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Chief Prosecutor - Fort Yates, ND

Chief Prosecutor - Fort Yates, ND

Chief Prosecutor For The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court

Open: Until Filled

Salary: Negotiable

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is soliciting applications for employment, as an Independent Contract Employee, for a CHIEF PROSECUTOR FOR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBAL COURT. The Chief Prosecutor represents the interests of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in prosecuting individuals alleged to have violated criminal provisions of the Standing Rock Tribal Code of Justice. The responsibilities of the Chief Prosecutor include, but are not limited to, reviewing reports, complaints, and citations, collaborating with law enforcement, interviewing witnesses, gathering relevant case information, determining probable cause, issuing subpoenas, researching case law, drafting and filing legal pleadings, motions, briefs, negotiating settlements and plea agreements, and preparing and presenting criminal and civil cases in the Standing Rock Tribal Court and Supreme Court on behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The Chief Prosecutor will provide supervision over the legal responsibilities of the Prosecution Office.

Interested applicants shall possess knowledge of applicable Tribal and Federal Law, and jurisdictional issues relevant to Tribal Jurisdiction. Applicants must have experience and an understanding of criminal procedure, evidence legal research and be skilled in verbal and written communication, and operations of computer technology necessary to perform the required duties.

The Chief Prosecutor position is a preferred full time position. Compensation is negotiable based on experience. The terms of employment to be determined by the agreement of the parties. The contract shall be compensated on an hourly basis. The statutory prerequisites for employment are: 

Title 1-502. Qualifications

(a) To be eligible to serve as a Chief Prosecutor, a person shall: (1) be an active member in good standing of the Bar of any State or Federal court; (2) be at least 21 years of age; (3) be of high moral character and integrity; (4) have a degree in law from an accredited law school; (5) have never been convicted of a felony; (6) not have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Services; (7) be physically able to carry out the duties of the office. 

Applications shall be in writing, to include a Professional Resume, Proof of Bar Membership, legal qualifications, letters of recommendation and any other submissions at the option of the applicant. All applications are considered on merit.

Applications for the Chief Prosecutor position may be sent, by mail, to Ms. Dellis M. Agard, Court Administrator, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court, PO Box 363, Fort Yates, ND, or by Email to Ms. Agard can also be contacted by Telephone at (701) 854-7244 Ext. 7419. 

The worksite for this position is located at the Standing Rock Tribal Court in Fort Yates, ND. The Sitting Bull College Transit provides bus services, at nominal cost, to and from Bismarck, ND; Mobridge, SD; McLaughlin, SD and Selfridge, ND and coordinated with the Tribal Work Day, which is 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Central Time).

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Job Type : Full-Time

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