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


Associate General Counsel


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 


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.


Reports To: General Counsel

Supervises: May supervise up to two positions

Liaison To: N/A


  • 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


Spending Authority: N/A

Other Authority: N/A



  • 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

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.


• 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.

Thank You

Your application was submitted successfully.

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