Gila River Indian Community

Job: Prosecutor I

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14-048 Prosecutor I Office of Prosecutor, 165A S. Bluebird Road, Sacaton, AZ

Job Title: Prosecutor I
Closing Date: 08/27/2014
Job Number: 14-048
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Department: Office of the Prosecutor
City: Sacaton
Location: Law Office - Criminal Division
Area of Interest: Legal
Salary Type: Base Pay for Career
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $66,058 Salary
Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes


  • Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network
  • Prescription Program
  • Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150 (family) deductible for basic and major services
  • Vision - plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-pay
  • Life and AD&D - Basic, dependent, and/or voluntary benefits provided through CIGNA Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your basic Life and AD&D

  • Other Voluntary Benefits -
  • Aflac offers various supplemental benefit plans
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave

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    The Prosecutor I position involves representing the Community in the litigation of criminal complaints, civil petitions and juvenile offender matters in the Community courts as plaintiff or petitioner; legal research and writing; intimately familiar with professional responsibilities as an Attorney.

  • Conduct legal research, analysis and document production related to the litigation of criminal and civil cases in the Community courts.
  • Represents the Community in Court at arraignments/initial hearings, pretrial/status conferences, review and evidentiary hearings and trials/adjudications in which the Community is the plaintiff or petitioner, as assigned.
  • Draft legal pleadings for the Community courts.
  • Gather and analyze evidence in criminal and civil cases.
  • Maintain case files, calendars and database for criminal and civil cases.
  • Assist in the development, revision and codification of the Community's laws, resolution and ordinances.
  • Assist in representing the Community at meetings, court proceedings and other functions.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

  • Background and knowledge of criminal law, procedure and appellate process with some practical experience in criminal case preparation and litigation preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience in application of the principles of jurisprudence and legal analysis, including a background in and knowledge of Federal Indian Law.
  • Ability to work independently and in intensive concert with others.
  • Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate ideas and logical analysis orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials and the general public.
  • Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.

    Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited school of law with current membership in good standing with the Arizona State Bar.


    Submission of an acceptable legal writing sample (5-10 pages).

    Preference for attorney with specialized experience in Federal Indian Law.

    Required to qualify for a Tribal driving permit.

    Background checks are required for positions that involve regular contact with or control over Community Children in accordance with The Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, 25 U.S.C. Sections 3201 through 3210 and C.F.R. Part 63 and positions that have regular contact with the Elderly.

    Valid state driver's license with a current proof of driving record for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be submitted with application.

    Non-Supervisory, Salaried Position
    Reports to Chief Prosecutor or designee

    Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin, Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the required documentation to the completed Employment Application.

    Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)
    Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
    Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)
    Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)

    DEADLINE: Employment Applications are available at all District Service Centers, the Human Resources Department, and online at All Employment Applications and copies of required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle Record, must be received in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 pm on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not be considered.


    To avoid delays, application can be mailed or faxed to:
    Gila River Indian Community
    Human Resources Department
    Post Office Box 97
    Sacaton, Arizona 85147
    Fax: (520) 562-9809


    If a Tribal Driving Permit is required on this posting, please provide a current 39 month Motor Vehicle Report (mvr) and it must not be over 60 days old. Please refer to to obtain a Motor Vehicle Report.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department @ 520-562-9808. Thank you for your interest with the Gila River Indian Community.

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