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.

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, 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.

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.

Port Madison Enterprises

General Counsel, Suquamish, WA. The General Counsel oversees all legal advice and services, including outside counsel in providing such advice and services, to Port Madison Enterprises and its wholly owned subsidiaries on a broad range of legal and political matters arising in the operation of PME’s various businesses and interests. Please see the position description for more information.

Staff Attorney, Mission, SD. The Mission office serves the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation and Gregory, Jones, Mellette, Todd and Tripp counties in South Dakota. Applicants must be a bright, motivated, self-starter and have the tenacity to assume immediate practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law. For more information, please see the job description. Closing date is February 28, 1019.

Managing Attorney, Eagle Butte, SD. Applicant must have at least one year’s experience in the practice of poverty law or Indian law, with trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts or two years’ experience in the general practice of law. For more information, please see the job description. Closing date is February 28, 1019.

Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Tribal Child Support Attorney, Juneau, AK. The Incumbent will provide legal services and representation to the Tlingit & Haida Tribal Child Support Department by preparing legal documents, drafting policy, reviewing cases, and more. Application Deadline is January 22, 2019, COB 4:30 p.m., electronic applications only.  Click on the position link to apply. For questions contact Human Resources: humanresources@ccthita-nsn.gov or call 907/463-7707. Please see the position description for more information.

Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP

Associate Attorney, Louisville, CO. Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP is a nationwide law firm dedicated to the representation of American Indian tribes and organizations. Our firm goes beyond basic legal services to include legislative and governmental issues, corporate and financial affairs, energy and tax issues as well as litigation in many forums, including state, federal, and tribal courts. Please see the job description for more information.

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Tribal Attorney, Banning, CA. Under the direction of the In House Counsel, the Tribal Attorney shall represent the interests of the Morongo Tribe, Morongo Tribal Government, Morongo Tribal Administration, and Morongo Tribal programs, in matters such as construction, employment law and economic development. For more information please see the job description.

Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC)

Executive Director, Mandan, ND. The WPLC is a non-profit organization providing legal support, advocacy, and knowledge sharing for Indigenous centered and guided environmental and climate justice movements. The Executive Director will have overall responsibility for the administrative, fiscal and programmatic health and effectiveness of the organization, managing WPLC’s resources soundly, and building WPLC’s overall public image. This position is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

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 request for more information.

RFS, Northern California, 95526. Address the immediate and long-term needs of crime victims that best match each person’s needs and priorities. Our intended outcome is for victims and survivors to have access and services with low and no barriers. The Hoopa Valley Tribal Court is soliciting statements of intent from Indian owned economic enterprises/contractor(s) to respond to requests for qualifications. Please see the attachment for more information. The statement of intent is due January 28, 2019.

New Mexico Legal Aid (NMLA)

Executive Director, Albuquerque, NM. NMLA is committed to helping low income people in their struggle to access food, shelter, security and to preserve their unique cultural heritages. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. In order to receive full consideration, candidates are urged to submit their materials by February 8, 2019. Please see the position 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.

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