Nez Perce Tribe Seeks Chief Judge

The Nez Perce Tribe Department of Law & Justice is recruiting for: CHIEF JUDGE HR-17-179 full-time regular. This position requires a wide range of legal, administrative, management and budgetary skills. The Chief Judge presides over the Tribal Court, and hears, or assigns to other Tribal Court Associate and Pro-Tem judges, all cases heard in the Tribal Court. The Chief Judge handles all phases of civil and criminal litigation, drafts orders, opinions, memoranda and other legal documents, and fulfills all other duties required of the Chief Judge to assure an effective and fair Tribal Court. In addition, the Chief Judge supervises Associate Judges, Court Administrator and Healing to Wellness Court Coordinator. Requires three (3) years’ experience as a judge, tribal court judicial experience preferred. More than five (5) years of tribal court Chief Judge experience and evidence of success in court administration, court staff supervision and court budget development is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate that they have a thorough knowledge of Indian law, the Nez Perce Tribal Code, and applicable federal law, including but not limited to the Tribal Law and Order Act and Violence Against Women Act. Must have a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and must be a member in good standing of a state bar. This is a four (4) year contract position with generous salary and benefits. “Class description available at the NPT Human Resources Department.” The Nez Perce Tribe is a drug free work environment, pre-employment drug testing required. Requires a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured under the Tribe’s policy. Must provide a current motor vehicle report (MVR) where you have been licensed to drive within the last three (3) years. Open until filled. (Grade 28) 

Human Resources contact person is Robert Kipp at 208. 843.7332, email address is 

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