Friday Job Announcements

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  • Closing date
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Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians

Assistant Attorney General. Alpine, CA. The Assistant Attorney General will work in the Office of the Attorney General under the direct supervision of the Attorney General for the Viejas Band. The Assistant Attorney General will work with the Attorney General and Deputy Attorneys General to render legal services to the Viejas Band, including its government departments, enterprises, and elected officials.  Competitive salary depending on experience and comprehensive benefits. Open until filled.

Navajo Nation Office of the Attorney

Request for Proposal – Contract Counsel to the Office of the President and Vice President. Window Rock, AZ.  Assist the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President in providing day-to-day legal services. Closing Date: March 10, 2023.

Federal Public Defender – District of New Mexico

Assistant Computer Systems Administrator. Albuquerque, NM. The Federal Public Defender for the District of New Mexico is seeking a full-time Assistant Computer Systems Administrator specializing in Desktop Support for our Albuquerque office. The mission of our office is to provide high quality, effective, and ethical legal representation to our clients charged with federal crimes. We are an equal opportunity employer. We seek to hire individuals who will promote the diversity of the office and federal practice. Closing date for posting is 3/19/2023.

Spokane Tribe of Indians

Tribal Prosecutor. Wellpinit, Washington. The Tribal Prosecutor represents the Spokane Tribe of Indians in criminal prosecutions, youth in need of care (dependency) actions, exclusion proceedings, truancy filing and certain civil code violations. The Tribal Prosecutor also advises certain Tribal Departments, including Law Enforcement and the Department. Candidate must be licensed to practice law in Washington State or be licensed to practice law in another state and become licensed to practice law in Washington State within six months of hiring. Open until filled.

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 to the tribal government. Please see position description for more information. This position is open until filled.

Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Southwest Region,

Attorney-Adviser. Albuquerque, NM. The incumbent will provide legal support primarily to the Bureau of Reclamation, as well as to other bureaus within the Department of the Interior. The incumbent will provide oral and written legal advice and counsel, will be responsible for administrative litigation, and will assist the Department of Justice on judicial litigation on a variety of matters. The incumbent will focus on water rights matters, water quality regulation, the Reclamation Act, Indian water rights, realty and land title, the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Endangered Species Act, and other federal and state laws. The incumbent should have a strong background in federal Indian law. The incumbent may also provide legal support on matters involving general law such as contracts, cooperative agreements, and FOIA; and other matters as assigned. Closing date: March 15, 2023.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

Legislative Policy Advisor. Washington, DC. Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP is looking for a motivated, energetic individual to join its legislative and health policy team in its Washington, DC office.  Hobbs Straus is a national law firm dedicated to promoting and defending the interests of Indian tribal governments and organizations.  This position is open until filled.

The Association of Village Council Presidents

RFP. Remote. Soliciting proposals from qualified companies to provide investment management services, investment advice services, and/or record keeping services related to its employee retirement plans: a 401(a) Plan with profit sharing and matching contributions and a 403(b) Plan (currently a group annuity contract). Retirement Plan Providers who submit proposals must be able to provide investment management services to ensure AVCP employees have available an appropriately diversified mix of justifiably priced investments. Deadline for receipt of intent to bid acknowledgment form: 3/31/2023.

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Assistant Vice President – Community Development & Engagement. Minneapolis, MN. The Community Development and Engagement Department (CDE) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is looking for an assistant vice president (AVP) to lead a team of policy analysts and contribute to the overall strategic direction of the department, build external networks and partnerships, and inform senior Bank leadership on economic and community development issues and opportunities. Open until filled.

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California

Chief Judge. Gardnerville, NV. The Chief Judge of the Tribal Court shall have the duty and power to conduct court proceedings, and issue all orders and papers incident thereto, in order to administer justice in all matters within the jurisdiction of the Tribal Court. If interested we ask that you submit a letter of intent, resume, copies of certifications, and other relevant documentation supporting your intent to become the Washoe Tribe’s Chief Judge. Letters of intent must be received (not postmarked) no later than 4:00 pm (PST) on Wednesday March 10, 2023.

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