Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Additional announcements may appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law or leadership job posted on Turtle Talk, please email

Department of Justice

Trial Attorney, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Washington D.C. The Natural Resources Section seeks to hire and cultivate talented trial attorneys and provides its lawyers with frequent and meaningful court experience in a variety of jurisdictions on a broad range of issues. Because of the diverse nature of our docket, the ideal candidate should be comfortable in a “first-chair” role in multiple complex cases, and have demonstrated and substantial experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including pre-trial discovery, presentation of oral argument, and examination of fact and expert witnesses. Applications close on March 27, 2018.

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Oklahoma City, O.K. The office is currently seeking applicants to fill one or more Assistant U.S. Attorney positions in the Criminal Division. Assignment to the Criminal Division may include responsibility for all phases of criminal prosecution from providing guidance to law enforcement officers, initiating criminal charges, conducting grand jury proceedings and trials, handling appeals, or asset forfeiture matters. Applications close on March 15, 2018.

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Albuquerque, N.M. The attorney selected will serve in the Civil Division in the Albuquerque office. In this capacity, the attorney will be assigned to litigate civil defensive cases, including torts, employment discrimination, Administrative Procedures Act cases, immigration cases, and miscellaneous actions. Applications close on March 23, 2018.

California Indian Legal Services

Staff Attorney, Bishop, C.A. This is a full-time position devoted to increasing and enhancing the legal services we provide to individuals with Indian law and non-Indian law issues, including general poverty law. Staff attorney will work with individuals, families, organizations and tribal governments in all areas of Federal Indian law, including but not limited to, advising on issues involving jurisdiction, tax, estate planning, trust assets, environmental law, natural resource development, cultural resource protection, Indian education, tribal governance, employment, tribal justice systems, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. Responsibilities may range from the provision of brief counsel and services to low income Indian individuals to representing individuals and tribes in state and federal court, negotiating contracts, advising tribal clients and developing and implementing constitutions, codes, and policies for tribal clients. For instructions on how to apply, please see the job announcement.


Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Litigator, Nesplem, W.A. The abuse of opioids is a widespread problem on the Colville Reservation. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (“Tribes”) is issuing this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to qualified law firms interested in providing legal services consisting of representation in litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors on behalf of the Tribes. Applications close on March 26, 2018.

DNA People’s Legal Services

Finance Director, Window Rock, A.Z. The Director of Finance is a full-time position that provides overall financial management and analysis for DNA. The position will oversee and review all financial transactions; perform complex budgeting and accounting functions, conduct financial, statistical and analytical studies and projections; prepare financial reports for management, the board and others; oversee all DNA law offices budgets in the preparation for and execution of the annual audit, tax and other regulatory filings; periodically consult with the program team on financial reports of grantees; and ensure that DNA adheres to the best, most reliable and most transparent financial policies and procedures.

Legal Services of South Central Michigan

Staff Attorney, Lansing, M.I. Legal Services of South Central Michigan is hiring two (2) attorneys to provide a range of individual advocacy and impact work as a generalist, including family, consumer, public benefits and housing law. Applications close on March 28, 2018.

Falmouth Institute

Are you interested in providing Professional Development Training and Technical Assistance to Tribal Governments and Organizations? Founded in 1985, The Falmouth Institute is seeking to expand its Faculty. We will be conducting interviews with experienced candidates March 21-22 in Phoenix and April 16-18 in Las Vegas. We are currently recruiting instructors in the following fields:
·         Finance
·         Law
·         Human Resources
·         Governance
·         Boards and Councils

Do you have at least 5 years of experience in your field, a degree related to your specialty, and experience presenting before an audience in Indian Country? If so, send your resume and interest to:

Last Week’s Job Announcements: March 2, 2018.

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