THIS IS A GRANT FUNDED POSITION Position Summary:This is a Deputy Prosecutor Special Assistant United States Attorney (Tribal SAUSA) position. The Deputy Prosecutor (Tribal SAUSA)'s time will be divided between the United States Attorney's Office and the Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community's Office of the Prosecutor pursuant to an agreement between those two offices. The Deputy Prosecutor (Tribal SAUSA) will work as a prosecutor of criminal cases and will work exclusively on the investigation and prosecution of cases involving domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking. The Deputy Prosecutor (Tribal SAUSA) will handle cases in Salt River Community Court and in the federal District Court for the District of Arizona. The Deputy Prosecutor (Tribal SAUSA) will be employed by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community's Office of the Prosecutor, which has received funding for the position for a three-year term pursuant to a grant from the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women.This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt
Examples of Tasks:
Essential Functions: (Essential functions, may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by the position).
Tasks: 1. Interviews complainant/victims, law enforcement officers, and witnesses, and performs legal research regarding criminal matters as assigned.
2. Works to obtain information necessary to prepare and effectively prosecute criminal matters involving allegations of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking, as a representative of the Community before the Tribal Court and as a representative of the United States in federal court.
3. Represents the Community in Tribal Court and the United States in federal court in adult and juvenile criminal matters. Duties in court may include handling of bench and jury trials, motion hearings, pretrial hearings, and others.
4. Conducts legal research and drafts legal motions and memoranda relating to the prosecution of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking in tribal and federal court.
5. Provides legal assistance to the SRPMIC departments and divisions such as Police, Social Services, Behavioral Health, and Child Protective Services in matters involving allegations of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking.
6. Attends trainings offered by the Community, the United States Attorney's Office, and the United States Department of Justice.
7. Performs other job related tasks as assigned by the supervisors at each office.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
Knowledge of SRPMIC code of ordinances, policies, tribal, state and federal laws.
Knowledge of legal research methods, legal research software (Lexis Nexis or Westlaw), use of databases, legal principles and their applications.
Knowledge of principles and practices of legal profession.
Knowledge of the history and customs of the SRPMIC.
Skill in applying and interpreting statutes, ordinances and other laws, rules, regulations and policies as they pertain to legal issues presented for review.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with a variety of victims/complainants, witnesses, defense counsel, law enforcement personnel, the Court and court staff, community administrators, department directors, Tribal Council members, staff, and other members of the Community and outside entities.
Ability to analyze, appraise, and organize facts.
Ability to present legal argument clearly and logically, in both written and oral form.
Ability to produce written documents in a timely manner with clearly organized thoughts, using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
Ability to adapt to changing work situations and assignments.
Ability to work cooperatively with others.
Ability to handle legal correspondence as directed by a supervisor.
Qualifications: Education & Experience: Juris Doctor with at least 3 years of practical experience preferred. Prefer experience/familiarity with executive, legislative, and judicial functions of tribal government and/or experience in criminal law. The candidate should preferably have excellent academics, significant litigation experience, criminal law experience, strong legal writing skills, and a demonstrated commitment to public service. The candidate must be a member in good standing of any state bar and must be admitted or eligible for admission in Salt River Community Court, and the Federal District Court for the District of Arizona.
Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position.
Insurability – Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License and be able to meet the SRPMIC insurance standards.
Special Requirements: Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test, have had NO felony convictions, and have had NO misdemeanor convictions within the last year. Applicants must also successfully complete a background check required by the United States Attorney's Office and the United States Department of Justice.
Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
Application instructions: To apply or view full job description go to www.srpmic-nsn.gov/employment *Resumes alone will not be accepted. This position is open until 05/05/2019
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) is a sovereign tribe located in the metropolitan Phoenix area. Established by Executive Order on June 14, 1879, the Community operates as a full-service government and oversees departments, programs, projects and facilities.
The Community is located in Maricopa County and is bounded by the cities of Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa and Fountain Hills. The Community encompasses 52,600 acres, with 19,000 held as a natural preserve.
With two distinct backgrounds and cultures, the Community is comprised of two Native American tribes: the Pima, "Akimel O'Odham" (River People) and the Maricopa, "Xalychidom Piipaash" (People who live toward the water). Today, over 9,000 individuals are enrolled tribal members. Comprised of the President, Vice President and seven elected Council members, the Community Council governs the Community.
Approximately 12,000 acres are under cultivation in a variety of crops including cotton, melons, potatoes, onions, broccoli and carrots. Commercial development is reserved along the Community's western boundary.
The Community proudly owns and operates several successful enterprises including Talking Stick... Golf Club, Talking Stick Resort, Salt River Fields, Salt River Devco, Casino Arizona, Salt River Sand and Rock, Phoenix Cement, Saddleback Communications, Salt River Financial Services, and Salt River Landfill.
The majestic Red Mountain can be seen throughout the Community and is located on the eastern boundary. The sight of the mountain symbolizes the home of the Pima and Maricopa people.