Monday, January 07, 2008

JOB: NCAI Staff Attorney

NCAI Staff Attorney

Organization: NCAI

Skills and Qualifications: The National Congress of American Indians has an opening for a Staff Attorney in the Washington, DC office. Subject areas of the Staff Attorney’s work will include (but are not limited to): tribal sovereignty, the federal trust responsibility, tribal lands, law enforcement, tribal justice systems, federal agency consultation, taxation, economic development, and other issues of importance to Indian tribal governments.
Minimum Qualifications• JD degree• Active Bar Membership and eligibility for DC Bar Admission.• 2+ years of legal experience• Strong administrative and organizational skills.• Ability to both take direction and work independently, taking initiative within areas of responsibility.• Capacity to work under pressure, meet deadlines consistently, and handle multiple projects concurrently,• Knowledge of tribal communities.

Responsibilities include:• Legal analysis• Legislative analysis and drafting• Researching background information related to tribal issues• Drafting memoranda • Preparation of amicus briefs• Coordination with federal agencies• Legislative and agency advocacy• Advising and updating tribal leaders on important issues

Salary and Benefit: This is a salaried position that offers competitive salary and benefits (including health benefits, 401(k) plan, vacation time, etc.). Salary to be determined based on experience.

Application Procedure:Applicants should send their resume, a brief writing sample, three references, and a cover letter by mail or email.

Open Date: 8.29.2007

Close Date: Until filled

Contact Info: National Congress of American Indians Attn: Virginia Davis 1301 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20036

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