Friday Job Announcements

To post an open Indian law or leadership job to Turtle Talk, send the following information to indigenous@law.msu.edu: 

In the email body: 

  • A typed brief description of the position which includes: 
    1. Position title 
    2. Location (city, state) 
    3. Main duties 
    4. Closing date 
    5. Any other pertinent details such as links to the application 
  • An attached PDF job announcement. 

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The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Prosecutor, SWO Tribal Court. Agency Village, SD. Duties include: (1) Administer justice, and carries the responsibility that defendants are accorded procedural justice and that guilt is decided upon the basis of proof beyond a reasonable doubt, as required by the Law and Order Code of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate; (2) Prosecution of all crimes and civil infractions that occur within the jurisdiction of the Lake Traverse Reservation, prosecute all juvenile cases including but not limited to child abuse, neglect, and dependency, unruly, and delinquent cases; (3) Bringing involuntary civil commitment proceedings in mental health and chemical dependency cases; and more. Please see the position description for further information. Applications can be emailed to TerraHaug@SWO-NSN.GOV or DeniseH@SWO-NSN.GOV. The position is open until filled.

Paralegal. Under the direction of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Legal Department’s two In-House Attorneys, the incumbent provides legal support to the Legal Department. This position is expected to assist with the preparation of court filings for the Indian Child Welfare Act cases and other litigation as needed.  Individual will also assist with the scanning and organization of legal files for all ongoing legal work within the Tribal government, including contract files, legislative drafting, correspondence and litigation files. Applications can be emailed to TerraHaug@SWO-NSN.GOV or DeniseH@SWO-NSN.GOV.   Contact Terra Haug 698-8238 or Denise Hill 698-8251 with questions or for complete job description. The position is open until February 25, 2022 at 12:00pm.

Legal Administrative Assistant. Under the administrative direction of the Legal Department Lead Attorney.  The Legal Administrative Assistant performs all functions necessary for the efficient operation of the Legal Department and provides support and assistance to all In-House Attorneys. Applications can be emailed to TerraHaug@SWO-NSN.GOV or DeniseH@SWO-NSN.GOV.   Contact Terra Haug 698-8238 or Denise Hill 698-8251 with questions or for complete job description. The position is open until February 25, 2022 at 12:00pm.

Grand Canyon Trust

Water Advocacy Director. The job is remote from anywhere in AZ, UT, NM or CO. Duties include: (1) Crafting and implementing a Water Program to protect water resources on the Colorado Plateau; (2) Advocating for rivers on the Colorado Plateau; (3) Identifying opportunities to proactively protect existing ground and surface water resources and defend against harmful projects, policies, or uses that threaten the health of these resources; (4) Supporting regional stakeholders and community led approaches to water management; (5) Coordinating with other Trust program directors to identify, envision, and coordinate targeted water resource initiatives that enhance advocacy campaigns across the Trust’s programs; (6) Collaborating with the Trust’s legislative and policy director to advocate in state, tribal, and federal forums; (7) Building partnerships with tribal water professionals and tribal leaders around shared objectives related to water and river management across the Colorado Plateau, at community and government levels; and (8) Increase tribal participation in water management decision-making. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to careers@grandcanyontrust.org. The application deadline is Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, at 5 p.m. MT.

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma District Court

Assistant Public Defender – District Court. Durant, OK. Duties include: (1) Managing caseloads, which includes interviewing and advising clients of their legal rights and obligations. Interviewing witnesses and potential witnesses, including police officers and expert witnesses; (2) Preparing cases, appearing in Tribal Court, and representing clients charged with Tribal offenses at Tribal Court hearing, preliminary hearings, bench trials, and jury trials; (3) Recommending additional legislation necessary to upgrade the Office of Public Defender or to improve the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma justice system; and (4) Reviewing assignment of indigency status to identify clients who have available resources, collecting costs of representation when feasible. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Criminal Division Chief. Durant, OK. Duties include: (1) Managing dockets and supervising work of other Assistant Tribal Prosecutors and Admin staff assigned to the criminal docket; (2) Representing the Choctaw Nation in juvenile cases and deprived actions within the jurisdiction of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma as assigned by the Tribal Prosecutor; (3) Reviewing reports to determine appropriate charges in criminal matters assigned by the Tribal Prosecutor; (4) Appearing on criminal dockets as assigned by the Tribal Prosecutor; (5) Maintaining good inter-departmental relations and communication with the judicial department, state offices, all law enforcement departments and other legal departments; (6) Assisting in drafting legislation affecting criminal laws, to be considered by the Tribal Council, as directed; (7) Preparing legal notices and pleadings in criminal actions as may be needed; (8) Developing and instituting policies and procedures for criminal division approved by Tribal Prosecutor; and (9) Providing training as needed to Tribal Police and state law enforcement. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here by March 14, 2022.

FLOW: For Love of Water

Summer 2022 Law & Policy Intern. Traverse City, MI or remote. The Intern will be responsible for original research and writing on Great Lakes and public trust policy topics under the supervision of staff. Such topics may include groundwater protection, commercial sale of public water, model policies to make affordable, safe water accessible for all, and others. This material may be used for FLOW reports and website content. Other duties may include tracking and analyzing water-related pending legislation, assisting with public presentations, and helping coordinate events. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: info@flowforwater.org. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. For further information about FLOW, please visit: www.flowforwater.org or email info@flowforwater.org.

Pueblo of Pojoaque

Chief General Counsel. Santa Fe, NM. Duties include: (1) Oversight of and responsibility for all executive, managerial, and administrative duties of the Legal Department, including hiring and management of employees, establishing budgets, document control, client relations, litigation, and outside legal contracts; (2) Representing, or overseeing legal representation of, the Pueblo government, its business enterprises, non-profits entities, and Boards and Commissions in legal disputes, court actions, administrative, and legislative hearings, and any related activities such as mediation, settlements, arbitration, and litigation; (3) Providing legal advice to the Tribal Officials as the Executive body and the Tribal Council as the Legislative body of the Pueblo government; (4) Assisting Tribal government and corporate entities with development of policies and procedures; and (5) Developing processes and procedures for effective and efficient legal representation of the various Pueblo government departments, corporate entities, Boards and Commissions. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should send applications to Stacey Ofstehange, HR Director, sofstehage@pojoaque.org. The position is open until filled.

General Counsel. Santa Fe, NM. Duties include legal representation and work for the Pueblo on the following priority areas and issues: (1) Environmental, water and land use laws, including land acquisitions, placing lands into trust, rights-of-way and easements for utility purposes; (2) Aamodt water rights adjudication, acequia water rights, and federal and state relations respecting the Pueblo water rights and uses; (3) Infrastructure development (including and advising the Pueblo on proposed contracts with third parties, right-of-way and lease agreements, utility agreements, and other related land use, housing and commercial development matters); and (4) Corporate transactions and compliance. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should send applications to Stacey Ofstehange, HR Director, sofstehage@pojoaque.org. The position is open until filled.

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Staff Attorney, Office of the Reservation Attorney. Nespelem, WA. Duties include: (1) Providing complex legal services with minimum supervision and handling significant legal matters for the ORA as needed, including delegation of Managing Attorney’s duties as needed; and (2) Providing services assigned by the Managing Attorney based upon experience and expertise. This position is expected to work independently on issues assigned. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should Submit a cover letter, resume listing at least 3 references and writing sample to Marty Raap, Managing Attorney, ORA, P.O. Box 150, Nespelem, WA  99155, or e-mail to marty.raap.ora@colvilletribes.com. The position is open until filled.

Environmental Law Institute

Science Fellow, Climate Judiciary Project. 2-year entry-level position for a graduate from a climate science master’s program. Duties include: (1) Curriculum development, providing content research on climate science for the curriculum, in support of authors drafting modules; (2) Program content creation, drafting materials for publication, presentation, and dissemination on climate science and its intersections with law and policy; (3) Workshop convening: contributing to the preparation, development, and delivery of presentation materials for in-person and virtual events; (4) Network coordination: supporting the coordination of a network of judicial climate science educators; and (5) Web content creation: help develop relevant content for the website. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit an application package via ELI’s online application system by visiting https://www.eli.org/employment by March 31, 2022.

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Assistant Prosecutor / Presenting Officer. Tacoma, WA. Duties include: (1) Researching, evaluating, and analyzing laws, court decisions and authorities; (2) Preparing and presenting complaints, motions, and other legal documents for civil and criminal prosecutions; (3) Preparing and maintaining legal and administrative records and reports; (4) Representing the Puyallup Tribe in the enforcement of the Criminal, Juvenile Justice and/or Children’s Codes in Tribal Court proceedings as the Assistant Prosecutor/Presenting Officer, as assigned by the Senior Prosecutor; (5) Working closely with various Tribal Agencies in the preparation and presentation in court, of criminal and civil cases involving both adults, juveniles and child welfare; (6) Developing and maintaining cooperative and collaborative working relations with staff from other tribal and state agencies, victims of crimes, parents and other relatives; (7) Understanding and applying rules of evidence, regulations and precedence and arrive at a logical interpretation; (8) Working effectively with wide latitude for independent judgment and action, and to be accountable to the Senior Prosecutor; and (9) Understanding and applying sovereignty, aboriginal and treaty right issues as they relate to representing the Puyallup Tribe. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply online at https://us61e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/ptoiad or visit the Puyallup Tribe’s website employment page at http://www.puyalluptribe-nsn.gov/Employment/. Applications are due March 11, 2022.

American Civil Liberties Union

Staff Attorney (Indigenous Justice) — Racial Justice Program. New York, NY or Remote. Duties include: (1) Litigation in federal and state courts, including writing pleadings and briefs, conducting discovery and motion practice, handling hearings and trials, and arguing appeals; (2) Working with ACLU political advocacy and affiliate staff on bills related to Indigenous Justice issues in state legislatures and in Congress; (3) Advocating to affect policy change in state and federal administrative agencies; (4) Engaging in community outreach and public speaking; and (5) Supervising legal fellows and support staff. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Principal Tribal Court Advocate – Office of the Attorney General. Window Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Performing legal work related to representation of the Navajo Nation government, as assigned by the Assistant Attorney General, including legal research, negotiations, legal writing, drafting pleadings, briefs, memoranda, resolutions and other documents for the divisions, departments, or programs assigned; (2) Child Support Enforcement: Presenting child support enforcement cases before the Office of Hearings and Appeals; (3) Participating in case staffing with Child Support Enforcement officers; and (4) Providing legal advice and case strategy.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Principal Attorney (Water Right Unit) – Office of the Attorney GeneralWindow Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, professionally representing the Nation in multiple water rights adjudications pending in state and federal courts, in state administrative water rights matters and in any settlement negotiations concerning the Nation’s water rights; (2) Working closely with technical staff within the Water Rights Unit Staff, Department of Water Resources and other programs within the Navajo Nation, and with consultants retained to provide technical support to the Nation or to serve as expert witnesses; and (3) Providing legal advice on all water rights matters to the Office of the President and Vice President, the Office of the Speaker, the Navajo Nation council, and its committees and subcommittees and the Navajo Nation Water Rights commission (NNWRC) to ensure that the water rights of the Navajo Nation are effectively pursued and protected.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Programmer Analyst – Office of the Attorney General. Window Rock, AZ. Duties include: (1) Under general direction of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, performing a variety of complex duties such as installing, programming, maintaining, and saving of organization’s digital information within the Office of the Attorney General; (2) Serving as a resource person with regard to matters relating to information systems, development and implementation of security controls, efficient use and maintenance of system and equipment; (3) Facilitating implementation management information systems; (4) Installing and maintaining servers on local area networks; (5) Performing network device configurations, workstation set ups, and assigning nodes or network address definitions; installs and monitors performance of servers on local area networks; and (6) Maintaining knowledge of current trends in hardware and software technology relating to the practice of law, selecting the most feasible and economic methods to operate existing system. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney (Water Rights Unit) – Office of the Attorney General. Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General. Duties include: (1) Representing the Nation on water rights matters, including the adjudication of water rights in administrative, state and federal courts for the purpose of securing and protecting the Nation’s water rights; (2) Working directly and indirectly on settlement negotiations concerning the Nation’s water rights, including the implementation of successful settlements; (3) Working closely with legal and technical staff within the NNDOJ Water Rights and Natural Resources Units, Department of Water Resources, Water Management Branch, other programs within the Nation, contract counsel, and with consultants retained to provide technical support or to serve as expert witnesses; (4) Providing legal work, legal research, and preparing legal memorandums, briefs, pleadings and other documents necessary for litigation and settlement purposes; and (5) Drafting, reviewing, analyzing and interpreting judicial decisions, legislation, contracts, leases, permits and other related documents. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Attorney, (Human Services/Government Unit). Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General. Duties include: (1) Providing legal direction to Navajo Nation Division, departments, Navajo Nation Council and committees regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory compliance, contract and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; (2) Performing professional legal work in research, trial and other legal work; (3) Conferring with, providing advice to, and preparing advisory memorandums for various departments and branches of the Navajo Nation; (4) Preparing interpretations of new legislation and judicial decisions; (5) Reviewing contracts, leases, permits and related documents; (6) Interviewing witnesses, complainants, and other on a variety of legal matters; (7) Conducting legal research, preparing briefs, pleadings and other legal documents; and (8) Assisting in routine operations of Department of Justice. This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor – Office of the ProsecutorKayenta, AZ. Duties include: (1) Representing the interest of the Navajo Nation in juvenile adjudications, dependencies, Children in Need of Supervision (CHNS); (2) Researching and studying litigation of juvenile proceedings and child neglect cases; (3) Preparing oral arguments, gathering facts and data, determining if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; (4) Attending juvenile related hearings in Navajo Nation Courts; (5) Conducting legal research, drafting complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; (6) Preparing a legal strategy; and (7) Making decisions in sensitive case and seeking assistance as needed in the juvenile matter. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Senior Prosecutor – Office of the Prosecutor. Shiprock, NM. Duties include: (1) Representing the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; (2) Reviewing citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; (3) Interviewing witnesses, gathering facts and data, determining if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; (4) Conducting legal research, drafting complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; (5) Preparing a legal strategy; (6) Preparing and presenting criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; (7) Preparing legal memoranda, briefs, motions, and other required documents for court presentation; (8) Providing training to Prosecutors and Juvenile Presenting Officers and on request to law enforcement personnel; (9) Collaborating with law enforcement agencies; (10) Presenting major and complex litigation in District and Family Courts; This position is sedentary with a potential for high levels of stress. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor. Tuba City, AZ. Duties include: (1) Representing the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; (2) Reviewing citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; (3) Interviewing witnesses, gathering facts and data, determining if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; (4) Conducting legal research; (5) Drafting complaints, motions, and/or other legal proceedings; (6) Preparing a legal strategy, gathering and compiling evidence, identifying and subpoenaing witnesses, records, and other information required to present the case; (7) Preparing and presenting criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; (8) Preparing legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; and (9) Performing extensive legal research.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until February 25, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

2022 Summer Law ClerkThe Navajo Nation Department of Justice (NNDOJ) seeks energetic and motivated candidates for funded summer law clerk positions in the following areas of practice: Natural Resources; Tax and Finance; Litigation; Employment; Human/Government Services; Economic Development; Water Rights; Chapter (local) government; Relocatee Benefits; and Criminal and civil prosecution. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest that specifies areas of practice or interest, a resume, law school transcript, and a brief 5-10 page writing sample to DOJ at general@nndoj.org. Complete applications are due on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm MT. The Navajo Nation Department of Justice will contact qualified applicants for an interview. Those selected for law clerk positions will be required to complete a Navajo Nation Employment Application.

Swinomish Tribal Court

Court Clerk. La Conner, WA. Duties include: (1) Proficient and capable of extensive data entry on a variety of software platforms; (2) Answering inquiries from the general public regarding court processes, procedures, and necessary documentation to assist court users; (3) Preparing and distributing all dockets of cases to be called by the court and post dockets online for the public; (4) Collecting court fees, fines, and accurately entering the data and distribute to accounting; (5) Replying to inquiries from the general public, judges, court officials, lawyers, prosecutors, police and outside agencies in person, by phone, and email; (6) Maintaining records of court appearances and proceedings; (7) Preparing documents for attorney’s oath, witnesses, judges, parties to civil and criminal cases, and jurors; (8) Maintaining good relationships with judges, court officials and other law enforcement agents; (9) Ensuring smooth and organized proceedings in the courtroom; and more. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should submit a completed application to hr@swinomish.nsn.us<mailto:hr@swinomish.nsn.us> by February 28, 2022.

National Council of Urban Indian Health

Public Policy Counsel. Remote. Duties include developing, prioritizing, and executing legal and political strategies to achieve advocacy outcomes that result in legal precedents, new regulations, policy changes, or changes in laws which may achieve systemic changes for American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here: https://jobapply.page.link/CJrj and https://jobapply.page.link/Ckk4. The position is open until filled.

Federal Relations Manager. Remote. The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) seeks a highly motivated candidate in the public policy team with advocacy efforts with federal agencies. The Federal Relations Manager will support the policy team by providing long-term strategy and policy development work. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here: https://jobapply.page.link/2z7N and https://jobapply.page.link/7tuA. This position is opened until filled.

Pueblo of Laguna

In-House Attorney. Laguna, NM. Duties include: (1) Advising and representing the Pueblo of Laguna in contract matters and other legal matters, including relations with the United States Government or federal agencies and relations with state and local governments or agencies to protect the Pueblo’s interests; (2) Appearing before and responding to federal and state legislative committees, litigation in federal, state, municipal or tribal courts on behalf of the Pueblo; (3) Coordinating legal work and activities with Director and other Pueblo staff; (4) Attending Pueblo Council meetings, Staff Officers meetings, entities board meetings, and other meetings as directed to provide reports on relevant legal issues; (5) Providing general legal services to programs and departments; (6) Providing competent legal advice and representation on relevant legal matters; (7) Maintaining active communication with Government Affairs Director and other staff; (8) Reviewing and analyzing legal documents; and (9) Drafting professional quality legal documents, ordinances, regulations, policies, procedures, position papers, legal memoranda,
appellate court opinions, correspondence, and executive summaries. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here by February 17, 2022.

Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

Community Supervision Officer – Tribal Court. Texas. Under general supervision, performs professional correction work supervising adults and juveniles placed on probation or in detention by the courts. Work involves assessing probationers, meeting with probationers to ensure adherence to terms of probation, and maintaining records of probationers’ activities and status. Employee is also responsible for determining level of supervision necessary for individual probationers, providing limited counseling and referring clients to probation assistance programs, and conferring with law enforcement and prosecutors department in matters pertaining to violation of probation by clients.  Employee is subject to the usual potential hazards of contact with legally delinquent adults and juveniles. In order to be considered for any vacancy within the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas an application must be completed. If you are among qualified candidates, you will receive a call/email from our one of our recruiters to schedule an interview. Once your application is completed please send it to Human Resources Coordinator Ricardo Barcena ricardo.barcena@ktttribe.org. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Social or Behavioral Sciences. At least one (5) year experience in social services, criminal justice or related field. Employment Applications may be submitted in person at the Human Resource Department Monday –Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Or you may fill out an application at: kickapootexas.org If you have any questions please call 830-773-2105.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Request for Proposal

Request for Proposal (RFP). Akwesasne, NY. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is soliciting proposals from Qualified and experienced Legal Firms/Individuals to provide legal advice and representation in Indian Law matters. SRMT invites Proposers with substantive experience in representation of Indian tribes in the Indian Law and other Civil Litigation to include Land Claims and settlement negotiations. Please see the attached document which outlines the requirements for the Request for Proposal. Proposals and all required documents are to be delivered to:  Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Attn: Grants & Contracts Office, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, New York 13655, no later than 3:30 p.m. (Local Time) on or by Thursday, March 3, 2022. If you have any questions regarding this project please submit by e-mail to grants.contracts@srmt-nsn.gov.

Center for Indian Country Development (CICD)

Senior Policy and Legal Advisor. Minneapolis, MN; Helena, MT. Duties include: (1) Providing project management and content expertise on legal and public policy areas that affect Indian Country economic development; (2) Supervision of staff and projects; (3) Briefing policymakers on public policy issues within their portfolio; (3) Contributing to and producing written memos, reports, and analyses for publication on the Bank website and other venues; (4) Making presentations to internal and external stakeholders to both large and small audiences; (5) Serving as an ambassador of CICD by participating on external committees, workgroups, and task forces; (6) Connecting the Bank’s applied research to the needs of practitioners to advance ideas and solutions, including providing technical assistance to external partners; and (7) Planning, coordinating, and facilitating meetings, workshops, conferences, and seminars. Interested candidates should apply here.

Indian Country Engagement Director. Minneapolis, MN; Helena, MT. Duties include: (1) Planning and implementing an engagement strategy to nurture CICD’s engagement with tribes, tribal leaders and tribal organizations; (2) Promoting CICD content to reach and expand CICD’s audiences; (3) Connecting the Bank’s research and the needs of practitioners to advance ideas and solutions; (4) Serving as CICD’s central hub for engaging with tribes, tribal leaders and organizations on sharing and participating in tribal administrative data projects; (5) Coordinating the collection of data and delivery of products/benefits to tribal stakeholders; (6) Coordinating the CICD Leadership Council, including planning meeting agendas and cultivating the engagement of Leadership Council members with CICD; (7) Providing oversight and work direction to ensure a consistent high-quality attendee experience for all virtual and in-person CICD external meetings and conferences; (8) Presenting to external stakeholders in both large and small audiences; (9) Representing the Bank in Federal Reserve System work groups; and (10) Participating on external committees, workgroups, and task forces on behalf of CICD. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Writer / Analyst. Minneapolis, MN; Helena, MT. Duties include: (1) Writing policy briefs and articles summarizing CICD events and distilling technical research and analysis for broader audiences; (2) Copyediting CICD articles and CICD research papers, for both print and digital publication, and assisting with writing, as needed; (3) Drafting and creating communications such as website content, event invitations, fact sheets, slide decks, or other materials needed to support key CICD initiatives; (4) Writing and coordinating email communications that promote CICD events, publications, and programs; (5) Assisting with the development and maintenance of CICD email lists; (6) Planning and developing regular content for CICD social media accounts to expand audience reach; (7) Reviewing and fact-checking content for clarity, accuracy and errors; (8) Ensuring adherence to copyediting and style guidelines. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Administrative Specialist II / III. Minneapolis, MN; Helena, MT. Duties include: (1) Scheduling internal and external meetings; (2) Making travel arrangements for external partners, staff, and leadership; (3) Coordinating meeting agendas and notes, including taking meeting notes and transcribing the notes of others; (4) Coordinating document storage and records management for CICD activities; (5) Responding to external inquiries for information; and (6) Serving as division back up for routine procurement, departmental accounting, and other Fed procedures. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Economist. Minneapolis, MN. Duties include: (1) Working collaboratively with CICD leaders to help determine priorities for data acquisition; (2) Supervising staff as they assemble and process data; (3) In collaboration with CICD staff and external researchers, conducting original research using data initiative resources; (4) Writing for CICD publications; and (5) Publication in economics and other social science research journals is encouraged. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Policy Analyst / Sr. Policy Analyst. Minneapolis, MN; Helena, MT. Duties include: (1) Providing project management on public policy areas that affect Indian Country and CICD’s objectives; (2) Contributing to and produces written memos, reports, and analyses for publication on the Bank website and other venues; (3) Meeting with and briefing policymakers on issues within their portfolio; (4) Translating research findings into written products and talking points in order to reach broad audiences; (5) Making presentations to internal and external stakeholders; (6) Connecting the Bank’s applied research to the needs of practitioners to advance ideas and solutions; (7) Providing technical assistance to external partners; (8) Planning, coordinating, and facilitating meetings, workshops, conferences, and seminars; and (9) Maintaining effective relationships with Reserve Bank peers and management as well as key external constituents. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Research Intern. Minneapolis, MN; Helena, MT. Duties include: (1) Helping assemble, process, and analyze acquired data; (2) Under supervision of CICD researchers, conducting policy-relevant quantitative analysis in support of CICD objectives; and (3) Supporting code review and data integrity efforts of the CICD. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should apply here.

Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP

Senior Associate Attorney. Louisville, CO. Duties include: (1) Providing counsel and legal services to new and existing clients as well as representing clients in a professional and expedient manner; (2) Participating in business development functions (conferences, seminars, etc.) to maintain and build client relationships as well as expand business opportunities; (3) Applying knowledge of legal procedures and previous cases to effectively counsel clients; (4) Conducting legal research by preparing legal memoranda and necessary pleadings required in all aspects of tribal, federal, and state litigation matters; (5) Appearing at hearings and trials including hearings in tribal courts; (6) Drafting agreements and analyzing legal documents; and (7) Complying with all court, state bar and inter-office policies and procedures. Please see the position description for further information. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter, writing sample, professional references, and law school transcripts (if graduated less than 5 years ago) to: Erin Obray, Firm Administrator, Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP, at eobray@nativelawgroup.com.

The Tohono O’odham Office of Attorney General

Assistant Attorney General – two openings. Sells, AZ. The Tohono O’odham Office of Attorney General is hiring two (2) Assistant Attorneys General. The Office of Attorney General represents the interests of the Tohono O’odham Nation in tribal, state, and federal venues.  While the two postings are for an Assistant Attorney General IV, the Office of Attorney General will consider applicants with less than eight years of experience. Attorneys enjoy a diverse practice, face challenging jurisdictional issues, and protect tribal sovereignty.  Knowledge of federal Indian Law is preferred but not necessary. Position classifications are as follows: Assistant Attorney General I (1 year of legal experience); Assistant Attorney General II (3 years of legal experience); Assistant Attorney General III (6 years of legal experience); and Assistant Attorney General IV (8 years of legal experience). Interested candidates should send their resume to Attorney General Howard M. Shanker at Howard.Shanker@tonation-nsn.gov . Please call Mr. Shanker at (520) 349-0559 if you have any specific questions. 

Kanji & Katzen, PLLC

Associate Attorney – 2 or more positions. Seattle, WA; Ann Arbor, MI; or remote. Our nationwide legal practice focuses on the representation of tribes, tribal organizations, and tribal members.  Ideal candidates will have a keen interest in and knowledge of environmental and natural resources law, in addition to federal Indian law.  However, prior experience in the fields of Indian and/or environmental law are not pre-requisites to employment. Kanji & Katzen will consider all experience levels in its hiring process, but at least one position will require 2 or more years of litigation experience after a judicial clerkship or law school. The firm offers competitive compensation and benefit packages, and an opportunity to hone advocacy skills in a wide variety of interesting settings. To apply, please send by email a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, a writing sample, and references, to employment@kanjikatzen.com.  We prefer to receive the application documents combined into a single pdf file. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Phil Katzen at pkatzen@kanjikatzen.com. Applications received by February 9, 2022, will be given first consideration. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis so long as a position remains open. If you have already responded to a Kanji & Katzen job announcement in 2022, we will review application materials already sent in connection with these positions.

The Oglala Sioux Tribe

Attorney GeneralPine Ridge, SD. Duties include: (1) Being the Law Enforcement Officer for the Oglala Sioux Tribe; (2) Prosecuting and representing the Oglala Sioux Tribe in all major criminal and civil cases filed by the Attorney General’s Office, including cases that involve public officials; (3) Being responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Attorney General’s Office, including the supervision of all civil or criminal cases filed by the Attorney General’s Office before the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court; (4) Assisting the Legal Department of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and committees of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council on revisions to the Oglala Sioux Tribe Law and Order Code and Court Rules; (5) Assisting the Legal Department of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in legal disputes with the Federal Government, State Government, and other entities or individuals; (6) Advising Tribal Police Officers on all legal matters; (7) Issuing directive(s) to the Chief of Police to conduct criminal investigations; (8) Issuing directives regarding law-enforcement procedures to the Chief of Police to protect the Civil Rights of Tribal Members; (9) Upholding the integrity and independence of the Tribal Court, and the OST Constitution and By-Laws; and (10) Upon the request of the Law and Order Committee of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, the Attorney shall provide a report containing aggregate data on the number of prosecutions brought by the Oglala Sioux Tribe in cases in which the United States Attorney office has declined prosecution. The Attorney General and the prosecutors working under the Attorney General shall have prosecutorial discretion. Please see the position for further information. Interested candidates should submit a complete OST Application for Employment to Stacy Two Lance, Secretary of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, P.O. Box 2070, Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770 – Call (605) 867-8468 or email: StacyTL@oglala.org. The position is open until filled.

OST Marijuana Commissioner and AlternatesThe Oglala Sioux Tribal Council is now accepting Letters of Intent for persons who are interested in serving as an (1) COMMISSIONER AND (1) ALTERNATE for the OST Marijuana Commission. Duties include: (1) Obtaining the latest training on marijuana laws and scientific and commercial developments involving marijuana cultivation and use; (2) Developing a written system of regulations and procedures for licensing persons who wish to participate in marijuana cultivating, brokering, handling, processing, transporting and testing; (3) Developing additional procedures for the destruction of marijuana crops, and additional standards for the marketing of marijuana within the territory of the Oglala Sioux Tribe; (4) Maintaining a formal record, including a legal description of each of the sites where marijuana activity is allowed under a Commission approved license, along with a detailed description of the approved activity, and a record of all persons which have applied for and/or received any type of marijuana license under this Ordinance; (5) Developing and implementing procedures and minimum requirements for ensuring the proper inspection, testing, and sampling of marijuana cultivated, stored, transported, processed, possessed or used within the territory of the Tribe; (6) Developing and implementing minimum standards and procedures for background checking and licensing all labs, technicians and other scientific professionals performing the various marijuana related tests required by the Commission; (7) Developing and implementing procedures for background checking and licensing all applicants for the various marijuana licenses authorized by this Ordinance and Commission regulations; (8) Developing and implementing a procedure for ensuring that all marijuana related licenses are granted on an impartial basis in the best interest of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and in compliance with applicable tribal law; (9) Developing and implementing additional standards and procedures for refusing a marijuana related license and revoking or suspending any marijuana related license granted by the Commission; (10) Developing and obtaining approval of an annual budget; (11) Providing a quarterly report to the Tribal Council or such Tribal committee; (12) Developing and implementing a working relationship with tribal, state and federal law enforcement and the tribal business license and the TERO programs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and all other federal regulators and enforcement arms involved with the enforcement arms of federal and tribal narcotics laws. Interested candidates should submit Letters of Intent (see position description for requirements) to Stacy Two Lance/OST Secretary, PO Box 2070, Pine Ridge, SD 57770 or email to: Stacytl@oglala.org.

ProsecutorPine Ridge, SD. Duties include: (1) Serve for terms of three years under the supervision of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Attorney General and if the office of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Attorney General is vacant, the Tribal Prosecutors shall be under the supervision of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council for personnel matters; (2) The Tribal Prosecutors shall receive complaints from members of the public and shall have the power to file complaints on their own authority; (3) It shall be the responsibility of the Tribal Prosecutors to present the case of the prosecution to the Court, but they shall present only those cases in which they find upon investigation, that there is reasonable justification for the complaint; and (4) Complaints for which there is no reasonable justification shall be marked by the Tribal Prosecutor “No Prosecution,” “Nolle Prosequi,” or “Nolle Prossed.” Please see the position description for further information. Interested applicants should submit documents to Stacy Two Lance, Secretary of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, P.O. Box 2070, Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770 – Call (605) 867-8468 or email: StacyTL@oglala.org.