Graduate of an ABA accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree, or its equivalent, and admitted to the State Bar of Arizona or the bar of another state. If not admitted to the State Bar of Arizona, must be willing and able to take and pass the Arizona Bar within one year of employment and to become licensed to practice in the state and federal courts in Arizona. If not admitted to practice before the Judicial Court of the Tohono O'odham Nation, must be willing and able to become admitted to the practice before the Judicial Court of the Tohono O'odham Nation. Must be in good standing in every jurisdiction in which currently or formerly admitted to practice law. Three to five years of relevant legal experience in the areas of gaming law, civil litigation, business and contract law, employment law, and/or Federal Indian law. No convictions for a crime of moral turpitude. Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening and background investigation, and to obtain and maintain a gaming license.
Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications:
- Must have excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language;
- Must be able to exercise discretion, independent judgment, and independent thought, often under significant time pressure, with limited supervision, and with deadlines and/or priorities that may often change;
- Must be able to organize and prioritize multiple pending matters and to work effectively in a multi-tasking environment;
- Must be able to work constructively under stress/pressure;
- Must be able to analyze difficult and complex legal issues, conduct appropriate legal research, formulate cogent and creative strategies for solving problems, and provide sound legal and business advice to management;
- Must be able to draft well-structured, complete and concise correspondence, reports, research memoranda, contracts, pleadings, motions, legal memoranda, and legal briefs;
- Must be able to analyze, organize, and compile factual and legal data in a clear and logical manner;
- Must have negotiation, presentation, and technical skills sufficient to present a credible and professional appearance before internal and external audiences;
- Must be able to communicate and instruct others, using technical or non-technical language, as appropriate to the circumstances, to provide legal counsel and explanations to those for whom the subject matter is unfamiliar and/or difficult to understand;
- Must be able to handle sensitive matters in a confidential manner;
- Must be able to use a personal computer for word processing, spreadsheets, and email;
- Must be able to work evenings and weekends, as needed to provide effective legal support in a 24 x 7 x 365 environment;
- Must be available to travel out-of-town on occasion; and
- Must be able to foster a cooperative work environment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms.
Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level. Some work is performed in a casino setting with exposure to second-hand smoke and a high noise level. Evening, graveyard, holiday and/or weekend work may be required. Extended hours and irregular shifts may be required.