Job Announcements

Good afternoon! This is a special edition of Thursday Job Announcements. If you have recently sent a job announcement to Turtle Talk but do not see it here, it is possible that the information wasn’t sent to us in the requested format. For more information please see our recent post.

If the information has been sent in the past week, it will appear in tomorrow’s regularly scheduled Friday Job Announcement post. Thank you again for both your patience and your dedication to Indian Country legal opportunities!

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. See below for examples.

  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

 

Havasupai Tribe

Tribal Prosecutor, Supai, AZ. Represent the Tribe in adult criminal matters and juvenile proceedings involving allegations of child dependency, incorrigibility, and juvenile offenses. Application closes August 11, 2019. Interested applicants should provide a letter of interest and a current resume to Kristin McPhie at kristin@drlawfirm.com. Please see the job description for more information.

Public Defender, Supai, AZ. Perform professional legal work involved in representing defendants in the Havasupai Tribal Court. Application closes August 11, 2019. Interested applicants should provide a letter of interest and a current resume to Kristin McPhie at kristin@drlawfirm.com. Please see the job description for more information.

Association of Village Council Presidents

Associate General Counsel, Bethel, AK. The AGC’s focus areas include contracts, human resources, risk management, and compliance. This position is available starting September 2, 2019 and will remain open until filled. Please see job description for more information.

Oneida Judiciary

Wellness Court Coordinator, Oneida, WI. Develop & facilitate opportunities for participants to succeed in their journey to sobriety and wellness. Link all key players needed for the Wellness Court team. Coordinate the delivery of a variety of services for identified participants. Position responsibilities include all aspects of case management for Wellness Court participants. Offer support for positive outcomes. Continuation of this position is contingent upon funding allocations. Please see the job description for more information.

California Indian Legal Services

Staff Attorney, Escondido, CA. Supervised by the Directing Attorney, work collaboratively with other staff to provide exceptional legal services in all areas of Federal Indian law. Our fast-paced office provides legal services on issues of jurisdiction, tax, estate planning, trust assets, environmental law, natural resource development, tribal governance, employment and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).  Please visit California Indian Legal Services’ website here.

Prairie Island Indian Community

Guardian Ad Litem, Prairie Island Indian Community, MN. Seeking individuals who can provide guardian ad litem services for Tribal Court proceedings. There is no closing date for this application. Please see the job description for more information.

Native American Disability Law Center

Advocate, location TBD. Assist Native Americans with disabilities who need to access services & fully integrate into the community. This position is full-time and the application is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Development Director, Location TBD. Identify potential funding sources, increase & diversify donors, maintain current funding sources. This position is part-time or contract and the application is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

The Department of the Interior’s Office of the Solicitor

Spring 2020 Internship Program, Washington, D.C.  The Division of Indian Affairs provides legal counsel and representation to the Secretary of the Interior acting as federal trustee to American Indian tribes and their members. The division also provides legal advice to the Bureau of Indian Affairs concern­ing the administra­tion of Indian service programs. Please see the internship description for more information and how to apply, and see the website for closing dates.

The ACLU of South Dakota

Indigenous Justice Organizer, Rapid City, SD. Work to implement a community outreach strategy to build scalable public education and advocacy programs, while incorporating organizing, coalition-building, leadership development, communication, and lobbying tactics. Please send cover letter and resume by email to HRJobsSD@aclu.org. Reference [ASD-91] in subject line; more information can be found here.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Tribal Attorney, Agency Village, SD. Application and job description information can be seen at SWO Human Resources Office or here.  Application can be downloaded from “Apply Now” and emailed to ArnoldW@SWO-NSN.GOV or DeniseH@SWO-NSN.GOV.  Contact can also be at Arnold Williams 698-8238 or Denise Hill 698-8251 with questions. This position is opened until filled.

Native American Rights Fund

Staff Attorney, Boulder, CO. Must have excellent research, writing, and advocacy skills to assume a litigation docket. This position is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Quinault Indian Nation

Senior Assistant Attorney General Children and Elder Services, Taholah, W.A. This in-house counsel position provides the Quinault Nation’s children’s and elders’ programs with an array of legal services. In addition, the incumbent works closely with the Quinault Family Services Department (QFS), the Quinault Child Support Services Program (CSSP), the Quinault Tribal Police Department (QPD) and other tribal departments to protect and enhance the welfare and safety of the tribal community. Please see the job announcement for more information. The position is open until filled.

EarthJustice

Litigation Assistant, Chicago, IL. This position provides paralegal and administrative support for the litigation and advocacy activities of the Midwest Regional office, and provides support for  the administrative and operations needs in the office. Depending on qualifications and experience, we intend to hire either a Litigation Assistant I or II. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Please find a job description with more information attached, and apply here.

Law Clerkship, Summer 2020. Work with attorneys on case development and litigation. Under the supervision of an attorney, perform legal and factual research, and develop case strategy and legal theories. Prepare briefs and motions, meet with clients and experts, participate in moots of oral arguments, and attend court proceedings and conferences with opposing counsel. This application is open until filled. Please see the job description of website for more information.

Position location(s)

  • Alaska – Anchorage and Juneau
  • California – San Francisco and Los Angeles
  • Coal Program – Chicago and Philadelphia
  • Midwest – Chicago
  • Florida – Tallahassee and Miami
  • International – San Francisco
  • Mid-Pacific – Honolulu
  • Northeast – New York
  • Northern Rockies – Bozeman
  • Northwest – Seattle
  • Oceans Program – Seattle and San Francisco
  • Rocky Mountain – Denver
  • Washington, D.C.

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Tribal Court

Tribal Court Director, Shingle Springs, CA. Responsible for ensuring that all court operations, programs and services are operating effectively and efficiently; managing court security, overseeing records management, and improving public access and information; supervision of staff and consultants relating to operational functions, wellness court programs and legal assistance programs; and more. This position is open until filled. For more information and to apply, please see the job description.

The California Native American Heritage Commission

Enforcement Attorney, West Sacramento, CA. Investigate and enforce all Native American cultural resources protection and access laws under the Commission’s authority. The application deadline has been extended. For more information please see the job description.

Mille Lacs Band Legal Aid

(2) Staff Attorney, Onamia, MN.  Practice in both Tribal and State District Courts, providing legal representation to Mille Lacs Band members (adult and juvenile) in criminal and civil matters. Specific areas of law include: Family law, public benefits, housing, education, ICWA/ Child Protection law, probate and wills, and criminal matters. MN Law License required for this position or able to obtain MN Law License within six months. This position is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Tlingit & Haida

Child Welfare Attorney, Juneau, AK. The attorney will provide civil legal representation to Tlingit & Haida on child welfare cases and issues. The incumbent’s primary responsibility is to advise the Tribal Family & Youth Services (TFYS) department staff regarding the application of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and other State and Federal legislation that impact Tribal families. The deadline to apply is 4:00 pm, August 9, 2019. For more information see the job description or visit the website.

McKinley County (NM) District Attorney’s Office

Senior Trial Attorney (DUI Taskforce), Gallup, NM. This is a grant-funded position focusing on DUI criminal prosecution. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to glee@da.state.nm.us by 5:00 p.m. August 30, 2019.

Assistant Trial Attorney, Gallup, NM. Main duties entail criminal prosecution. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to glee@da.state.nm.us by 5:00 p.m. August 30, 2019.

Senior Trial Attorney, Gallup, NM. Main duties entail criminal prosecution. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to glee@da.state.nm.us by 5:00 p.m. August 30, 2019.

 

See posts from Friday, July 26, 2019.

If you have recently sent a job announcement to Turtle Talk but do not see it here, it is possible that the information wasn’t sent to us in the requested format- for more information please see our recent post.

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position (which includes position title and location) as well as a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

INTERN/FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Navajo Nation

Law Clerk Intern (summer), Department of Justice, Office of the Prosecutor, multiple worksite locations: Window Rock, AZ, Crownpoint, NM, Ramah, NM, Tohajiilee, NM, Shiprock, NM, Chinle, AZ, Kayenta, AZ, and Tuba City, AZ. For more information please contact Gertrude Lee, Chief Prosecutor, at gertrudelee@navajo-nsn.gov and see the position description.

Department of the Interior National Indian Gaming Commission

Legal Fellow, Office of General Counsel, Washington D.C. The Commission’s primary mission is to work within the framework, created by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) for the regulation of gaming activities conducted by tribes on Indian lands, to fully realize IGRA’s goals. For more information see the attachment or click here. Application closes April 8, 2019.

Association on American Indian Affairs

Cultural Sovereignty Fellowship, Washington D.C. This position will support the development of national policy in Indian affairs, and provide research, analysis and writing to support programs that include youth education, juvenile justice issues, Indian child welfare, sacred site protection, repatriation, protection of cultural heritage, federal acknowledgement, environmental security, and other program issues. Please see the job description or visit the website for more information. Applications are due April 1, 2019.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Associate Tribal Attorney III, Cass Lake, MN. Seeking a recent law school graduate to assist the Legal Department Director with analysis for ongoing legal cases and issues in a broad spectrum of practice areas. This position is also responsible for preparing and analyzing contracts, legal documents, Tribal Codes, Ordinances, and Resolutions. Entry-level candidate preferred, but all qualified applicants will be considered. Please see the attached job description for more information on this position. Please visit www.llojibwe.org/jobs/llbojobs.html to apply.

Tribal Law and Policy Institute

Program Assistant, St. Paul, MN. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) is an Indian owned and operated non-profit corporation organized to design and deliver education, research, training, and technical assistance programs that promote the improvement of justice in Indian country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples. TLPI focuses upon collaborative programs that provide critical resources for tribal court systems, victim’s assistance programs, violence against women programs, and others involved in promoting the improvement of justice in Indian country. For more information please visit www.home.tlpi.org. Deadline to apply, April 15, 2019.

Rosette, LLP

Litigation Associate Attorney, Grand Rapids, MI. Seeking an ambitious and experienced attorney. This firm specializes in representing federally recognized Indian tribes, their governmental entities and agencies, and businesses. For more information please see the job description.

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR)

Tribal Attorney, Environmental Law Attorney, Office of Legal Counsel, Pendleton, OR. Among other demonstrated competencies, applicant should be familiar with federal Indian law, Superfund site assessment and clean-up, CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act(s), Clean Air Act, NEPA, ESA, Nuclear Waste Policy Act and its implementation under DOE 435.1.  For questions contact CTUIR Human Resources at (541)276-3570. Position closing date is April 12, 2019. To apply click here and see the job description for more information.

DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc.

Seeking the following positions. To apply, email Hresources@dnalegalservices.org and visit https://dnalegalservices.org. Call (928) 283-3206 for more information.

  • Managing Attorney, Public Defender, Keams Canyon, AZ
  • Staff Attorney, Public Defender, Keams Canyon, AZ
  • Managing Attorney (Civil), Keams Canyon, AZ
  • Staff Attorney (Civil), Keams Canyon, AZ
  • MLP Attorney, Tuba City, AZ
  • Receptionist, Flagstaff, AZ
  • (2) Staff Attorney, Farmington, NM
  • MLP Managing Attorney, Farmington, NM
  • NMVOCA Project Attorney, Farmington, NM
  • Director of Litigation, Window Rock, AZ
  • Director of Information Technology, Window Rock, AZ
  • Community Outreach/Legal Education Coordinator, Window Rock, AZ

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Tribal Advocate, LaConner, WA. Represent eligible clients in Swinomish Tribal Court in criminal prosecutions and in Wellness Court hearings, and also provides general advice on a variety of civil matters.  The role of the Tribal Advocate in criminal matters is similar, but not identical to a public defender in the state court system. For more information please see the job description and view the employment application.

 

See posts from March 15, 2019.

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position (which includes position title and location) as well as a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Student Opportunities

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc.

Indian Law Office Summer Intern, Wausau, WI. (1) Assist Indian Law Office Attorneys with their cases. (2) Appear in Tribal Court on behalf of eligible clients. (3) Research relevant Indian Law Issues. (4) Participate in Indian Law office projects. Please see the position description for more information.

Michigan Indian Legal Services, Inc

(3) Summer Interns, Southwestern Michigan and Traverse City, MI. Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS) is a statewide provider of free legal services to low income Indians and Indian tribes. MILS represents Indian individuals, families, tribes and organizations in cases that span the complete range of federal Indian law and tribal representation. For more information please see the internship position descriptions.

Job Opportunities

Zuni Tribe

Tribal Prosecutor, Zuni, NM. This position will provide prosecutor service for the Zuni Tribe in all classes of criminal offenses as well as investigate and prosecute criminal matters and related legal issues of crimes that occurred within the exterior boundary of the Zuni reservation. This position is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

The Legislative Branch for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

(2) Legislative Staff Attorneys, Onamia, MN. Assist the Chief Legislative Counsel in the amending, revision, and creation of Band Legislation. In order to aid in the development of progressive and practical legislation for the Band, Legislative Staff Attorneys are required to collaborate on committees with staff from all three branches of the Band’s government, attend legislative sessions, and occasionally travel to the Band’s multiple districts within the state of Minnesota. Application closes March 6, 2019. Please see the description for more information.

The Hopi Tribe

Chief Prosecutor, AZ. This position is responsible for executive and administrative control of the Hopi Office of the Prosecutor (“Office”), as well as the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed by adult and juvenile offenders within the exterior boundaries of the Hopi Reservation, and presentation of minor in need of care matters in the Hopi Children’s Court. Please see the job description for more information.

Redding Rancheria

Paralegal/Court Facilitator, Redding, CA. The Paralegal will provide legal advice on court process to litigants in tribal court. Consults directly with the Tribal Attorney and Judge and as directed with the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Team. Processes home loan program files for Tribal Members as directed. Application closes Friday, March 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm. Please see the attached job postings.  If you have any further questions, please contact the Redding Rancheria Human Resources Department (530-225-8979).

Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM)

Lansing Staff Attorney, Lansing, MI. The staff attorney position is in the Lansing – Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) – office, serving Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Livingston and Shiawassee Counties. The staff attorney will provide a range of individual advocacy and impact work as a generalist, including family, consumer, public benefits and housing law. This position is opened until filled. Please see the description for more information.

Waséyabek Development Company

Executive Assistant, Grand Rapids, MI. Provide high-level administrative support to the Chief Operating Officer of WDC as well as company executives and staff by conducting researching, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls and scheduling meetings. Please see our website to apply: www.waseyabek.com

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Associate Judge, Tacoma, WA. Serve as a hearing judge in accordance with trival Judicial Administrative Code. The term of the Associate Judge shall be three (3) years from the date of appointment by the Tribal Council. A judge may be reappointed at the expiration of a term in the discretion of the Tribal Council. Please see the job description for more information. Application closes April 1, 2019.

Center for Court Innovation

Senior Program Manager, NYC, NY. The Center for Court Innovation is seeking two Senior Program Managers to provide Technical Assistance to tribal courts. Duties will include working on a variety of tribal justice projects such as strategic planning, alternatives to incarceration, juvenile justice, tribal corrections, tribal/state relationships, healing to wellness courts, and other problem-solving initiatives. For more information please see the description. Application closes March 6, 2019.

See posts from February 22, 2019.

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position (which includes position title and location) as well as a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Legal Intern(s), Manistee, MI. Intern(s) will work closely with the Unified Legal Department in several clearly defined projects to be completed. Interns will assist the Unified Legal Department in its role as in-house legal counsel to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. The Unified Legal Department provides legal services and representation to the Tribal Government and its Enterprises, including Elected Officials, Departments, Commissions, and the Little River Casino Resort. Applications will be reviewed on a revolving basis, beginning December 1, 2018, until the position(s) is filled. Applications may be sent via email to the Unified Legal Department at UnifiedLegal@lrboi-nsn.gov.

Manhattan Legal Services

Summer Internship(s), Manhattan, NY.  The law student’s responsibilities may include: client intake, interviewing and outreach; Legal research and writing; Observation of court proceedings and/or administrative hearings; and advocacy and representation with administrative agencies. The law students will receive close supervision and will also have many opportunities to attend court proceedings and interact with clients. This could possibly satisfy educational requirements; stipends may be available through a fellowship program such as the Skadden Fellowship Foundation. Please see the position description for more information.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Intertribal Agriculture Council

Development Director, duty station is flexible. This position matches the initiatives, staff, and other resources of the organization with funding opportunities on a broader scale. Facilitate and fund partnerships to further improve our ability to promote economic development through sustainable agriculture. If interested please submit a detailed letter of interest and resume for consideration to kari@indianaglink.com. Application closes February 15, 2018 at 5:00pm (MST). For more information, please visit http://www.IndianAgLink.com.

Native Governance Center

Finance & Operations Director, St. Paul, MN. This position provides overall direction for all financial management, accounting and budgeting function, will oversee the organization’s Human Resource function and processes, and technology services. The ideal candidate is energized by working in a setting reflective of the consistent change, pace and realities of a new and developing organization. Full description and application instructions at: nativegov.org/careers.

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Assistant General Counsel, Fountain Hills, AZ. Serves as legal advisor to the Tribal Council, tribal government departments and economic enterprises; Provides legal advice and analysis of tribal, state and Federal laws and regulations, specifically in relation to water and environmental law and policies; Drafts and revises the Tribal Constitution, Law and Order Code, other tribal laws, ordinances, and policies; Works at hours and times outside of normal business hours and days; and more. Application closes March 7, 2019.

Queens Legal Services

Reader/Intake Paralegal, Jamaica, NY. The reader/intake paralegal will be responsible for reading court and government agency documents, client documents and other papers to the staff attorney; will assist the attorney as needed in client meetings at the office and off-site at court, administrative hearing offices, and outreach locations; will be responsible for helping with other administrative tasks as needed to support the staff attorney, including but not limited to: maintaining paper and electronic files; completing handwritten and fillable electronic immigration forms at the attorney’s direction; and organizing and formatting documents for court hearings and filings. Please see the job description for more information.

Executive Assistant, Jamaica, NY. The Executive Assistant to the Project Director will work closely with the MLS Project Director and leadership team in key areas including the following: Providing support to our Board of Directors, including taking minutes at evening Board Meetings; Assisting with employee orientation and personnel-related documents; Coordinating the hiring process; Helping manage escrow and other fiscal-related tasks; Monitoring staff timekeeping; Helping coordinate and support receptionists and secretarial staff, including overseeing scheduling; and more. For more information please see the job description.

Legal Services NYC

Clinical Social Work Supervisor Part-Time – Consultant, New York, NY. Legal Services NYC seeks a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as a consultant to provide supervision to 6 MSW level staff located in multiple borough offices. Supervision would include clinical supervision as well as supervision to address the complexities of social work in an interdisciplinary setting. Up to 20 hours per month is anticipated and scheduling is flexible. Travel to local borough offices is required. Please see the job description for more information.

Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

Staff Attorney, Eagle Pass, TX. Work with Native American individuals, families, organizations and Tribal governments in all areas of Federal Indian Law, including but not limited to, advising on issues involving jurisdiction, estate planning, trust assets, tribal governance, employment, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. May represent clients in court or before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government. This position is full-time. Application is open until filled. Click here to apply.

Prosecutor, Eagle Pass, TX. Prosecuting attorneys are licensed lawyers who represent KTTT in criminal cases against individuals or groups accused of illegal activity. Must have a Juris Doctor (JD) or equivalent law degree from an accredited institution and be licensed to practice law in the state, with a minimum of 7 years’ experience. This full-time position is open until filled. Click here to apply.

Director of Police, Eagle Pass, TX. Under Tribal Administrations re-organizational plan, organize and direct the efficient operation of the police department through the direction of subordinate officers who maintain law and order, prevent crimes, protect life and property, and assure all police services are delivered in a safe, effective and timely manner. This full-time position is open until filled. Click here to apply.

The Chehalis Tribal Court

Associate Judge, Oakville, WA. Seeking a part time associate judge to preside over the civil dockets, which includes general civil matters and family law cases.  The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation is a small rural community located approximately 25 miles south of Olympia, Washington.  This is a contractual position for 2 to 3 court days per month. Interested persons must have a law degree and at least 5 years of experience in civil and family law matters.  Tribal law experience is required.  American Indian applicants are encouraged to apply.  Contract terms are negotiable.  Please send all inquiries to court@chehalistribe.org or call 360-709-1615.

The Nez Perce Tribe’s Office of Legal Counsel

Full-time Staff Attorney, Lapwai, ID.  The ideal candidate: is comfortable handling litigation, transactional negotiations, project management, and strategic planning; is a team player; exercises sound judgment; possesses excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills; is able to analyze complex factual, legal, and policy issues, delve deeply into any area of law, and respond to the wide array of legal issues that require prompt and accurate analysis. Areas of emphasis for this position include federal Indian law, commercial transactions, employment law, and land matters. Submit résumé, 5-10 page writing sample, 3 letters of reference, and job application (available at www.nezperce.org) to Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 365, Lapwai, ID 83540.  For questions about the position, contact Julie Kane, Managing Attorney, at 208-843-7355.

Tohono O’odham Nation

Assistant Executive Counsel, Sells, AZ. The Assistant Executive Counsel provides legal counsel and representation to the Chairman and Vice-Chairmen of the Tohono O’odham Nation as well as to executive branch departments, offices, and programs in all areas of Indian law. The position will handle a combination of transactional work and litigation. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of civil litigation experience within a law firm. Must be a member of the Arizona State Bar in good standing OR eligible to become a member. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Wendell R. Matt, Executive Counsel, via email at wendell.matt@tonation-nsn.gov. If you have any questions please call (520) 383-2028.

Hoopa Valley Tribal Court and Rise Above

RFQ. Rise Above in collaboration with The Hoopa Valley Tribal Court is seeking a subcontractor to help establish program policies and procedures and needed infrastructure for the Hoopa Valley Tribal Court Crime Victims Service Program, provide services for victims and survivors within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, which is located in Northern California, 95546. The RFQ is due February 22, 2019.

See posts from February 8, 2019.

 

 

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position (which includes position title and location) as well as a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Outreach Coordinator, Odanah, WI. The duties of this 1-year full time position include participating in government-to-government meetings and activities of inter jurisdictional bodies; developing and implementing a strategy for communicating with communities of GLIFWC’s member tribes; coordinating with staff; outreach to GLIFWC’s member tribes; and more. Submit a letter of interest with a writing sample and resume (including 3 references) to Leanne Thannum, Litigation Support Specialist. For more information call (715)-682-6619 or email lthannum@glifwc.org.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

RFS, Northern California, 95526. Address the immediate and long-term needs of crime victims that best match each person’s needs and priorities. Our intended outcome is for victims and survivors to have access and services with low and no barriers. The Hoopa Valley Tribal Court is soliciting statements of intent from Indian owned economic enterprises/contractor(s) to respond to requests for qualifications. Please see the attachment for more information. The statement of intent is due January 28, 2019.

Augustine Tribe in Southern California

Controller, Coachella, CA. The ideal candidate will have extensive accounting experience in a Tribal Government.  This position oversees all of the following operational accounting functions: general ledger, fixed assets, payroll processing, accounts receivable, accounts payable and grant & program cost accounting.  The Controller integrates and coordinates cross-functionally with staff regarding the accounting and administration of the Tribe’s grants, Tribal Member programs, Per Capita and Children’s Trust distributions. This position is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska

Tribal Attorney, Sitka, AK. The Tribal Attorney is responsible for working with STA’s departments on legal issues with tribal government offices and services. The position is responsible for supervising legal staff, overseeing the realty program and Tribal Court; and for providing direct services to restricted property land owners and native allotment applicants within the Sitka Area. Please see the job description for more information.

Ho-Chunk Nation

Staff Attorney, Black River Falls, WI. Assist Tribal Court Judges and Supreme Court Justices with legal research and the drafting of opinions in a timely manner while facilitating public access to the Court through the provision of procedural legal information. Cover letter, resume, transcripts, writing sample & application are required. Please see the job description for more information. Please submit application materials to: Clerk of Court, Mary Thunder at Mary.Thunder@ho-chunk.com.

The Snoquamie Indian Tribe

RFP, Snoqualmie, WA. requests proposals from individual attorneys and law firms interested in serving as Defense Attorney on a part-time, contractual basis, for a three-year term beginning no later than 30 days after contract execution. The Tribe plans to fill at least two Defense Attorney positions pursuant to this RFP. The Defense Attorney will represent parents in Indian Child Welfare cases and defendants in criminal cases in the Snoqualmie Tribal Court (“Court”), as assigned. Currently, Indian Child Welfare cases constitute the bulk of the case load. The Tribe anticipates that the workload will require, on average, approximately 5-20 hours of legal services per month, although this could vary depending on the number and nature of cases being handled at any given time. Please visit the link for more information.

The Navajo Nation

Associate Attorney, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position provides a variety of legal advice, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as researching and recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Court Solicitor, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ.  This position provides a variety of legal advice, counseling, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch; shall supervise and oversee all licensed attorneys, law clerk, hearing officers, supreme court clerk, and law clerk interns of the Judicial Branch.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. 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.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position shall perform work of unusual difficulty, hear arguments, read briefs and conduct research necessary to pass judgment and issue rulings on cases brought before the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

The Nez Perce Tribe’s Office of Legal Counsel

Staff Attorney, Lapwai, ID. Areas of emphasis for this position include federal Indian law, commercial transactions, employment law, and land matters. Applicants must have a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school, be a member in good standing of a state bar, and must within one year, if hired, be admitted to the Idaho State Bar.   Submit résumé, 5-10 page writing sample, 3 letters of reference, and job application (available at www.nezperce.org) to Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 365, Lapwai, ID 83540.  For questions about the position, contact Julie Kane, Managing Attorney, at 208-843-7355.

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Request for Proposals, Manistee, MI. Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Election Board would expect the Attorney to become familiar with election regulations and procedures, provide assistant for election disputes, and provide legal defense to actions initiated against the Election Board. Please see the description for more information. Proposals are due January 25, 2019.

Environmental Law Institute

Internship. ELI seeks individuals to support the research and publications departments of the Institute. Interns work directly with staff on a variety of projects. Substantive areas of focus include: air and water quality, climate change, renewable energy, hazardous waste and brownfields, international environmental policy, sustainable land use, biodiversity conservation, wetlands management, freshwater and ocean policy, environmental health, environmental enforcement, and mining law. Applications for the spring internship will be accepted until 11:59 pm Friday, March 8, 2019. Please direct all inquiries to internsearch@eli.org. Phone calls are not accepted. Visit the link for more information.

See posts from January 18, 2019.

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position (which includes position title and location) as well as a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Justice

Tribal Counsel, Black River Falls, WI. Perform a wide variety of legal work representing the Nation as a government, its departments, boards, and commissions. The Tribal Counsel will prepare pleadings for hearings and other legal proceedings; perform legal research; and more. Interested applicants should submit an application, resume and transcripts if they are within 2-5 years. This position is open until filled. See the application here and please see the job description for more information.

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Right of Way Specialist, Cloquet, MN.  The Right-of-Way Specialist, located at the Band’s Natural Resource/Tribal Court building, performs all tasks relating to trust and fee right-of-way activities for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. This includes the subjects of deeds, leases, acquisitions, easements, mapping, surveying, legal descriptions, data management, document recording, planning, National Environmental Policy Act, land use, zoning, and project management. Please see the job description for more information and find the application here or email Lisa at lisashabaiash@fdlrez.com.

Michigan Indian Legal Services, Inc (MILS)

Staff Attorney, Southwest Michigan. MILS, is a statewide provider of free legal services to low income Indians and Indian tribes. MILS represents Indian individuals, families, tribes and organizations in cases that span a range of tribal and federal Indian law cases. The ideal applicant will be licensed to practice law in Michigan or eligible to be admitted by waiver and have three to five years relevant experience. Please see the job description for more information.

Staff Attorney, Traverse City, MI. MILS represents individuals, families, tribes and organizations in cases that span a range of tribal and federal Indian law cases. This position will focus on tribal and state law legal issues; with an emphasis on tribal court child welfare and criminal defense matters. This position will require overnight travel in the Upper Peninsula. Please see the job description for more information.

Tohono O’odham Nation

Attorney General, Sells, AZ. Provides legal advice and representation to all officials, agencies, departments, divisions and branches of the Tohono O’odham Nation. The attorney general represents the Nation in all legal proceedings, and in other matters that affect the legal interests of the Nation; advises senior management and tribal officials; and supervises assistant attorneys general and contract attorneys. Please see the job description or visit this link for more information. Application closes February 1, 2019.

ACLU of Montana

Indigenous Justice Legal Internship Program, Missoula, MT. Seeking applications from current law students. Current top priority areas include: Indigenous Justice, criminal justice reform, and immigrants’ rights. We work on a range of additional issues including reproductive justice, voting rights, freedom of speech and religion, LGBTQ rights, and informational and digital privacy. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with initial review beginning on January 25, 2019. Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please see the position description for more information.

Pueblo of Isleta

Chief Judge, Isleta, NM. Achieves the Tribal Court’s goals and objectives by adjudicating all criminal and civil cases brought before the Isleta Tribal Court in accordance with the legal code of the Pueblo of Isleta. Duties include conducting court sessions and hearings, reviewing procedural content, providing advice as needed to people of the community, and more. Please see the job description for more information. Application closes February 6, 2019.

Associate Judge, Isleta, NM. Works with the Chief Judge in achieving the Tribal Court’s goals and objectives by adjudicating all criminal and civil cases brought before the Isleta Tribal Court in accordance with the legal code of the Pueblo of Isleta. Manages and oversees all Tribal Court staff. Please see the job description for more information. Application closes February 6, 2019.

Tribal Prosecutor, Isleta, NM. Presents criminal complaints and prosecutes individuals accused of violating civil and/or criminal laws. Serves as presenting officer in persons at risk cases. Please see the job description for more information. Application closes January 18, 2019.

Mescalero Apache Tribe

Chief Judge, Mescalero Apache Tribal Court, Mescalero, NM. The Chief Judge is responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding judicial matters within the jurisdiction of the Mescalero Apache Tribal Court and ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the Court. Please see the position description for more information, and a full position description is available upon request.

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Asst Professor – Native American Environment, Health and Community, Madison, WI. The faculty member in this position will conduct research and participate in teaching that addresses environmental components essential to a healthful and culturally rich environment. Please see the position description for more information. Application closes February 1, 2019.

Havasupai Tribe

General Counsel, Flagstaff AZ.  The General Counsel provides professional legal counsel and representation to the Havasupai Tribal government as indicated by the Tribal Council. The General Counsel works closely and independently with the Tribal Council and the Tribal Government staff. Please see the description for more information. This position is open until filled.

Chief Judge, Supai, AZ. The Tribal Chief Judge presides over a broad range of civil and criminal cases for the Havasupai Tribal Court.  This position would require an individual to review a broad range of civil and criminal matters, and render decisions under Havasupai laws. Please see the description for more information. This position is open until filled.

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Request for Proposals, Manistee, MI. Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Election Board would expect the Attorney to become familiar with election regulations and procedures, provide assistant for election disputes, and provide legal defense to actions initiated against the Election Board. Please see the description for more information. Proposals are due January 25, 2019.

Spokane Tribe of Indians

Prosecuting Attorney, Wellpinit, WA. The Tribal Prosecutor represents the Spokane Tribe of Indians in Tribal Court in all criminal prosecutions, both adult and juvenile, dependency actions, exclusion proceedings, truancy filings, and certain civil code violations. Please see the job description for more information. The application closes February 7, 2019.

Yavapai-Apache Nation

Chief Judge, Camp Verde, AZ. The Chief Judge presides over and ensures the proper operation for the Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Court. The Chief Judge is the primary judicial officer of the Tribal Court and administrator of the Nation’s Courts. Please submit your resume and application to: hrfrontdesk@yan-tribe.org. Application close Janaury 28, 2019. See the description for more information.

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

Associate Attorney, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position provides a variety of legal advice, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as researching and recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Court Solicitor, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ.  This position provides a variety of legal advice, counseling, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch; shall supervise and oversee all licensed attorneys, law clerk, hearing officers, supreme court clerk, and law clerk interns of the Judicial Branch.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. 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.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position shall perform work of unusual difficulty, hear arguments, read briefs and conduct research necessary to pass judgment and issue rulings on cases brought before the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Hoopa Valley Tribal Court

RFP, Northern California, 95526. The Hoopa Valley Tribal Court is soliciting proposals to develop, compose and facilitate a community needs assessment and strategic plan. These two deliverables are sequential and interlinked. The Hoopa Valley Tribe encourages Indian owned businesses and contractors to submit proposals and provides a preference. The proposal is due January 25, 2019. Please see the description for more information.

Columbia Riverkeeper

Staff Attorney, Hood River or Portland, OR; possibility of working remotely from Olympia or Seattle, WA. The Staff Attorney is responsible for working with Riverkeeper’s staff to develop and execute Riverkeeper’s legal and policy work, including representing Riverkeeper in litigation and administrative processes. The Staff Attorney’s work plan focuses on campaigns to protect the Columbia from fracked gas, oil-by-rail, and other fossil fuel infrastructure. Please see the position description for more information. The application closes February 6, 2019.

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Law Clerk, Tacoma, WA. Under the general direction of the Chief Judge, this position is responsible for researching and analyzing intricate, complex and sensitive legal issues and questions for the Tribal Court Judges. Application closes February 14, 2019. Please see the position description for more information.

DNA- People’s Legal Services, Inc.

The following positions are vacant. To apply email Hresources@dnalegalservices.org, or visit https://dnalegalservices.org.

• Managing Attorney, Public Defender, Keams Canyon, AZ
• Staff Attorney, Public Defender, Keams Canyon, AZ
• Managing Attorney (Civil), Keams Canyon, AZ
• Staff Attorney (Civil), Keams Canyon, AZ
• MLP Attorney, Tuba City, AZ
• Receptionist, Flagstaff, AZ
• (2) Staff Attorney, Farmington, NM
• MLP Managing Attorney, Farmington, NM
• NMVOCA Project Attorney, Farmington, NM
• Director of Litigation, Window Rock, AZ
• Director of Information Technology, Window Rock, AZ
• Community Outreach/Legal Education Coordinator, Window Rock, AZ

 

See posts from January 4, 2019.

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position and a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Interior Board of Indian Appeals

Attorney-Adviser, Arlington, VA.  The Interior Board of Indian Appeals (IBIA), Office of Hearings and Appeals, U.S. Department of the Interior, is currently soliciting applications from highly qualified individuals to serve as IBIA’s staff attorney.  For more information please see the attached job description or visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517311600.  Application closes December 19, 2018.

Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians

Tribal Prosecutor, Shelbyville, MI. This position will prosecute violations of Tribal law, consistent with principles of Tribal Sovereignty. The Prosecutor will represent the Tribe in all hearings related to his/her specific job duties before the Gun Lake Tribal Court, will present information in a manner consistent with ethical standards of justice and will perform his/her job duties in accordance with the laws of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians. Application closes December 13, 2018.

Alaska Legal Services Corp.

Native Law Staff Attorney, Fairbanks, Alaska. This position provides direct representation to Tanana Chiefs Conference member Tribes and tribal members. The attorney will primarily represent tribal clients in proceedings related to the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”), but will litigate other Native law and civil matters on behalf of TCC Tribes and tribal members in state court, and may provide advice to Tribal clients on issues under tribal law. Position to start in January 2019, and is open until filled. See attached job description, or visit https://www.alsc-law.org/job-opportunities/ for more information. Resume, writing sample, and references should be sent to ppickett@alsc-law.org.

Nevada Legal Services

Indian Law Program Staff Attorney, Elko, NV.  Nevada Legal Services is a statewide non-profit that provides free legal assistance to low income Nevadans. The Indian Law Program is based out of our Reno office and serves the 27 Native American tribes and colonies within the State of Nevada. The Program provides a wide range of services to both tribal members and tribal governments based upon the needs expressed by each community. In that capacity, the Program acts as public defender in a number of tribal jurisdictions and also serves as counsel to the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada. Frequent travel throughout Nevada, including overnight stays, is required.

This is a full-time position. Benefits include paid sick and vacation time; paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance.

Requirements:Applicants should be licensed to practice in Nevada or in another state and eligible for admission pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 72.1.  Experience with criminal defense highly preferred as well as knowledge of federal Indian law or tribal law.

If interested in the position, please send a resume and letter of interest to our HR administrator, Roberta O’Hara, rohara@nlslaw.net.

Michigan Indian Legal Services

Summer Legal Interns/Externs, Traverse City, MI and Southwest MI. Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS), a statewide provider of free legal services to low income Indians and Indian tribes, seeks three summer legal interns/externs. One position will be based out of tribal offices in Southwestern Michigan and assist an attorney providing on-site services to tribal members. One intern in the Traverse City office will focus on two tribal domestic violence/human trafficking projects. One intern in the Traverse City office will provide direct assistance to clients under the supervision of two attorneys. For more information please see the position description.

Staff Attorney, Traverse City, MI. This position will focus on tribal and state law legal issues; with an emphasis on tribal court child welfare and criminal defense matters. This position will require overnight travel in the Upper Peninsula. The ideal applicants will be licensed to practice law in Michigan or eligible to be admitted by waiver and have three plus years relevant litigation experience. Please see the description for more information.

Staff Attorney, Southwest MI. The ideal applicant will be licensed to practice law in Michigan or eligible to be admitted by waiver and have three to five years relevant experience. Applicants must possess both written and oral advocacy skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to protecting the rights of American Indians. MILS will accept applications from candidates with all levels of experience. Please see the job description for more information.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians

(2) Assistant Attorney Generals, Atmore, AL. Responsible for assisting the Attorney General and Assistant Attorney Generals in providing legal services and representation to the Tribe, its Tribal Chair, its Tribal Council, Tribal Government, Tribal Authorities, all Tribal departments and entities, and all Tribal boards, commissions, and committees. For more information please see the jobs’ description. Application closes December 18, 2018 at 5pm.

AmeriCorps

Attorney Members, locations include: Alaska (5 positions in various locations throughout the state), Oklahoma (3 positions), Arizona (1 position in Phoenix) and Nebraska (1 position in Omaha). Work with local legal aid agency and partnering hospital or health clinic serving tribes to offer civil legal trainings to health providers, and provide comprehensive legal assistance for low-income patients. Areas of legal advocacy include public benefits, housing, special education, domestic violence, elder law, family law, and consumer law. For more information please see the position description.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Chief Legal Officer, Fulton, MI. Works under the primary supervision and direction of the Tribal Council.  Provides legal services to the operational direction of the Tribal government’s Chief Executive Officer consistent with the laws, budgets and policy directives enacted by the Tribal Council.  The position entails performing a broad range of legal work for all departments and divisions of the Tribal government, as well as, appearing in Courts of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan State Courts and federal courts on behalf of the Tribe as authorized and directed. Please visit the link for more information. Application closes January 2, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Tohono O’odham Nation

Attorney General, Sells, AZ. The attorney general provides legal advice and representation to all officials, agencies, departments, divisions and branches of the Tohono O’odham Nation, a federally recognized Indian tribe with 2.8 million acres of reservation land in Southern Arizona. The attorney general represents the Nation in all legal proceedings, and in other matters that affect the legal interests of the Nation; advises senior management and tribal officials; and supervises assistant attorneys general and contract attorneys. Application closes February 1, 2019.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Attorney, Clarksburg, WV. The FBI’s Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is looking for experienced and highly qualified attorneys to join its exciting and challenging legal practice.  OGC provides legal advice to the entire FBI, including the Director, FBI headquarters officials and agents in the 56 domestic field offices, on a wide range of substantive issues. For more information please visit the link.

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

Associate Attorney, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position provides a variety of legal advice, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as researching and recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Court Solicitor, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ.  This position provides a variety of legal advice, counseling, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch; shall supervise and oversee all licensed attorneys, law clerk, hearing officers, supreme court clerk, and law clerk interns of the Judicial Branch.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. 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.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position shall perform work of unusual difficulty, hear arguments, read briefs and conduct research necessary to pass judgment and issue rulings on cases brought before the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

 

See posts from November 30, 2018.

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position and a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

Associate Attorney, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position provides a variety of legal advice, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as researching and recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Court Solicitor, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ.  This position provides a variety of legal advice, counseling, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch; shall supervise and oversee all licensed attorneys, law clerk, hearing officers, supreme court clerk, and law clerk interns of the Judicial Branch.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. 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.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position shall perform work of unusual difficulty, hear arguments, read briefs and conduct research necessary to pass judgment and issue rulings on cases brought before the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

Nisqually Indian Tribe

Attorney, Olympia, WA. Attorney will support, defend, advance and represent the various interests of the Nisqually Tribe by providing legal services to tribal government and administrative departments. May review and advise on commercial contracts and serve as tribal legal liaison in tribal business, financial, and real estate planning and development enterprises. For more information please see the job description. Applications closes December 20, 2018.

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Legal Intern, Manistee, MI. Intern(s) will work closely with the Unified Legal Department in several clearly defined projects to be completed during the summer.  Interns will assist the Unified Legal Department in its role as in-house legal counsel to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. The Unified Legal Department provides legal services and representation to the Tribal Government and its Enterprises, including Elected Officials, Departments, Commissions, and the Little River Casino Resort. Applications will be reviewed on a revolving basis, beginning December 1, 2018, until the position(s) is filled. Please see the job description for more information.

The Comanche Nation

Request for Proposals, Lawton, OK. Inviting proposals for Chief Appellate Judge and Associate Appellate Judges of the Comanche Nation Tribal Court. Full copies of the Request for Proposal can be obtained through the Comanche Nation Website: https://comanchenation.com/our-nation/request-proposals. Deadline for submission is January 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. CST. Proposals should be submitted via email in PDF format to Jared Ellis at jarede@comanchenation.com. Hand-delivered proposals can be dropped off in a sealed envelope to the Court Clerk for the Comanche Nation Tribal Court, Comanche Nation Courthouse, 584 NW Bingo Rd., Lawton, OK 73507.

Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Court

Chief Judge, Verde Valley of Arizona. The Chief Judge presides over and ensures the proper operation for the Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Court. The Chief Judge is the primary judicial officer of the Tribal Court and administrator of the Nation’s Courts. For more information please see the job description. Application closes December 21, 2018.

The National Indian Gaming Commission

Summer Legal Intern, Washington, DC. The National Indian Gaming Commission is seeking applicants for a summer internship in the Washington, DC office in the Office of General Counsel. OGC is committed to the professional development of new attorneys in the field of federal Indian law. Work will consist of legal research and writing and review of various gaming matters. For more information please see the internship description. Application closes January 4, 2019. 

Associate General Counsel, Washington, D.C.  The Office of General Counsel within the National Indian Gaming Commission is looking for a supervisory attorney capable of exercising judgment while performing challenging legal assignments, with a broad knowledge of the field of Federal Indian law and regulations as they pertain to Indian gaming and in relation to the operations of the IGRA, and federal, state, and tribal laws and regulations. For more information please see the attached job description or visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518026200. Application closes December 7, 2018.

 

See posts from November 23, 2018.

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position and a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Tohono O’odham Nation

Assistant Executive Counsel, Sells, AZ. The Assistant Executive Counsel provides legal counsel and representation to the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation as well as to executive branch departments, offices, and programs in all areas of Indian law. The position will handle a combination of transactional work and litigation. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background, excellent research, writing and communication skills, and at least three years of civil litigation experience within a law firm. Must be a member of the Arizona State Bar in good standing OR eligible to become a member. To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, and a writing sample to Wendell R. Matt, Executive Counsel, via email at wendell.matt@tonation-nsn.gov. If you have any questions, please call (520) 383-2028.

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation

RFP. Seeking proposals from qualified, licensed attorneys to provide judicial services to the Tribal Court as a Second Associate Judge. For more information please see the description.

DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc.

See the available positions here. To apply, email hresources@dnalegalservices.org and visit http://www.dnalegalservices.org.

The Redding Rancheria Tribe

Staff Attorney, Redding, CA. Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, Staff Attorney will provide legal advice and legal assistance to the Tribal Council and the Tribal administration. Consults directly with the Legal Department and as directed with the Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Team, department heads and casino management. Please see the description for more information. This position will be open until filled.

Sound Transit

Tribal Relations Manager, Seattle, WA.  Under general direction, the Tribal Relations Manager (or Tribal Liaison) is responsible for overall coordination of Sound Transit’s relationships, interactions and consultations with Puget Sound Indian Tribes. Although this is not an attorney position and does not require a law degree, attorney applicants will likely be very competitive given the knowledge and skills required for the position.  Details can be found at the  link, no closing date specified.

Earthjustice

Staff Attorney and Director of Tribal Partnerships, Bozeman, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Seattle location strongly preferred. To apply for this position Earthjustice has retained the services of Swan Legal Search for this job search.  For more information please see the job description. Interested candidates should submit the application to Delia Swan via email at: delia@swanlegal.com.

Associate Attorney for Tribal Partnerships, Bozeman, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Seattle location strongly preferred.  Given these geographic considerations, associate attorney applicants may increase the strength of their application by being willing to reside in multiple locations, depending on where the Director is hired. Please see the job description for more information. To apply for the Associate Attorney position we ask that candidates apply through Jobvite: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o9mF8fw2&s=Turtle_Talk

Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians

RFP. Gun Lake Investments is seeking proposals from qualified law firms/lawyers to provide legal representation of the Gun Lake Investments Board of Directors and management. The primary contact for this project is June Mamagona Fletcher and all questions during the proposal period can be emailed to jmfletcher@gunlakeinvestments.com by November 28, by 5:00 p.m.  For more information please see the description.

The Udall Foundation

Native American Congressional Internship, Washington, D.C. The Foundation seeks candidates who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership qualities, and an interest in working with Native American issues and policy. Interns are provided round-trip airfare, lodging, per dium, and an educational stipend. The application deadline is January 31, 2019. For more information please see the description.

 

See posts from November 7, 2018.

Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position and a PDF job announcement to indigenous@law.msu.edu.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska

Guardian Ad Litem, Sitka, AL. This part-time position serves as a resource for the Tribal Court. Interested individuals must submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references. The letter of interest should include a proposed hourly rate and should illustrate the individual’s background and interest in Sitka native culture. Must have comprehensive familiarity and cultural competency with traditions and values. Must be able to pass a criminal background check. For a full job description, questions or to apply; contact Kathy Mathews at 907-747-7178,  via e-mail at Kathy.mathews@sitkatribe-nsn.gov, or mail to 456 Katlian Street, Sitka, Alaska 99835, Attn: Kathy Mathews. Deadline for applications is November 9, 2018 at 4:00pm.

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

Associate Attorney, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position provides a variety of legal advice, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as researching and recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. Deadline for applications is November 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (MST).

Court Solicitor, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ.  This position provides a variety of legal advice, counseling, research and related legal services in support of the overall operation of the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch; assists with judicial administrative functions, such as recommending policy changes and improvements for overall Judicial Branch; shall supervise and oversee all licensed attorneys, law clerk, hearing officers, supreme court clerk, and law clerk interns of the Judicial Branch.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. Deadline for applications is November 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (MST).

Staff Attorney, Widow Rock Judicial District Court, Window Rock, AZ.  The Staff Attorney performs work of considerable difficulty in providing complex legal advice and guidance; conducts legal research and drafts legal documents in support of the judges, court solicitor and court administrators; undertakes special projects for the Judicial Branch. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. Deadline for applications is November 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (MST).

Human Resources Director, Administrative Offices of the Courts, Window Rock, AZ. This position is responsible for the direction and administration of the human resources function for the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch.  In summary, the Human Resources (HR) Director oversees the implementation of policies, organizational development, compensation, benefits, performance management, performance evaluation, employee relations, recruitment, and retention in compliance with all Navajo Nation laws, Judicial Branch Personnel Policies, and Personnel Policies for Judges and Justices. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. Deadline for applications is November 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (MST).

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.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ. This position shall perform work of unusual difficulty, hear arguments, read briefs and conduct research necessary to pass judgment and issue rulings on cases brought before the Navajo Nation Supreme Court.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Public Defender, Port Angeles, WA. Essential duties and responsibilities of the Public Defender include representing defendants in adult criminal cases; Representing youth in delinquency and status offense cases; Representing parents or other legal custodians in child dependency cases; Representing Elwha Tribal members in contested traffic, housing, and civil regulatory cases; and more. Please see the job description for more information. This position is open until filled.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

2019 Summer Law Clerk Program, Washington D.C. Hobbs Straus specializes in Federal Indian Law and has worked for over 35 years to realize positive change in Indian Country. Our attorneys are dedicated to promoting and defending tribal rights, expanding opportunities for tribes, and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Please see the job description for more information.

Kalispel Tribe of Indians

Contract and Intellectual Property Staff Attorney, Usk and Airway Heights, WA. The Staff Attorney provides legal representation to the Kalispel Tribe of Indians including governmental departments and enterprises in the areas of contracts, grants and intellectual property. To apply, click here. For more information, please see the position description.

 

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