Friday Job Announcements

Any posts for an open Indian law or leadership job received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that week’s announcement, when the following information is sent to indigenous@law.msu.edu:

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes position title, location (city, state), main duties, and closing date;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Guardian ad Litem, Oakville, W.A. A Court appointed person trained to independently investigate and determine the needs of tribal children, youth and vulnerable adults who are subject to a court proceeding by either the Tribe’s social service program or family members.  Please see job announcement for more information. Applications close on July 8, 2019.

Criminal Public Defender, Oakville, W.A. The Public Defender is responsible for representing all persons alleged to have committed a violation of the Chehalis Tribe’s criminal code, its juvenile code or alleged to have committed acts of abuse or neglect pursuant to a tribal dependency proceeding. This representation shall extend from arraignment/initial hearing through appeal where appropriate. Please see job announcement for more information. Applications close on July 8, 2019.

Quinault Indian Nation

Senior Assistant Attorney General for Children and Elder Services, Taholah, W.A. This is an in-house counsel position responsible for providing the Quinault Nation’s children’s an elders’ program with an array of legal services. In addition, the incumbent works closely with the Quinault Family Services Department (QFS), the Quinault Child Support Services Program (SCCP), the Quinault Tribal Police Department (QPD), and other tribal departments to protect and enhance the welfare and safety of the tribal community. Applications open until filled.

Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation

Chief Judge, Ft. Duchesne, U.T. The Chief Judge for the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation is a full-time position with a minimum 32 work week, with the understanding that the employee may be required to work extended hours, including weekends/holidays. The successful applicant must be dependable, reliable, responsible, and able to fulfill obligations in a judicial manner. This is a tribally-funded position. The Chief Judge oversees the administration of the Judicial Branch. Complete description can be found on website. Please mail a completed Tribal Application Form, cover letter, and resume to: Ute Indian Tribe, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 190, Ft. Duchesne, UT 84026. Applications open until filled.

Seminole Tribe of Florida

Court Clerk I, Hollywood, F.L. The Tribal Court of the Seminole Tribe of Florida looking to fill a full-time Court Clerk I position. The Court Clerk I is responsible for assisting the Clerk of Court in the administration and day-to-day operations of the Tribal Court of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The individual will assist the general public in properly navigating the judicial system, and will answer general inquiries regarding judicial procedures, court appearances and trial dates. The individual will also assist in maintaining the files of all cases filed with the Seminole Tribal Court and in the preparation and maintenance of dockets for court sessions, as well as in the preparation and dissemination of court documents including summons, notices and subpoenas. The individual will need to relocate to the South Florida/Miami/Fort Lauderdale area.

High School Diploma or GED required. Associate’s Degree is preferred. Tribal preference applies. The position is opened until filled. For more information, please see the job description.

Court Clerk II, Hollywood, F.L. The Tribal Court of the Seminole Tribe of Florida looking to fill a full-time Court Clerk II position. This position is responsible for assisting the Clerk of Court in the administration and day-to-day operations of the Tribal Court and Tribal Appellate Court of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, including the oversight of satellite court offices. The individual will assist in maintaining the files of all cases filed with the Seminole Tribal Court and the preparation and maintenance of dockets for court sessions. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for the orientation and training of the Court Clerk I in the application of court policies, civil rules, appellate rules and court procedures. The individual will need to relocate to the South Florida/Miami/Fort Lauderdale area.  High School Diploma or GED required. Associate’s Degree is preferred. Tribal preference applies. The position is opened until filled. For more information, please see the job description.

Associate’s degree in Criminology, Business Administration, Public Administration or Paralegal is required. A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible clerical experience, (2) of which consist of direct experience working with legal documents in a court or legal setting, with experience utilizing court recording equipment and case management software is required. An equivalent combination of education/training and experience may be considered. Tribal preference applies. The position is opened until filled. For more information, please see the job description.

Intertribal Court of Southern California

Court Services Administrative Assistant, San Diego, C.A. The Intertribal Court of Southern California invites applications from qualified individuals interested in a Court Services Administrative Assistant position. Under the supervision of the Lead Tribal Court Clerk, this position has secondary responsibility for all court clerical duties. To apply, submit a cover letter and résumé to Joann Dixon at jdixon@sciljc.org. This position closes on June 30, 2019.

Nevada Legal Services

Indian Law Staff Attorney, Reno, N.V. Nevada Legal Services has an opening for a staff attorney within our Indian Law Program.  Nevada Legal Services is a statewide non-profit that provides free legal assistance to low income Nevadans. The Indian Law Program is based out of our Reno office and serves the 27 Native American tribes and colonies within the State of Nevada.  This position will be based out of our Reno office or Elko office in order to serve the surrounding communities in eastern Nevada. Please see the job announcement for more information.

Kanji & Katzen, P.L.L.C.

Office Administrator/Legal Assistant, Seattle W.A. Kanji & Katzen, P.L.L.C. seeks an experienced and motivated candidate for an Office Administrator/Legal Assistant opening in Seattle, Washington who will assist in the operations of the firm, support attorneys with case work, and complete day-to-day bookkeeping tasks. The closing date to apply is July 5, 2019.

Lower Sioux Indian Community

Assistant General Counsel II, Morton, M.N. The Assistant General Counsel II will have primary responsibility for representing the Community’s Social Services Department in child protection, Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), adult guardianship and other matters in the Community’s Tribal Court and other courts as needed. In addition to the work in Social Services, the Assistant General Counsel assists in other Legal Department matters including but not limited to the following: contracts, tribal governance, ordinance drafting and revision, and other duties as assigned by the General Counsel. Compensation commensurate with experience. Please see the job announcement for more information.

Judicial Law Clerk, Morton, M.N. With one-time funding from the Office of Justice Services, the LSIC is hiring a Judicial Law Clerk to assist with Tribal Court policies, procedures, forms and use the court case management software. This is temporary contract position, an average of 20 hours per week, at $40.00 an hour for 50 weeks. Please see the job announcement for more information.

Mescalero Apache Tribe

Director of Human Resources, Mescalero, N.M. Oversees the operational, administrative and strategic management of the Tribe’s Human Resource Department. A full position description will be provided upon request. Submit letter of interest and resume to Diana White-Messing, Chief Financial Officer at dwhite-messing@mescaleroapachetribe.com. Applications open until filled.

Blackfeet Tribe

In-House Attorney, Browning, M.T. The Blackfeet Tribe is seeking a full time in-house attorney to represent the Tribe in administrative and civil litigation proceedings in federal, state and tribal forums. The staff attorney will primary be responsible for general litigation matters, employment relations, legislative advocacy, and assisting tribal programs.  It is preferred that an applicant have at least five (5) years experience in the practice of law.  The applicant must be licensed in the State of Montana and produce a Certificate of Good Standing with the Montana State Bar. The applicant should have demonstrated interest and knowledge of federal Indian Law, administrative law, and trial advocacy.  The position requires personal integrity and the ability to produce timely and accurate written work.  Salary will be negotiable.  Applicant must submit to a criminal background check and pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Please send a resume, three (3) references and a short writing sample to Blackfeet Legal Department, P. O. Box 849, Browning MT 5941, (406)338-7777 or email to blackfeetlegal@gmail.com. If you have questions or need further information, please contact the Blackfeet Legal Department at (406) 338-7777.

Colorado River Indian Tribes

Deputy Attorney General-Criminal Prosecution, Parker, A.Z The Deputy Attorney General works with Tribal Council and all Tribal Departments and Enterprises, under the supervision of the Attorney General and will Work closely with tribal, federal and local law enforcement and other agencies to develop potential criminal cases for prosecution. Any other pertinent details such as links to application: Application is attached, however if it’s unable to be included in the posting, the application can be found at  http://crit-nsn.gov/crit_contents/notices/  and submitted to crithr@crit-nsn.gov. Applications close on July 15, 2019.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

General Counsel, Sault Ste. Marie, M.I. The General Counsel works under the primary supervision and direction of the Tribal Board to provide legal advice and representation to the Board and to the various governmental programs, departments, and enterprises of the Tribe. The General Counsel also provides legal services to the Tribal government’s Executive Director for operational direction consistent with the laws, budgets and policy directives enacted by the Tribal Board of Directors. The position entails performing a broad range of legal work for all departments and divisions of the Tribal government, as well as, appearing in Courts of the Tribal Court, Michigan State Courts and federal courts on behalf of the Tribe as authorized and directed. Please see the job announcement for more information.

See posts from June 14, 2019.

If you have submitted a job posting that was not included in this announcement, please send the posting to indigenous@law.msu.edu in the format requested above. We ask this in response to the dozens of job announcements that are sent to Turtle Talk each week. Thanks!