Friday Job Announcements

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,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

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.

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.

Office of the Solicitor

Attorney-Advisor, Albuquerque, NM Main duty is advising the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Closing date of the application is November 15, 2019. Apply here and see the job description for more information.

Pokegnek Bodewadmik (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi)

Executive Director, New Buffalo, MI. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Gaming Commission under the supervision of the Commission and provides administrative support to the Gaming Commission. Position will be filled by 1/1/20. Please see the job description for more information.

Earthjustice

Legislative Assistant, Washington, D.C. Reports to the V.P. of Policy and Legislation and provides administrative and legislative support to Policy and Legislation Lands, Wildlife & Oceans and Access to Justice Teams, and assists in the implementation of legislative and administrative strategies on environmental issue priorities for Earthjustice. For more information please see the job description.

Litigation Assistants, Washington, D.C. The Litigation Assistant provides administrative and litigation support services for nine active Clean Energy Program attorneys practicing in state and federal courts, in public service commissions, and in various administrative forums. This application has a rolling deadline. You can apply here or see the job description for more information.

Kadiak LLC

Tribal Courts Project Manager, BIA Tribal Courts, Anchorage, AK. The PM manages and coordinates all work, activities, issues, and other contractual obligations relating to this contract and will interface with the Government Contracting Officer (CO), the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and any Task Managers. Please see the job description for more information and visit the link to apply.

Association of Village Council Presidents

Chief Administrative Officer, Bethel, AK. The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible for all administrative operations, including fiscal functions. The CAO will also be responsible for large project implementation and will be a part of the management leadership team. See job announcement for more details. The Association of Village Council President is one of the Nation’s largest tribal consortiums with a service area the size of Washington State. See the position description for more information.

Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

Staff Attorney, 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.  Fill out an application at: kickapootexas.org. If you have any questions please call 830-773-2105.

Tribal Prosecutor, Keshena, WI. Under the general direction of the Tribal Chairman, the purpose of the position it to interview witnesses and prepare them for trials, continuing ongoing investigations, preparing criminal cases for trial, presenting criminal cases in trials, rendering legal advice and assistance to local law enforcement officials, and litigating cases before Tribal Court. Closing Date: 11/12/2019 at 11:59 p.m. Interested applicants may apply online and see the job description for more information.

Tolowa Dee-Ni’ Nation

RFQ, Associate Judge, Appellate Judge or Chief Judge. Soliciting letters of interest and qualifications. Any questions regarding this solicitation can be directed to elsie.petrie@tolowa.com.  Closing Date November 18,2019. Please see the RFQ for more information.

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Tribal Advocate (Public Defender), La Conner, WA. The Tribal Advocate is a solo practitioner and represents indigent defendants in Swinomish Tribal Court.  Swinomish public defense aspires to restorative justice for each criminal defendant and pursues a better way of realizing public safety and community wholeness. Client-centered representation shall include representation for appellate, post-conviction, and probation matters associated with a criminal case. This application is open until filled. Please see the position description for more information.

Pueblo of Laguna

Public Defender, Dept: Pueblo Court, Laguna, NM. Application is open until filled. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions at www.lagunapueblo-nsn.gov or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654.

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Tribal Attorney, Banning, CA. Provide legal counsel on a range of issues as well as representation in tribal and state court regarding matters affecting the Morongo Tribal Government and its various departments, subject to the direction and oversight of the In-House General Counsel. This is an exempt position. For more information please see the description.

Student Opportunities

National Sea Grant Law Center

Intern, Oxford, Mississippi. This position seeks to provide a law student from a diverse background an opportunity to work in the field of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes law, with an emphasis on issues facing underrepresented or indigenous communities. This summer, the intern will work on a project related to the Pamunkey Indian Tribe in Virginia. The closing date is January 15, 2020.

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

2020 Diversity Summer Law Fellowship. The goal of the 8-week program is to pair law students from historically underrepresented backgrounds with top criminal defense practitioners around the country. More information, including a list of criminal defense practitioners who will be hosting diversity fellows in 2020, and a fellowship application form and instructions, is available here.

 

See posts from November 1, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Job Announcements

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,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

Department of Justice

Director, Office of Native American Affairs (C.E.A., A), Sacramento, CA. Under the general direction of the Attorney General and the Chief Deputy to the Attorney General, the incumbent is responsible for the strategic planning, organizing, and policy development for the Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA). Application must be received by Nov. 22, 2019. Please see the job description for more information and to apply.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Trainer, Elected Tribal Governance, Pendleton, OR.  Proposals or quotes are needed for Trainers to conduct an on-site tribal governance workshop for the elected members of the Board of Trustees, the governing body under the Umatilla Constitution and Bylaws.  The one day Workshop is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, December 11, 2019.   Attached is an RFP, workshop agenda and concepts.  The first review of proposals or quotes is October 28, and will remain open until filled.  For more information about the Umatilla Tribes see visit their website.

Peabody Essex Museum

Mellon Library Native American Fellowship, Salem, MA. Beginning in early 2020, this twelve-month fellowship in the Phillips Library will provide an emerging librarian of Indigenous descent with training and duties comparable to those of an Assistant Librarian. This position will play an integral role in assisting with developing and executing cataloging projects to provide better access to materials related to Indigenous subjects. In addition, the Fellow will support the library’s mission of collecting, stewarding, and providing access to materials and resources. Deadline for application and materials is Friday, November 15, 2019. Please see the job description for more information and how to apply.

The Gila River Indian Community

Protective Services Attorney, AZ. Represent the Community in cases arising under the Indian Child Welfare Act in Arizona and other state courts. The position requires admission to the Arizona State Bar and 3 years of experience as an attorney in child welfare matters. This is a full-time position in Arizona with a base salary of $82,908 and excellent benefits. The position is open until filled. Apply online at here and see the position description for more information.

Oglala Sioux Tribe

In-House Associate Counsel, Pine Ridge, SD. Work for the Oglala Sioux Tribe Council, the Executive Committee, and with the Health and Human Services and Education Standing Committees. Counsel must attend weekly meetings with Committees and attend Tribal Council meetings as assigned. Application closes December 6, 2019. Please see the job description for more information.

The Suquamish Tribe

Forestry Program Manager, Dept. of Natural Resources, Suquamish, WA. The Forestry Program Manager is responsible for the management and oversight of the Forestry Program on the Port Madison Indian Reservation and works directly with the Natural Resources Director in setting priorities and implementing actions.  This position is open until filled; applications will be accepted thru November 12, 2019.

Kadiak LLC

Tribal Courts Project Manager, BIA Tribal Courts, Anchorage, AK. The PM manages and coordinates all work, activities, issues, and other contractual obligations relating to this contract and will interface with the Government Contracting Officer (CO), the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and any Task Managers. Please see the job description for more information.

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Tribal Court Administrator, Palm Springs, CA. This position offers the opportunity to play a leading role in the initial establishment of the ACBCI Tribal Court System. The TCA will have the responsibility for management and supervision of daily court operations, including development, implementation and maintenance of the case management system, facilities management and security, strategic planning and fiscal activity. Please see the position description for more information.

Pueblo of Laguna

Associate Judge, Pueblo Court, Laguna, NM. Closing date for application submission is October 18, 2019. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions at www.lagunapueblo-nsn.gov or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654.

Public Defender, Pueblo Court, Laguna, NM. Application is open until filled. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions at www.lagunapueblo-nsn.gov or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654.

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes

RFP, Associate Judge, Concho, OK.  The scope of work includes, but is not limited to handling, presiding over and adjudicating all criminal, civil, juvenile, and traffic cases and litigation as assigned by the Chief Judge or Chief Justice within the jurisdiction of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Court. The full scope of work is included in the description. The closing date for the position is November 29, 2019 at 3pm CST.

The Coquille Indian Tribe

RFP, Chief Judge, North Bend, OR. The Tribe is accepting proposals from qualified attorneys to provide hourly contracted services.  The selected candidate would be ineligible for tribal employment fringe benefits.  The Tribe anticipates this work will involve up to approximately five or six hours of billable work time per week, excluding travel.  This is a three-year appointment, expected to begin on February 1, 2020. The deadline to submit proposals is 5:00 p.m. Pacific, November 15, 2019. Contact Mike Frost at mikefrost@coquilletribe.org with questions.

 

See posts from October 25, 2019.

 

Friday Job Announcements

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,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

Legal Opportunities

Pueblo of Laguna

Associate Judge, Dept: Pueblo Court; Application is open until filled.

Public Defender, Dept: Pueblo Court; Application is open until filled.

Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions at www.lagunapueblo-nsn.gov or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654.

The Pueblo of Isleta Tribal Court

Presenting Officer, Pueblo of Isleta, Albuquerque, NM. This individual will be responsible to act as the legal representation for the Pueblo of Isleta Social Services Department, Truancy Department, and Children’s Intervention Officer in matters where court and/or legal interventions are needed to ensure the safety and well-being of the Pueblo of Isleta community members. All interested individuals can request a copy of the “Request for Letter of Interest” instructions.  Details are in the attached advertisement. The Letter of Interest package must reach the Pueblo of Isleta Procurement Office no later than 3:00 pm MST, Thursday, November 14, 2019.

U.S. Department of the Interior

Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Solicitor, Washington, D.C. The attorney provides legal advice to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services. Duties include advising the Bureau on matters related to the law enforcement program, litigation, preparing transactional agreements, FOIA review, and drafting legal memoranda and opinions. Please see the link below for a full description of duties and requirements on usajobs.gov. The announcement number is SOL-2020-0002. The solicitation closes on October 30, 2019.

Earthjustice

Research and Policy Analyst, Los Angeles, CA. Supports the CA Regional Office’s programmatic focus on air pollution and clean energy issues in California by: developing the factual basis for lawsuits, writing and editing comment letters and other advocacy documents, representing Earthjustice in advocacy work with government decision makers, and developing and maintaining relationships with clients and other partners.  Please see the job description for more information.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Legal Aid Attorney, Intimate Partner Violence Survivors (IPVS), Pendleton, OR. Serve women suffering from or at risk for any of the following: domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or trafficking. The IPVS Attorney will advise and if necessary represent eligible clients as they exercise their legal rights to be free from and protected against perpetrators of Domestic Violence (DV). The IPVS Attorney will also develop programmatic materials as needed prioritizing legal materials and resources, and enhance existing legal services to eligible clients. Application closes October 30, 2019. See the position description or visit the website for more information and to apply.

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Chief Judge, J-2147; Colville Tribal Court.  This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Senior Staff Attorney, 2 positions J-8937; Colville Confederated Tribes, Nespelem, WA.  Will provide complex legal services to handle significant legal matters for the Office of Reservation Attorneys. Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package, Salary will be negotiated. This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Deputy Prosecutor,  J-8821; Colville Tribal Court, Nespelem, WA. Represent Criminal, MINOC, Range Impoundment, Natural Resources Enforcement and civil infraction hearings, Wellness court, and appellate cases before the Colville Tribal Court of Appeals. Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package.  This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Managing Public Defender, J-8791; Colville Tribal Court and Court of Appeals, Nespelem, WA. Represent Tribal Members in criminal matters.  Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package.  This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Staff Attorney, J-8668; Colville Confederated Tribes Legal Office, Nespelem, WA. providing legal services to Tribal Members.  Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package.  This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Please visit and apply at colvilletribes.com or you can contact judy.zunie@colvilletribes.com.

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Staff Attorney, Cloquet, MN. The Staff Attorney provides general legal services to the Band. The Staff Attorney’s responsibilities include contract drafting, litigation, working with administrative agencies, preparing tribal ordinances, and other duties assigned by the Tribal Attorney.  To apply, please submit a resume and any other supporting documentation to: Fond du Lac Human Resources, 1720 Big Lake Road, Cloquet, MN 55720.

WI Judicare

Legal Advocate, Wausau, WI (can work remotely). This position is part of the Violence Against Women Act Legal Assistance to Victims grant. The Legal Advocate will also directly assist the Lead VAWA Attorney in her representation of Native American survivors of violence. Please see the position description for more information.

DNA Legal Services

Multiple Positions, Farmington, N.M. DNA-People’s Legal Services (DNA) is a non-profit law office committed to providing high quality legal services to persons living in poverty on the Navajo, Hopi and Jicarilla Apache Reservations, and in parts of Northern Arizona, Northwest New Mexico, and Southern Utah. DNA is one of the largest Indian legal service organizations in the country. We currently have openings for attorneys in all of our offices. We also have summer law clerk positions – fellowship funded positions, volunteer positions, or Work-Study positions – in all of our offices. If you are interested in applying for a position please email your resume and cover letter to Rodolfo. D. Sanchez, DNA – People’s Legal Services Executive Director at rsanchez@dnalegalservices.org.

 

Leadership Opportunities

Center for Indian Country Development (CICD)

Assistant Vice President, Minneapolis, MN. The CICD at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis supports the economic strength of Native communities. This position is a senior member of the leadership team leading the development of the department’s portfolio of policy work and research agenda in Indian Country, and contributes to the overall strategic direction of the department, informing senior Bank leadership on economic and tribal development issues, and building external networks and partnerships, particularly with tribal community members and researchers. For more information, please see the position description or to apply. This position is open until filled.

The Suquamish Tribe

Forestry Program Manager, Dept. of Natural Resources, Suquamish, WA. The Forestry Program Manager is responsible for the management and oversight of the Forestry Program on the Port Madison Indian Reservation and works directly with the Natural Resources Director in setting priorities and implementing actions.  The incumbent manages and mentors program staff, updates and implements the Port Madison Indian Reservation Forest Management Plan, develops and manages program budgets and grants, evaluates program capacity and needs, and develops strategies to address priorities.

Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP)

Chief Administrative Officer, Bethel, AK. We are looking for that rare combination of hard and soft skills that will guide our administrative teams in this period of innovation, as we build systemic efficiency and provide more effective services to our tribal members. The CAO is responsible for directing and evaluating the ongoing administrative operations of the organization, including oversight and responsibility for the fiscal functions of AVCP. Direct experience in non-profit work with tribes or with predominantly government-grant-funded organizations preferred. For more information, please see the position description; to apply, click here. Position open until filled, with review of applicants every 2 weeks.

Student Opportunities

Michigan Indian Legal Services

(3) Summer Legal Interns/Externs, Traverse City and Southwest Michigan offices. MILS is willing to work with interns/externs who need to work remotely. MILS is also willing to work with law school to help law students complete externship credit hour requirements or funding, and will accept applications regardless of year. Open until filled. Please see the position description for more information.

Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians

Summer 2020 Law Intern, Valley Center, CA. The Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians is seeking a law student (or two) who are interested in learning about practicing Native American law on a reservation. In your ten-weeks here, you will be exposed to a broad range of on-going issues, follow cases in litigation, research and write memos on issues, assist in writing and updating ordinances and policies for the Rincon Band, and other projects requested by the Attorney General. Qualified applicants should submit their resume, transcript, writing sample and cover letter to lmckee@rincon-nsn.gov.

National Indian Gaming Commission

Intern, Washington, D.C. Under the supervision of the Office of General Counsel attorneys, interns may assist with a variety of matters, including legal research and writing for legal advisory opinions and other memoranda; reviewing tribal gaming ordinances, proposed management contracts, and other tribal submissions; and providing legal support in enforcement actions and appeals. The intern will be assigned at least one major research and writing project. The intern is expected to work 40 hours per week and will be paid at a GS-7 step 1 equivalent rate. Optionally, at the selected applicant’s request, the internship can be converted to an unpaid externship for law school credit. The announcement closes on November 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Maier Pfeffer Kim Geary & Cohen LLP

Law Clerk, Oakland, CA. The position could either begin part time (exact hours negotiable) during Spring 2020 and convert to full time during Summer 2020, or solely be a full-time Summer 2020 position. Applicants must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school and a second year law students. Experience or coursework in tribal and Federal Indian Law is strongly preferred. To apply: interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and unofficial law school transcript to Ms. Bethany Sullivan at bsullivan@jmandmplaw.com by November 22, 2019. See the job description for more information.

Requests

Bishop Tribal Council

RFP, Contract Chief Judge, Bishop, CA. The Tribe has received the Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court grant and the Judge will be responsible to lead development and implementation of this grant. Submission deadline is November 15, 2019. For more information please see the announcement.

Hoopa Valley Tribal Court

RFQ, contractual Domestic Violence Attorney, Northern California, 95546. Legal assistance services, notification of key proceeding dates, assistance with restitution advocacy, assistance with victim impact statements, emergency legal assistance for filing restraining or protective orders, and obtaining emergency custody order and visitation rights. Statements must be received by October 31, 2019.

The Shivwits Band of Paiutes’ Shivwits Band Corporation

RFP, Economic Development Coordinator, Ivins, UT. Oversee economic development for the Corporation. Main duties will include general oversight of the Shivwits Convenience Store, establishment of concessions and equipment rentals at Fire Lake Reservoir, and other economic development activities. Closing date is November 20, 2019.

The Yakama Nation Housing Authority

RFP, Wapato, WA. Requesting legal services pertaining to Indian housing issues in the following specialties: Real Estate, NAHASDA, Employment, Finance/Development and Legislative. Individuals or firms may send a proposal for one or as many specialties of their choosing. RFP package may be obtained electronically from: alfred@ynha.com. The deadline for submitting a proposal is 2:00 pm November 13, 2019. See the job announcement for more information.

 

See posts from October 11, 2019.

 

Friday Job Announcements

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;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

Legal Services of South Central Michigan

Staff Attorney, Lansing MI. The staff attorney will provide a range of individual advocacy and impact work, including housing law, consumer, public benefits and family law. The position is open until filled. Please visit the link for more information.

The ACLU of Arizona

Legal Director, Phoenix, AZ. lead and expand the ACLU of Arizona’s legal program, including developing and litigating high-impact cases and managing the legal department. Be responsible for setting the overall legal strategy to advance the ACLU of Arizona’s mission, as well as handling the day-to-day management of legal staff, volunteers, and cooperating attorneys. Provide strategic leadership on both litigation and non-litigation legal advocacy. The job posting is attached and available online.

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  Arnold Williams 698-8238 or Denise Hill 698-8251 with questions.

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Court Administrator, Palm Springs, CA. Management and supervision of daily court operations. Please apply@ www.hotwatercasino.com. See the job description for more information.

Berkey Williams LLP

Indian Law Fellowship 2020, CA. Our Fellowship program encourages recent law graduates to work in the field of Indian law and provides Fellows with opportunities to pursue a wide variety of projects in Indian Country. Closing Date: October 30, 2019. Please see the description for more information.

Earthjustice

Associate Attorneys, Florida Regional Office, Miami, FL. Earthjustice is hiring two Associate Attorneys in Miami, FL to join the team and is accepting applications on a rolling basis. Associate responsibilities will include but not limited to conducting legal and factual research, prepare memoranda on issues relating to ongoing and potential litigation projects, assist with written discovery requests and depositions and advocate in front of administrative agencies for strong health and environmental protections.  The Associate Attorney program is a term-limited, three-year position with a potential for extension. This program is designed to help attorneys develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation.

Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS)

Attorney, Traverse City, MI. MILS has a 3-year, grant-funded attorney position. The focus of this position will be simple estate planning with individuals in the Native American communities throughout the state. Open until filled. See job description for more information.

RFP. Project Consultant, Traverse City, help set up remote access to server. Proposals due Oct 25, 2019.

RFP. Project Consultant, Traverse City, Assist with a three-year, statewide, legal needs assessment. Proposals due Oct 25, 2019.

The Intertribal Court of Southern California

Tribal Youth Court Coordinator. The Tribal Youth Court Coordinator will also perform a variety of court-support tasks including: (1) developing work methods and procedures; (2) directing communication and coordination with various tribal, state, and federal agencies as well as community partners; and more. See the position description for more information.

Department of Justice

Tribal Victim Witness Assistance Specialist, Bay City, MI. Provide advice to District United States Attorney’s Office Management and acting as a focal point for tribal, victim matters within the District; Develop and implement specific program activities which promote compliance with Federal victim laws and guidelines; and more. See the job description 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, 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.

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 September 27, 2019. Please read our recent post about the requirements for Turtle Talk Friday Job Announcements. Thank you!

 

Friday Job Announcements

Please read our recent post about the requirements for Turtle Talk Friday Job Announcements. Thank you!

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;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

Big Fire Law & Policy Group LLP

Associate Litigation Attorney, Omaha, NE.  Big Fire Law provides legal representation and advocacy in a broad range of services, with an emphasis in tribal law and federal Indian law serving tribal nations, tribal business enterprises and tribal organizations throughout the United States.  The ideal candidate will have experience in general civil litigation, be a self-starter and team oriented with exceptional organizational skills.  Experience working in Indian Country preferred but not required. Please submit resume and cover letter via email to: Barb Baker at bbaker@bigfirelaw.com.

U.S. Department of the Interior

Attorney/Advisor, Office of the Solicitor, Portland, OR.  Position provides legal advice and assistance to the Northwest Region of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Duties include advising the Bureau on a variety of Indian law issues including the authority to take land into trust for Indian tribes, leasing of Indian lands, trespass actions, environmental review of BIA actions focusing on NEPA compliance, title review of realty transactions and FOIA review.  Please see the link below for a full description of duties and requirements on usajobs.gov. The position closes September 19th.

Galanda Broadman, PLLC

Litigation Associate, Seattle, WA.  The firm seeks an associate who is deeply committed to representing Indian interests, is state bar licensed, preferably in Washington State, and has at least two to five years of experience in civil litigation or serving as a judicial clerk.  Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter tailored to this announcement, as well as a résumé, writing sample, transcript, and list of at least three educational and professional references, to Alice Hall, the firm’s Office Manager, at alice@galandabroadman.com.  For more information about Galanda Broadman, visit galandabroadman.com.

Tohono O’odham Legislative Branch

AttorneyGeneral, 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. For more information please see the job description.

National Indian Gaming Commission

Attorney, The Office of General Counsel, Washington D.C. Must be 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 visit the link.

Godfrey and Kahn

Environmental, Energy & Indian Nations Attorney, Milwaukee, WI. We seek candidates to help our clients develop and implement innovative environmental and energy solutions to achieve their goals for a wide variety of projects. This opportunity would also supplement and grow our Indian Nations Law team, which is comprised of a number of experienced attorneys from specialized practice areas (i.e. tax, real estate, etc.) and provides a full range of legal services to Indian nations, tribal housing authorities, tribal corporations and other Indian country entities. For more information please see the position description.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Police Officer, Fulton, MI. The purpose of this position is the overall patrolling and investigative duties for lands in federal trust, citizens living on Tribal land and Tribal property and any additional jurisdiction pursuant to Tribal statute. The NHBP Police officer reports to the Director of Law Enforcement through the chain of command. Application closes 10/9/2019 at 8:30 AM. Apply and see more information at the link.

Pueblo of Laguna

Associate Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Court / Prosecutor’s Office; Closing date for application submission Open Until Filled.

Court Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Court / Prosecutor’s Office; Closing date for application submission Open Until Filled.

Public Defender, Dept: Pueblo Court; Closing date for application submission – * Contact POL – HR.

Associate Judge, Dept: Pueblo Court; Closing date for application submission – *Contact POL – HR.

Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions at www.lagunapueblo-nsn.gov or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654.

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Office of Reservation Attorney 

Senior Staff Attorney, Nespelem, WA. Must have at least 7 years’ successful experience as a licensed attorney. Exceptionally strong research and writing skills required. Candidates with litigation experience and experience working with Indian tribes encouraged to apply. Must be member in good standing of any state bar association. Open until filled.  Submit cover letter, resume listing at least three work-related references, and writing sample to Office of the Reservation Attorney Attn: Alice Koskela, Managing Attorney, P. O. Box 150, Nespelem, WA  99155.

Rosette, LLP

Attorney, Sacramento, CA.  Rosette, LLP is a majority-Indian owned and operated law firm providing legal services to federally recognized Indian tribes and their governmental entities and agencies nationwide. Candidates must be a member in good standing with the California state bar.  Please respond to this job posting with your cover letter, resume and writing sample via email to: Christian Cienfuegos at: ccienfuegos@rosettelaw.com.

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation;

(2) Senior Staff Attorney J-8937, Nespelem, WA. Colville Confederated Tribes.  Will provide complex legal services to handle significant legal matters for the Office of Reservation Attorneys. Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package, Salary will be negotiated. This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Spokesperson Sr., J-8914, Public Defenders Office, Nespelem, WA. Colville Tribal Court appointed counsel responsible for representing indigent people in Tribal Court. This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Deputy Prosecutor J-8821, Nespelem, WA. Colville Tribal Court representing Criminal, MINOC, Range Impoundment, Natural Resources Enforcement and civil infraction hearings, Wellness court, and appellate cases before the Colville Tribal Court of Appeals. Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package.  This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Managing Public Defender J-8791, Nespelem, WA. Colville Tribal Court and Court of Appeals, representing Tribal Members in criminal matters.  Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package.  This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Staff Attorney J-8668, Nespelem, WA. Colville Confederated Tribes Legal Office providing legal services to Tribal Members.  Renewable 3 yr. contract position with a full benefits package.  This position is open till filled with weekly reviews.

Please visit and apply at colvilletribes.com or you can contact judy.zunie@colvilletribes.com

Navajo Nation

Assistant Attorney General, Water Rights Unit, Window Rock, AZ.

Attorney, Navajo-Hopi Legal Services program, Window Rock, AZ.

Attorney(s), DOJ, Tax & Finance Unit and Litigation Unit, Window Rock, AZ.

Prosecutor(s), Prosecutor’s Office, Window Rock, AZ.

Attorney, Office of Legislative Counsel, Window Rock, AZ.

Full website here.

 

 

See posts from September 6, 2019.

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Law Clerk to Justice Megan K. Cavanagh

The Michigan Supreme Court is currently seeking qualified applicants for two available clerkships with Justice Megan K. Cavanagh. One begins in January 2020, and the second will begin in September 2020. See the full position description here.

This position will be located at the Hall of Justice in Lansing, Michigan.

TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter, résumé, transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), three professional references, and one writing sample in either Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat(.pdf) to jobapps@courts.mi.gov. Please include, “Justice Cavanagh Clerkship” in the subject line. If you are unable to submit applicant materials electronically, please contact Judicial Human Resources at (517) 373-1147.

 

Friday Job Announcements

If you sent in a job announcement but do not see it here, then please read our recent post about the requirements for Turtle Talk Friday Job Announcements. Thank you for your understanding!

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;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

Procopio

Native American Internship Program, San Diego, CA. Procopio’s Native American Law Practice Group offers 10-week paid internships for Native American law students or law students with an emphasis in Native American law. Interns join a nationwide network of the next generation of Native American Law attorneys in an active alumni program consisting of Tribal Judges, governmental attorneys, Tribal attorneys, university professors, entrepreneurs  and associates at law firms. Applications can be emailed to ted.griswold@procopio.com. Applications are due Tuesday, October 15th, 2019.

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Project Director, Bayfield, WI. Responsible for daily oversight of the Project LAUNCH grant as well as for overseeing the implementation of project activities internal and external coordination, staff oversight, developing materials, and conducting meetings. Also responsible for coordination with partners such as Early Childhood Center, Tribal Court, Indian Child Welfare Program, and the Bayfield School. Located at the Red Cliff Community Health Center. For more information please see the position description.

Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

Claims and Litigation Specialist, Eagle Pass, TX. Review settled insurance claims to determine that payments and settlements have been made in accordance with company practices and procedures. Report overpayments, underpayments, and other irregularities. Confer with legal counsel on claims requiring litigation. Find more information and fill out an application at: kickapootexas.org.

Pueblo of Laguna

Associate Prosecutor; Dept: Pueblo Court / Prosecutor’s Office; Open Until Filled.

Court Prosecutor; Dept: Pueblo Court / Prosecutor’s Office; Open Until Filled.

Public Defender; Dept: Pueblo Court; Open Until Filled.

Associate Judge; Dept: Pueblo Court; Open Until Filled.

Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions at www.lagunapueblo-nsn.gov or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654.

Tohono O’odham Nation

Assistant Attorney General, Sells, AZ. The Office of Attorney General represents the Tohono O’odham Nation in litigation and other legal matters.  Specific areas of need for the Office of Attorney General are healthcare law and contracts. Submit resume, legal writing sample and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Joshua Rees, Acting Attorney General at joshua.rees@tonation-nsn.gov. Applications accepted until positions filled. Please see the position description for more information.

Kanji & Katzen PLLC

2020 Summer Associates (Seattle, WA; Ann Arbor, MI; Flagstaff, AZ). Kanji & Katzen PLLC is a nationally ranked firm of highly experienced attorneys who are committed to protecting and enhancing the sovereignty and vitality of Indian nations and their members. We are seeking 2020 summer associates in all three of our offices. To apply, please send a cover letter (indicating office preference), resume, legal writing sample, law school transcript, and references to twalrod@kanjikatzen.com. We will start reviewing applications on September 23, 2019. ​Please see announcement for more information.

See posts from August 30, 2019.

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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

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;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

Mescalero Apache Tribe

Counselor (Substance Abuse/Adult & Child), Four Directions Treatment & Recovery Center, Mescalero, NM. Provides counseling services to adults, children and families with mental health and/or substance abuse problems or domestic violence in individual, family, or group sessions. Please see the job description for more information, and a full job description is available upon request. This position is open until filled.

Treatment & Rehab Center Executive Director, Mescalero, NM. Oversee existing services provided and oversee Mescalero Systems of Care, the Violence Against Women Office, the Suicide Prevention Program, Foster Care Licensing Program, Indian Child Welfare Act Office, and Tribal Social Services. A complete position description will be provided upon request. This position is open until filled.

Rosette, LLP

Associate Attorney, Grand Rapids, MI.  This firm specializes in representing federally recognized Indian tribes, their governmental entities and agencies, and businesses. The ideal candidate must be willing to travel and work on client matters throughout the United States.  Application closes July 31, 2019. For more information please see the job description.

Pueblo of Laguna

Associate Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Courts / Prosecutor’s Office, Laguna, NM. Under general administrative direction of the Court Prosecutor, presents/files criminal complaints and prosecutes individuals accused of violating criminal laws, including status offenses the Pueblo of Laguna laws, codes, and/or ordinances of the Pueblo. For more information please see the job description or click here. Application is open until filled.

Court Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Courts / Prosecutor’s Office, Laguna, NM. Under administrative supervision of the Governor, presents/files criminal complaints and prosecutes individuals accused of violating ordinances of the Pueblo. Application is open until filled. For more information please see the job description or click here.

Mille Lacs Band

Law Clerk PT, Onamia, MN. The part-time position is responsible for assisting the Tribal Court judiciary with legal research, drafting of court decisions and special court development projects.  Work will be performed remotely from 16 to 20 hours a week with initial and periodic meetings at the work site (Tribal Court) with District Court Judge and/or Staff Attorney. This position is open until filled. Please see the description for more information.

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. For more information please see the job description.

Intertribal Court of Southern California

Court Services Administrative Assistant, Valley Center, CA. This position has secondary responsibility for all court clerical duties including greeting visitors upon arrival, answering, screening, and forwarding incoming phone calls, taking and relaying messages and more. For more information please see the job description.

Tribal Youth Court Coordinator, Valley Center, CA. Develop and implement programs tailored to meet the needs of youth offenders and manage their individual cases for compliance with case plans. This position also performs a variety of court-support tasks. For more information please see the job description.

Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians

Tribal Law Enforcement Director, Redwood Valley, CA. This position hires, trains, and supervises department employees, participates in grant management, is responsible for the supervision and scheduling of Tribal community building security patrols, and more. For more information please see the job description. Closing Date August 2nd 2019.

Port Madison Enterprises

Paralegal, Suquamish WA. Assist in the management and conduct of the analysis of policy issues, proposed tribal, state or federal legislation, or other items of special concern to the PME Legal Department, the Port Madison Enterprises Executives, or the Port Madison Enterprises Board of Directors. Please see the job description for more information or click here.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska

General Assistance Caseworker, Sitka, AK. Responsibility of day to day management of BIA financial assistance programs. Management of general assistance clients clients in assisting them with individualized case plans to work toward self sufficiency. For more information please see the job description.

The Navajo Nation Legislative Branch

RFP. Seeking a Consultant for Governmental Lobbying Services to the Navajo Nation Council in relation to the 2020 and 2021 New Mexico and Utah Legislative Sessions. (RFP-NM Lobbyist-7567) (RFP-UT Lobbyist-7568). The Office of the Navajo Nation Speaker (OOS) will be accepting all proposals from qualified consultants. Interested parties shall obtain more information from the Office of the Speaker. Due Date of RFP Proposals is Friday, July 26, 2019 at 5:00 PM. This procurement process is a combined technical qualifications and cost-based selection. Send inquiries and questions to Lashawna Tso, MPA, Chief of Staff lrtso@navajo-nsn.gov |  928.871.7160.

Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS)

Pro Bono Assistant, Traverse City, MI. This is a two-year, grant-funded position. The Pro Bono Assistant will support the implementation of MILS’s new pro bono program by working with the MILS staff to develop and implement a statewide pro bono program targeting late-career and retired attorneys to provide community legal education, mentor MILS staff attorneys, and provide direct client representation. For more information see the description.

Program Associate, Climate & Energy, Washington, DC. Support the Vice President of Litigation, Climate & Energy, in developing and monitoring projects underway as part of the Climate & Energy program; Convene and coordinate teams and workgroups from various programs; Facilitate project meetings, status updates, and debriefings; and more. The application has a rolling deadline. Please see the job description or click here for more information.

Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic, University of Washington School of Law

Staff Attorney, Tulalip/Seattle, WA. The purpose of the position of part-time Staff Attorney is to provide in-person support to the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic (TCPDC) team by staffing the Tulalip Tribal Court office and appearing in court during court calendars where the full time public defenders are engaged in teaching related activities. The position is open until filled. Please see the job description and application on the UW Human Resources Website for more information.

Pueblo of Sandia

Assistant General Counsel – Water, Environment & Natural Resources, Albuquerque, NM. Serves as a key member of the Pueblo’s legal team. Responsibilities will cover a wide range of legal matters that would typically confront a tribal general counsel’s office, including: providing a diverse range of legal advice to the Pueblo; performing high level legal research and analysis in various areas of law and policy specifically in relation to water and environmental law and policies; and serving as the primary contact and expert for the Pueblo’s water and natural resource legal matters, subject to the direction and oversight of the General Counsel. For more information see the website.

See posts from June 28, 2019.

Friday Job Announcements

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;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

InterTribal Court of Southern California

Court Services Administrative Assistant, CA 92082. Greet visitors, receive documents for filing, prepare case files for judges’ review, and perform other administrative duties. For more information please see the job description.

Earthjustice

Staff Attorney, Oil and Gas, Appalachia, Chicago, IL. Develop new cases in a strategic fashion; conduct factual investigations; develop legal theories; and otherwise manage new and existing cases within state or federal courts and administrative agencies. Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation. The application is a rolling deadline. For more information please see the job description and apply here.

Director of Legal Training and Development, Washington, DC. Create and manage an overall strategy for the organization to meet its mission. Lead and develop robust onboarding, training and professional development programs. Consult with supervisors and department leads to recommend customized training and professional development solutions. The application is a rolling deadline. For more information please see the job description and apply here.

Colorado River Indian Tribes

Deputy Attorney General, Parker, AZ. The Deputy Attorney General works with Tribal Council and all Tribal Departments and Enterprises, under the supervision of the Attorney General. Application closes June 25, 2019 or until filled. The application can be found at  here and submitted to crithr@crit-nsn.gov.

Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board

Chief Health Systems Administrator, Rapid City, SD. Responsible and accountable for the continued development of a comprehensive and quality health care service delivery system; the overall fiduciary and leadership responsibilities for the Oyate Health Center; development, implementation and evaluation of new programs; and, overseeing the development and results of short-term and long-term strategic plans. For more information please see the job description.

Intergovernmental Affairs Director, Rapid City, SD. Advance the mission of GPTCHB through excellence in regulatory tracking, policy, advocacy, outreach, technical assistance, research and related projects. This position oversees the interactions of the GPTCHB with tribal, federal and state governments and agencies in addressing all issues affecting health care in the Great Plains Area. This position is open until filled. For more information please see the job description.

Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians

Attorney, Oakhurst, CA. The tribal attorney serves as an in-house legal advisor, representative, and counselor. Ensures the adherence to applicable laws to protect and enhance tribal sovereignty, to avoid or prevent expensive legal disputes and litigation, and to protect the legal interests of the tribal government. This position is open until filled. For more information please see the job description.

RFP, Coarsegold, CA. Requesting Proposals for an independent agency to serve as the
election committee. The responsibilities of the election committee are outlined in the Tribe’s election ordinance. See the announcement for more information. Closing date is June 14, 2019.

American Indian Law Program at University of Colorado Law School

Fellow, Boulder, CO.  The Fellow supports the AILP Director and members of the AILP faculty in two major areas: legal/academic and institution building work. This position is well-suited for a recent graduate with experience in the fields of federal Indian law and international human rights who is planning a career in legal practice, policy, or academia. Apply by July 15, 2019. Please see the position description for more information.

Hopland Band of Pomo Indians

NCICS Court Operations Manager, Hopland, CA. The Northern California Intertribal Court System (NCICS) Tribal Court Operations Manager is responsible for the administration of tribal court operations, programs, and services.  They also work closely with tribal leaders of the NCICS Judicial Council, Judges, tribal attorneys, court clerks, probation officers, tribal advocates, and county Judges and court administrators.  For more information please see the job description.

Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission

Admin Policy Analyst, Odanah, WI (Bad River Indian Reservation). Personnel policies & procedures, Department SOP development; assistance with human resource matters, contracts, leases, insurance policies; related legal research. Closing date is June 21, 2019. Application should include a letter of interest, writing sample, resume, three references. Please see position description for more information.

Anishinabe Legal Services

Staff Attorney, Cass Lake, MN (Leech Lake Reservation). Provide civil legal assistance and court representation to program clients before area Tribal Courts, State Courts and Administrative Forums. Primary duties will include handling a wide variety of civil matters before State and Tribal Courts. Applications preferred by July 5th, 2019 but will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information please see the position description.

Environmental Law Institute

Intern, Washington, DC. Conduct in-depth secondary and primary research, attend and report on outside events, analyze, edit, and synthesize scholarly material, assist with preparation for environmental training courses, and provide limited administrative support. Applications for the fall internship will be accepted until 11:59 pm Sunday, July 21, 2019, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information on the Institute, visit www.eli.org.

The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians

Law Fellow, Redwood Valley, CA. Seeking a legal fellow that will assist the General Counsel with the provision of legal services to the Tribe, including the Tribal Council and various Tribal departments.  The Tribe is willing to assist the successful applicant in obtaining student loan forgiveness through any available public service debt elimination programs. Application is open until filled. For more information please see the position description.

The Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas (“KTTT” or “Tribe”)

Staff Attorney, Maverick County, TX. Research matters affecting the legal rights and interests of the Tribal government; Litigate on behalf of the Tribe before tribal, federal, and state courts and administrative agencies; and more. For a complete and detailed list of the duties, please see the job description. To obtain an employment application and/or additional information you may contact the KTTT Human Resources Department at (830) 773-2105.  New attorneys are welcome to apply.

Pueblo of Laguna

Court Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Courts / Prosecutor’s Office, Laguna, NM. Under administrative supervision of the Governor, presents/files criminal complaints and prosecutes individuals accused of violating ordinances of the Pueblo. This position is open until filled. For more information please see the job description.

Law Clerk, Dept: Government Affairs Office, Laguna, NM. Under direct supervision of the Government Affairs Director and/or In-House Attorney, the Law Clerk assists in all aspects of legal services including performing legal analysis, researching and preparing legal files and documents. Closing date for application is June 14, 2019. For more information please see the job description.

Associate Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Courts / Prosecutor’s Office, Laguna, NM. Under general administrative direction of the Court Prosecutor, presents/files criminal complaints and prosecutes individuals accused of violating criminal laws. For more information please see the job description. Closing date for application is June 19, 2019.

 

See posts from June 7, 2019.

If you have submitted a job posting that was not included in this announcement, please send the posting to indigenous@law.msu.edu in the format requested above. We ask this in response to the dozens of job announcements that are sent to Turtle Talk each week. Thanks!