Tribal Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Program Specialist

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Native American Program, Legal Aid Services of Oregon
4531 SE Belmont St., Suite 201
Portland, OR 97215
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
Street address: 
520 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 1130
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Legal Aid Services of Oregon’s (LASO) Native American Program (NAPOLS) seeks a full-time, temporary Tribal Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault (DV / SA) Program Specialist. This is a grant-funded position of limited duration, funded from 1/01/2018 – 12/31/2019.

LASO is a non-profit organization that represents low-income clients in civil cases. LASO’s eight regional offices serve the general low-income population throughout Oregon. Two specialized statewide LASO programs offer free legal services to farmworkers and on Native American issues. NAPOLS provides legal assistance to income-eligible Indian tribes, Native organizations, and individual tribal members, including representation in tribal courts and on issues related to tribal sovereignty and self-governance, Indian trust resources, access to benefits, and expungement of criminal records.

DUTIES: The Tribal DV / SA Program Specialist will work with the Burns Paiute Tribe to strengthen the Tribe’s response to DV, SA, dating violence, and stalking. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Working with Tribal staff to develop Tribal laws, policies, and court forms to enhance prevention, investigation, and prosecution of violent crimes against women and the treatment of victims;
• Training Tribal personnel and other law enforcement officials to more effectively respond to DV / SA crimes, hold offenders accountable, ensure victim safety, and address jurisdictional issues;
• Developing a lay advocate training program and legal referral network to enhance victims’ access to advocacy services;
• Compiling data and developing narratives for grant reports; and
• Other tasks, as needed.
The Tribal DV / SA Program Specialist will be based in Portland, with frequent overnight travel to Harney County. Applicants based in Harney County will also be considered. Completion of a 40-hour training program on DV, SA, stalking, and/or dating violence will also be required.

SALARY / BENEFITS: Salary is based on relevant experience, within a statewide salary scale. Benefits package, including health insurance, is provided.


Experience drafting tribal laws and policies or a strong background in DV / SA issues is required. Experience working in Indian Country or with law enforcement and prosecutors is a plus. J.D. and Oregon State Bar membership preferred but not required.

To apply: 

Please send resume, a letter of interest, a brief writing sample (5 pages or less), and a list of 3 professional references to:

Jennifer Amiott, Director
Native American Program, Legal Aid Services of Oregon
4531 SE Belmont St., Suite 201
Portland, OR 97215
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (503) 206-7073

Please, no phone calls.

Legal Aid Service of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Tribal members and minority applicants encouraged to apply.
Salary range: 
DOE - see above
Submission deadline: 
Monday, December 11, 2017