|Program:||Victim Services||Salary Grade:||GS – 12|
|Supervisor:||Victims Services Director||Salary Range:||$18.28 – $21.83|
|FLSA Status:||Exempt Non-Exempt Public Safety||Position Type:||Regular Full-Time|
Provide legal advocacy, assistance, and representation to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking on the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe who are financially unable to afford such services and to assist in the development of the Tribe’s capacity to provide assistance, resources, and training to victims, Tribal program, police, prosecutors, community-based attorneys, and Tribal advocates.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides legal representation and assistance with Ex Parte/Protective Order/Peace Order process.
- Provides legal representation and assistance to victims in all aspect of judicial proceedings in Tribal, state, and federal courts and provides legal representation and assistance in administrative proceedings and hearings.
- Assists in filing for crime victim compensation benefits and in other assistance programs available to victims on and off the Tribe.
- Works with transitional housing assistance program, including processing payments to housing owners/agencies and the child care/transportation support services; also oversees the program activities and ensuring reporting requirements are complete.
- Provides information and reports to the program supervisor for grant evaluations, management and reporting.
- Provides legal research and analysis, and assists with the production of legal materials for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
- Provides legal-related technical assistance on victim-related legal issues and responds to technical assistance request from the program and Tribal departments.
- Provides technical assistance for developing legal resources and assists in developing training materials.
- Assists with the planning and implementation of program activities, including documenting and maintaining client records and managing correspondence.
- Assists with the development, planning and coordination of multidisciplinary training events and meetings geared towards prosecutors, community-based attorneys, and Tribal advocates.
- Assists in conducting community education outreach and in developing resources and referral.
- Participates in regular staff meetings and in other meetings/workgroups as needed, to coordinate with program/Tribal staff and law enforcement and judicial official to ensure timely sharing of information.
- Perform other job related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Have a law degree from an accredited Law School in the U.S., admission to the bar as a licensed attorney in any state with six (6) months related experience, or
- Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or Law plus three (3) years previous experience in legal advocacy work or in a court, judicial and/or Law Enforcement setting; or
- A Paralegal Certificate from an accredited U.S. college or university with courses in Civil and Criminal Procedures plus four (4) years related experience or
- Two (2) years of college with emphasis in Criminology, Police Science or other related law studies plus four (4) years related experience,
- A minimum of two (2) – five (5) years working in the field of Domestic Violence/Victim Services
(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions)
- THIS POSITION REQUIRES COMPLIANCE WITH THE INDIAN CHILD PROTECTION and FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACT PUBLIC LAW 101-630; 25 CODE of FEDERAL REGULATIONS PART 63 – INDIAN CHILD PROTECTION and FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION; CRIME CONTROL ACT OF 1990, EMPLOYEE BACKGROUND CHECKS; and EXECUTIVE ORDER 12968, ADJUDICATIVE GUIDELINES AND THEREFORE MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECK BEFORE START EMPLOYMENT.
- This position requires that the candidate be a mandated reporter.
- Must have knowledge of basic Indian Law and Federal Laws relating to Native Americans, Tribes, and the Violence against Women Act. Must understand the legal and social issues facing victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Must have sensitivity and respect for the role or impact a victim’s culture and heritage can have on a case.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, judgment, and written and oral communications skills; must be empathetic and creative.
- Must be well-organized with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently and able to handle multiple professional projects simultaneously.
- Must be flexible and team player.
- Must be prompt and complete tasks promptly and thoroughly without close supervision.
- Must have strong public service commitment and enjoy providing services to clients who have a great need for basic instruction in matters associated with relatively simple legal matters.
- Strong Computer skills
- Certify knowledge of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe Law and Order Code and Rules of Court specifically and Tribal and Federal Indian Law generally, including Tribal Law and Order codes, Tribal ordinances, Tribal Court Administrative Rules and Procedures, the ABA Rules of Professional Responsibility, The Code of Trial Conduct, and applicable Federal and State laws.
Job closes April 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.