Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Court
Camp Verde, AZ
Skills And Qualifications:
The Chief Judge presides over and ensures the proper operation for the Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Court. The Chief Judge is the primary judicial officer of the Tribal Court and administrator of the Nation’s Courts.
• AZ State License Attorney or eligible, in good standing required.
• Three (3) years full-time and/or equivalent judicial experience required.
• Two (2) years judicial administrative experience required.
• Experience in Tribal Courts or other courts of limited jurisdiction, knowledge of U.S. laws regarding Indian Nations, Tribes and familiarity with Indian reservation communities desired.
• Experience in court procedures.
• Adhere to Judicial Ethics of the American Bar Association.
• Possess a high level of competence, ability to carry out legal thinking reconciling the principles and the particular circumstances of the person and the issues.
• Must have good verbal & writing skills. Excellent communication skills required.
• Prior supervisory management experience required.
• Must be able to use computers and have PC skills in Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Microsoft Excel, Windows 95, Quicken and Access.
• Ability to make effective presentations, explain the legal reasoning used on controversial or complex topics.
• Have the capacity to remain open-minded, manage case workload efficiently.
• Respect their peers and their constituencies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Oversees the administration of the Judicial Branch, which includes the management of operations, budget planning, submit annual judicial budget, maintenance of records and case files.
• Supervises associate judges, magistrates, and clerical personnel, establishes work procedures, to insure a smooth and efficient operation of the court.
• Issues warrants of arrest, bench warrants, search warrants, subpoenas, court orders, commitments, and other legal documents.
• Presides over all cases, including civil, criminal, domestic relations (divorce), adoption, ICWA, landlord tenant, real estate, juvenile, and probate cases and other matters arising under the Yavapai-Apache Law & Order Code.
• Ensures that the court staff maintain accurate, complete court records, is responsible for case management.
• Maintains and schedules court calendaring for judges.
• Develops and implement court policy and procedures.
• Assists in the developing court procedures, forms and tribal codes.
• Assists the Court liaison between the Tribal Council and the Tribal Court, provides reports to Nation’s Tribal Council on the judicial branch.
• Represents the judicial system before the Tribal Council, local, county, state, federal agencies and national meetings.
• Conducts court business and facilitate the development and use of alternative and informal process in the resolution of disputes.
• Conducts, maintains and provides training for the Nation’s personnel, court staff, other public agencies and the public.
• Maintains a positive, non-adversarial working relationship with the Tribal employees.
• Participates on various Nation work groups and is responsible for team work in the judicial branch.
Salary And Benefits:
$102,655 - $120,000 annually
Please submit your resume and application to: firstname.lastname@example.org Or you can submit your resume and application to: Yavapai-Apache Nation / Human Resources 2400 W. Datsi / Camp Verde, AZ 86322 P: 928-567-1062 / Fax: 928-567-1064 www.yavapai-apache.org