Staff Attorney Position with Nez Perce Tribe

STAFF ATTORNEY with relevant experience with land, water rights, and personnel matters, preferably on behalf of Indian tribes or other governments.  The Office of Legal Counsel provides the full range of legal services to the Nez Perce Tribe (Tribe), in Lapwai, ID, and consists of 5 attorneys.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable handling litigation, transactional negotiations, project management, and strategic planning; be a team player, have sound judgement, accompanied by excellent research, writing and communications skills;  have the ability to analyze complex factual, legal, and policy issues; delve deeply into any area of law; and to respond to the wide array of legal issues that require prompt and accurate analysis on a day-to-day basis.  The Tribe offers an attractive compensation package, including medical and life insurance, 401(k) contribution, and a generous leave policy.

REQUIRED: JD degree, state bar member, 1 year legal practice, Idaho State Bar admission within 1 year of hire, valid driver’s license, insurable under the Tribe’s policy, provide 3 year motor vehicle report, pre-employment drug test.

A complete application includes: NPT application/resume: STAFF ATTORNEY HR-16-173, P.O. Box 365, Lapwai, ID 83540, by 4:30 pm., 8/19/16  (208) 843-7332  Tribal, Indian, Veteran preference applies. INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

About Sarah M Donnelly

Program Coordinator for the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.
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