Employment Classifications:           Call-In (intermittent)

Supervision:                                       Tribal Attorney and Chairman

Salary:                                                $23.50-$28.50

Opening Date:                                    Open Until Filled

Closing Date:                                     Open Until Filled

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Present information in Court to prosecute civil and criminal actions.
  • Advise Law Enforcement officers, prepare and present warrant applications, and conduct probable cause hearings.
  • This individual will also conduct legal research and prepare legal correspondence, pleadings, briefs, and opinions
  • Must be able to communicate well orally
  • Will schedule time to properly prepares cases, trials, motion hearings, and other court proceedings
  • Will develop an electronic record keeping system for the accurate maintenance of case records and paper files
  • Will maintain the confidentiality of victims and law enforcement information as required by law
  • Will work closely with other departments and agencies to coordinate activities and procedures for presenting cases and improving function of legal processes
  • Recommend draft code and procedure rules
  • May supervise other prosecutors


  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school. Licensure as an attorney eligible to practice law in the State of North Dakota or other jurisdiction, or ability to get a license within 18 months. We will consider applications from persons eligible for licensure, but not currently licensed in ND
  • Experience in the practice of law which included court experience preferred
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Analytical and decision-making ability
  • Must be able to understand tribal law, tribal jurisdiction, and federal laws applicable to Indian Tribes.
  • Must be able to work with all levels of law enforcement, FBI, BCI, County, and BIA law enforcement
  • Independent thinking, as well as a demonstrated ability to quickly synthesize complex information
  • Understanding the ethical qualifications associated with the practice of law before a court
  • Understanding of the ethical responsibilities of a prosecutor and conflicts of interests
  • Must pass a tribal, state, and federal background check
  • If licensed must produce a statement of good standing with his or her bar

 How to apply:         (Submit completed application to):


Personnel Department

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

P.O. Box 900

Belcourt, ND 58316





For more information please contact Elaine Nadeau, Lori Monette, or Jarvis Decoteau at 701-477-2600.

 The Human Resource Staff will not be responsible for incomplete applications

 Indian Preference Statement

 Candidates for employment or career advances shall be hired, trained, and promoted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or personal, political or religious beliefs.  However, preference shall be given in hiring in the following order between equally qualified candidates who are:


  1. Enrolled Member Veteran (10 points to be given to enrolled member veterans in screening process as follow: (see definitions)
  2. Enrolled member
  3. Other Tribal Member veterans
  4. Other Tribal Members


 Veteran Preference

 Veterans and eligible spouses of deceased will receive special consideration for initial appointments for all positions being filled by the TMBCI.  The intent of this policy is to promote and bring deserved services and benefits to our veterans for the personal sacrifices they have made.  To be considered for a preferential treatment under this policy, candidate(s) must submit copies of verification documents to Personnel Office along with the employment application for eligibility determination purposes.  An acceptable verification document is the discharge of transfer report form DD214.

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