Friday Job Announcements

If you sent in a job announcement but do not see it here, if you have asked for an announcement to be re-posted, or if you have asked for an old announcement to be removed, then please read our recent post about the requirements for Turtle Talk Friday Job Announcements. Examples are provided at the end of this post. 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.

Lewis and Clark College

Staff Attorney – Small Business Legal Clinic, Portland, OR – with travel to rural areas, including Warm Springs and Umatilla Reservations. Fifty percent of the time will be spent working with rural Native Entrepreneurs on transactional legal issues. The other half will be spent working with all entrepreneurs in a fee-for-service model. The applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but screening begins August 26th. Apply here and please see the job announcement for more information.

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians

Financial Adviser RFS, Dowagiac, MI. Seeking to engage an independent contractor with Registered Investment Adviser credentials to assist the Band in monitoring and evaluating the services provided by asset management and banking partners.  In addition assist in special projects that help the Band achieve its financial goals.  The firm/individual selected will not directly provide asset management services and/or banking services. This position will be filled no later than January 1, 2020. For more information please see the position description.

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Public Health and Human Services Division

Family Safety Manager, Cherokee, NC. The Family Safety Program Manager is a senior leadership position within PHHS and is responsible for administering the EBCI Family Safety Program executing all matters related to foster care, adoption, guardianship, and/or out of home placement for all person under the age of 18 within the Division’s service area.  Visit https://ebci.com/jobs/ for more information and to apply, or see the job description.

Colorado’s Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Executive Director for the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs (CCIA),Denver Metro, CO. The Commission is the official liaison between the State of Colorado, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. The Commission also works with the other 46 Historic Tribes of Colorado on a government-to-government basis and maintains contact with Colorado’s urban American Indian/Alaska Native communities. Online applications will be accepted through 9/6/19. For more information and to apply, see the job description or visit the website.

Navajo Nation

RFP for Education Attorney. Under the direction of the Navajo Nation Attorney General or her designee, the Attorney will assist in the review of Navajo Nation laws, state education laws, and federal education laws to establish a Navajo State Education Agency (NSEA). Proposals are due Friday, August 23, 2019. For more information, please see the request.

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Office of the Attorney General

Law Clerk (temporary), Tucson, AZ. The Law Clerk assists in performing legal analysis, researching and preparing legal files and documents, and other legal services.  The Law Clerk maintains confidentially of all privileged information of the Office of the Attorney General. Position is open until filled. If interested please submit your application here or submit an email to: hr.recruitment@pascuayaqui-nsn.gov. See the job announcement for more information.

ACLU of Montana

Indigenous Justice Program Manager, MT. Seeking a passionate, optimistic person with project planning, management, and organizing skills. Work will impact education equity, water protector rights, and criminal laws. Application closes September 10, 2019. Please see the job description or visit the website for more information.

Dakota Plains Legal Services (DPLS)

Managing Attorney, Fort Thompson, SD. The Fort Thompson office serves the Crow Creek and Lower Brule Indian Reservations in South Dakota and Brule, Buffalo, Hughes, Hyde, Lyman, Stanley and Sully counties in South Dakota. For more information please see the job description.

Staff Attorney, Pine Ridge, SD. The Pine Ridge office serves the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and Oglala Lakota, Jackson and Bennett counties in South Dakota. For more information please see the job description.

The Shoshone Bannock Tribes

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor, Fort Hall, ID.  This position will mainly handle adult criminal matters, but will assist with all matters handled by the office. For a more complete job description please visit the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes website or see the job description. Application deadline is August 30, 2019.

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.

Yurok Tribal Court

Legal Access Attorney, Eureka, CA. Under the general supervision of the Tribal Court Assistant Director/Chief Judge, assist the Yurok Department of Health & Human Services, the Chief Judge and the Yurok Tribal Court in its client services and legal matters. Complete a variety of professional assignments and work closely with the Social Workers, Staff Attorney, Chief Judge and other department staff.  Please see Yurok’s website for application and required documents. Closing Date: 8/16/19.

Big Fire Law & Policy Group LLP

Associate Litigation Attorney, Omaha, NE. Work on cases in a variety of areas including constitutional law, environmental law, real estate, employment, tax issues, corporate/business matters, and complex federal, state and tribal court litigation at both trial and appellate levels. Closing date is August 31, 2019. Email resume and cover letter to:  Barbra Baker, Firm Administrator  bbaker@bigfirelaw.com. Please see the job description for more information.

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Senior Legal Counsel, Auburn, WA. Seeking an attorney specializing in natural resources with eight or more years of experience.  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. Pleas esee the website or 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.

Bishop Paiute Tribal Court

Chief Tribal Court Judge, Bishop, CA.  Presides over and makes rulings on civil (only) cases filed in the Bishop Paiute Tribal Court; Tribal Court is held once a month.  Position is available immediately, will remain open until filed.  Please see RFP for job duties and/or more information.

Mescalero Apache Tribe

Chief Prosecutor, Alamogordo, NM. Prosecutes individuals accused of violating Tribal laws; Works closely with local BIA and Tribal Law Enforcement and federal agencies; Works closely with Tribal Probation Office; and more. A complete position description will be provided upon request. Please submit resumes and questions to Myra LaPaz at Human Resources: via telephone at (575) 464-4494 or via email at mlapaz@mescaleroapachetribe.com.

 

See posts from August 9, 2019.

If you sent in a job announcement but do not see it here, if you have asked for an announcement to be re-posted, or if you have asked for an old post to be removed, then please read our recent post about the requirements for Friday Job Announcements and ensure your submissions meet all requirements. Thank you for your understanding!

An example email submission for a Turtle Talk job announcement:

“Attached is a position description in PDF format.

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.”

OR

“Please find a PDF job announcement attached.

Position Title:  Associate Litigation Attorney

Position location:  Omaha, Nebraska Metropolitan Area, Nebraska

Main responsibilities:  The right candidate will have the opportunity to work on cases in a variety of areas including constitutional law, environmental law, real estate, employment, tax issues, corporate/business matters, and complex federal, state and tribal court litigation at both trial and appellate levels.

Closing Date:  August 31, 2019

Email resume and cover letter to:

Barbra Baker, Firm Administrator  bbaker@bigfirelaw.com

 

 

 

 

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.

Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters

Anishinaabe Community Outreach Liaison, East Lansing, MI. The Liaison will work closely with the Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL) Partnership Indigenous Project Coordinator, the Indigenous Language Liaison, Indigenous Language Specialists and MSU LCTL grant personnel. They will work closely with communities to lead outreach efforts in reservation based and urban Anishinaabe communities. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 26, 2019 until position is filled. For more information please see the job description.

The University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law

Associate/Assistant/Full-time Professor of Indian Law, of Indian Law, Missoula, MT. Full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. Duties include teaching, scholarship, and service as set forth in the University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law Faculty Handbook. Our primary need is in the area of Indian and/or tribal law, with additional curricular needs in areas such as litigation skills, family law, and clinic. The application period opens on September 13, 2019. Please visit the link to apply.

The Yakama Nation Public Defender-Legal Aid Services

Attorney, Toppenish, WA. The attorney will be assigned both criminal and civil work in Tribal Court as well as municipal, District and/or Superior Courts. Closing date is July 25, 2019. Please use the application on the Yakama Nation website and submit to the Human Resources Department as described.

Pueblo of Laguna

Court Administrator, Dept: Pueblo Courts, Laguna, NM. Closing date for application submission is July 23, 2019. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654.

Associate Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Courts / Prosecutor’s Office, Laguna, NM. This position is open until filled. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions.

Court Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Courts / Prosecutor’s Office, Laguna, NM. This position is open until filled. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions.

Associate Judge, Dept: Pueblo Courts, Laguna, NM. Closing date for application submission is August 1, 2019. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions.

National American Indian Court Judges Association

Program Attorney, Boulder, CO. NAICJA seeks an experienced Program Attorney responsible for researching, designing and implementing continuing judicial education programs. Manage and oversee federal grants, including supervision of program coordinator; Oversee the coordination of grant and project deliverables; and more. For more information please see the position description. Closing date is August 5, 2019.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Senior Legal Counsel, Mashantucket CT. Under the direction of the General Counsel, the incumbent assists in providing legal advice and services to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, including its departments, arms (including the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise), subdivisions, regulatory bodies, committees, entities and business enterprises (MPTN) concerning legal rights, responsibilities and obligations.

McKinley County (NM) District Attorney’s Office

Senior Trial Attorney (DUI Taskforce), Gallup, NM. This is a grant-funded position. Salary is negotiable based on experience. 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. The Assistant Trial Attorney position is ideal for those who have recently taken the bar exam and are interested in gaining experience in criminal prosecution. Salary is negotiable based on experience. 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. The Senior Trial Attorney position requires substantial knowledge and experience in criminal prosecution, rules of criminal procedure, and rules of evidence. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to glee@da.state.nm.us by 5:00 p.m. August 30, 2019.

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. For more information please see the position description.

Martha L. King, P.C.

Associate Attorney, Albuquerque, NM. Associates will assist in developing, amending, advocating, negotiating and/or implementing: governing documents, codes and amendments to support self-governance and economic development; employee handbooks and policies and procedures; intergovernmental agreements; and other business documents. Closing date is August 18, 2019. Please see the job description for more information.

Hoopa Valley Tribal Court RFQ

Request for Proposals, Northern California, 95546. Develop, compose and facilitate a community needs assessment and strategic plan. Only accepting proposals by Indian owned businesses and contractors. Please see the RFP for more information.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Native American Rights Fund (NARF)

NARF Clerkship Summer 2020, Positions are available in all three of NARF’s offices: Anchorage, AK; Boulder, CO; and Washington, D.C. Application is due September 13, 2019. Please see the flyer for more information. Other fellowship and internship information can be found here.

Godfrey & Kahn

2020 Summer Associate Program (For 2Ls), Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay or Appleton Wisconsin offices. Our Summer Associate Program is our most important tool for hiring new associates. Develop tangible skills and gain valuable experience, and leave with a realistic view of what it is like to be a part of the team at Godfrey & Kahn. Tribal affiliation and experience representing Indian tribes are desirable.  Please submit a cover letter stating office location of interest, practice group interests (if known); resume; and law school transcript (unofficial copy is okay). Please click here to apply.

 

See posts from Friday, July 12, 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.

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.

Quinault Indian Nation

Senior Assistant Attorney General for Children and Elder Services, Taholah, WA (Quinault Indian Reservation). This in-house counsel position is responsible for providing the Quinault Nation’s children’s an elders’ program with an array of legal services. Work closely with the Quinault Family Services Department, the Quinault Child Support Services Program, the Quinault Tribal Police Department, and other tribal departments. This position is open until filled. For more information please see the job description.

Mescalero Apache Tribe

Economic Development (ED) Coordinator, Mescalero, NM. The ED Coordinator works primarily in capacity building of economic activity for the Tribe to implement economic development initiatives, including facilitating community and economic development in order to identify and establish economic development opportunities.  Please see the position description for more information. This position is open until filled.

Pueblo of Laguna

Associate Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Courts / Prosecutor’s Office, Laguna, NM. 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. The application is open until filled. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions.

Court Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Courts / Prosecutor’s Office, Laguna, NM. Presents/files criminal complaints and prosecutes individuals accused of violating ordinances of the Pueblo. The application is open until filled. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan 

Criminal Division, Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA), Grand Rapids, MI. Assignments in this district may cover the full range of federal offenses, including child exploitation, drug, firearm, immigration and white collar crimes, and will encompass responses to collateral attacks and appeals. Criminal Division AUSAs are responsible for substantial legal research and writing, both at the trial and appellate levels. Please see the job description or click here for more information. Application closes July 8, 2019.

Wind River Inter-Tribal Council

Chief Judge, Fort Washakie, WY.  A high degree of personal responsibility for sound, independent judgement and for decisions concerning the total scope of the Tribal Court Program. Serves as the Chief Judge for Court established and recognized by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes. Serves by appointment for a term not exceeding four (4) years. For more information please see the job description or contact the Wind River Inter-Tribal Council Human Resource Office, (307) 335-2070. This position is open until filled.

Chief Finance Officer, Fort Washakie, WY. Primary responsibility is the overall management of all federal, state and county contracts and grants including completion of all cost reporting requirements in accordance within each funding agency’s policy. Establish long range goals, strategies, and plans and policies. Formulate the internal budget and monitor the Inter-Tribal operations, payroll, budget endorsements and fiscal control. For more information please see the job description or contact the Wind River Inter-Tribal Council Human Resource Office, (307) 335-2070. This position is open until filled.

The Northwest Justice Project

Sponsored Fellowship. Third-year law students and recent law graduates can apply for a two-year public interest legal fellowship (such as Equal Justice Works or Skadden Fellowships) beginning in the fall of 2020. The fellow will work closely with NJP to develop a two-year project that will expand NJP’s capacity to confront poverty and meet the legal needs of Washington’s low income communities. The application deadline is July 20, 2019. For more information please see the position description.

National American Indian Court Judges Association

Program Attorney, Boulder, CO. NAICJA seeks an experienced Program Attorney responsible for researching, designing and implementing continuing judicial education programs. Manage and oversee federal grants, including supervision of program coordinator; Oversee the coordination of grant and project deliverables; and more. For more information please see the position description. Closing date is August 5, 2019.

The Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign

Coordinator, Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign, Washington, D.C. The ARDC is comprised of a coalition of non-profit organizations working to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas development. The Coordinator will serve as a core member of the Campaign Team by assisting the Director and Deputy Director in the day to day operations of the campaign. For more information please see the job description. This application is open until filled.

The University of New Mexico School of Law

Visiting Professor, Albuquerque, NM. Teach Southwest Indian Law Clinic during the Fall 2019 semester. Applications close on July 12, 2019. Please see more details, including how to apply, here.

Tohono O’Odham Nation

(2) 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. For more information please see the position description.

Karuk Tribe

General Counsel, Happy Camp/Yreka, CA. Provide legal and policy advice to the Tribal Council and Tribal Departments regarding advancement and defense of the Tribe’s sovereignty. Oversee the creation and development of the tribal legal department, supervise all staff within the department, and provide oversight for all legal partnerships with the Tribe. Please see job announcement for more information. The application is available at www.karuk.us. Applications close on July 10, 2019.

 

See posts from June 21, 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!

 

 

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.

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.

AmeriCorps VISTA

Strategic Planning VISTA VAD, Washington, DC. The goal of this project is to build capacity within NLADA to determine if there are effective national service interventions that would improve individual and community outcomes in the Civil and Criminal Justice Systems in the areas of Court Fines and Fees, the Opioid Epidemic, and Tribal Defense Structures. For more information please see the description.

Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV)

Staff Attorney(s), MI. Work with MCEDSV’s Survivor Law Project to provide victims with access to legal representation to assert and seek enforcement of their rights throughout criminal justice processes. For more information please see the job description.

Earthjustice

Staff Attorneys, Clean Energy/Coal, Chicago, IL or Philadelphia, PA or Washington, DC. Track tariff, rate, resource planning and/or rule proposals in either utility commissions or regional energy markets and at FERC; Conduct legal advocacy before utility commissions and/or wholesale electricity market operators and FERC; and more.  Application is a rolling deadline. To apply click here and visit the job announcement for more information.

Association on American Indian Affairs

Office/Operations Manager, Rockville, MD. Oversee daily operations of the organization; Design and implement office system strategies, plans and procedures that promote the organization’s culture and vision; and more. Application due by June 21, 2019, 5:00 pm EST. Application includes a cover letter that explains your fit with the organization, your resume and a writing sample to shannon.aaia@indian-affairs.org.

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.

Tribal Probation Specialist, Hopland, CA. Responsible for providing meaningful assistance to the Court in its deliberations and decisions concerning offenders and to ensure public safety through the monitoring and supervision of offenders placed under supervision by the Court.  For more information please see the job description.

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Law Clerk PT, Court of Central Jurisdiction, Onamia, MN.  The Law Clerk position is responsible for assisting the Mille Lacs Band Tribal Court judiciary with legal research, drafting of court decisions and special court development projects.  The closing date for the position is June 18, 2019.  For more information, please see the job posting.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Hoopa Tribal Court Summer Internship, Northern California, 95546. Assist the Court in the victims advocates program, the comprehensive opioids abuse prevention program, family wellness court, general court operations, research, writing, and other duties as assigned. Please see the position description for more information.

Native American Agriculture Law Center

 

Staff Attorney, St. Paul, MN. The Staff Attorney will handle legal issues relating to Native American agriculture by assisting partner organizations in the analysis and development of effective public policy; authoring relevant legal educational materials and publications; and more. The position is open until filled, and could be located in the FLAG’s office in St. Paul or worked remotely. For more information, please see the job description.

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS)

Deputy Director, Mission, SD. DPLS provides free legal services to low income and elderly clients located primarily in the western half of South Dakota and to Native American clients located throughout South Dakota and on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, which extends into North Dakota. Deputy Director will have primary responsibility for fundraising, overseeing the Human Relations functions of DPLS, staff development and training. Closing date is July 12, 2019. Please see the description for more information.

 

See posts from May 31, 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!

Friday Job Announcements

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

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes position title, location, main duties, and closing date;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

 

Washington Indian Gaming Association

Deputy Director, Olympia, WA. The major area that the Deputy Director is involved in includes supporting the government to government relationship that tribes have with the state of Washington. For more information please see the job description.

University of Arkansas

Program Officer, Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, Fayetteville, AR. The Program Officer is responsible for participating in the comprehensive development, execution, and maintenance of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative’s (IFAI) core work: developing strategies and solutions to empower Tribal governments and Native food producers in food and agriculture food system development. For more information please visit the link. Applications close May 6, 2019.

EarthJustice

Managing Attorney, Northeast Office, New York, NY. Provide litigation leadership by working collaboratively with attorneys to maximize the quality and impact of the office’s litigation. Manage, develop, and implement regional strategies that align with organization-wide strategic plans, core values, priorities, and other administrative policies and guidance. Oversee overall operations of the office, including budgets and facilities.  For more information please see the job description. Closing date of application is May 17th, 2019. Application email: applications@gumbspartners.com.

Dakota Plains Legal Services

Managing Attorney, Eagle Butte, SD. The Eagle Butte office serves Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota and Dewey, Haakon, Potter and Ziebach counties in South Dakota. For more information please see the job description.

Managing Attorney, Pine Ridge, SD. The Pine Ridge office serves the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and Oglala Lakota, Jackson and Bennett counties in South Dakota. For more information please see the job description.

Staff Attorney, Mission, SD. The Mission office serves the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation and Gregory, Jones, Mellette, Todd and Tripp counties in South Dakota. For more information please see the job description.

Staff Attorney, Sioux Falls, SD. The  Sioux Falls office serves primarily Native Americans in the vicinity of Sioux Falls and in the eastern half of South Dakota. This job requires at least two days of travel every week. For more information please see the job description.

Rosette, LLP

Transactional Attorney, Sacramento, CA. This position includes contract review and drafting, secured financing transactions, and in-house counsel work advising clients on material contracts. The firm specializes in representing federally recognized Indian tribes and their businesses. For more information please see the job description.

Litigation Attorney, Sacramento, CA. This position includes handling complex litigation in tribal, state and/or federal courts. The firm specializes in representing federally recognized Indian Tribes and their governmental agencies. For more information please see the job description.

National Indian Gaming Commission

Training Coordinator, Washington, DC. This position is in the Training Program under the supervision of the Training Manager within the Division of Compliance under the Office of the Chief of Staff and is responsible for collecting, organizing, monitoring, and distributing information related to training projects and initiatives. Application closes May 16, 2019. Please see the job description for more information.

Pueblo of Laguna

Attorney, Laguna, NM. Under the direct administrative supervision of the Government Affairs Director, 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 Pueblo government. For more information please see the job description. Note: the announcement states the closing date as May 3, but it will be extended for at least a couple of more weeks.

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Law Clerk PT, Onamia, MN. Seeking 2nd or 3rd year law students who may be interested in working in the field of federal Indian Law and tribal law. The Law Clerk is responsible for assisting the Tribal Court judiciary with legal research, drafting of court decisions and special court development projects.  For more information please see the description.

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

Tribal Attorney, Belcourt, ND. Under the direction of the General Counsel, the Tribal Attorney – represents the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in government matters, child protection matters, policy and law development. The position is also responsible for performing the duties of the Prosecutor’s Office related to child welfare and related cases in the absence of the Tribal Prosecutor. this position is open until filled. For more information please see the job description.

Tribal Attorney II, Belcourt, ND. Under the direction of the General Counsel, the Tribal Attorney – represents the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in government matters, child protection matters, policy and law development. The position is also responsible for performing the duties of the Prosecutor’s Office related to child welfare and related cases in the absence of the Tribal Prosecutor. This position is open until filled. For more information please see the job description.

Ryerson University

Founding Dean, Toronto, ON. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and part of Ryerson’s senior administration, the Founding Dean, Faculty of Law will be responsible for all academic, administrative, and external activities of Ontario’s newest law school. For more information please see the job description.

 

See posts from April 26, 2019.

Friday Job Announcements

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

  1. A typed brief description of the position which includes position title, location, main duties, and closing date;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

National Indian Health Board

Director of Congressional Relations, Washington D.C. – Capital Hill. Main responsibilities include advancing Tribal sovereignty and the Federal Government’s Trust Responsibility to Tribes for health care. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until a qualified candidate is secured. Send your application in one PDF to:  jobs@nihb.org. Please see the description for more information and to apply.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska

The Legal Director/Realty Officer, Sitka, AK. This position is responsible for serving as the Legal Director of the Legal Department and providing services as the Realty Officer. This position supervises legal staff, oversees the budget, and works with the Tribal Attorney on all legal issues the Tribe is involved in with the eventual goal of being the Tribal Attorney.  Please see the job description for more information.

Yavapai-Apache Nation

Associate Justice of the Appellate Court, Camp Verde, AZ. This position serves on a three-justice panel that hears appeals from the trial courts, will hear cases as part of the panel, and will write opinions as may be assigned by the Chief Justice. For more information please see the job description. Application closes May 10, 2019.

Prosecutor II, Camp Verde, AZ.  This position investigates, evaluates and prosecutes juveniles and adults accused of violating the criminal laws of the Yavapai-Apache Nation. The Prosecutor also represents the Nation in dependency and neglect proceedings, including Indian Child Welfare proceedings, before tribal and state courts. For more information please see the job description. Application closes May 10, 2019.

Lummi Indian Business Council

Staff Attorney I, Office of the Reservation Attorney, Bellingham, WA. Duties may include representing the Nation primarily in state court proceedings involving Lummi children and youth, prosecution, and other staff attorney duties as assigned. Application closes May 8, 2019. For more information please see the job description.

The Native American Heritage Commission

RFP. Soliciting proposals for a qualified Contractor to provide oversight of the CalNAGPRA implementation activates and to draft CalNAGPRA implementation plan, regulations, and a current state report. The Native American Heritage Commission invites qualified candidates to review and respond to this Request for Proposal (RFP) – Secondary – RFP 2018-19 California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (CalNAGPRA). The RFP documents are accessed through CaleProcure as Event ID: 0000012549.

 

Navajo Nation Department of Justice

Summer Law Clerk, Navajo Nation, AZ. Seeking energetic and motivated candidates for multiple funded summer law clerk positions in the following areas of practice: Natural Resources, Tax and Finance, Litigation, Employment, and more. For more information please see the position description. Complete application packets must be received no later than 5 p.m. Mountain Time on May 31, 2019.

RFP, (2) ICWA Attorney, AZ. Seeking to contract with two attorneys licensed in the State of Arizona to represent the Navajo Nation in state child custody proceedings, commonly referred to as Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”) cases. One attorney for the northern region of Arizona and one for the southern region. Proposal due Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5pm MT. For more information please see the proposal. Find the demographic form here.

Kalispel Tribe of Indians

Staff Attorney, Usk, WA. This position provides legal, general, and specific case management and assists the Senior Tribal Attorney, and other designated attorneys, with issues and activities concerning Tribal legal rights, obligations, and privileges with an emphasis in Health, Welfare, and Education issues including Indian Child Welfare and related issues.

Paralegal, Usk, WA. The paralegal will have a broad range of responsibilities including, but not limited to, managing various types of litigation (for example employment, contract and tort), assisting in the subpoena and discovery process, file and database management. For more information please see the job description.

Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP)

Associate General Counsel, Bethel, AK. This position is responsible for in-house counsel duties, including drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts and advising departments in the area of human resource management, compliance, and risk management. The start date for this position is August 1, 2019. For more information please see the position description.

Midwest Environmental Advocates

Staff Attorney, Madison, WI.  Seeking an experienced attorney to further our community-based approach to lawyering which involves collaboration with organizational partners as well as providing technical and legal assistance to community-based organizations and coalitions. Application deadline is May 14, 2019. Find more details here or see the job description.

Spirit Lake Tribe

Guardian Ad Litem, Fort Totten, ND. Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care. Please see the job description for more information.

Victim Witness Coordinator, Fort Totten, ND. The Coordinator is responsible for managing, coordinating, monitoring and providing case assistance for Juvenile Court and Adult Criminal Court cases within the Spirit Lake Tribal Prosecutor(s) and Juvenile Presenting Attorney(s) Offices. For more information please see the position description.

Juvenile Court Public Defender, Fort Totten, ND. Seeking a qualified attorney to carry out, on a contractor basis, the duties of the Juvenile Court Public Defender for the Spirit Lake Tribal Court.  In addition to considering applications from individual attorneys, the Tribe is interested in and will consider proposals from law firms that would have one or more attorneys available to provide such services. For more information please see the position description.

EarthJustice

Associate Attorney, Bozeman, MT. Main responsibilities: Conducting legal research and preparing memoranda on issues relating to ongoing or potential litigation projects; Drafting motions, briefs and other pleadings; Preparing comments on proposed agency actions and environmental impact statements; Engaging with a variety of news and social media regarding our work; and more. The application is open until filled. Apply here and see the job description for more information.

DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc.

• Managing Attorney, Public Defender, Keams Canyon, AZ
• Staff Attorney, Public Defender, Keams Canyon, AZ
• Managing Attorney (Civil), Keams Canyon, AZ
• Staff Attorney (Civil), Keams Canyon, AZ
• MLP Attorney, Tuba City, AZ
• Staff Attorney, Flagstaff, AZ
• (2) Staff Attorney, Farmington, NM
• MLP Managing Attorney, Farmington, NM
• Executive Assistant, Window Rock, AZ

Apply here or email Hresources@dnalegalservices.org. Address is: P.O. Box 765, Tuba City, AZ 86045, and business phone is: (928) 283-3206.

 

See posts from April 19, 2019.

 

 

 

Friday Job Announcements

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

  1. A typed brief description of the position which includes position title, location, main duties, and closing date;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

 

Michigan Indian Legal Services

Attorney, Traverse City, MI. The position will have an emphasis on will drafting, simple estate planning, and handling probate issues in communities in northern Michigan and in the upper peninsula. Please see the job description for more information.

The Suquamish Tribe

Realty Officer, Office of Community Development, Suquamish, WA. The Realty Officer position is responsible for performing trust realty functions for the tribal government. The Realty Officer will also assist Tribal Council in the acquisition of fee properties and maintaining all tribal land records, not only trust records. Application closes April 26, 2019. Please see the job description.

South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center

New Mexico Tribal Liaison, Albuquerque, NM. The liaison will be responsible for working closely with partners from a variety of Tribes and inter-tribal organizations in New Mexico to develop and deliver trainings on climate adaptation and related topics, provide support to communities seeking or engaged in adaptation activities, and work to identify and reduce barriers to implementing Tribal adaptation activities. Please see the job description for more information.

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Public Defender for Criminal Cases in the Tribal Court, soliciting contractual-service proposals for a Public Defender to represent criminal defendants in in the Tribal Court for three (3) years. The Attorney must be familiar with Tribal laws and State of Michigan laws governing criminal laws. Deadline for Submission is 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Public Defender for Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ) Cases in the Tribal Court. SDVCJ recognizes and reaffirms the inherent sovereign authority of the Tribe to exercise criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians who violate personal protection orders or commit domestic violence crimes against Indian victims within the Tribe’s Indian County. Deadline for Submission is 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Little River Holdings, LLC

Assistant Director, Manistee, MI. Working under the direction of the Board of Directors, this position is responsible for learning all aspects of the Economic Development Corporation and its subsidiaries. The Assistant Director will develop and promote economic initiatives and provide services to support entrepreneurship. The Assistant Director will also contribute to strengthening the tribal economy, and advancing the broader economic and community development goals of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians as it aligns to the economic development strategy of the EDC. Application is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson, & Perry LLP

Summer Associate, Washington, D.C. We are currently recruiting incoming 2L students for 2020 summer associate positions.   Interested applicants should contact Will Stephens, Partner at wstephens@sonosky.com (please also copy kwray@sonosky.com). Please send this information no later than Thursday, August 31, 2019.  More detail about the firm is available at www.sonosky.com. Please see the job description for more information.

Picayune Rancheria of the 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 Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians (PRCI) tribal government. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. This position is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Associate Judge, Tacoma, WA. Serves as hearing judge for the Puyallup Tribal Court in accordance with the tribal Judicial Administrative Code. The term of the Associate Judge shall be three (3) years from the date of appointment by the Tribal Council. A judge may be reappointed at the expiration of a term in the discretion of the Tribal Council. Application closes May 17, 2019. Please see the job description for more information.

Judicial Branch of the 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.

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

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

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

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

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