The Prosecutor I – Deputy Community Prosecutor is responsible for representing the Gila River Indian Community in the litigation of criminal complaints, civil petitions, and juvenile offender matters in Community Courts as plaintiff or petitioner, which may include legal research and writing. The incumbent must be familiar with professional responsibilities as an Attorney, which include ethically prosecuting criminal cases for the Office of the Prosecutor.
Conduct legal research, analysis, and document production as it relates to the litigation of criminal and civil cases in the Community Courts; Compose memoranda’s and pleadings regarding legal issues of concern for assigned cases; Draft legal pleadings for submittal to the Community courts.
Represent on behalf of the Community in court for arraignments/initial hearings, pretrial/status conferences, review and evidentiary hearings, and trials/adjudications in which the Community is the plaintiff or petitioner.
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.
Negotiate the just resolution of assigned cases and complies with victim rights.
Conducts trials and presents oral arguments as needed in court, which includes discussing, and presenting analysis of legal issues.
Gather and analyze evidence in criminal and civil cases, which may include interviewing witnesses regarding facts as needed in the prosecution of the cases; Research and analyze legal issues using both computerized legal research and hard copy tools.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skill and Ability:
Knowledge of city, state, tribal, and federal laws which relate to the criminal prosecution of suspects.
Knowledge of criminal law, procedures, and appellate processes.
Knowledge of criminal case preparation and litigation.
Knowledge of and experience in application of the principles of jurisprudence and legal analysis.
Knowledge of Federal Indian Law.
Ability to comply with all rules regulating professional responsibility including specific regulations addressing the prosecutorial function.
Ability to maintain professional relationships with victims, witnesses, law enforcement agencies, and members of the community.
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.
Required Education and Experience:
Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law by the American Bar Association and current membership in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona.
Submission of an acceptable legal writing sample (5-10 pages).
Preference for attorney with specialized experience in Federal Indian Law.
Required to pass a background check and fingerprint clearance as a condition of employment and must continue to maintain throughout duration of employment.
Required to obtain a Tribal Operator’s permit. 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 and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the application.