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Legal Director

Squaxin Island Tribe   Shelton, WA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on June 10, 2022

Squaxin Island Tribe

Job Description

 

Job Title: Legal Director 

Department: Squaxin Island Legal

Reports To: Tribal Council

FLSA Status: Exempt

TS Range: ES1/ DOQ

Opening Date: June 3, 2022

Closing Date: June 17, 2022

 

SUMMARY: Provides day to day administration of the department including policy development, facilitation, and implementation of programs assigned to the department on an on-going or temporary basis. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Supports organizational policies, procedures, and goals.
  • Responsible for budgets including development, tracking, accuracy and compliance for the department. Responsible for following budget process including deadlines and adherence to schedule and direction from Tribal Council, Budget Committee, Tribal Administrator and Comptroller.
  • Provide Travel reports, and annual reports for the department.
  • Participate in Director’s meetings, public meetings and team assignments as requested.
  • Communicate with employees regarding their performance, training opportunities and career development.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position provides direct supervision to the Legal Department staff.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Candidate must have graduated from an accredited law school; have been licensed to practice and practicing in Washington for at least seven years; have a thorough knowledge of the Washington State legislature and its processes; have a working knowledge of federal Indian law principles and their interplay with state law; have good interpersonal communication skills; strong writing skills; and be willing to reside in the Olympia-Shelton area. Candidates must demonstrate ability to work collegially, a commitment to the tribal community, and a strong ethical character. Native American hiring preference will be in effect during the selection of candidates.

 

Candidate will be evaluated based on skills, experience, temperament and collegiality.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.  Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.  Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.  

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to interpret, understand and convey advanced economic, accounting and finance principles. 

 

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Washington. Must be able to be licensed to practice before the Squaxin Island Tribe’s Courts within 90 days of hire.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee will regularly will be required to sit and talk or hear; frequently required to stand; and occasionally required to walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell. The employee will regularly lift up to ten pounds and occasionally up to 25-50 pounds. The job requires an ability to read and work at a computer with ease.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

 

The employee in this position may occasionally work in wet or humid condition, outdoor conditions, extreme cold or heat, and be ex posed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, (i.e. business office with computers and printers, and light traffic).

 

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

 

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

 

TO APPLY: Submit application packets including a resume and cover letter to apply@squaxin.us  Contact Human Resources for more information: 360-432-3865.