Deputy Tribal Prosecutor II

Lummi Indian Business Council   Bellingham, WA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on October 4, 2021
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OPEN: April 6, 2021                                                

CLOSES: Until Filled                                  

EXEMPT:  Yes                                                        

SALARY: (12) $38.16-$42.74 p/h DOE                  

SHIFT: Day                                                              

LOCATION: Tribal Administration            

SUPERVISOR:  Legal Director

DURATION:  Regular Full-Time                             

VACANCIES: 1

BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Annual/Sick Leave, Life Insurance and Paid Holidays. 

JOB SUMMARY:  The Deputy Tribal Prosecutor works within the Office of the Reservation Attorney under the direction of the Legal Director and represents the Lummi Nation in criminal and civil proceedings before tribal courts. The Legal Director evaluates the job performance of the Deputy Tribal Prosecutor.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, and other related duties as assigned.

  1. Represent the Nation in Tribal Court and Court of Appeals, including traffic, environmental and natural resource violations, civil forfeiture, exclusions, juvenile delinquency proceedings, drug court, and cases as assigned.
  1. Represent the Nation in Tribal trial and appellate Court.
  2. Represent the Nation in other tribal, federal, state, and local courts.
  3. Manage a large case load requiring preparation for trial and other court appearances.
  4. Gather evidence, interview witnesses, develop the theory of the case, and develop trial or case resolution strategy.
  1. Perform pretrial investigations by consulting with tribal law enforcement officers, other law

enforcement agencies, and witnesses.

  1. Participate with other tribal, state, and federal agencies collaborating on regional responses to

specific criminal efforts

  1. Collaborate with federal law enforcement and the U.S. Attorney on cases that may result in federal prosecution.
  1. Negotiate with defense counsel on plea arrangements and sentencing.
  2. Complete legal research and writing necessary for the preparation of complaints, motions, pleadings, and other court documents.
  1. Work as a cooperative member of the rehabilitative justice programs.
  2. Perform job duties consistent with ethical standards and with the assurance that justice is upheld under the Lummi Code of Laws, and other pertaining laws.
  1. Continue professional development, including continuing legal education and/or training in the areas of Indian law, criminal law, law enforcement, and other areas relevant to job duties.
  1. Complete other legal assignments and projects designated by the Legal Director, including, but not limited to, code drafting, legal research, and proceedings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of accredited law school.
  • Member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association
  • Member of the Lummi Nation Tribal Court Bar in good standing or willing to become a member within the first 5 days of employment.
  • 3 years of active, relevant legal experience required
  • 3 years criminal trial experience preferred
  • Experience litigating criminal and civil cases required
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License and meet eligibility requirements for tribal insurance.
  • Lummi/Native American/Veteran preference policy applies.

Lummi Indian Business Council

2665 Kwina Rd.
Bellingham , WA