Friday Job Announcements

If you sent in a job announcement but do not see it here, then please read our recent post about the requirements for Turtle Talk Friday Job Announcements. Thank you for your understanding!

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.

Homer Law Chartered

Entry Level Attorney, Washington D.C. Homer Law Chartered is a Washington, D.C.-based law firm with an immediate opening for a full-time, entry-level attorney. Our firm’s client base is comprised primarily of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, enterprises, and organizations with a focus on gaming, economic development, Indian lands, governance, and administrative law. The ideal candidate will have experience working in Indian Country and an understanding of issues that affect the tribal governments and/or a strong financial or accounting background. The successful candidate will be a member of the DC Bar or will be awaiting results from the July 2019 sitting of the DC Bar.

To apply, please provide the following materials via email at aedwards@homerlaw.com: A one-page resume, a one-page letter of interest, and a recent unedited writing sample. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary to be determined upon offer of position based on experience.

Tohono O’Odham Nation

Assistant Attorney General, Sells, A.Z. The Office of Attorney General represents the Tohono O’odham Nation in litigation and other legal matters. The Office is still accepting applications for Attorneys with at least 6 years of experience to fill an Assistant Attorney General position. Specific areas of need for the Office of Attorney General are healthcare law and contracts but we are open to those with other experience. Please see the announcement for more information.

Pueblo of Laguna

Associate Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Court / Prosecutor’s Office. Application open until filled.

Court Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Court / Prosecutor’s Office. Application open until filled.

Associate Judge, Dept: Pueblo Court. Closing date for application is August 1, 2019.

Public Defender , Dept: Pueblo Court. Closing date for application is August 23, 2019.

For more information and application instructions at visit the Pueblo of Laguna website or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654.

Navajo Nation Office of Legislative Counsel

Attorney, Window Rock, A.Z. The Navajo Nation Office of Legislative Counsel seeks an Attorney under the direction of the Chief Legislative Counsel. Duties include providing legal advice and legal representation to entities of the Legislative Branch, the Navajo Nation Council, its standing committees, boards and commissions involving various areas of law.  Work with other attorneys of the Office under supervision of a Principal Attorney and the general direction of the Chief Legislative Counsel.  Knowledge of legal principles as well as Indian law, Navajo Nation laws, Navajo Nation Government and legislative processes in general required.   Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school possess a Juris Doctorate, and be willing to be State Bar licensed in either AZ, NM, or UT as well as the Navajo Nation Bar within one year of employment. Please see the announcement for more information.

St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin

Guardian ad Litem, Hertel, W.I. Main duties for this position include representing the best interest of the child in St. Croix Tribal Court, investigating and determining the needs of children and youth petitioned into the court system, monitoring and reporting on the welfare of the child and communicate the child’s wishes to the court. Applications are open until filled. Please see the announcement for more information.

Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians

Tribal In-House Attorney, Oakhurst, C.A. The tribal attorney serves as an in-house legal advisor, representative, and counselor. Ensures the adherence to applicable laws to protect and enhance tribal sovereignty, to avoid or prevent expensive legal disputes and litigation, and to protect the legal interests of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians (PRCI) tribal government. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. Applications are open until filled. Please see the announcement for more information.

Brooklyn Legal Services

Brooklyn Legal Services, in Brooklyn, N.Y. is hiring for the following positions:

Staff Attorney for Tenant Rights Coalition

Staff Attorney Foreclosure Unit

Director of Family/ Domestic Violence Unit

Paralegal Advocate

Please see the announcements for more information.

Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor

Attorney-Adviser, Sacramento, C.A. The incumbent will support for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Region, which includes a Regional Office and four Agencies that serve 105 federally recognized Indian Tribes throughout California, or nearly one-fifth of 573 federally recognized tribes in the United States. The incumbent will handle a complex and heavy volume of work involving the entire range of Indian law matters. Areas of practice include, but are not limited to Indian law, administrative law, natural resources and public land law, environmental law, energy and mining law, water law, and contracts. Statutes that the incumbent must be familiar with include, but are not limited to, laws concerning Indians and Tribes, Administrative Procedure Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Freedom of Information Act, and Privacy Act. The incumbent must also be able to interpret and provide advice related to the various regulations implementing the above statutes. Applications close on September 12, 2019. Please see the website for more information.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Senior Tribal Attorney, Hoopa, C.A. A federally recognized Indian Tribe located in Hoopa, California, seeks an Attorney to fill the position of Senior Tribal Attorney. The successful candidate will serve in the Office of Tribal Attorney under the supervision of the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council and Tribal Chairman. Provides a wide range of legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribe, including without limitation advice, negotiation, drafting, research,
lobbying, representation in litigation and administrative proceedings and
other duties as assigned by the Council.  CONTRACTUAL, SALARY: DOE.
POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Submit application, cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Human Resources Department
Hoopa Valley Tribe
P.O. Box 218
Hoopa, CA 95546

Or call 530-625-9200 Ext. 11 or 20

Email submission: liz@hoopainsurance.com.

Prairie Island Indian Community

RFP for Economic Development, Welch, M.N. The Prairie Island Indian Community is a federally-recognized Indian tribe (the “Tribe”), located in southeastern Minnesota along the banks of the Mississippi River, approximately 30 miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Tribe is seeking proposals from qualified professionals to provide consultation related to economic development and diversification.  Applications close on September 14, 2019. Please see the announcement for more information.

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

2019-2020 Academic Extern, Banning, CA. Seeking 1-2 legal externs per semester to work with the Morongo Legal Department. Externs will have the opportunity to work on a diverse set of legal issues, including employment, taxation, ICWA, ordinance development, energy development, education, tribal court work, and more. Must be a current 2L-4L and be able to commit to 20-40 hours per week on-site. Position is unpaid and requires the extern to receive school credit. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis for both fall and spring semesters.

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Nespelem, W.A. are hiring for the following positions:

Deputy Prosecutor; Colville Tribal Court representing Criminal, MINOC, Range Impoundment, Natural Resources Enforcement and civil infraction hearings, Wellness court, and appellate cases before the Colville Tribal Court of Appeals. Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package.  This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Managing Atty Public Defender; Colville Tribal Court and Court of Appeals, representing Tribal Members in criminal matters.  Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package.  This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Staff Attorney; CCT Legal Office providing legal services to Tribal Members.  Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package.  This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Please visit and apply at colvilletribes.com.

See posts from Friday, August 23, 2019.

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