Administrative Law Judge (R-9440)
Job Details
Nespelem - , WA
Contract Employee
Graduate Degree
Description

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled with Weekly Reviews

POSITION: Administrative Law Judge *3 positions*

SALARY: Contract

REPORTS TO: Office of Reservation Attorney

LOCATION: ORA; Nespelem, Washington

Basic Functions: The Administrative Judge is responsible for conducting administrative hearings and writing decisions for cases involving personnel (discipline/terminations) appeals and child support enforcement cases. The Administrative Judge shall remain fair and impartial when hearing cases, ensures hearings are conducted in compliance with the laws, policies and procedures of the Colville Confederated Tribes.  Child support enforcement cases require that the Administrative Law Judge coordinate program activity with county, state and federal agencies on obtaining and exchanging factual information for utilization in hearing, reviews, and as appropriate signs order for the Tribes child support program.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Training: 

  • Requires a Juris Doctorate Degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
  • Successfully practicing attorney with a minimum of 5 years’ experience as an attorney or administrative law judge.
  • Must be a member in good standing of any State Bar Association.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Requires knowledge of court processes, administrative law processes and legal terminology.
  • Requires knowledge of intergovernmental relations.
  • Requires demonstrated ability to maintain STRICT confidentiality.
  • Requires the ability to understand, interpret and apply applicable laws, policies and procedures.
  • Require the ability to draft findings, conclusions, rulings, orders and determinations.
  • Requires the ability to be neutral/impartial and courteous with parties
  • Requires excellent communication skills.

 

Note: Pursuant to Tribal Policy, if this position is safety sensitive it is subject to pre-employment drug testing. In addition, this position is subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug testing.

 

TRIBAL MEMBER AND INDIAN PREFERENCE WILL APPLY; PREFERENCE WILL ALSO BE GIVEN TO HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS WHO ARE MINIMALLY QUALIFIED.

 

If required of this position, you must possess and maintain a valid Washington State driver’s license and be eligible for the Tribes’ Vehicle Insurance.  In addition, this position may be subject to pre-employment background clearances.  If applicable, these clearances must be maintained throughout employment.

 

INFORMATION: Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Human Resources Office, P. O. Box 150, Nespelem, WA  99155, 509-634-2295, roberta.hall.hrs@colvilletribes.com

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