Associate General Counsel - Juneau, Anchorage or Seattle

Office of the President · ., Alaska
Department Office of the President
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $101,536 - $146,737 DOE

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Associate General Counsel


INFORMATION

Job Class: Legal Professional

Department: Office of the President

Type of Position: Exempt

Location of Work: Juneau, AK, Anchorage, AK or Seattle, WA

Covered Position: Yes

Salary Grade(s): 15-17

Hours of Work: M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Employment Category: Regular, Full-Time

Position Closes:  Open Until Filled 


PURPOSE

Provide legal counsel and representation to the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) in the areas of tribal government, federal-tribal relations, federal-state relations, tribal jurisdiction, environmental and natural resources law and policy, economic development, employment, contracts, code drafting and compliance.


REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports To: General Counsel

Supervises: May supervise up to two positions

Liaison To: N/A


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Review and recommend action on a wide range of complex legal issues
  • Provide counsel, interpretations and opinions on legal and policy matters
  • Provide legal counsel regarding rights, obligations and privileges
  • Provide and oversee legal representation for issues pertinent to Tlingit & Haida programs
  • Oversee, develop, review and propose revisions to legal instruments, including contracts, leases, statutes, policies and other court filings
  • Conduct legal and policy research on a wide array of subjects
  • Interpret statutes, rules and regulations, tribal, federal and state
  • Appear in tribal court and state court on behalf of Tlingit & Haida
  • Participate in appropriate continuing legal education
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Other duties as assigned


DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY

Spending Authority: N/A

Other Authority: N/A

  

NECESSARY SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent advocacy and negotiation skills
  • Advanced skills in research and analysis
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office
  • Knowledge of and experience with federal Indian law
  • Cultural competency regarding Alaska Natives/American Indians
  • Familiarity with Haida, Tlingit, and Tsimshian cultures


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

  • Juris doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school
  • Member in good standing of, or ability to become a member of, the Alaska Bar Association
  • Valid driver’s license


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

  • Two years previous experience and/or equivalent training involving tribal government


UNUSUAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR RESTRICTIONS
The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs. Travel on small aircraft or ferry may be required.


CONDITIONS OF HIRE:

• All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”. This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.
• Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace. All regular employees may be required to pass a pre-employment and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.
• Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check be conducted on all employees. All employment offers are conditional until federal criminal background check results verify your eligibility to work for Tlingit & Haida.

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  • Location
    ., Alaska
  • Department
    Office of the President
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    $101,536 - $146,737 DOE