VACANCY ANN.#: STOI-21-248
TITLE: STAFF ATTORNEY
DEPARTMENT: OFFICE OF THE SPOKANE TRIBAL ATTORNEY (OSTA)
SUPERVISOR: GENERAL COUNSEL
LOCATION: WELLPINIT, WA
STATUS: CONTRACT, FT, EXEMPT
RATE OF PAY: $94,000.00 – $124,000.00 / ANNUALLY
OPENING DATE: DECEMBER 29, 2021
CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
The Spokane Tribe of Indians is a great place to work! We offer competitive Benefits, matched 401K, & incentives that include Commute Allowances, possible Flex Schedules, moving expenses, signing bonuses, and generous paid time off, with twenty-two paid holiday/wellness days off per year, plus Personal Time Off (PTO) accrual and cash-out ability!
The Spokane Tribe of Indians is a federally-recognized Indian tribe comprised of nearly 3,000 members with a 160,000-acre reservation located about 40 miles northwest of the city of Spokane Washington. The Office of the Spokane Tribal Attorney provides legal support to the Tribe’s various governmental departments and businesses.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Staff Attorney works under the direction of the Tribe’s General Counsel, who directs the Office of the Spokane Tribal Attorney (OSTA). OSTA advises the Tribal Business Council and the Tribe’s government, its departments and agencies, and acts as the Tribe’s Code Reviser. OSTA also advises the Tribe’s enterprises. Finally, OSTA represents the Tribe before tribal, state and federal courts.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:
Strong negotiation, interpersonal communication skills, and interdepartmental communication skills. Be willing to engage in creative problem-solving. An ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural work environment.
Experience in advising governmental and business entities in contracts, procurement and compliance issues are strongly preferred. Employment law experience also preferred, including human resources issues.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
• Candidate must be licensed to practice law in Washington State and in good standing, 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 seven years of experience as a government lawyer with an emphasis on contracts, procurement and compliance or equivalent experience in private practice.
Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Empero Coral
P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040
509-458-6583 or 458-6527 Fax: 509-458-6556
Applications must be received in the Human Resource 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 Positions with the Spokane Tribe of Indians are subject to a 90-day orientation period