|| $135,463.00 - $199,810.00
|OPENING DATE: 02/05/20 |
|CLOSING DATE: 03/06/20 11:59 PM |
| Under general supervision from the General Counsel,
serves as lead attorney in handling and/or monitoring outside
counsel assigned to handle complex commercial transactions for
SRPMIC enterprises. Assists the SRPMIC enterprises with
day-to-day legal needs, including serving as a liaison between
SRPMIC enterprises and SRPMIC government administration and
departments. Prepares and negotiates contracts,
commercial leases, legal memoranda and other documents on
behalf of the SRPMIC enterprises, and attends enterprise board
meetings. Regularly consults with other Office of
General Counsel (OGC) attorneys to resolve complex legal
issues and disputes. Manages assigned caseload, ensures
that applicable laws are followed, and that tribal sovereignty
is protected and enhanced. This job class is
treated as FLSA Exempt. |
EXAMPLES OF TASKS:
(Essential functions, may vary among positions, but may
include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills and
other characteristics. This list of tasks ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY
and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks
performed by all positions in this
1. Works directly with
Enterprise Boards, officers and staff on legal issues and
matters to ensure compliance with all SRPMIC laws, regulations
and policies; and all other applicable laws. Attends
Enterprise Board Meetings.
the Deputy and General Counsel in resolving complex legal
issues impacting the SRPMIC enterprises, including commercial
transactions, legislation, taxation, economic development and
tribal sovereignty. Confers with the other OGC attorneys
and provides guidance in drafting appropriate legal opinions
and responses to complex legal issues facing the SRPMIC
request of the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel,
assists with responding to issues at the direction of the
4. Assists in the
management of outside legal counsel hired to serve as counsel
for the SRPMIC enterprises. Consults with the Deputy and
the General Counsel in the preparation of a scope of work for
services contracted. Drafts contracts and engagement
letters and provides direction and guidance to outside legal
counsel. Monitors and tracks the accuracy of billable
hours charged against the SRPMIC as assigned, and reviews and
approves invoices for payment. Monitors all litigation
involving the enterprises in tribal, state or federal forums.
Informs the Deputy or the General Counsel of significant
assigned legal caseload, and ensures that applicable laws are
followed and that SRPMIC sovereignty is protected.
Reviews, analyzes and interprets laws, rules, regulations and
related legal documents and advises supervisor, General
Counsel, Community Manager, and Council on legal matters
affecting SRPMIC. Reviews and drafts ordinances,
policies, contracts and other legal documents at the request
of the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel. Maintains
and preserves legal files.
legal guidance to the SRPMIC Council, departments and
enterprises on matters regarding the Community's sovereignty,
jurisdiction, taxation and other required areas as assigned by
the Deputy or General Counsel. Negotiates contracts,
agreements and other transactions on behalf of the
other job related duties and special assignments that enhance
and/or facilitate departmental
Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
- Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs
and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian
- Knowledge of Community, State and Federal laws, rules,
regulations and policies, including Federal Indian law.
- Knowledge of legal research methods, legal research
software, and use of data bases.
- Knowledge of commercial business
- Skill in employee supervision, including planning,
scheduling, training and performance evaluation.
- Skill in interpreting and applying statues and
- Skill in evaluation of staff performance and conducting
timely performance evaluation.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working
relationships with SRPMIC administration, Community Council
members, Community members and appropriate outside
- Skill in communicating with, and instructing others,
using both technical and non-technical language as
appropriate to provide legal counsel and explanation to
those for whom the subject matter is unfamiliar and/or
difficult to understand.
- Skill in negotiation of complex contracts or
- Ability to analyze difficult and complex legal issues
and apply legal principles.
- Ability to adapt to changing work situations and
- Ability to exercise resourcefulness in addressing new
- Ability to present statements of fact, law and argument
clearly and logically.
- Ability to produce excellent written documents.
- Ability to set priorities to meet established
- Ability to analyze and draft proposed legislation.
- Ability to get along well and cooperate with others.
- Ability to analyze, appraise and organize facts,
evidence and precedents and to present information in a
clear and logical form, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
|Education: Graduation from
accredited college or university with a Law Degree (Juris
Seven (7) years of experience as a practicing attorney
involving commercial transactions or economic development in
Indian country. Experience that has provided knowledge
of social and economic conditions of tribal governments is
essential. Knowledge and experience providing legal
advice and mentorship in the areas of commercial transactions,
leasing, federal Indian law and tribal government legal
matters are required.
- Preference given to applicants with prior
experience advising other governments in commercial
transactions and representing tribal governments.
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 this
| Membership in a State Bar and the ability to practice in
Federal District Court is required. If not a member of
the Arizona State Bar, must be admitted to practice in Arizona
within one year of employment with the Community. Must
attend a minimum of 15 hours annual continuing legal education
as related to job and approved by supervisor.|
hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and
alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment
background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random
drug and alcohol testing.
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference
will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a
qualified Native American and then other qualified
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:
2) fax (480)
3) mail or hand deliver to Human
Documentation must be
received by position closing
The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not
Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to