Friday Job Announcements

To post an open Indian law or leadership job to Turtle Talk, send the following information to

  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.


Navajo Nation Department of Justice

RFP – Special Investigation. Window Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ). Under the direction of the Navajo Nation Attorney General or her designee, the Attorneys, as independent contractors, will provide legal services to the Navajo Nation Office of the Attorney General in connection with Special Investigation and related litigation matters involving the legal interests of the Navajo Nation. Proposals are due Monday, June 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. MDT. For more information please see the request.

RFP – Public Safety. Provide legal services for the Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety (NNDPS) in connection with the Navajo Nation Criminal Code, Title 17, P.L. 93-638 contracts, Federal Tort Claims Act, and applicable laws and policies. Specifically, the Contractor will assist the NNDPS with transactional services. Proposals due June 8, 2020. For more information please see the description.

RFP – Construction. Provide legal services to the Navajo Nation Office of the Attorney General in connection with Construction matters. The ideal candidate will have worked drafting and reviewing construction, engineering, and architectural contracts, including AIAs and EJCDC contracts. They will be familiar with the Navajo’s Procurement Act & Regulations, Business Opportunity Act, and tax laws. They will also be familiar with New Mexico’s capital outlay process. Proposals due Friday, June 12, 2020 at 5 p.m. MDT. For more information please see the description.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Tribal Attorney, Pendleton, OR. The CTUIR seeks a Tribal Attorney assigned to represent and advise the CTUIR in its NAHASDA, low-come tax credit and other home ownership, development and advising supported by related funding sources. The location is nestled near the Umatilla River, at the base of the beautiful Blue Mountains, and experiences all four seasons common to the Columbia River Basin and has easy access to the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman Forests. Many employees easily commute from Walla Walla, Kennewick, or live locally in Pendleton. Apply here. For more information, please see the position description. The position is open until filled.

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science 

Executive Director, Santa Cruz, CA. The main duties for this role are outlined in the position profile. The main core competencies that we are using to evaluate all candidates are: Alignment with Mission and Values, Collaborative and Visionary Leadership, Change Management, Fundraising Expertise, Board Relations, Communications and Relationship Building, and Business Acumen. We go into greater detail in the attached PDF. There is not a specific closing date for this position. Apply here.

Big Fire Law and Policy Group LLP

Litigation Attorney, Omaha, NE. The right candidate will have the opportunity to work on cases in a variety of areas including constitutional law, environmental law, real estate, employment, tax issues, corporate/business matters, and complex federal, state and tribal court litigation at both trial and appellate levels. For more information please see the position description. Closing date is 6/30/2020.

See posts from May 23, 2020.