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Clerk of the Tribal Court

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians
Placerville, CA
  • Expired: May 09, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians is a federally recognized Indian tribe that protects and enhances the quality of life of its members by preserving, protecting and promoting its history, culture and traditions; promoting self-sufficiency and a strong work ethic; exercising the powers of self-government and sovereign immunity; while providing social, health, economic and educational resources, opportunities and services that contribute to the well-being of the tribal community and the community surrounding it.


The Tribal Court is a dynamic, exciting place to work for those interested in justice systems and administration. The function of a court clerk is to assist in the administration of the court to ensure it runs smoothly. Under the administrative direction of the Chief Judge, plans, directs and reviews the activities and operations of the Tribal Court including non-judicial functions of the court system, development and implementation of policy and procedures, financial reporting, case flow management, responding to public inquiries and record maintenance. Performs other duties as requested. This position provides opportunities for career enhancement and growth.


Nothing in this specification restricts management's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

  1. Attend sessions of the Tribal Court;
  2. Enter, under the direction of the Tribal Court, all orders, judgments and decrees required to be entered, the title of each proceeding or action, the date of filing such proceeding or action with the Tribal Court, and a memorandum of all subsequent proceedings, with the date and the fees charged;
  3. Keep a schedule of fees charged in proceedings and actions;
  4. Collect fines, fees and other monies imposed or charged by the Tribal Court, deposit such monies into the proper account of the Tribal Court, and account for the receipt and deposit of such monies;
  5. Provide forms, rules and provide referrals to self-help. Answering specific questions about process, form complaints, petitions, answers, motions and other pleadings and documents for proceedings before the Tribal Court, subject to the prohibitions of this Chapter, including prohibitions on giving advice on question of law;
  6. Maintains Chief Judge's calendar and prepares daily schedule. Schedules and confirms hearing, trails, etc. and receives and schedules visitors. Arranges meeting as required;
  7. Acts as a liaison officer between the Tribal Court and other departments, agencies, and jurisdictions;
  8. Assist and gives the general public information pertaining to court matters, filing of documents and procedures;
  9. Keep and maintain such other books of record required by law or rule of the Tribal Court;
  10. Demonstrate understanding of difference between Legal advice and legal information;
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Supports a safe work environment by performing all duties in accordance with Tribal safety policies and procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: reporting all incidents and accidents to your supervisor timely (within 24 hours); maintaining work areas in a safe and healthful manner; reporting and correcting any unsafe working conditions; operating vehicles in a safe and lawful manner while conducting Tribal business; providing input and assistance to reduce or eliminate workplace hazards; actively supporting ongoing safety efforts, including recommendations of the safety committee.
  2. Due to the nature of interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.


  1. Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Must have excellent computer skills including word processing and ability to learn the Microsoft office programs and adobe acrobat.
  3. Ability to interact with the public and provide assistance to those seeking to file documents with the Tribal Court.
  4. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff, as well as, representatives from other tribal departments, outside agencies and the public.
  5. Legal secretary training or paralegal certificate preferred
  6. Must maintain a valid CA driver's license or obtain one upon hire, qualify for the Tribe's vehicle insurance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance.


  1. AA degree preferred


Shingle Springs Rancheria requires the successful completion of a drug screening of all potential Tribal employees prior to being hired. The Tribe recognizes that the State of California has legalized the use of marijuana. The Tribe is located on federally owned trust land and complies with federal laws. Therefore, marijuana use is prohibited, and all drug tests will include a screening for THC.

Shingle Springs Rancheria recognizes a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy and employees will be required to sign a Consent to Drug and/or Alcohol Testing. Employees may be selected for alcohol / drug testing upon reasonable suspicion, and upon any/all accidents.


Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and fingerprinting prior to being hired. Verification of previous employment and education will also be conducted after the interview if an offer of employment is being considered.


Confidentiality is an absolute requirement for this position and is cause for immediate termination if not followed to the highest standard.


Preference in hiring is given to the most qualified applicant. However, when candidates for an open position are determine to be equally qualified, Native American candidates will have preference for hiring purposes. This means that if the qualifications of the best candidates are comparable, the Native American candidate is given preference. The following order of preference shall be adhered to when hiring: (1) Members of Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians members; (2) Spouses or domestic partners (certified through Tribal Court or the State of California) of members of Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians; 3) Parents of children of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians; 4) All other documented Native Americans; 5) All other applicants in accordance with Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473. Applicants claiming Indian preference must submit verification of Indian eligibility.

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians


5281 Honpie Road

Placerville, CA
95667 USA



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