The Pascua Yaqui Tribe seeks applicants for two appellate justice positions. Appellate justices are appointed by the Tribal Council. Appellate Justices are contractors and not tribal employees. The work is dependent upon the number of matters appealed from the trial court, and is not equivalent to full-time (40 hours per week). The Appellate Court convenes when necessary to hear oral arguments and issue opinions. The Court of Appeals has the power of judicial review of all civil and criminal matters appealed from the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court.
Requirements for eligibility:
Properly enrolled member of any recognized Indian tribe. (Constitution of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Article VIII, Section 7);
Five years’ experience as a tribal court Judge; OR
A graduate of an accredited law school and one year experience as either a tribal court advocate or tribal judge;
At least 25 years of age, of good moral character, willing to complete judicial trainings as required; (3 PYTC 1-3-20)
Never been convicted of a felony or of any crime involving deceit, fraud or misappropriation of funds, unless voting rights have been restored or the conviction has been expunged. (Constitution of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Article VIII, Section 6)
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a fee proposal (hourly requirements) to:
Come work in Tucson, Arizona, located in the Sonoran Desert, where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the desert and live in a climate of 360 sunny days a year. The Sonoran Desert is known for it's dramatic beauty and Tucson is covered with a variety of cacti including the saguaro, which is an image linked with that of the American Southwest. In addition to amazing desert landscapes and vibrant ...sunsets, Tucson is surrounded by mountain ranges that offer great hiking, rock climbing and even snow skiing.
Tucson is home to Pascua Yaqui Tribe Reservation. The Pascua Yaqui Tribe gained Federal Recognition as an Indian Tribe on September 18,1978. We are located on 202 acres on the southwest side of Tucson. Our tribal government provides health, education, social services, vocational training, and housing services to tribal members. Additionally, the reservation has its own Fire and Police Department to provide the community with public safety services.
The Tribe rewards hard work by providing 22 days of Paid Time Off which increases with years of service and 14 paid Holidays. We offer a comprehensive healthcare benefit package that surpasses or rivals the biggest organizations in Tucson. We encourage you to stay healthy by providing an onsite Wellness Center. Additionally, the Tribe offers a 401K Plan with generous match in which you’re immediately vested along with a profit sharing plan after one year of employment.
Our benefits allow you to enjoy Tucson and all it has to offer. Click on the link below for more detailed information on our outstanding benefits.