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,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format. For examples, see the job announcements below.

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Tribal Court Judge, Washoe County, NV. Responsible for the administration of justice and the efficient and effectiveness of all Courtroom proceedings held in the Tribal Court of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony. See attached the employment application. For more information, contact Human Resources at Reno-Sparks Indian Colony via www.RSIC.org.

Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings

Administrative Law Judge, Olympia, Seattle, Spokane Valley, and Tacoma, WA. primary role is to conduct hearings that are fair–in both substance and appearance–and issue well-reasoned, timely decisions. Interviews will be held in-person in Olympia and are anticipated to occur March 10-12. Please see the position description for more information.

Anchorage U.S. Attorney’s Office

Assistant United States Attorney, Anchorage, AK. Responsible for handling the investigation and prosecution of federal crimes. This will include prosecuting cases such as firearms offenses, drug crimes, child exploitation and other violent crimes, fraud, embezzlement and other white collar crimes. This is an open continuous announcement with a closing date of 3/31/2020.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Tribal Attorney, Sisseton, SD. Open until filled. Please see the position description for more information. Contact Arnold Williams 698-8238 ArnoldW@SWO-NSN.GOV or or Denise Hill 698-8251 DeniseH@SWO-NSN.GOV with questions.

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians

Deputy Solicitor General, Onamia, MN. The Deputy Solicitor General performs legal work involving interpreting laws and regulations; preparing legal opinions, briefs, and other legal documents; rendering legal advice and counsel; consulting with trial attorneys; assisting in preparing cases for trial; drafting bills for legislative consideration, and assisting the Solicitor. Open until filled. Application here. Please see the job description at millelacsband.com/jobs for more information.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

Legislative Analyst, Washington, DC.  Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP,  a national law firm that specializes in Federal Indian Law, seeks a Legislative Analyst.  This position is open until filled.  Please see the Job Announcement for more information and how to apply.

InterTribal Court of Southern California

Tribal Court Administrator, Valley Center, CA. For duties please see attached job description. Position will remain open until filled.

Tribal Law and Policy Institute

Publication Support Specialist, West Hollywood, CA. This is a full-time position responsible for a range of duties that support the development, coordination and printing of resource materials, publications, outreach materials and other written documents produced by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute. To apply for this position, email resume and one page cover letter to jessica@tlpi.org. Application closes March 16, 2020. For more information please see the job announcement.

Earthjustice

Staff Attorney, Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver, CO. Attorneys in the Denver office handle a wide range of litigation arising primarily in the Intermountain West and Southwest. The new Staff Attorney may eventually work in focal areas depending on the needs of the office and our clients, but in the near term, s/he will be expected to focus on matters related to climate change and oil and gas regulation.

Deputy Managing Attorney, California Regional in San Francisco, CA. We seek an experienced attorney with strong interest and skills in management and at least ten years of litigation experience. Please see the attached description for more information.

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Staff Attorney, Choctaw, MS. Under the direction of the Tribe’s Attorney General, the Staff Attorney is responsible for providing general legal services for the tribal government and representing the Tribe in various criminal and civil actions in tribal, state, and federal courts. Please see position description for more information. The Tribe’s Employment Application can be found here. This position closes 02/24/2020.

Partnering for Native Health

AmeriCorps Attorney, Taos, NM. Partnering for Native Health is an award-winning multidisciplinary project that embeds AmeriCorps Attorney Members in the tribal health care system to address the health-harming legal needs. Please see the position description for more information.

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

Summer Intern, GLIFWC Division of Intergovernmental Affairs, Odanah, WI. Starting and Ending Date: June 1, 2020-August 7, 2020. Assist Policy Analyst in meetings with tribal councils, tribal attorneys and other officials, and tribal community members, to present on, and collect feedback regarding, the GLIFWC Model Treaty-Harvested Food Code. Some travel is required, with travel reimbursement pursuant to GLIFWC policies and federal regulations. Housing is offered to interns who live beyond a reasonable commuting distance; American Indian hiring preference; law students are welcome to apply. Closing Date: March 6, 2020, at 4:30 PM CST.

A list of all GLIFWC Summer Internships is available here.

Navajo Nation

Legislative Branch

Staff Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Office of Legislative Counsel seeks  an  attorney to fill. The position provides  legal advice and legal representative to entities of the Legislative Branch, the Navajo Nation Council, its Standing Committees, Boards, and Commissions,  involving various areas of law. Knowledge of legal principles as well as Indian law, Navajo Nation law, Navajo Nation Government and legislative process in general is required. For more information a full job qualifications and application are accessible at www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov.  The position is open until filled. A copy of the Application packet should also be submitted to the Office of Legislative Counsel at the address below.

Principal Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Office of Legislative Counsel  seeks  a Principal Attorney to fill. The position is under the general direction of the Chief Legislative Counsel. Duties  includes  legal advice and  representations to  the entities of the Navajo Nation/Legislative Branch in area of law. Supervise and work with other attorneys of the Office. Knowledge of legal principal as well as  Indian Law. For more information a full job qualifications and application are accessible at www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov.  The position is open until filled. A copy of the Application packet should also be submitted to the Office of Legislative Counsel at the address below.

Senior Tribal Court Advocate, Window Rock, AZ. The Office of Legislative Counsel seeks a Senior Tribal Court Advocate (Senior Advocate) to perform a variety of legal and analytical tasks. The Senior Advocate should have knowledge of general  Indian Law principals, as well as applicable federal  law and Navajo Nation; familiarity with the Navajo Nation Governments and Legislative processes, legal research experience and proficiency, and writing and advocacy experience and advocacy. Senior Advocate will work under the supervision of a Principal Attorney and direction of Chief Legislative Counsel. For more information, please see the position description or apply, visit www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov. The position is open until filled. A copy of the Application packet should also be submitted to the Office of Legislative Counsel.

Judicial Branch

Staff Attorney, Chinle Judicial District, Chinle AZ. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Aneth Judicial District, Aneth, UT. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Dilkon Judicial District, Dilkon, AZ. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Kayenta Judicial District, Kayenta, AZ. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org/vacancies. 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.

Government Development Commission

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation is seeking applicants for nomination of membership on the Commission on Navajo Government Development. Pursuant to 2 N.N.C. §972(A)(2), one member of the Commission “shall be nominated by the Judicial Branch through the Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation to serve a term of two years from the date of confirmation by the Navajo Nation Council; the nominee shall be a licensed attorney and a member of the Navajo Nation Bar Association.” All interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume by February 28, 2020. Nominations to the Commission are subject to confirmation by the Navajo Nation Council. Contact karenfrancis@navajo-nsn.gov with questions.

 

See posts from February 7, 2020.