Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Additional announcements may appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law or leadership job posted on Turtle Talk, please email

Comanche Nation Tribal Court

Indigent Defense Attorney, Lawton, O.K. The Comanche Nation is requesting proposals for an Indigent Defense Attorney of the Comanche Nation Tribal Court. Full copies of the Request for Proposal can be obtained through the Comanche Nation website: Deadline for submission is February 16, 2018 at 4:00pm CST. Proposals should be submitted in PDF format via email: Sealed proposals will be received in person at Comanche Nation Administration Building, 584 NW Bingo Rd., Lawton, OK 73502 Attention: Grants Department.

Yakama Nation

Lead Attorney Position, Office of Legal Counsel, Toppenish, W.A. The Yakama Nation is looking for a Lead Attorney to serve as the administrative manager of director of the Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel, including coordinating and supervising all attorneys and other staff within the Office, and serving as the Yakama Nation’s lead legal counsel. The Lead Attorney shall provide high-quality,  culturally competent legal services to the Tribal Council and all programs and departments in a timely manner. Please see the Yakama Nation’s job announcement and application. Application closes on February 27, 2018.

Attorney II, Public Defender Office, Toppenish, W.A. The Yakama Nation Public Defender Office is looking for an attorney to provide professional legal representation and advice to Tribal member clients in Tribal, State, and Federal Court. The attorney is responsible for providing representation in a full range of legal services. The position pays $33.37/hr, and the position will remain open until filled. Please see the Yakama Nation’s application.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska

Family Law Attorney, Sitka, A.K.  The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is looking for a Family Law Attorney to provide holistic legal representation to Native American victims of domestic violence and sexual assault under the umbrella of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Legal Department. The attorney will work collaboratively with other team members, especially project partner Sitkans Against Family Violence, to ensure holistic services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children and provide culturally sensitive and relevant services. To apply submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and STA job application to Anne Davis or by mail to 456 Katlian St., Sitka, AK 99835. For a complete job description and application visit Open until filled, first review is Feb. 26. Salary $60-85k DOE.  Full-time benefited.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians

Ethics Officer, Atmore, A.L. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is seeking proposals for an Ethics Officer to assist its legal counsel in fulfilling its duties and responsibilities under the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Ethics Code. Proposals are due no later than 5:00PM on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

U.S. Department of Justice

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Pierre, S.D. The U.S. Department of Justice is looking for an AUSA for the District of South Dakota to prosecute federal criminal offenses and represent the interests of the United States in civil and criminal cases. The position is full-time and pays $61,218 to $160,122 per year. Applications close on February 16, 2018.

U.S. Department of Interior

Associate Solicitor for Water Resources, Office of the Solicitor, Washington, D.C. The Associate Solicitor has primary responsibility for managing the Division of Water Resources, which includes the Branch of Water and Power and the Branch of Indian Water Rights. Management of the Division includes working with the Solicitor and the Deputy Solicitor in formulating policies of the Solicitor’s Office with respect to organization, budget, personnel, and legal activities. The position pays $164,200 to $189,600 per year. Applications close on March 2, 2018.

Indian Law Resource Center (Update)

Sidley Fellowship , Washington, D.C. The Terrance A. Sidley Fellowship is a competitive Fellowship awarded each year to a law student who shows particular promise for a career in federal Indian law and international indigenous human rights issues. The deadline for receipt of applications for summer 2018 is March 16, 2018.

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Assistant Dean for Career Services, Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan (Feb. 7, 2018).

Previous Friday Job Announcements: Feb. 2, 2018.