GRADE: 3 | $74,256.00 - $137,072.00 TIER: 2 DEPARTMENT: Attorney SUPERVISOR: Tribal Council
The Tribal Attorney provides the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribal Council and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation government with professional legal services that include:
Developing Tribal resources and infrastructure.
Defending and preserving Tribal Sovereignty
Reaching and expanding Tribal self-sufficiency through the exercise of inherent sovereign rights.
This position provides a broad variety of legal services in support of the goals of the Tribal Council and all of the Tribal departments. The Attorney is supervised and directed by the Tribal Council.
Provides legal services for Tribal Council including drafting resolutions, correspondence, contracts, agreements, amendments to tribal codes, policy and procedure, legal memoranda, intergovernmental agreements, pleadings and documents.
May conduct litigation in Tribal, State and/or Federal courts.
Oversees and works with outside legal counsel on numerous projects including land into trust acquisitions, employee benefits, housing tax matters, litigation.
Works with state and federal agencies on areas impacting tribal government, commercial and community issues.
Provides legal guidance to Tribal Council on state/county/federal government issues, and works with lobbyists at state and national levels regarding national and state legislation affecting the Nation's interests;
Provides legal counsel to all tribal government departments and review government contracts, agreements, policies, documents as required or requested
Works cooperatively within the office, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and other agencies; as needed.
All other duties as assigned
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school.
An attorney in good standing and licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas.
Two to five years of experience as an attorney
Must have a valid Kansas driver's license and be insurable with the Nation's insurance or be willing to obtain within 30 days of hire.
Five to eight years of experience as an attorney
One year experience in Indian Law
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
Able to read, write and speak English
Ability to multi-task and manage numerous projects
Ability to work efficiently in a team oriented environment
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with others
Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: filing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment,
Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis
BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Pre-employment Drug Screening
Note: This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.
INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation