Located in the northeastern part of the District, the Colville Indian Reservation covers approximately 1.4 million acres; an area roughly twice the size of the State of Rhode Island. Trust property on the Colville Indian Reservation is located within portions of three Washington counties. The Tribal Government Headquarters is located in Nespelem, Washington. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has approximately 9,600 enrolled members with approximately 6,000 members residing within the boundaries of the Colville Indian Reservation.
The Colville Indian Tribal Court handles approximately 3,500 criminal matters per year.
Felony matters originating within the exterior boundaries of the Colville Indian Reservation, which matters fall under the Major Crimes Act, are referred to the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington (Spokane, Washington) office for prosecutorial considerationd. Currently, the Spokane office employs 13 Assistant United States Attorneys and 5 support staff to handle a full complement of Federal criminal cases, to include Indian Country matters.
This is a Deputy Prosecutor/Special Assistant United States Attorney (Tribal SAUSA) position. The Deputy Prosecutor/Tribal SAUSA will handle cases in Tribal Court and in the federal District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. The Deputy Prosecutor/Tribal SAUSA will be employed by the Confederated Tribes Of The Colville Reservation 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. The Deputy Prosecutor/Tribal SAUSA's time will be divided between the Confederated Tribes Of The Colville Reservation Office of the Prosecutor and the the United States Attorney's Office 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.
This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt. This position is temporary. The grant is funded through October 2021.
Note: Employees of the Department of Justice, including Special Assistant United States Attorneys, may not engage in the compensated practice of law outside the office. Attorneys are not eligible to serve as Special Assistant United States Attorneys if they have had an employment offer deferred by a law firm and received a payment for the period of their deferral with the expectation of future employment with the law firm, or if they will receive any payment from a law firm during their unpaid employment with the Department of Justice. In addition, contractors, including employees of contractors who do business with the Department of Justice, and who also are attorneys, are not eligible to serve as Special Assistant United States Attorneys.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be duly licensed and authorized to practice law as an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have a minimum of 2 years of post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. United States citizenship is required.. 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 criminal 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 Confederated Tribes Of The Colville Reservation Tribal Court, and the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
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