GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
The Tribal Attorney works in the CTUIR Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) OLC provides legal services and representation to the CTUIR Board of Trustees and all respective tribal departments, managers, and staff. The CTUIR is a federally recognized tribe with reserved treaty rights, self-governance duties for its members and the residents of the 172,000 acre and allotted Umatilla Indian Reservation within the exterior boundaries of Northeastern Oregon. The CTUIR is a large employer with governance, business enterprise and housing activities.
In general, the Tribal Attorney will be expected to regularly perform general legal services to the organization as assigned and consistent with budget funding allocations. Those services are generally guided by the goals and objectives under the CTUIR Comprehensive Plan and consistent with the responsibility of the Office of Legal Counsel. Tribal Attorney assignments are generally intended to align related practice areas or functions, and are subject to change depending on funding sources and workload management needs.
This Tribal Attorney position is assigned to represent and advise the CTUIR in its NAHASDA, low-come tax credit and other home ownership, development and advising supported by related funding sources. A majority of the work is prompted by the CTUIR Housing Department, the tribal entity administering its Indian Housing Plan and Affordable Housing Activities pursuant to the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act of 1996. Its mission is to provide quality, community housing services and empower self-sufficient living for future generations. This includes management of low income units, low income housing tax credit units and related services. The Housing Department regularly coordinates to maximize the effectiveness of tribal resources for housing residents, and to ensure compliance with CTUIR policies and applicable agreements.