Gila River Indian Community
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.
- 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.
- 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