Under general supervision of the Prosecutor, represents the Community in adult criminal matters and juvenile proceedings involving allegations of child dependency, incorrigibility, and juvenile offenses. This position is treated as an FLSA exempt position .
Examples of Tasks:
Tasks: 1. Interviews complainant/victims, law enforcement officers, and witnesses, and performs legal research work to obtain information necessary to prepare to effectively prosecute a variety of assigned criminal and juvenile cases, as a representative of the Community, before the Tribal Court. 2. Reviews police reports to determine charges to be filed or declined and reports status to the SRPMIC Police Department. 3. Represents the Community in juvenile and adult criminal matters such as bench and jury trials, adjudication, and dependency. 4. Drafts legal memorandum for the Tribal Court or legal counsel. 5. Conducts adult arraignments, juvenile initials, and truancy hearings. Prosecutes Community members and others who violate various state and federal laws and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Codes. 6. Provides legal assistance to the SRPMIC departments and divisions such as Police, Social Services, Behavioral Health, and Probation. 7. Conducts legal research. Requests assistance from the Investigation Division of the Department of Public Safety and other state, local, and federal officials to obtain information necessary to appropriately represent the Community’s best interests before the Tribal Court. Knowledge, Abilities, Skills and Other Characteristics : Knowledge of SRPMIC code of ordinances, policies, Tribal, state and federal laws. Knowledge of legal research methods, legal research software, use of data bases, legal principles and their applications. Knowledge of principles and practices of legal profession. Knowledge of the history and customs of the SRPMIC. Ability to analyze, appraise, and organize facts. Ability to present statement of fact, law and argument clearly and logically, on both written and oral form. Ability to produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts, using proper sentence construction, punctuation and grammar in a timely manner. Ability to adapt to changing work situations and assignments. Ability to work cooperatively with others. Ability to handle legal correspondence as directed by supervisor. Skill in applying and interpreting statutes, ordinances and other laws, rules, regulations and policies as they pertain to legal issues presented for review. Skill in oral and written communication. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with a variety of victims/ complainant, witnesses, the staff of the Defense Advocate’s Office, Tribal law enforcement personnel, Tribal Court Staff, Community administrators, department directors, Tribal Council members, staff and other members of the Community as well as outside entities.
Education & Experience: Juris Doctor with 3 to 5 years of criminal litigation experience. Prefer experience/familiarity with executive, legislative, and judicial functions of tribal government.
Equivalency – Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position.
Insurability : Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver’s License and meet the SRPMIC Driver Insurability Standard posted on the SRPMIC Employment website.
“SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer” Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate.
- Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test, have had NO felony convictions, and have had NO misdemeanor convictions within the last year. · Must be willing to take and pass the Arizona State Bar Exam if duties so require.
In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference, applicant must submit a copy of Tribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods: 1) attach to application 2) fax (480-362-5860) 3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources. Documentation must be received by position closing date.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community - 22 months ago