Nez Perce Tribe Seeks Public Defender

The Nez Perce Tribe Department of Law & Justice is recruiting for: PUBLIC DEFENDER HR-17-180 Applicant must provide evidence of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited college of law, and of active membership in good standing in a State Bar Association and be licensed to practice in Tribal Court. Applicant must have three (3) years documented successful litigation experience as a practicing criminal defense attorney or prosecutor, preferably in a tribal court. Requires verification of successful litigation experience by a letter of recommendation from the immediate supervisor, or by providing contact information from the immediate supervisor for a follow-up reference check. Applicant must demonstrate an understanding of Tribal, federal, and state law and multijurisdictional issues which often arise in litigation in Tribal Court. Excellent legal research and writing skills preferred. Please provide a legal writing sample with application, and resume. This is an exempt position with includes generous health insurance and other benefits. Salary based on record of successful litigation experience and demonstrated legal expertise. “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 24) 

Human Resources contact person is Robert Kipp at 208.843.7332, email address is

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