Deputy Prosecutor Opportunity with Gila River Indian Comm.

Gila River Indian Community
Job Description
PROSECUTOR I – DEPUTY COMMUNITY PROSECUTOR

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

The Prosecutor I position involves representing the Community in the litigation of criminal complaints, civil petitions and juvenile offender matters in the Community courts as plaintiff or petitioner; legal research and writing; intimately familiar with professional responsibilities as an Attorney.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Conduct legal research, analysis and document production related to the litigation of criminal and civil cases in the Community courts.
  • Represents the Community in Court at arraignments/initial hearings, pretrial/status conferences, review and evidentiary hearings and trials/adjudications in which the Community is the plaintiff or petitioner, as assigned.
  • Draft legal pleadings for the Community courts.
  • Gather and analyze evidence in criminal and civil cases.
  • Maintain case files, calendars and database for criminal and civil cases.
  • Assist in the development, revision and codification of the Community’s laws, resolution and ordinances.
  • Assist in representing the Community at meetings, court proceedings and other functions.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

  • Background and knowledge of criminal law, procedure and appellate process with some practical experience in criminal case preparation and litigation preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience in application of the principles of jurisprudence and legal analysis, including a background in and knowledge of Federal Indian Law.
  • Ability to work independently and in intensive concert with others.
  • Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate ideas and logical analysis orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials and the general public.
  • Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited school of law with current membership in good standing with the Arizona State Bar.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Submission of an acceptable legal writing sample (5-10 pages).
  • Preference for attorney with specialized experience in Federal Indian Law.
  • Required to qualify for a Tribal driving permit.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and DPS fingerprint clearance.

Classification Code:  PR022                  Approved: 04/24/2015
Grade:48                                     Base Pay: $66,058
Non-Supervisory, Salaried Position           Reports to Chief Prosecutor or designee

About Sarah M Donnelly

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