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
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.
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
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