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CONFLICT PUBLIC DEFENDER

POSITION:                            CONFLICT PUBLIC DEFENDER  

DEPARTMENT:                   OFFICE OF THE SPOKANE TRIBAL ATTORNEY             

LOCATION:                          WELLPINIT, WA.

SUPERVISOR:                     OFFICE OF THE SPOKANE TRIBAL ATTORNEY

SALARY LEVEL:                 DOE, DOQ, NEGOTIABLE

STATUS:                                CONTRACT, EXEMPT         

OPENING DATE:                JUNE 27, 2017

CLOSING DATE:                 OPEN CONTINUOUS    

 

INTRODUCTION:

The Conflict Public Defender represents defendants in criminal prosecutions in the Spokane Tribal Court. Other duties as assigned, which may include exclusion and truancy proceedings.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Represent defendants in criminal proceedings before the Spokane Tribal Court and Court of Appeals.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Knowledge of Criminal Law, Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law.
  • An ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural work environment.
  • Be willing to engage in creative problem-solving.
  • Have strong negotiation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Have a commitment to restorative justice.

 

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Candidate must be licensed to practice law in Washington State, or be licensed to practice law in another state and become licensed to practice law in Washington State within 6 months of hiring.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Candidate must have graduated from an accredited law school.

Minimum of three years litigation experience in relevant practice areas.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Must have ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents, including legal arguments, police investigations, and child welfare reports.

Must have ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

Must communicate in a manner sensitive to a variety of cultures, traditions, and ethnicities.

Must maintain confidentiality.

  

**Application, resume, writing sample, and three letters of professional reference must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the closing date. The Spokane Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Spokane Tribe reserves the right to hire according to its Indian Preference Policy.  All applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug test.**

 

Applications are available in the Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040

Or, Applications can be downloaded from our website: www.spokanetribe.com

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

Ph. #: (509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527, Fax # (509) 458-6556

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

All applications must be submitted to the

Human Resources Department No later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date

The Spokane Tribe reserves the right to hire according to its

 Indian Preference Policy

All applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug test

All applicants are subject to a 90-day orientation period