Snoqualmie Tribe
  • 02-Nov-2017 to 02-Dec-2017 (PST)
  • Administration
  • Snoqualmie, WA, USA
  • DOQ
  • Full-time

Competitive medical, dental, life and disability insurance benefits after 60 days employment; 401k retirement plan after 90 days employment; generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.


The In-House Staff Attorney provides legal advice, representation, and services regarding a broad range of matters arising in the operation of the Snoqualmie Tribal Government and its various departments, subject to the direction and oversight of the In-House Tribal Attorney. This is an exempt position that reports to the In-House Tribal Attorney.


  • Negotiate, draft, review, and/or revise contracts, grant applications/agreements, intergovernmental agreements, etc.
  • Draft, review, and/or revise Tribal laws, regulations, policies, resolutions, procedures, etc.
  • Research, draft memoranda, and provide advice regarding treaties, statutes, regulations, case law, and other sources of legal authority that affect the Tribe.
  • Prepare correspondence, reports, and other documents regarding Tribal legal matters.
  • Facilitate compliance by Tribal departments and personnel with applicable federal, state, and Tribal laws, regulations, and policies, as well as grant and contractual obligations.
  • Review and respond appropriately to information requests and judicial/administrative orders.
  • Represent the Tribe as necessary in judicial and administrative proceedings.
  • Attend meetings as necessary and appropriate.
  • Assist in training Tribal employees regarding legal matters.
  • Attend continuing legal education seminars and other job-related trainings as required. Maintain law license(s).
  • Positively represent the Tribe and act ethically and in the best interest of the Tribe at all times.
  • Communicate with tact and discretion while maintaining a high level of confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Juris Doctorate from an A.B.A. accredited law school required.
  • At least two years of experience as a practicing attorney with experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: federal Indian law, Tribal law, health law, environmental law, government procurement law, grants management, real estate law, land use law, Indian Child Welfare law, criminal law/law enforcement, and/or general business law.
  • Current and unrestricted license to practice law in Washington state or able to become licensed within 12 months after hire.
  • Current and unrestricted license to practice law in the Snoqualmie Tribal Court or able to become licensed within 12 months after hire.
  • Must have a clean disciplinary record from all jurisdictions in which admitted to practice.
  • Must have a good understanding of the unique legal status of Indian tribes and their relationship to federal and state governments and laws.
  • Excellent research and writing skills, including the ability to write clearly and concisely. Common sense, creativity, attention to detail, and logical thinking.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, independently monitor and prioritize workload and meet work objectives.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse populations in a courteous, helpful, and clearly understood manner.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and provide collaborative assistance. Effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain the highest of ethical standards. Ability to maintain confidentiality and use tact and discretion.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, Adobe Acrobat, and Westlaw.
  • Must pass pre-employment and random drug screening (including for marijuana).
  • Must pass background check.

Additional Information

  • Salary is DOQ.
  • Competitive medical, dental, life and disability insurance benefits after 60 days employment.
  • 401k retirement plan with employer matching contributions after 90 days employment.
  • Generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.
  • The 8 hour work shift includes a paid lunch hour.
  • This is an exempt position and employment is at-will.

The Snoqualmie Tribe gives Indian preference to candidates who can provide proof of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe. In the absence of qualified Indian applicants who meet the qualifications listed above, all applicants not entitled to or who do not claim Indian preference, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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