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.

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Outreach Coordinator, Odanah, WI. The duties of this 1-year full time position include participating in government-to-government meetings and activities of inter jurisdictional bodies; developing and implementing a strategy for communicating with communities of GLIFWC’s member tribes; coordinating with staff; outreach to GLIFWC’s member tribes; and more. Submit a letter of interest with a writing sample and resume (including 3 references) to Leanne Thannum, Litigation Support Specialist. For more information call (715)-682-6619 or email lthannum@glifwc.org.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

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.

Augustine Tribe in Southern California

Controller, Coachella, CA. The ideal candidate will have extensive accounting experience in a Tribal Government.  This position oversees all of the following operational accounting functions: general ledger, fixed assets, payroll processing, accounts receivable, accounts payable and grant & program cost accounting.  The Controller integrates and coordinates cross-functionally with staff regarding the accounting and administration of the Tribe’s grants, Tribal Member programs, Per Capita and Children’s Trust distributions. This position is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska

Tribal Attorney, Sitka, AK. The Tribal Attorney is responsible for working with STA’s departments on legal issues with tribal government offices and services. The position is responsible for supervising legal staff, overseeing the realty program and Tribal Court; and for providing direct services to restricted property land owners and native allotment applicants within the Sitka Area. Please see the job description for more information.

Ho-Chunk Nation

Staff Attorney, Black River Falls, WI. Assist Tribal Court Judges and Supreme Court Justices with legal research and the drafting of opinions in a timely manner while facilitating public access to the Court through the provision of procedural legal information. Cover letter, resume, transcripts, writing sample & application are required. Please see the job description for more information. Please submit application materials to: Clerk of Court, Mary Thunder at Mary.Thunder@ho-chunk.com.

The Snoquamie Indian Tribe

RFP, Snoqualmie, WA. requests proposals from individual attorneys and law firms interested in serving as Defense Attorney on a part-time, contractual basis, for a three-year term beginning no later than 30 days after contract execution. The Tribe plans to fill at least two Defense Attorney positions pursuant to this RFP. The Defense Attorney will represent parents in Indian Child Welfare cases and defendants in criminal cases in the Snoqualmie Tribal Court (“Court”), as assigned. Currently, Indian Child Welfare cases constitute the bulk of the case load. The Tribe anticipates that the workload will require, on average, approximately 5-20 hours of legal services per month, although this could vary depending on the number and nature of cases being handled at any given time. Please visit the link for more information.

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.

The Nez Perce Tribe’s Office of Legal Counsel

Staff Attorney, Lapwai, ID. Areas of emphasis for this position include federal Indian law, commercial transactions, employment law, and land matters. Applicants must have a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school, be a member in good standing of a state bar, and must within one year, if hired, be admitted to the Idaho State Bar.   Submit résumé, 5-10 page writing sample, 3 letters of reference, and job application (available at www.nezperce.org) to Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 365, Lapwai, ID 83540.  For questions about the position, contact Julie Kane, Managing Attorney, at 208-843-7355.

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.

Environmental Law Institute

Internship. ELI seeks individuals to support the research and publications departments of the Institute. Interns work directly with staff on a variety of projects. Substantive areas of focus include: air and water quality, climate change, renewable energy, hazardous waste and brownfields, international environmental policy, sustainable land use, biodiversity conservation, wetlands management, freshwater and ocean policy, environmental health, environmental enforcement, and mining law. Applications for the spring internship will be accepted until 11:59 pm Friday, March 8, 2019. Please direct all inquiries to internsearch@eli.org. Phone calls are not accepted. Visit the link for more information.

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