial officer of the Tribal Court and administrator of the Nation’s Courts. Please submit your resume and application to: hrfrontdesk@yan-tribe.org. Application close Janaury 28, 2019. See the description for more information.

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. This position is open until filled.

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. This position is open until filled.

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.

Hoopa Valley Tribal Court

RFP, Northern California, 95526. The Hoopa Valley Tribal Court is soliciting proposals to develop, compose and facilitate a community needs assessment and strategic plan. These two deliverables are sequential and interlinked. The Hoopa Valley Tribe encourages Indian owned businesses and contractors to submit proposals and provides a preference. The proposal is due January 25, 2019. Please see the description for more information.

Columbia Riverkeeper

Staff Attorney, Hood River or Portland, OR; possibility of working remotely from Olympia or Seattle, WA. The Staff Attorney is responsible for working with Riverkeeper’s staff to develop and execute Riverkeeper’s legal and policy work, including representing Riverkeeper in litigation and administrative processes. The Staff Attorney’s work plan focuses on campaigns to protect the Columbia from fracked gas, oil-by-rail, and other fossil fuel infrastructure. Please see the position description for more information. The application closes February 6, 2019.

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Law Clerk, Tacoma, WA. Under the general direction of the Chief Judge, this position is responsible for researching and analyzing intricate, complex and sensitive legal issues and questions for the Tribal Court Judges. Application closes February 14, 2019. Please see the position description for more information.

DNA- People’s Legal Services, Inc.

The following positions are vacant. To apply email Hresources@dnalegalservices.org, or visit https://dnalegalservices.org.

• Managing Attorney, Public Defender, Keams Canyon, AZ
• Staff Attorney, Public Defender, Keams Canyon, AZ
• Managing Attorney (Civil), Keams Canyon, AZ
• Staff Attorney (Civil), Keams Canyon, AZ
• MLP Attorney, Tuba City, AZ
• Receptionist, Flagstaff, AZ
• (2) Staff Attorney, Farmington, NM
• MLP Managing Attorney, Farmington, NM
• NMVOCA Project Attorney, Farmington, NM
• Director of Litigation, Window Rock, AZ
• Director of Information Technology, Window Rock, AZ
• Community Outreach/Legal Education Coordinator, Window Rock, AZ

 

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