Sac and Fox Tribe of Iowa
  • 08-Jun-2017 to 07-Aug-2017 (CST)
  • Tama, IA, USA
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Life, 401(k), Vision, Accident Insurance, Cancer Insurance, Flex Dependent and Flex Non-Reimbursed Medical

The Assistant Attorney General of the Meskwaki Nation provides legal advice, representation, assistance and support to the Meskwaki Nation, its government, departments and enterprises. The Assistant Attorney General, under the direction and supervision of the Attorney General, represents the Nation in all aspects of tribal government, including but not limited to, contracts, employment and human resources, law enforcement, gaming, Tribal Code development, application of federal laws relating to Tribal  agencies and enterprises, federal-state jurisdictional issues, taxation issues, economic issues, hunting and fishing rights, tribal environmental and natural resource law and policy, housing and land issues, Indian Child Welfare Act, social services and enrollment issues.



  • Conducts legal research and prepares matters for trial.
  • Serves as legal advisor to Tribal Council, tribal government departments, and economic enterprises.
  • Represents the Tribe's interest in civil and criminal matters in tribal, state and federal court actions.
  • Assumes responsibility for matters assigned by the Attorney General.
  • Drafts ordinances, code revisions, and resolutions.
  • Drafts and negotiates commercial and other contracts.
  • Prepares legal memoranda and opinions at the request of the Attorney General.
  • May handle criminal cases on behalf of the Tribe and fill in for the Lead Prosecutor including cases involving child dependency, Indian Child Welfare cases and civil infraction allegations in the Tribal Court.



  • J.D. Degree from an ABA accredited law school and 3 years experience in pertinent areas of the law.
  • Must be admitted to practice, and in good standing, in any state and eligible to be admitted in Meskwaki Tribal Court. Prefer admission in or ability to be admitted in Iowa Bar.
  • Skill in legal research, writing and analysis.
  • Knowledge of legal principles, practices and proceedings.
  • Prior legal experience in areas of Indian housing, environmental issues, ICWA, employment law, Indian gaming, contracts, employment, taxation, jurisdictional issues, and economic development in Indian Country desirable.
  • Must have litigation experience and familiarity with federal, state, and local court rules and procedures.
  • Must be able to interpret and apply case law, codes, ordinances and administrative rules.
  • Must be committed to concepts of tribal sovereignty, self-government and Indian self determination.


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