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Legal Assistant

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Salary Range: $53,636 To 78,895 Annually

The Legal Assistant provides administrative and clerical support to the Policy Development & Litigation Support department and occasionally tribal attorneys. Responsibilities include document management, preparation of filings for administrative proceedings, contract preparation and routing, accessing federal dockets, routing and responding to communications, reviewing and editing documents, travel auditing, scheduling meetings and appointments, copying and other administrative/clerical support activities.

This job is hybrid eligible out of our Portland office.

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Application Procedure



Online applications are preferred, however if circumstances prevent an applicant from completing an online application or require help with an electronic application, email jobs@critfc.org for assistance.



Hiring preference:
CRITFC implements a tribal preference policy and encourages citizens and descendants of our member tribes (Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama) and other federally recognized tribes to apply.

CRITFC is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, people of color, those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.

CRITFC will consider non-citizen applicants who are authorized to work in the U.S. If not authorized to work in the U.S., CRITFC will provide reasonable support and accommodations to the candidate in obtaining U.S. work authorization. With the exception of certain employer required costs, CRITFC will not pay for costs related to applicant’s legal representation, filings for work authorization or immigration, or other costs related to obtaining work authorization.

*Please note: the term “Commission” as used in this description refers to CRITFC’s governing body. CRITFC is a tribal organization that is wholly owned and governed by the Nez Perce Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. As a tribal organization, CRITFC is subject to a unique blend of policies and laws.