The Office of Justice Services (OJS), within the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), is searching for an individual to serve as a Deputy Associate Director with the Tribal Justice Services Directorate. Do you have experience in tribal court based initiatives which have promoted tribal court functions? Do you have experience in civil and criminal functions within a tribal court? Have you provided technical guidance and training for tribal court issues, including criminal, civil and traditionally based alternative resolutions? Do you have an interest in working with tribal communities in the initial stages of creating a tribal justice system? Do you have knowledge on Public Law 280 and the Indian Civil Rights Act? Are you interested in travel? Is so, this could be the job for you!
The major duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following:
Designs and creates tribal court training programs which aim to promote and enhance the tribal civil and criminal functions, as well as training programs designed to assist in enhancing tribal court infrastructure.
Plans, coordinates and conducts research and analysis on juvenile programs in Indian country, and coordinates pilot programs working with tribal governments on juvenile programs. Works to promote alternative dispute resolution options for juveniles as well as adults.
Supervises Tribal Justices Services (TJS) program operations and staff, which includes planning work to be accomplished, setting priorities, assigning work, evaluating staff performance, scheduling and approving leave requests, resolving issues and advocating awards and corrective action.
Plans, coordinates and conducts evaluations of tribal systems in the enhancement of the justice system.
Recommends solutions to resolve identified tribal court deficiencies.
Assists in the design of a data system that reports, the status and needs of tribal courts to various entities, and performs statistical analyses with system data for tribal courts.