Friday Job Announcements

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

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes
    • position title,
    • location (city, state),
    • main duties,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

AmeriCorps

Attorney Member, Native Communities Medical-Legal Partnership, Albuquerque, NM. The AmeriCorps Member will provide direct legal assistance to low-income patients at First Nations Community HealthSource Health Center http://www.fnch.org/ in Albuquerque. Areas of legal advocacy include public benefits, housing, special education, domestic violence, elder law, family law, and consumer law. The AmeriCorps Member will be an attorney authorized to practice in state and/or tribal court, and before administrative agencies. The AmeriCorps Member will be responsible for providing periodic trainings and presentations to providers at medical facilities, as well as for regularly consulting with medical providers. Open until filled. More information at: https://newmexicolegalaid.isolvedhire.com/jobs/188561.html.

Earthjustice

Staff Attorney, Miami, Florida Regional Office. Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a Staff Attorney our Florida Regional Office. The Staff Attorney will help expand our outreach to and partnerships with environmental justice groups and others advancing the rights of disproportionately burdened communities, especially in South Florida community-based groups. Additionally, they will coordinate community-based environmental advocacy with national strategies and litigation in other program areas, as appropriate.

Intertribal Court of Southern California

Tribal Court Administrator, North County San Diego, CA.Main duties include: Management of non-judicial administration and day-to-day operations of the Intertribal Court, perform fiscal, accounting, and budgetary duties, facilities maintenance, information technology, human resources and a variety of court support work. See more at www.Sciljc.org or see the position description.

Peebles Kidder 

2021 Summer Law Clerks, Sacramento, CA; Kansas City, MO; Rapid City, South Dakota; and Washington D.C. Whether clerks will work from a firm office or remotely will be determined closer to the start date.  Applicants must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.  Experience or coursework in tribal and Federal Indian Law is strongly preferred.  Applicants must also possess excellent analytical, research and communication skills, and the ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment.  Peebles Kidder offers a competitive hourly wage for a 10-week summer position.  Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and law school transcript to Solveig Monson at smonson@ndnlaw.com by November 15, 2020.

Oglala Sioux Tribe Legal Department

  1. Lead
  2. Senior Associate
  3. Jr. Associate

Announcement here. The In-House Counsel(s) will work for the OST Council, the Executive Committee, and with two (2) Tribal Council Standing Committees.  Land Committee, Health and Human Services Committee, Education Committee, Economic and Business Development Committee, Law and Order Committee and Finance Committee. Please see the announcement and the qualifications for more information.

RFP.  Special Counsel for various legal services for the Oglala Sioux Tribe until November 20, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. MST. Late proposals will not be accepted. The Tribal Council seeks individuals or law firms to provide legal counsel services to the Oglala Sioux Tribe for the following areas: Federal Congressional Matters, Litigation, Code Drafting, Treaty Rights and Protection. Please see the request for more information.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii (ACLU of Hawaii)

Legal Director, Honolulu, Hawaii.  We will be taking applications until November 13, 2020 or until the position is filled.  Please visit our website at  https://acluhi.org/ for the full details of this job announcement or to check out our organization.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Principal Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of the Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, provides professional legal work and advice to the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller (OOC), Office of Management & Budget (OMB), Office of the Navajo Tax Commission (ONTC), Navajo Tax Commission (NTC), Department of Retirement Services (NDRS), Retirement Plan Administration Committee (RPAC), Budget and Finance Committee (BFC), Investment Committee (IC), and as required, to the Navajo Nation Council, Oversight Committees, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, and Chapters regarding a wide range of legal issues.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

NNDOJ Office of the Chief Prosecutor

Chief Prosecutor, Window Rock, AZ.  The Chief Prosecutor performs administrative, managerial, and prosecution work in directing the Office of the Chief Prosecutor and component districts including the Juvenile Justice and White Collar Crime programs. Administers short and long range planning, organizing, directing, strategic  planning for  annual, external, and supplemental budgets, and related activities of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor.  Coordinates  and  evaluates  the  overall  effectiveness of the assigned program offices and districts. Responsible for adhering to the Plan of  Operation  and  establishing  annual  goals  and  objectives, and making necessary amendments.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

NNDOJ Office of the Prosecutor

Prosecutor, Tuba City, AZ.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case.  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, Shiprock, NM.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case. Prepares and presents criminal and civil cases in the Navajo Nation and appellate courts; prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research.  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, Kayenta, AZ.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in juvenile adjudications, dependencies, Children in Need of Supervision (CHNS); research and study of litigation of juvenile proceedings and child neglect cases including appellate cases, reviews police, social service, and related reports/complaints, and other law enforcement documents and reports; prepares oral arguments, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; attends juvenile related hearings in Navajo Nation Courts; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case, prepares legal memoranda, briefs, motions and other required documents for court presentation; performs extensive legal research.  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.

See posts from October 10, 2020.

Job Announcements

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

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes
    • position title,
    • location (city, state),
    • main duties,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

State of Michigan Office of the Governor

Deputy Legal Counsel, Lansing, MI. Attorneys within OLC work frequently with other divisions within the Executive Office of the Governor, including Appointments, Communications, Community Affairs, Federal Affairs, Legislative and Public Affairs, and Policy, as well is with the Department of Attorney General and leadership within other departments and agencies in the Executive Branch. OLC provides a range of legal services for the Governor of the State of Michigan and her staff within the Executive Office of the Governor. Closing Date October 16, 2020. Applicants will be reviewed and may be interviewed on a rolling basis. Please see the job description

Earthjustice

Staff Attorney, Los Angeles, CA. Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a Staff Attorney to join our California Regional team in its Los Angeles office. This position will focus on litigation and advocacy to compel a shift away from fossil fuels and toward equitable zero-emissions solutions across the transportation, power, and building sectors in California. This work serves as an important part of our work to clean up places in the country with the most polluted air, in addition to reducing harmful climate pollution. This Staff Attorney will work closely with our existing team of attorneys, a Research and Policy Analyst, and a Litigation Assistant/Legal Practice Administrator, in addition to other dedicated staff from the California Regional Office. 

The Native American Disability Law Center

Attorney Position, Flagstaff, AZ. The Law Center addresses the issues such as special education, employment, housing, abuse & neglect, and cases involving disability discrimination. Attorneys represent clients in administrative hearings, and tribal, state, and federal court actions – with a focus on systemic change. Additionally, Attorneys work with tribal governments on legislation & policies effecting individuals with disabilities. Please see the position description.

Southern Ute Tribe

Tribal Water Attorney, Ignacio, CO. Under the supervision of the Legal Department Director, attorney will serve as a member of the Tribe’s Legal Department, with principal responsibility for representing the Tribe on water matters. Where time allows, the attorney will represent the Tribe in other matters that require the Legal Department’s attention, including code review and drafting, litigation, contract review, and employment matters. Apply online at https://careers.southernute.com/pfund. Closes October 29, 2020, 5:00pm MST.

Havasupai Tribe Head Start Director

Head Start Director, Supai, AZ. The Head Start Director is responsible for managing the Head Start and Early Head Start (HS/EHS) program for the Havasupai Tribe. The Head Start Director must provide leadership in planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating program standards and procedures. The Head Start Director achieves program objectives by leading staff, developing program strategies and plans, overseeing grant funds and budgets, setting and managing program performance measures, and ensuring compliance with all contractual and regulatory requirements. Closing date – October 30, 2020. Please see the job announcement for more information.

ACLU of Montana

Civil Rights Staff Attorney, Missoula, MT. The ACLU of Montana works on a variety of issues that impact Indigenous people – including tribal sovereignty, voting rights, education equity and school discipline, criminal legal reform, religious freedom, and the decriminalization of poverty. This is currently a two-year position with the possibility of renewal in subsequent years. This position is based in Montana with the specific location open to discussion. This position will be remote until the office re-opens after the Covid-19 pandemic, at least through December 31, 2020. Application review will start October 19, 2020. Applications after this date are encouraged and will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We are aiming for a start date in November, 2020. To learn more about the work of the ACLU-MT, please visit www.aclumontana.org or view the job description.

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

RFP for Certified Public Accountant (CPA). EBCI Legislative Branch invites qualified individuals or firms to submit CPA services proposals. The Legislative CPA will work with Tribal Council to access all business transactions and prepare accurate reports, brief Tribal Council on the EBCI’s financial position and recommend solutions to improve results, thoroughly review the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, review and revise the EBCI’s budgeting procedures, and develop, revise, and review EBCI accounting policies and processes. The proposal must be received no later than 3:00 P.M. Thursday, October 29, 2020.

Mille Lacs Band

Deputy Solicitor General, Onamia, MN. The Deputy Solicitor General performs legal work involving interpreting laws and regulations; preparing legal opinions, briefs, and other legal documents; rendering legal advice and counsel; consulting with trial attorneys; assisting in preparing cases for trial; drafting bills for legislative consideration, and assisting the Solicitor General in managing the affairs and duties of the function of Solicitor General. Application is open until filled.

Tohono O’odham Legislative Branch

Assistant Legislative Attorney, Sells, AZ. Under the direction of the Legislative Attorney, provides legal advice and representation to the Legislative council and standing committees on a wide range of issues affecting the Tohono O’odham Nation; works with tribal, federal and state officials as well as national- and state-level tribal advocacy groups, other tribes, private individuals and entities; maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. Please see the job description for more information.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Court Administrator, Mashpee, MA.  The job duties are administration of all court activities and supervision of court staff.  Maintenance of all court and grant budgets.  Providing public information.  Working cooperatively with the Chief Judge and Elders Judiciary Committee.  Good communication skills, writing skills, and computer literacy are essential.  This position is open until we can fill it.  All resumes can be emailed to Vivian.Bussiere@mwtribe-nsn.gov .  Please review the attached job description.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Senior Tribal Attorney, Hoopa, CA. The Senior Tribal Attorney administers and supervises the Office of Tribal Attorney and will provide a broad range or legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Chairperson, tribal departments and entities, including consultation, research, drafting, representation in administrative proceedings, and other duties as assigned. Deadline to apply is November 5, 2020. Link to required employment application here.

Associate Tribal Attorney, Hoopa, CA. The Associate Tribal Attorney will serve in the Office of Tribal Attorney and will provide a broad range or legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Chairperson, tribal departments and entities, including consultation, research, drafting, representation in administrative proceedings, and other duties as assigned. Deadline to apply is November 7, 2020. Link to required employment application. Link to required employment application here.

DHHS/DVS

Statewide Victim Services Liaison, Traverse City, MI. Leads and coordinates the OVC Statewide Liaison project and develops policy for the Division of Victim Services, Department of Health and Human Services by working with local, tribal, federal, and other state programs serving rural and Native American victims for the purposes of identifying opportunities to improve services and increase access to legal assistance and representation for rural and Native Americans victims of domestic and sexual violence, and other related crimes, including Indian Country crimes. For more information please see the job description.

Trinidad Rancheria Tribal Court

Tribal Court Administrator, Trinidad, CA. Responsible for management and supervision of daily court operations and management, including assuming responsibility for the development, implementation and maintenance of case management systems, facilities management and security, strategic planning and fiscal activity, including budget development and administration and supervision of other financial matters of the Court. Applications can be downloaded here.

Chief Judge, Trinidad, CA. Responsibilities include the overall development of court rules and procedures, expansion of court jurisdiction,  administrative operations of the Tribal Court and supervision of and training of its employees, including case management, ancillary services (which may include things such as wellness court, cultural mediation program, victim protection program, child support, and youth program, contingent upon funding), and the timeliness of judgments and orders. Additionally, the Chief Judge will be working on comprehensive tribal code development, including reviewing and updating existing laws and codes, develop new essential codes, and community education and awareness meetings. Applications can be downloaded here.

Peebles Kidder

Associate Attorney(s), Sacramento, CA. Seeking entry level Associate and a mid-level Associate with experience in the areas of business transactions, corporate governance, contracts, economic development, or finance.  Our firm is widely recognized for our representation of Indian tribes and tribally owned entities. Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, law school transcript and writing sample. Positions open until filled. For more information please see the job description.

Tribal Partnerships

Midwest Staff Attorney.  Although the focus is on work in the Midwest, the person can be located in Chicago, Madison, Denver, or Seattle. This position will focus on litigation and advocacy on behalf of our tribal clients and partners in the Midwest and other regions as needed. Please see the job description for more information.

The Environmental Law Institute

Environmental Justice lead,  Washington, DC. We seek a policy-minded and committed strategic thinker to lead the further development of the ELI Research and Policy Department’s work devising legal, policy, and governance solutions to systemic racism. The EJ lead will coordinate the expansion of ELI’s Environmental Justice Initiatives, which requires an understanding of how racism has been entrenched in environmental law and policy, and strong relationships with community leaders challenging this systemic injustice. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled. To apply, please visit https://www.eli.org/employment. Please see the job announcement for more information.

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

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

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

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

District Court Judge, Judicial District Court, Navajo Nation Wide. The District Court Judge is responsible in presiding over civil, criminal and family court cases; provides policy direction and guidance in the operation of the Judicial District.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

See posts October 2, 2020.

Friday Job Announcements

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

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes
    • position title,
    • location (city, state),
    • main duties,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

The Pascua Yaqui Office of Attorney General

Assistant Attorney General, adjacent to Tucson, AZ. The Assistant Attorney General represents the Pascua Yaqui Tribe by providing nonpartisan legal advice and representation to officials, agencies, departments, divisions, enterprises and other entities of the Tribe’s government. Interested candidates should have at least 4 years of experience as a practicing attorney, with a background in Indian Law strongly preferred.  The job posting can be found here or see the job description for more information.

Prairie Island Indian Community

RFP. Welch, MN. After a hard-fought victory at the Minnesota Legislature in securing the Legislation, PIIC is excited to embark on the Net Zero Project. PIIC requests proposals from qualified firms, partnerships, corporations, associations, or professional organizations (“Vendor(s)” or “Respondent(s)”) to become its primary partner for the Project. The selected Vendor will help PIIC develop a project plan, including elements such as governance, community engagement, feasibility, technical analysis, possible creation of a tribal utility, etc. The selected Vendor will oversee the execution of a developed project plan and the procurement/construction required to meet the objectives identified for the Project. Additionally, PIIC seeks a qualified Vendor that both understands the public-facing aspect of the Project and can work with the existing team on communication strategies to foster stakeholder and public confidence. Submissions due September 28, 2020. Please see the RFP for more information.

Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Assistant Prosecutor, Watersmeet, MI.  Provide vertical prosecution of all sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking cases in the LVD Court as well as assist in prosecution of other criminal matters.  This position also includes collaboration with Tribal Police to create and implement a training program for effective investigation of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking involving tribal members both on and off Tribal lands.  For more information, please see the job description.  Deadline for application is October 1, 2020.  Application here.

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Band Assembly

Legislative Staff Attorney II, Onamia, MN. Assists in representing the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Band Assembly in the lawful exercise of its constitutional and statutory duties and obligations. The Legislative Staff Attorney also conducts legal research, drafts bills and legal opinions, reviews contracts, and performs other duties as assigned by the Secretary-Treasurer and Band Assembly with notification given to the Legislative Counsel. The Legislative Staff Attorney will regularly collaborate and work with the Legislative Counsel on legal issues. Application closes 9/28/2020. Please see the job description or link for more information.

Native American Rights Fund

Executive/Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Boulder, CO. This position will provide administrative and legal support for a busy law office. Due to COVID-19, this position will be temporarily remote. No closing date, it will remain open until filled. American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are encouraged to apply.

Environmental Protection Agency

Attorney-Advisor, Denver, CO, telework eligible. Provide legal advice, perform legal research, prepare legal documentation and provides policy recommendations; Perform litigation activities; Draft Agency determinations proposed regulations and federal register notices; and more. For more information and to apply please see the job description. Application closes September 23, 2020.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

2021 Summer Law Clerk, Washington, DC.Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP, a national law firm dedicated to promoting and defending the interests of Indian tribal governments and organizations, is currently seeking applications for its 2021 Summer Law Clerk Program in its Washington, DC office. Please see the Job Announcement for more information and how to apply. This position is open until filled.

American Bar Association

Senior Associate Executive Director and General Counsel. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, will provide leadership in two distinct areas: – As General Counsel of the organization of America’s lawyers, responsibility for legal guidance and counsel in the ABA’s Office of the General Counsel – As Senior Associate Executive Director, responsibility for oversight of the office that manages the ABA’s law school accreditation process. For more information please see the position description.

ACLU of New Hampshire

Director of Community Engagement, Concord, NH. Manage ACLU-NH organizing campaigns, build volunteer capacity across the state, and engage with community partners to advance civil rights. Manage a team of two full-time staff organizers. This is an exciting opportunity to provide vision, leadership, and support to an organizing program that focuses on the most important civil rights issues of our time, including racial justice, voting rights, and LGBTQ rights. Due to COVID-19, relocation to New Hampshire will not be immediately required. Requesting job applications by October 5, 2020. To apply send cover letter and resume to Jobs@aclu-nh.org.

See posts from September 11, 2020.

Friday Job Announcements

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

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes
    • position title,
    • location (city, state),
    • main duties,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Administration Headquarters

Staff Attorney, New Town, ND. Provide legal advice and counsel to the Three Affiliated Tribes, The Tribal Business Council and all Tribal Programs, entities and sub-divisions of the Tribes, including but not limited to representation before Tribal, Federal & State Courts and Administrative agencies. Review, drafting, and negotiation of contracts, including PL 93-638 Contracts with Governmental Agencies and other outside Agencies. For more information please see the job description. Application here. Application is open until filled.

UCLA Law

Richard Taylor Law Teaching Fellowship, 2021-2023. Applicants who intend to pursue a career as an assistant professor of law are invited to apply if their research interests concern topics at the intersection of race/racism, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The law teaching fellowship programs of Williams Institute and Critical Race Studies Program at UCLA Law are some of the oldest in the nation. For more information and to apply, please click here.

Quinault Indian Reservation

RFQ. The Quinault Indian Nation in Taholah, Washington is seeking a Chief Judge for the Quinault Tribal Court. Please see the detailed RFQ document for proposal qualifications and requirements. Proposals must be submitted by October 9, 2020. Anticipated start date will be early January, 2021. Proposals and/or questions about the RFQ should be submitted to lbruner@quinault.org.

Office of the Attorney General for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Staff Attorney, Choctaw, MS. Under the direction of the Tribe’s Attorney General, the Staff Attorney is responsible for providing general legal services for the tribal government and representing the Tribe in various criminal and civil actions in tribal, state, and federal courts. This position is open until filled. The Tribe’s Employment Application can be found at http://www.choctaw.org/government/services/employment.html

Earthjustice

Staff Attorney, Fossil Fuels in Chicago, IL. See a brief description below. Earthjustice’s Fossil Fuels Program is hiring a Staff Attorney to join us in using the power of the law to protect communities and our environment from an onslaught of new oil and gas development. We use litigation, administrative advocacy, and partnership to advance an end to U.S. oil and gas extraction and production, and stop new infrastructure (e.g. petrochemical facilities, export terminals and pipelines). The Staff Attorney will focus on challenging upstream and new and expanding fossil fuel infrastructure development with an emphasis on the Ohio River Valley in Appalachia.  

See posts from September 4, 2020.

Friday Job Announcements

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

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes
    • position title,
    • location (city, state),
    • main duties,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

Vice President and General Counsel, Anchorage, AK. The Vice President (VP) and General Counsel is a chief legal representative on legal issues related to Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) and affiliate and subsidiary operations regarding contracts, transactions, and risk management of the organization. This position performs complex legal work for CITC and Administration, and advises the President and CEO and Leadership Councils. This position also provides legal support to management and serves as an advisor to the President and CEO business and risk matters. Open until Filled. Apply online and see the position description for more information.

Peublo of Tesuque

Tribal Court Judge (Part-time), located approximately 6 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The Judge is responsible for the operation and administration of the Tribal Court and all programs operating through it. The Judge will preside over criminal, civil, and child welfare matters. Applicants must be licensed to practice law and have at least three years’ litigation experience in state, federal, or tribal court systems and five years’ experience in federal Indian law. This vacancy is open until filled. This vacancy is open until filled. To be considered for the position, send a letter of interest and resume to hr@pueblooftesuque.org. For more information and an application, please email HR.

Bear River Tribal Court

In House Counsel. Provides advice, instruction and guidance to Tribal Council, Tribal Administrator, Chief of Public Safety and other department directors on legal work matters. The incumbent will complete a variety of professional assignments on behalf of the Bear River Band Tribal Council and governmental departments as assigned. Please see the job description for more information.

Court Attorney. Under the direction of the Chief Judge and direct supervision of the Court Administrator, the incumbent will assist the Chief Judge and Bear River Band Tribal Court in its legal matters. The incumbent will complete a variety of professional assignments on behalf of the Bear River Band Tribal Court as assigned. Attorney will work closely with the Chief Judge and department staff. Please see the job description for more information.

Peebles Kidder

Associate Attorney(s), Sacramento, CA. Seeking entry level Associate and a mid-level Associate with experience in the areas of business transactions, corporate governance, contracts, economic development, or finance.  Our firm is widely recognized for our representation of Indian tribes and tribally owned entities. Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, law school transcript and writing sample. Positions open until filled. For more information please see the job description.

Tulalip Tribe

RFP. Contract for legal services to be provided as a victim advocate attorney for the Tulalip Tribal Victims Set-Aside program for the calendar year of 2020, administered by the Tulalip Tribes Office of Reservation Attorney. Proposals must be submitted no later than 4:30pm on September, 18, 2020. Please see the RFP for more information.

Legal Representation, Tulalip Tribal Court. You will establish an attorney/client relationship with the indigent client and determine what services to provide to the client in order to ensure adequate representation. You shall maintain professional practice standards in providing a level of legal service that does not fall below the minimum professional standards, Rules of Professional Conduct of the Washington State Supreme Court, the Washington State Bar Association, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, and any applicable case law and court rules that define the duties of counsel to their clients.

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Staff Attorney, Office of the Attorney General, Choctaw, Mississippi. The staff attorney is responsible for providing general staff legal services including on-reservation and off-reservation court appearances and litigation, including some prosecution in tribal criminal court. Applications are open until filled.

Earthjustice

Associate Attorney, Community Partnerships, Washington, D.C. While each of our offices work with local communities, the Community Partnerships Program consists of six attorneys located in New York, DC, and Los Angeles.  The associate attorney will add cross-organization capacity but will focus on matters handled by the DC team whose work includes issues involving waste mismanagement and toxic air pollution. 

Legal Intern, Midwest Regional Office. The Midwest Regional Office partners with impacted communities to fight for clean air, drinking water, and soil. We partner with Tribal Nations and other groups to fight for the protection of the Straits of Mackinac from the risk of an oil spill, defending the Boundary Waters of Minnesota from copper-nickel sulfide mining and fighting to correct years of flooding and inadequate sewage infrastructure in the town of Centreville, Illinois. Our team of attorneys bring a mix of matters under federal environmental laws such as the Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, as well as state and local statutes, to protect the environment and promote healthy communities. The Midwest Regional Office is currently adding to its docket of work with potential cases in almost every Midwest state. The Fall 2020 position being offered will be remote, based out of New York, Washington DC, Illinois, Philadelphia, Florida, Colorado, Montana, Washington, California, Hawaii, or Alaska.

Director of Strategic Legal Advocacy. Our Director of Strategic Legal Advocacy will help our 150-lawyer team identify and counter these doctrinal trends in the context of our ongoing substantive work. The Director will serve as a resource for monitoring relevant legal developments, as a thought partner for teams confronting relevant doctrinal issues in their matters, and as lead counsel in impact litigation where appropriate. While the Director will focus primarily on Earthjustice’s own advocacy, we anticipate that they will routinely work with Earthjustice’s peers in the broader progressive legal community.


Staff Attorney, Toxic Exposure and Health Program. We expect the staff attorney we hire for this position to play a leading role in developing and leading litigation and seeking opportunities to further the Program’s work using litigation as well as other forms of legal advocacy.  The ideal candidate for this position will have experience with all aspects of complex litigation—including developing cases, motion practice, evidentiary hearings, oral argument, and appeals.  Prior experience with environmental law is not required, but prior experience with administrative law, as well as a demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a public-interest environment, is strongly preferred. While a science background is not required, candidates should be comfortable reading and working with scientific material.

Staff Attorney, Tribal Partnerships. The Tribal Partnerships team works across Earthjustice’s regional offices and programs to develop cross-cutting strategies on behalf of our tribal and Indigenous partners and to provide added capacity and expertise to work on matters of concern to tribes and Indigenous communities. Tribal Partnerships attorneys litigate cases themselves, collaborate and consult with program and regional office attorneys, conduct outreach with tribes and Indigenous communities, and work with Earthjustice’s other teams as needed.

Association on American Indian Affairs

Public Affairs and Outreach Coordinator, Virtual, with the possibility of relocating to the D.C. area (Maryland) after the pandemic. This position is a full-time non-exempt position overseen by the Executive Director. The Public Affairs and Outreach Coordinator is an ambassador for the Association responsible for delivering the Association’s vision, mission and goals to Tribal Nations, Indigenous Peoples and the broader national population, utilizing the Association’s website, social media, press, video and other media and marketing tools. You can find the job posting and information on how to apply here.

The University of Tulsa College of Law

Visiting Professor. Invites applications from both entry-level and experienced faculty for possible visiting faculty positions beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year.  The areas of interest may include, but are not necessarily limited to, contracts and related UCC courses, corporate law, business law, transactional law, energy and natural resource law, torts and other first year and/or required or elective courses. Learn more about the College generally at http://www.law.utulsa.edu.  Please submit letters of interest, résumés and diversity statements to Prof. Robert Butkin, Chair, Appointments Committee, University of Tulsa College of Law, 3120 E. 4th Place, Tulsa, OK 74104, or by email to robert-butkin@utulsa.edu.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Rodney B. Lewis Fellow, American Indian Law and Policy, Washington, DC. Please see the announcement for more information. Open until filled. Apply here.

See posts from August 28, 2020.

Friday Job Announcements

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

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes
    • position title,
    • location (city, state),
    • main duties,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Lewis & Clark Law School

(2) Faculty, Portland, OR. invites applications from entry level candidates for two positions to begin in the 2021-22 academic year. We seek candidates who could teach constitutional law, criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, and related courses. Information about Lewis & Clark Law School is available here. Interested persons should send a resume or c.v., references, a writing sample, and an indication of specific teaching interests to Kerry Rowand, Executive Assistant, by email. For more information please see the position description or visit the website.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor, Baraga, MI. The Assistant Tribal Prosecutor shall represent the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community throughout all phases of criminal and child neglect or dependency cases in Tribal Court. The closing date is August 31, 2020 at 4:00pm. The application can be found here.

Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Staff Attorney, Longview, WA. Draft legal documents, contract language, letters, and testimony; Review and analyze contracts and legal documentsconducts legal research; Assists with litigation for the Tribeincluding negotiationsmediationlegal research, discovery, motion practice, oral argument, trial and appeal; and more. The application is open until filled. Please see the attached job description for more information.

The Mescalero Apache Tribe

Chief Judge, Mescalero is located in southcentral New Mexico (2 hours north of El Paso, TX and 3 hours south of Albuquerque, NM). 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. For more information and to apply, please see the job description.

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)

Development Director, Portland, OR. Interested applicants may visit our website at https://www.nicwa.org/employment/, or see the attached job description for instructions on how to apply. The closing date for this position is September 11. Questions and submissions may be directed to nstewart@nicwa.org, or (503) 222-4044.

Ziontz Chestnut

Associate Attorney, Seattle, WA. Seeking an entry-level associate with a strong academic background and 0-3 years of experience (including judicial clerkships) to join its practice beginning in fall 2021 (and possibly earlier depending on availability).  Applicants should send their cover letter, resume, law school transcript and one writing sample representing predominantly their own written work as a single PDF file by September 30, 2020, to Hiring Attorney at applicant@ziontzchestnut.com or 2101 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1230, Seattle, WA, 98121.  For more information, visit the website.  Please see the job description for more information.

Rossette LLP

Associate Attorney, Grand Rapids, MI. Advise tribes and tribally owned businesses on all things related to non-gaming economic development, including but not limited to the following: business entity creation and dissolution, corporate governance, contract review, conduct legal diligence necessary for real estate transactions and corporate acquisitions, compliance with tribal law, compliance with federal consumer protection law, and advise on appropriate corporate legal structures for acquisitions and new ventures. Application closes September 4, 2020.

Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance

Upper Midwest Regional Seed Cooperative Manager. The ideal candidate should be a dynamic individual who is deeply passionate about the Indigenous food and seed sovereignty movement with excellent virtual and online communication and project management skills. Research and co-facilitate the pilot year of setting the foundation for the first regional Indigenous Seed Growers Cooperative; Works with National Program Director to develop and implement curriculum and listening sessions based on the needs of the region; Works with National Program Director to develop strategic plans for the regional Seed Cooperative and ISKN network; and more. Deadline to apply is Sept 15th by 11:59 pm PST.

See posts from August 10, 2020

Friday Job Announcements

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

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes
    • position title,
    • location (city, state),
    • main duties,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Tribal Court

Chief Judge (part-time), Placerville, CA. Please see the link for a description of the main duties and application process. The position will be open until filled but we hope to have a Chief Judge selected and installed by October 1, 2020.

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

Senior Associate General Counsel, Isabella County, MI. Responsible for representing the Tribe in all judicial and administrative forums and in the Tribe’s governmental and business relations with all persons, organizations and entities, public and private, as directed by General Counsel. The Senior Associate General Counsel will supervise and coordinate the work of the all Associate General Counsel positions. Please visit the link for more information and to apply.

Native American Rights Fund

Summer 2021 Law Clerks. NARF is currently seeking candidates for its Summer 2021 Clerkships. Each year, NARF conducts a nation-wide search for law students to participate in its Law Clerk Program. Positions are available in all three of NARF’s offices: Anchorage, AK; Boulder, CO; and Washington, D.C. Please indicate your office preference in your cover letter. Application closes September 18, 2020. For more information and how to apply, please see the flyer.

Lummi Nation

Deputy Tribal Prosecutor I, Bellingham, WA.The Deputy Tribal Prosecutor works within the Office of the Reservation Attorney under the direction of the Legal Director, and represents the Lummi Nation in criminal and civil proceedings before tribal, federal, state, and local courts. The Legal Director evaluates the job performance of the Deputy Tribal Prosecutor. Application is open until filled. To obtain application click here or request by e-mail libchr@lummi-nsn.gov.

Earthjustice

Associate Attorney or Senior Associate Attorney, Mid-Pacific regional office, Honolulu, HI. Depending on the successful candidate’s years of experience, this position can either be an Associate Attorney or Senior Associate Attorney level. The term for this position is three years. For more information please see the job description.

Quinault Indian Nation

RFQ.  The Quinault Indian Nation in Taholah, Washington is seeking a Chief Judge for the Quinault Tribal Court.  Please see the detailed RFQ document for proposal qualifications and requirements.  Proposals must be submitted by October 9, 2020.  Anticipated start date will be early January, 2021.  Proposals and/or questions about the RFQ should be submitted to lbruner@quinault.org

Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Native Law Staff Attorney, Bethel, AK or Anchorage, AK. This position provides direct representation to Association of Village Council Presidents (“AVCP”) member Tribes. The attorney represents tribal clients in state court Child in Need of Aid proceedings related to the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”) in collaboration with AVCP advocates, and advocates on behalf of the Tribe for their youth and families. The attorney will have the opportunity to participate in impact litigation, and provide advice and support to tribes on issues related to child welfare. 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, referencing “Native Law Staff Attorney” in the subject line. Posting remains open until position filled. 

Michigan State University

Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, East Lansing, MI. The position is responsible for implementing, facilitating, and supporting diversity and inclusion training efforts in the ODEI. Will create and implement programming for faculty, staff, and student professional development, and structural and cultural diversity and equity initiatives in the college. Will also advise and support currently enrolled graduate students in CANR and represent graduate student concerns. For more information please visit the link. Application closes August 27, 2020 ET.

Echaga Corporation
CEO, Pine Ridge, SD. Echaga Corporation is a legal corporate entity wholly-owned by the Oglala Sioux Tribe and is the economic and business development arm of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Echaga is accepting applications for a CEO until the position is filled. Please submit application materials to Jennifer Bear Eagle, Lead In-House Counsel for the Oglala Sioux Tribe, JenniferBE@ostlegal.org

See posts from August 7, 2020.

Friday Job Announcements

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

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes
    • position title,
    • location (city, state),
    • main duties,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

Senior Associate General Counsel, Isabella County, MI. Responsible for representing the Tribe in all judicial and administrative forums and in the Tribe’s governmental and business relations with all persons, organizations and entities, public and private, as directed by General Counsel. The Senior Associate General Counsel will supervise and coordinate the work of the all Associate General Counsel positions. Please visit the link for more information and to apply.

State Bar of Georgia

Executive Director, Atlanta, GA. Responsible for managing and executing the operations of the State Bar of Georgia and its offices, and implementing the policies, programs and objectives set by the Board of Governors. The position encompasses the management of a large staff as well as supervision of large budgets and responsibility for financial matters. For more information please see the position description.

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Staff Attorney, Swinomish Indian Reservation located on Fidalgo Island across the Swinomish Channel from La Conner, WA. The Office of Tribal Attorney is hiring a staff attorney to provide legal advice and representation, document drafting and collaboration with a wide range of Swinomish Indian Tribal Community policy committees, departments and entities. For more information please see the position description.

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP

Attorney, Buffalo, New York. Our team provides legal and strategic advice to American Indian tribal governments, tribal courts and other entities committed to advancing tribal sovereignty, self-determination, and economic development in Indian country. To assist with accomplishing our clients’ legal, political and business goals, our attorneys work with clients to design effective legal strategies, defend tribal rights and formulate innovative approaches to transactional issues. A few of our focus areas include: representing and advising tribes on environment and energy issues, representing tribal interests in the state, federal and tribal courts and representing tribal parties in economic development transactions. All interested applicants shall submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of careers@lippes.com. Application is open until filled.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Guardian Ad Litem Attorney, Agency Village, SD. Guardian Ad Litem Attorney is to represent the best interest of the child in the SWO child protection cases, commencing in tribal court.  Closing Date:  August 14th, 2020 at 04:30PM. Application can be 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. (Tribal preference will apply).

Earthjustice

Senior Counsel, Contracts and Compliance, San Francisco, CA (once our office opens back up; we are currently all remote). The Senior Counsel will draft contracts, conform contracts to Earthjustice standards and help to negotiate contract terms with vendors. There will also be some focus on completing implementation of the Ironclad contract management system, expanding use of the platform features to benefit other departments in their work and perhaps integrating the Ironclad with other platforms at use in the organization. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates can submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample here.

(2) Legal Externships, New York; New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. The New York Office has undertaken campaigns to improve air and water quality, promote clean energy and transportation policies, and ensure that all state residents are protected from toxic substances. The Northeast Regional office currently has work focusing on clean energy, air quality, and oil and gas development, and water supply and quality. These positions are open in our New York office and expected to be a remote position as Earthjustice has temporarily closed offices and transitioned staff to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are seeking current law students who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment, and are eligible for receiving academic credit for the externship.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

Legislative Analyst, Washington, DC.   Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP, a national law firm dedicated to promoting and defending the interests of Indian tribal governments and organizations, seeks a non-attorney Legislative Analyst to work in its Washington, DC office.  This position is open until filled.  Please see the Job Announcement for more information and how to apply.

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

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

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

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

District Court Judge, Judicial District Court, Navajo Nation Wide. The District Court Judge is responsible in presiding over civil, criminal and family court cases; provides policy direction and guidance in the operation of the Judicial District.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.  ​

Pokégnek Bodéwadmik, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

Director of Finance, Dowagiac, MI. Accomplish the Pokagon Band Department of Finance objectives by planning, organizing, and directing all work required to operate and maintain departmental and other Tribal enterprise activities and services. Ensure financial and accounting policies, functions, resources, and programs are maintained in accordance with established laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Government Accounting Standards. Application open until filled. Link to apply here.

See announcements from July 10, 2020.

Friday Job Announcements

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

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes
    • position title,
    • location (city, state),
    • main duties,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

 

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe 

Associate Chief Judge, Fort Yates, ND.  Preside over cases in the Children’s, Civil and Criminal Court as assigned by the Chief Judge.  Responsible for drafting opinions, ruling on evidentiary issues and discharging the duties of a Judge.  The position is open until filled.  Submit cover letter, resume, proof of Bar membership  to Dellis Agard, SRST Court Administrator at dagard@standingrock.org.

Chief Prosecutor, Fort Yates, ND. Responsible for representing the Tribe in all criminal proceedings in the criminal court or the Children’s Court, Traffic Court.  The Chief Prosecutor will also represent the Tribe or Individuals petitioning for Involuntary Commitments.  Limited representation in Abuse and Neglect proceedings in Children’s Court.  The Chief Prosecutor reports to the SRST Judicial Committee.  The term of office and salary are negotiable. The position is open until filled.  Submit cover letter, resume, proof of Bar membership  to Dellis Agard, SRST Court Administrator at dagard@standingrock.org.

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor, Fort Yates, ND. Responsible for representing the Tribe in all criminal proceedings in the criminal court or the Children’s Court, Traffic Court.  The Assistant Tribal Prosecutor will also represent the Tribe or Individuals petitioning for Involuntary Commitments.  Limited representation in Abuse and Neglect proceedings in Children’s Court.  The Assistant Tribal Prosecutor reports to the Chief Prosecutor.  The term of office and salary are negotiable.  The position is open until filled.  Submit cover letter, resume, proof of Bar membership  to Dellis Agard, SRST Court Administrator at dagard@standingrock.org.

Ho-Chunk Nation

Attorney General, Black River Falls, WI. Please see the job description and a fillable application for more information. The Attorney General performs a wide variety of legal work representing the Nation as a government, its departments, boards, and commissions. The Attorney General, will prepare pleadings, for hearings and for other legal proceedings, presenting criminal and civil regulations, performing legal research, writing opinions, and other duties as assigned by the Ho-Chunk Nation President. Application is open until filled. Please see the job description, employmentapp@ho-chunk.com, and application fillable application here for more information.

ACLU Northern California

Staff Attorney / Senior Staff Attorney, San Francisco, Fresno or Sacramento, CA. Integral to building and strengthening the work of the ACLU-NorCal’s program areas. The Senior Staff Attorney/Staff Attorney supports and models a culture of shared purpose, mentorship and mutual respect in the Program team, in the Legal-Policy Department, across the ACLU NorCal and with partners. Closing date is July 15, 2020. See the job description for more information or visit the website.

Michigan State University College of Law

Field Career Services Coordinator, The Career Services Office, East Lansing, MI. The Law Provides comprehensive professional development, career planning, and career advising services, as well as oversees the design and implementation of career and professional development programming for students. Please see the position description for more information. Applications are due by Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Environmental Law Institute

Development & Membership Associate, Washington, DC. The Environmental Law Institute is looking for a highly organized associate. Major areas of focus for this position will be on raising the restricted and unrestricted funds for the operation of the Institute, promoting the communications of the organization, and ensuring donor and membership communication and engagement activities run smoothly. Submit an application package via ELI’s online application system. Visit https://www.eli.org/employment to get started. Applications must be submitted no later than July 31, 2020 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis in an effort to fill this vacancy as soon as possible.

Manager, Education & Membership Events, Washington, DC. If you are organized, team-orientated, and striving to effect positive change in this world then this may be your ideal job. Ensure the smooth operation and promotion of all education and member related events. Submit an application package via ELI’s online application system. Visit https://www.eli.org/employment to get started. Applications must be submitted no later than July 31, 2020 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis in an effort to fill this vacancy as soon as possible.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice

Office of the Attorney General

Senior Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, Provides legal direction to Navajo Nation Divisions, Departments and Offices, regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory grounds for local authority, contract disputes and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; performs professional legal work in counseling, research, trial and other legal work; present cases in courts; and performs related duties as required.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General. Primary duties include responding to Requests for Legal Services submitted by Chapter Officials/Staff or Division of Community Development Staff by researching applicable laws and the drafting legal memoranda, meeting with Chapter Staff/Officials and Division Staff, travel to Chapters, drafting and reviewing contracts including construction contracts, drafting and reviewing other legal documents on behalf of the Chapters.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Office of the Prosecutor

Chief Prosecutor, Window Rock, AZ.  The Chief Prosecutor performs administrative, managerial, and prosecution work in directing the Office of the Chief Prosecutor and component districts including the Juvenile Justice and White Collar Crime programs. Administers short and long range planning, organizing, directing, strategic  planning for  annual, external, and supplemental budgets, and related activities of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor.  Coordinates  and  evaluates  the  overall  effectiveness of the assigned program offices and districts. Responsible for adhering to the Plan of  Operation  and  establishing  annual  goals  and  objectives, and making necessary amendments.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General.  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.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case.  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, Shiprock, NM.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case.  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, Window Rock, AZ.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until July 22, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor, Crownpoint, NM.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until July 29, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Prosecutor, Kayenta, AZ.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.  This position is open until July 29, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Water Rights Units

Assistant Attorney General, Window Rock, AZ.  The Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Water Rights Unit is the lead water rights attorney for the Navajo Nation, 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. The AAG directs and supervises the work of all attorneys within the Unit and contract attorneys representing the Navajo Nation on water rights matters.  The AAG reports to the Attorney General of the Navajo Nation and provides 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.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

 

See posts from July 3, 2020.

Friday Job Announcements

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

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes
    • position title,
    • location (city, state),
    • main duties,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

 

EarthJustice

Associate Attorney, The Sustainable Food and Farming Program, Healthy Communities Department, New York, NY. Conducts legal advocacy and litigation. Engages in litigation and advocacy to improve our nation’s food system, from crop selection and farming practices to food processing and sustainability.  Working in partnership with communities, advocacy groups, scientists, and others, we fight for safe and healthy food, climate-friendly farming, reduced reliance on dangerous pesticides and chemical fertilizers, and animal farms—not animal factories.  We take on cases with regional and national scope. For more information please see the job description.

DNA – People’s Legal Services

Attorney (Tribal Court Licensed), Arizona and New Mexico. DNA is a nonprofit legal aid organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income people who otherwise could not afford to hire an attorney. Be familiar with and follow all DNA and funder policies, and all applicable state, federal, and local regulations. Participate in community outreach, training programs, and client education events. DNA legal staff practice in tribal, state, federal, and administrative courts. This position is open until filled. Visit the website and see the job description for more information. Preference is given to qualified Navajo and other Native American applicants.

The State Bar of Wisconsin

Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Madison, WI.  Work with our membership to develop and implement programs, practices and methods that promote diversity and inclusion among Sate Bar officers, board and committee members, law school students, and volunteers.  This position also works with law school students, onboarding them into the Association and managing programs such as the Diversity Clerkship Program, providing opportunities for diverse students to build relationships and gain experience working with our participating employers. To apply, visit www.wisbar.org/careers to upload your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations.  Applications will be accepted through July 15. For more information please see the position description.

The Lummi Indian Business Council

VAWA Deputy Tribal Prosecutor, Bellingham, WA.To obtain a Lummi Indian Business Council (LIBC) application go to  the website or request by e-mail libchr@lummi-nsn.gov. Please see the job description for more information.

Echaga Corporation

RFP for Legal Services, Pine Ridge, SD. Echaga Corporation is a legal corporate entity wholly-owned by the Oglala Sioux Tribe and is the economic and business development arm of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. RFP closes July 8, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. MST. For more information please see the request. Please submit materials to Jennifer Bear Eagle, Lead In-House Counsel for the Oglala Sioux Tribe, JenniferBE@ostlegal.org.

CEO, Pine Ridge, SD. Through July 8, 2020. Echaga Corporation is a legal corporate entity wholly-owned by the Oglala Sioux Tribe and is the economic and business development arm of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Please submit application materials to Jennifer Bear Eagle, Lead In-House Counsel for the Oglala Sioux Tribe, JenniferBE@ostlegal.org.

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Center for Indian Country Economist, Minneapolis, MN. The posting has no fixed closing date. The primary duties include contributing research and analysis on policy topics relevant to American Indian and Alaska Native reservations and communities; developing and coordinating CICD’s research affiliate network, and contributing to CICD and Bank initiatives.

Center for Indian Country Research Assistant, Minneapolis, MN. The posting has no fixed closing date. The primary duties include supporting CICD research and initiatives with quantitative analysis in R and/or Stata.

Tule River Indian Housing Authority

Executive Director, Tule River Reservation, near Porterville, CA.  Position is open until filled. Under the supervision of the Board of Commissioners, the Executive Director will administer the housing program, which performs maintenance and modernization of its 70 Low Rent Housing units for tribal members.  40 new units are currently under construction.  Candidate must be experienced with IHBG and other housing funding sources.  For a detailed job description, list of generous employee benefits, and the job application form, please email susan.janoko@tulerivertribe-nsn.gov.

Navajo Nation Department of Justice

Office of the Attorney General

Senior Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General, Provides legal direction to Navajo Nation Divisions, Departments and Offices, regarding a wide range of legal issues, including statutory and regulatory grounds for local authority, contract disputes and procurement issues, and intergovernmental relations; performs professional legal work in counseling, research, trial and other legal work; present cases in courts; and performs related duties as required.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Attorney, Window Rock, AZ.  Under general direction of Assistant Attorney General or the Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General. Primary duties include responding to Requests for Legal Services submitted by Chapter Officials/Staff or Division of Community Development Staff by researching applicable laws and the drafting legal memoranda, meeting with Chapter Staff/Officials and Division Staff, travel to Chapters, drafting and reviewing contracts including construction contracts, drafting and reviewing other legal documents on behalf of the Chapters.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

Office of the Prosecutor

Chief Prosecutor, Window Rock, AZ.  The Chief Prosecutor performs administrative, managerial, and prosecution work in directing the Office of the Chief Prosecutor and component districts including the Juvenile Justice and White Collar Crime programs. Administers short and long range planning, organizing, directing, strategic  planning for  annual, external, and supplemental budgets, and related activities of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor.  Coordinates  and  evaluates  the  overall  effectiveness of the assigned program offices and districts. Responsible for adhering to the Plan of  Operation  and  establishing  annual  goals  and  objectives, and making necessary amendments.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General.  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.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case.  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, Shiprock, NM.  Under the general supervision of the Chief Prosecutor, this position represents the interest of the Navajo Nation in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated provisions of the Navajo Nation Code; reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents and reports; interviews witnesses, gathers facts and data; determines if sufficient evidence exists to support the charges; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, motions and/or other legal proceedings; prepares a legal strategy; gathers and compiles evidence; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case.  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.

Water Rights Units 

Assistant Attorney General, Window Rock, AZ.  The Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Water Rights Unit is the lead water rights attorney for the Navajo Nation, 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. The AAG directs and supervises the work of all attorneys within the Unit and contract attorneys representing the Navajo Nation on water rights matters.  The AAG reports to the Attorney General of the Navajo Nation and provides 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.  This position is open until filled, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html.

 

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