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Staff Attorney The candidate will provide comprehensive legal solutions for the tribal administration. Will lead the legal department to support the Tribal Executive branch by offering proactive counseling and advice; drafting and review of legal and business documents; and representing the Tribal Administration in problem-solving, negotiation, and litigation. Will represent the tribe overall and provides guidance, coordination of legal strategies and assistance. Will be responsible for the complex Indian law and inter-governmental matters, and issues which may obligate the Tribe. Advise Tribal administration/departments on legal issues. Advise and assist Tribal staff in complying with the contracting process, including preparing and/or reviewing contracts and agreements. Represent Tribal administration in Tribal court and other arbitration forums. Represent Tribal administration and Tribal programs in negotiations. Perform legal reviews and assist Tribal administration and programs in correspondence when requested. Provide legal assistance, advise and/or represent Tribal administration and programs in such areas as personnel policy, grievances, program appeals, program eligibility, compliance with applicable law and regulation and constitutional and civil rights compliance/responsibilities. Provide legal assistance to programs in the development and application of program activities. Maintain current knowledge of statutes and new legislation affecting Tribal activities. Interpret Federal, State, and Tribal Law as it applies to Tribal program development and application. Develop or revise ordinances and policies. Develop annual departmental budget and oversee the expenditures. Supervise and direct department personnel. Direct preparation of departmental reports. Assists Tribal Attorney on issues of Tribal significance, and in other Tribal issues, at the Tribal Attorney's discretion. Coordinates department activities to the Tribal Attorney's overall legal strategy for the Tribe.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should be a graduate from an accredited school of law. Must have three(3) years' experience in the practice of law, and current membership in a State Bar Association. Incumbent, from out of state, will have one year from date of hire to become a member of the Oregon State Bar Association. Must possess a valid Oregon State driver's license, insurance and be eligible to drive a GSA Vehicle. Experience in Legal experience with tribal program operations (for example, business, construction, housing, education, health, natural resources, social sciences), preferred. Ability to communicate clearly, whether verbally or in writing. Work with a wide variety of people and able to communicate effectively and relate to Tribal and community members, staff, State and local agencies. Will need to serve a six-month probationary period.
Job Posting Number: 201832. Please submit a Tribal "Application for Employment Form".
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