New Position: Tribal Attorney Opening in Brooks, CA- Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation

SUMMARY:  Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation (Yocha Dehe or Tribe) is a federally recognized tribal government.  The Tribe’s mission is to provide for the health and welfare of its people, to govern its own lands and affairs with sovereign independence and in a manner consistent with its cultural values, and to enhance and diversify its economy for the overall good of the nation.  Yocha Dehe’s governing body, its elected Tribal Council, is charged with implementing this mission.  As a federally recognized tribe, Yocha Dehe exercises a government-to-government relationship with the United States, as well as with the State of California and local governments, and the Tribe actively engages with outside agencies and officials, local stakeholders, and members of the public.

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation’s Legal Department is responsible for providing general legal services to both the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and its various commercial and governmental agencies and entities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provides legal advice and representation on relevant legal matters, including for example, economic development, gaming, taxation, environmental resources, cultural resources, administrative matters, sovereignty, health and welfare issues, and employment law.
  • Works with staff in all Tribal enterprises and Departments to address the legal needs of the Tribe and to provide general legal advice as needed.
  • Drafts, reviews, negotiates, and analyzes contracts (e.g., construction, software, purchasing, governmental, employment, labor, agricultural, real estate, leases, gaming, marketing, human resources, security, maintenance, and environmental agreements) for all aspects of the Tribe’s governmental and commercial operations (including its agencies and businesses).
  • Reviews, updates, drafts, and applies Tribal codes, ordinances, and policies to enhance and implement the Tribe’s self-governance objectives.
  • Drafts Tribal resolutions.
  • Reviews and responds to subpoenas and advises the Resort regarding tort claims.
  • Research legal issues (e.g., statutes, regulations, case law, policies), including analysis of legal positions.
  • Attends Tribal committee meetings as directed to provide reports on relevant legal issues.
  • Assists and supports the Director of Legal, the principal legal advisor for the Tribe.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

For full position information please visit Jobs Archive – Yocha Dehe

Please contact for any questions.