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Employment Classifications:   Full-time Regular

Supervision:                            Tribal Attorney and Chairman

Salary:                                     $24.00 – $30.00 (depending on experience)

Opening Date:                         June 2, 2023

Closing Date:                           June 15, 2023

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
  • Supervise other prosecutors
  • Prepare pleadings and other government document associated with banishment and forfeiture
  • Comply with ABA or specified State Rules of Professional responsibility and Tribal Rules of professional responsibility
  • All other related job duties assigned by supervisor.


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, communications, English, political science or related field or associates with 6 years experience
  • Experience in the tribal court system, required
  • Prior prosecution 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* including but not limited to tribal law enforcement, FBI, BC], 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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