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at Gila River Indian Community

Posted: 3/6/2020
Job Reference #: 20101-1

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Job Title: Senior Assistant General Counsel

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered.
Job Number: 20-101
Job Type: Contract Position

Department: Office of General Counsel

City: Sacaton, AZLocations: 525 W. Gu U Ki Road
Area of Interest: Legal
Salary Type: DOE
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $128,565 Salary

Tribal Driving Permit Required: No

The Senior Assistant General Counsel is responsible for a Wide range of advanced legal tasks and supervision of
assigned junior attorneys and support staff Within the Office of General Counsel. This position assists the General
Counsel and Deputy General Counsel in providing legal advice and legal representation to the Community.


o Supervise junior attorneys and support staff in the Office of the General Counsel to ensure proper day-to-day
0 Assist in the representation of the Community in legal matters in the Community (Tribal) courts, state and
federal courts; and tribal, state and federal administrative bodies.
0 Represent the Community as an attorney in commercial and other transactions.
0 Advise Community departments, agencies and programs on various issues including federal compliance
issues and policy drafting.o Advise the Community Council and assists in revising laws and ordinances of the Community.
0 Provide advice on laws, regulations, court opinions; and staying abreast of legal developments in order to
provide up to date advice to Community departments, agencies and programs.
0 Prepare legal opinions and other memoranda on a Wide range of issues.
0 Draft and review resolutions.
0 Review, negotiate and draft contracts, business agreements, intergovernmental agreements and other
transactional documents.
0 Participate in conducting training for junior attorneys and staff in the office.
0 Perform other duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY:0 Working knowledge of federal Indian law, the United States Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Arizona
Revised Statutes, and Arizona law.
0 Experience in applying legal principles and analysis in a variety of situations including drafting of legal
opinions, program policies, legislation and pleadings in legal actions.
0 Experience with and knowledge of tribal governments and civil jurisdiction and regulatory issues involving
Indian tribes and lands.
0 Ability to work independently and in team settings with other attorneys, outside counsel and government
officials and employees.
0 Ability to articulate and present ideas and analysis orally and in writing.
0 Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with people of various economic, educational
and cultural backgrounds.
0 Physical and emotional conditions adequate to meet the demands of a tribal government law practice.
0 Must acknowledge and agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace as a condition of employment with the Gila
River Indian Community.REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:o Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and five (5) years’ experience as a Licensed Attorney with
experience in litigation or commercial transactions, with specialized experience in Federal Indian Law.
0 Member in good standing of the Arizona State Bar or able to be admitted through reciprocity within a time
frame acceptable to the General Counsel.
0 Submission of an acceptable legal writing sample (10-20 pages)


Required to pass a background check.Supervisory, Contract Position
Reports to General Counsel or designee


- Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network

- Prescription Program

- Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150
(family) deductible for basic and major services

- Vision - plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-

- Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through
METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.Other Voluntary Benefits -

- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
° Short Term Disability

- Long Term Disability

- Employee Assistance Program

- 12 Paid Holidays

- Vacation Leave

- Sick Leave

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, US. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving
the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin,
Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River
Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)


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