The Office of the Attorney General provides legal representation to the Colorado River Indian Tribes, its Tribal Council, departments, and enterprises. The Deputy Attorney General works with all Tribal Departments, under the supervision of the Attorney General, to act as general counsel for and on behalf of the Tribes.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Represents the Tribal Government before all Federal, Tribal and State courts, administrative proceedings, tribunals, departments, agencies and committees of the Congress and the State Legislatures on behalf of the Tribe.
· Advise and consult with and give legal assistance to the Tribal Council and its officers, in their official capacities,
· Assist in Tribal administrative matters upon request of the Tribal Council or its designated representative.
· Attorney General shall not be required to render legal services for, represent, or appear on behalf of, any member of the Tribe in that member’s individual capacity, nor shall Attorney General act in the capacity of tribal Public Defender.
· In the absence of the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General is responsible for the management, supervision and direction of the Office of the Attorney General and the Office of the Prosecutor.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITES
· Knowledge of principles of Federal Indian law and/or administrative law.
· Must have a working knowledge of computers, with ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
· Must be familiar with internet, Westlaw, PACER and other programs used in the legal profession.
· Excellent writing and communication skills.
· Must have strong organizational skills to meet deadlines.
· Ability to pass both Tribal and Federal (0MB Public Trust Position) background checks.
· Must be able to maintain confidentiality at all times, dependable and punctual.
· Graduate of an ABA accredited law school.
· At least seven (7) years of experience in the practice of law is preferred
· High School Diploma or equivalent GED Licenses:
· Must be a licensed member in good standing of a state bar, Arizona or California state bar is preferred.
· Current valid state issued driver’s license is required for employment
About Colorado River Indian Tribes
The Colorado River Indian Tribes include four distinct Tribes - the Mohave, Chemehuevi, Hopi and Navajo. There are currently about 4,277 active Tribal members.
The CRIT Reservation was created in 1865 by the Federal Government for “Indians of the Colorado River and its tributaries,” originally for the Mohave and Chemehuevi, who had inhabited the area for centuries. People of the Hopi and Navajo Tribes were relocated to the reservation in later years.
The reservation stretches along the Colorado River on both the Arizona and California side. It includes almost 300,000 acres of land, with the river serving as the focal point and lifeblood of the area.
The primary community in the CRIT Reservation is Parker, Arizona, which is located on a combination of Tribal land, leased land that is owned by CRIT and land owned by non-Native Americans. There are other, smaller communities on the reservation, including Poston, located 10 miles south of Parker.