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:

In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes

  1. 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.

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.

Earthjustice

Staff Attorneys, Northeast Region. We expect the Staff Attorneys we hire for this position to play a leading role developing and litigating cases and seeking regional legislative opportunities to further the Office’s work. Both Staff Attorneys will play an integral part in shaping the Northeast Office’s strategic plan for fulfilling our regional mission. Both Staff Attorneys also will play an important part in helping our less-experienced attorneys and professional staff grow and develop in their careers.

Procopio Law Firm

Native American Summer Internship, San Diego, C.A. Procopio is seeking Native American law students (or law students with an emphasis in Native American Law) to join the Firm for a 10-week internship with the Native American Practice Group! 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. Following the internship, we remain active with our alumni to mentor and prepare them for their success in their career. Procopio’s Native American Summer Internship is a very unique and committed program that will provide valuable experience, dedicated mentorship, exposure to many areas of the law, guidance in legal writing and article drafting, and a lifelong network of contacts! Qualified candidates should email resume, transcript, writing sample and a brief cover email to ted.griswold@procopio.com.

Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, LLP

Associate Attorney, Oklahoma City, O.K. Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington D.C., Portland, Oklahoma City, Sacramento and Anchorage seeks an Associate Attorney for its Oklahoma City office.   Hobbs Straus specializes in Native American and Alaskan Native law, and has worked for over 35 years to realize positive change in Indian Country.  Our attorneys are dedicated to promoting and defending sovereign rights, expanding opportunities for tribes, and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaskan Natives. The ideal candidate will possess:  (1) superior research and writing skills; (2) a strong academic performance history; (3) strong communication skills; and (4) a commitment to tribal representation.  A minimum of 1-5 years’ legal experience is required.  Prior experience in the field of Indian law is strongly preferred. To apply:  Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and recent writing sample to Cindy Bonewitz at cbonewitz@hobbsstraus.com.

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.

Confederate Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Criminal Public Defender, W.A. State. The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation is seeking a qualified Criminal Public Defender. The ideal candidate will display a passion for serving the community by supporting and providing legal counsel to all persons alleged to have committed a violation of the Chehalis Tribe’s criminal code, its juvenile code or alleged to have committed acts of abuse or neglect pursuant to a tribal dependency proceeding. The applicant must be familiar with and capable of creating legal documents, and successfully arguing motions in front of a judge. The Public Defender must be possess and/or be willing to continue acquiring knowledge of federal law, Constitutional Due Process Rights, the Indian Civil Rights Act, the Chehalis Law and Order Code, and procedural rules of the court. For a full job description or should you have questions, please contact the Recruitment Coordinator. Juris Doctorate and license to practice law in the State of Washington required. At least five (5) years of experience in the legal field required. Closing date: October 18th, 2019.

Berkey Williams LLP

Berkey Williams Indian Law Fellowship, C.A. Berkey Williams LLP seeks applicants for a one-year Indian Law Fellowship beginning September 2020. 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. The Fellowship contributes to the development of the Indian law leaders of the future, whatever their career paths in the field might be. We are a private law firm with a public interest focus and a client base comprised exclusively of Indian nations and organizations. We maintain offices in Berkeley and Davis, California; Washington, D.C.; and Syracuse, New York. Natural and cultural resource protection, water and land rights, tribal sovereignty, self-governance, employment, health care and Indian child welfare form the core of our work. Additional information may be found at http://www.berkeywilliams.com/. The Fellowship offers a competitive salary, benefits, training, and the opportunity to work with experienced attorneys in a firm serving Indian Nations and organizations exclusively. The Fellow will be located in one of our California offices and, over the course of the year, will work with each of the Firm’s partners in as many of our practice areas as possible. Fellows typically engage in legal research and writing, litigation, historical research, and administrative advocacy, among other kinds of work. Applications are encouraged from recent law school graduates with a demonstrated commitment to Indian law. Preference is given to candidates, both Indian and non-Indian, who demonstrate personal or professional experience with Indian communities. We seek Fellows who bring a variety of experiences to the firm’s clients. High academic achievements are considered and weighed with other equally significant factors: personal accomplishments and experience, resourcefulness, professional goals, and the capacity to work conscientiously and independently. Membership in the California Bar, or willingness to obtain California or other state bar membership, is preferred.

Interested law school graduates and 3rd year law school students should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to Gloria Coronado, Administrative/ICWA Assistant, at gcoronado@ berkeywilliams.com. No phone calls please. Deadline to apply is October 30, 2019.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi

Tribal Prosecutor, Fulton, M.I. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi seeks a licensed attorney to serve as Prosecutor/ICWA Attorney for the Tribe to be appointed for an approximate term of four (4) years. This is a contractual, part-time position and will be compensated on an hourly basis. The NHBP Prosecutor serves as the chief law enforcement officer of the Tribe and shall be responsible for supervising all criminal investigations of offenses arising under the Tribe’s criminal laws along with other duties. Please see the job announcement for more information. Closing date: October 17, 2019.

Federicks Peebles & Patterson LLP

Fredericks Peebles & Patterson LLP (“FPP”) is dedicated to the representation of American Indian tribes and Native American organizations throughout the United States.  Our gifted, dynamic and diverse team of attorneys includes tribal members who are committed and accomplished advocates for tribal governments and organizations.  Our firms’ singular mission is seeking justice for Indian tribes and their citizens and promoting, protecting and preserving tribal sovereignty, culture and resources.  The increasing utilization and development of tribal lands and resources and growing tribal involvement in business and governmental enterprises create a critical need for sound advice, counsel, advocacy and aggressive legal representation.  Fredericks Peebles & Patterson LLP maximizes tribal resources for the improvement of Indian communities nationwide.

FPP is seeking applications from second year law students for 2020 Summer Law Clerks for offices in Louisville, Colorado; Rapid City, South Dakota; and Sacramento, California. 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.  FPP 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 lawclerk@ndnlaw.com by October 31, 2019.  The cover letter should indicate your preference for each FPP office location by completing the chart below (i.e., #1 is for the top location preference followed by 2, and 3.  If you are not applying for consideration at a particular office location please note N/A).

See posts from October 4, 2019. Please read our recent post about the requirements for Turtle Talk Friday Job Announcements. Thank you!

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.

Mescalero Apache Tribe

Public Defender, Mescalero, NM. The Public Defender will represent defendants in criminal proceedings filed in the Mescalero Apache Tribal Court. The Public Defender will work to resolve matters in an ethical and professional manner. The Public Defender will oversee Office of the Public Defender staff. A full job description will be provided upon request. Position is open until filled.

Social Services Case Manager, Mescalero, NM. Serves as Case Manager for the Tribal Social Services Program. Provides client case management and referrals. Prepares case records, summaries, special and routine reports, and other records in maintaining a formalized case management system. Establishes and maintains protective services cases with individual case plans for the protection, care, and supervision of children/adults in all placement types. Implements financial assistance programs and objectives. Provides financial assistance eligibility, case management assisting consumers in becoming financial need and appropriate referrals. A full job description will be provided upon request. Position is open until filled.

Social Worker, Mescalero, NM. Under general direction of the Social Services Program Manager, provides a variety of child protective, elderly, and family services. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. A full job description will be provided upon requested. Position is open until filled.

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

(2) Senior Staff Attorney, J-8937, 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.

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.

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.

ACLU of Arizona

Legal Director, Phoenix, AZ. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Legal Director will lead and expand the ACLU of Arizona’s legal program, including developing and litigating high-impact cases and managing the legal department. The Legal Director will 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. As a critical member of the organization’s senior management team, the Legal Director will provide strategic leadership on both litigation and non-litigation legal advocacy in priority areas of criminal justice, immigrants’ rights, education, and LGBTQ equality, as well as other areas including First Amendment rights. In addition, the Legal Director works in close coordination with our policy, organizing, and communications teams, with the national ACLU staff, and other local and national partners to advance our advocacy goals. The job posting is available online.

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Member Relations Manager, Portland, OR. The member relations manager for the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is responsible for the development and implementation of NICWA’s member acquisition, retention, and engagement program and services, to create a robust and active membership. For more information please see the job description.

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Senior Assistant General Counsel, Fountain Hills, AZ. Provide legal advice to the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Tribal Council, tribal departments and economic enterprises. Represent the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in matters brought in Tribal, State and Federal court.  Please see the job announcement for more information.

Department of the Interior

Associate General Counsel, National Indian Gaming Commission, Washington, D.C. The Office of General Counsel within the National Indian Gaming Commission is looking for a supervisory attorney capable of exercising judgment while performing challenging legal assignments, with a broad knowledge of the field of Federal Indian law and regulations as they pertain to Indian gaming and in relation to the operations of the IGRA, and federal, state, and tribal laws and regulations.\

 

See posts from September 20, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Tribal Legal Aid Attorney, Pendleton, O.R. CTUIR is looking for an Tribal Legal Aid Attorney. The Intimate Partner Violence Survivors (IPVS) Attorney will 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 ifnecessary represent eligible clients as they-exercise their legal rights to be free from and protected against perpetrators of Domestic Violence (DV). The IPVS Attomey will also develop programmatic materials as needed prioritizing legal materials and resources, and enhance existing legal services to eligible clients. For more information, including application deadline, please visit the announcement.

Passamaquoddy Tribe

Prosecuting Attorney, Perry, M.E. The Passamaquoddy Tribal Court at Pleasant Point is seeking applications to fill a 4 year Contract Position for a Prosecuting Attorney. The successful candidate must be in good standings with the Maine Bar and apply to the Passamaquoddy Bar. For additional information please call: 207-853-5151. Please provide a Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter to: Pleasant Point Tribal Court PO Box 343 Perry, ME 04667. Deadline for Applications: Friday, October 11, 2019.

Chief Judge, Perry, M.E. The Passamaquoddy Tribal Court at Pleasant Point is seeking applications to fill a 4 year Contract position for the Chief Judge. The successful candidate must be in good standings with the Maine Bar Association and Apply to the Passamaquoddy Tribal Bar. For additional information please call: 207-853-5151 Please provide a Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter to: Pleasant Point Tribal Court PO Box 343 Perry, ME 04667. Deadline for Applications: Friday, October 11, 2019.

Judge, Perry, M.E. The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point Healing to Wellness Program is looking for a Wellness Court Judge to preside over court cases throughout a participant’s healing journey. The successful candidate shall be familiar with the appropriate court processes and procedures, in addition to the role of supporter, motivator, and champion in a less adversarial arena of Wellness Court. Is able to demonstrate commitment to promote wellness for each participant. This is a contract position. Must be an active member of the Maine Bar Association and in Good Standing. Must possess knowledge of judicial procedures and rules. Also applicant would need to apply for Passamaquoddy Bar. Training/Knowledge in Healing to Wellness Court is strongly recommended. A Curriculum Vitae along with a Cover Letter are required in order to be considered. Send requested information to: Wellness Court Director at Pleasant Point, PO Box 343 Perry, ME 04667. For further info call: 207-853-5166. Deadline for Applications: Friday, October 11, 2019.

Prosecutor, Perry, M.E. The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point Healing to Wellness Program is looking for and enthusiastic and highly ethical trial lawyer to fill its Prosecutor position. The successful candidate shall be skilled at disputing case and possess excellent communication skills. She/He must maintain communication/connection between Court/Team Partners, gathers date for Court/Team prior to Staffing. Must be and active member of the Maine Bar Association and Good Standing. Must possess knowledge of judicial procedures and rules, also applicant will need to apply for Passamaquoddy Bar. Training/Knowledge in Healing to Wellness Court is strongly recommend. A Curriculum Vitae along with a Cover Letter are required in order to be considered. Send requested information to Wellness Court Director, PO Box 343, Perry, ME 04667. Please Call 207-853-5166 for and further information. Deadline for Applications: Friday, October 11, 2019.

Frederick Peebles & Patterson LLP

Summer Law Clerk, FPP is seeking applications from second year law students for 2020 Summer Law Clerks for offices in Louisville, Colorado; Rapid City, South Dakota; and Sacramento, California. 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.  FPP 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 lawclerk@ndnlaw.com by Friday, October 18, 2019.  The cover letter should indicate your preference for each FPP office location by completing the chart below (i.e., #1 is for the top location preference followed by 2, and 3.  If you are not applying for consideration at a particular office location please note N/A).

Mescalero Apache Tribe

Public Defender, Mescalero, N.M. The Public Defender will represent defendants in criminal proceedings filed in the Mescalero Apache Tribal Court. The Public Defender will work to resolve matters in an ethical and professional manner. The Public Defender will oversee Office of the Public Defender staff. A full job description will be provided upon request. Position is open until filled. Please see the announcement for more information.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

In-House Attorney, Agency Village, S.D. Under the administrative direction of the Tribal Chairman, the In-House Attorney provides practical and wide-ranging legal advice to the Executives, Tribal Council, departments, agencies, boards and committees and represents the Tribe in Tribal, State, and Federal Courts and hearings. Position open until filled. Please see the announcement for more information.

Michigan State University

Associate Professor Tenure Track, East Lansing, M.I. Michigan State University College of Law invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.  We welcome applications from candidates across all areas of law, although subject areas of particular interest include agricultural and food law, civil rights, commercial and corporate law, criminal law, family law, health care law and policy, race and the law, sports law, and tax. The Law College seeks applicants with a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarly achievement.  The position is open to both lateral and entry-level candidates. Applications close on October 11, 2019.

Assistant Professor/ Librarian, East Lansing, M.I. The Director of the Law Library reports to the Law College Dean and will play a key managerial role in the life of the Law College by participating in law school administration and annual budget planning, by representing the Law College in a vibrant university environment, by working collaboratively with MSU Libraries, and by creating and advocating a strategic library vision.  Leadership skills, combined with intellectual acuity and a strong system of academic values, are key attributes of the Director.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated expertise in technology, a reputation among peers for leadership and outstanding professional achievement, as well as a strong commitment to supporting faculty research and the larger mission of the Law College and University.  Depending on qualifications and experience, the candidate will be hired as tenure-system or fixed term faculty. Applications close on October 11, 2019.

Executive Assistant to the Associate Dean, East Lansing, M.I. The Executive Assistant is responsible for critical, high-level administrative projects primarily to assist the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean for Finance and Administration, and also from time to time the Dean; and works collaboratively with faculty and staff to facilitate and complete various projects. Applications close on September 22, 2019.

ACLU

Legal Director, Sioux Falls, S.D. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Chapter Office, the Legal Director will lead and expand the ACLU legal program across South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wyoming, including developing and litigating high-impact cases and managing the legal department. The Legal Director will be responsible for setting the overall legal strategy to advance the ACLU of SD/ND/WY mission, as well as handling the day-to-day management of legal staff and cooperating attorneys. As a critical member of the office’s senior management team, the Legal Director will provide strategic leadership on both litigation and non-litigation legal advocacy in priority areas of criminal justice, immigrants’ rights, indigenous justice, and LGBTQ equality, as well as other areas including First Amendment rights. Please see the website/announcement for more information.

Indigenous Justice Attorney, Albuquerque, N.M. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico (ACLU-NM) seeks an experienced attorney to carry out litigation, advocacy, and outreach to advance justice and liberty for Indigenous people in New Mexico. This is a unique opportunity to work in concert with Indigenous communities to dismantle the systems of racism and oppression that make Native Americans among the most marginalized racial groups in our state. This position will work with other leaders in the organization to ensure that our priority advocacy efforts center the voices of impacted people and address the most pressing civil rights challenges facing Indigenous communities. Please see the website/announcement for more information.

See posts from September 13, 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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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.

Homer Law Chartered

Entry Level Attorney, Washington D.C. Homer Law Chartered is a Washington, D.C.-based law firm with an immediate opening for a full-time, entry-level attorney. Our firm’s client base is comprised primarily of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, enterprises, and organizations with a focus on gaming, economic development, Indian lands, governance, and administrative law. The ideal candidate will have experience working in Indian Country and an understanding of issues that affect the tribal governments and/or a strong financial or accounting background. The successful candidate will be a member of the DC Bar or will be awaiting results from the July 2019 sitting of the DC Bar.

To apply, please provide the following materials via email at aedwards@homerlaw.com: A one-page resume, a one-page letter of interest, and a recent unedited writing sample. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary to be determined upon offer of position based on experience.

Tohono O’Odham Nation

Assistant Attorney General, Sells, A.Z. The Office of Attorney General represents the Tohono O’odham Nation in litigation and other legal matters. The Office is still accepting applications for Attorneys with at least 6 years of experience to fill an Assistant Attorney General position. Specific areas of need for the Office of Attorney General are healthcare law and contracts but we are open to those with other experience. Please see the announcement for more information.

Pueblo of Laguna

Associate Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Court / Prosecutor’s Office. Application open until filled.

Court Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Court / Prosecutor’s Office. Application open until filled.

Associate Judge, Dept: Pueblo Court. Closing date for application is August 1, 2019.

Public Defender , Dept: Pueblo Court. Closing date for application is August 23, 2019.

For more information and application instructions at visit the Pueblo of Laguna website or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654.

Navajo Nation Office of Legislative Counsel

Attorney, Window Rock, A.Z. The Navajo Nation Office of Legislative Counsel seeks an Attorney under the direction of the Chief Legislative Counsel. Duties include providing legal advice and legal representation to entities of the Legislative Branch, the Navajo Nation Council, its standing committees, boards and commissions involving various areas of law.  Work with other attorneys of the Office under supervision of a Principal Attorney and the general direction of the Chief Legislative Counsel.  Knowledge of legal principles as well as Indian law, Navajo Nation laws, Navajo Nation Government and legislative processes in general required.   Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school possess a Juris Doctorate, and be willing to be State Bar licensed in either AZ, NM, or UT as well as the Navajo Nation Bar within one year of employment. Please see the announcement for more information.

St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin

Guardian ad Litem, Hertel, W.I. Main duties for this position include representing the best interest of the child in St. Croix Tribal Court, investigating and determining the needs of children and youth petitioned into the court system, monitoring and reporting on the welfare of the child and communicate the child’s wishes to the court. Applications are open until filled. Please see the announcement for more information.

Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians

Tribal In-House Attorney, Oakhurst, C.A. 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 Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians (PRCI) tribal government. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. Applications are open until filled. Please see the announcement for more information.

Brooklyn Legal Services

Brooklyn Legal Services, in Brooklyn, N.Y. is hiring for the following positions:

Staff Attorney for Tenant Rights Coalition

Staff Attorney Foreclosure Unit

Director of Family/ Domestic Violence Unit

Paralegal Advocate

Please see the announcements for more information.

Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor

Attorney-Adviser, Sacramento, C.A. The incumbent will support for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Region, which includes a Regional Office and four Agencies that serve 105 federally recognized Indian Tribes throughout California, or nearly one-fifth of 573 federally recognized tribes in the United States. The incumbent will handle a complex and heavy volume of work involving the entire range of Indian law matters. Areas of practice include, but are not limited to Indian law, administrative law, natural resources and public land law, environmental law, energy and mining law, water law, and contracts. Statutes that the incumbent must be familiar with include, but are not limited to, laws concerning Indians and Tribes, Administrative Procedure Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Freedom of Information Act, and Privacy Act. The incumbent must also be able to interpret and provide advice related to the various regulations implementing the above statutes. Applications close on September 12, 2019. Please see the website for more information.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Senior Tribal Attorney, Hoopa, C.A. A federally recognized Indian Tribe located in Hoopa, California, seeks an Attorney to fill the position of Senior Tribal Attorney. The successful candidate will serve in the Office of Tribal Attorney under the supervision of the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council and Tribal Chairman. Provides a wide range of legal services to the Hoopa Valley Tribe, including without limitation advice, negotiation, drafting, research,
lobbying, representation in litigation and administrative proceedings and
other duties as assigned by the Council.  CONTRACTUAL, SALARY: DOE.
POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Submit application, cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Human Resources Department
Hoopa Valley Tribe
P.O. Box 218
Hoopa, CA 95546

Or call 530-625-9200 Ext. 11 or 20

Email submission: liz@hoopainsurance.com.

Prairie Island Indian Community

RFP for Economic Development, Welch, M.N. The Prairie Island Indian Community is a federally-recognized Indian tribe (the “Tribe”), located in southeastern Minnesota along the banks of the Mississippi River, approximately 30 miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Tribe is seeking proposals from qualified professionals to provide consultation related to economic development and diversification.  Applications close on September 14, 2019. Please see the announcement for more information.

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

2019-2020 Academic Extern, Banning, CA. Seeking 1-2 legal externs per semester to work with the Morongo Legal Department. Externs will have the opportunity to work on a diverse set of legal issues, including employment, taxation, ICWA, ordinance development, energy development, education, tribal court work, and more. Must be a current 2L-4L and be able to commit to 20-40 hours per week on-site. Position is unpaid and requires the extern to receive school credit. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis for both fall and spring semesters.

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Nespelem, W.A. are hiring for the following positions:

Deputy Prosecutor; 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 Atty Public Defender; 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; CCT 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.

See posts from Friday, August 23, 2019.

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.

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Senior Legal Counsel, Auburn, WA. Seeking an attorney with eight or more years of experience to serve as Senior Legal Counsel specializing in natural resources.  The selected candidate will have the opportunity work with a strong team of in-house attorneys on a variety of natural resources and other matters.  The Tribe is located in the Greater Seattle Metropolitan Area . Please see the position description for more information.

EarthJustice

Litigation Assistant, Los Angeles, CA. Earthjustice’s Healthy Communities seeks paralegal and administrative support for lawyers, who also offers backup support when the Office Manager is out of the office. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Candidates may apply here and see the job description for more information.

Legislative Representative, Washington, DC. Main responsibilities include lobby strategy development & implementation, coalition and partnerships, as well as internal coordination and administration. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply here and see the job description for more information.

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 an application, resume, and any other supporting documentation to: Fond du Lac Human Resources, 1720 Big Lake Road, Cloquet, MN 55720. Apply here and see the job description for more information.

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Victim Services Assistant, Fulton, MI. Assist victims of domestic violence, teen dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking with participating in the NHBP Tribal Court or Foreign Court justice system; Complete intake forms with potential clients to determine needs and makes appropriate recommendations for services; Work with the DVVA to prepare required grant; and more. Application closes 09/01/2019 at 11:59pm. Apply through the NHBP Careers page and see the job description for more information.

Association on American Indian Affairs

Program Assistant, Rockville, MD. The Association is looking for a mission-focused, seasoned, organized, strategic, and process-minded candidate with experience delivering measurable, cost-effective results that make the organization’s vision a reality. This position provides operational, administrative and communications assistance to all of the Association’s programs and events, including repatriation, sacred sites, Indian child welfare, juvenile justice. This position will include advancement opportunities for the right candidate as well as benefits after a probationary period. More information can be found at here. To apply for the position, please send a cover letter that includes how you are the perfect fit for the organization, your salary requirements, and a resume to shannon.aaia@Indian-affairs.org on or before SEPTEMBER 5, 2019.

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Managing Attorney, Public Defender, Nespelem, WA. This position represents Tribal members in criminal matters in Colville Tribal Court and Court of Appeals. Represents Tribal indigent parents in dependency matters related to Colville Tribal Children’s Court.  This position is open until filled, with weekly reviews. For more information please see the job description.

Pueblo of Laguna

Associate Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Court / Prosecutor’s Office. Application open until filled.

Court Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Court / Prosecutor’s Office. Application open until filled.

Court Administrator, Dept: Pueblo Court. Application open until filled.

Public Defender, Dept: Pueblo Court. Closing date for application is August 23, 2019.

For more information and application instructions at visit the Pueblo of Laguna website or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Project Coordinator (Legal), Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Under the direction of the Tribal Prosecutor, establish and maintain effective policies, procedures, and programs in response to suspected child abuse cases. Through the direct provision of services and training, the Project Coordinator ensures services are provided in a compassionate, trauma-informed and professional manner. Application is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

Victims Services Specialist. Eagle Pass, TX. Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families.  Apply and find more information here.

Tohono O’odham Legislative Branch

Attorney General, Sells, AZ. 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. Represent the Nation in all legal proceedings, and in other matters that affect the legal interests of the Nation; advises senior management and tribal officials; and supervises assistant attorneys general and contract attorneys. Please see the job description for more information and how to apply.

See posts from Friday, August 16, 2019.