DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF NATIVE AMERICAN AFFAIRS:  Office of the Attorney General-State of CA

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF NATIVE AMERICAN AFFAIRS: Office of the Attorney General-State of CA

Office of the Attorney General

Department of Justice



Salary commensurate with experience

($7,442 - $10,696 per month)

About the Organization

Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the state’s chief law enforcement officer, responsible for ensuring that state laws are uniformly and adequately enforced. The department includes over 4,500 employees who provide legal and law enforcement services to the state, including representing the People of California in civil and criminal matters before trial courts, appellate courts and the supreme courts of California and the United States, and law enforcement activities such as criminal investigations, apprehending criminals, and exchanging criminal intelligence using state-of-the-art technology. More information is available at

About the Position

Under the general direction of the Attorney General and the Chief Deputy to the Attorney General, the incumbent is responsible for the strategic planning, organizing, and policy development for the Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA). This includes the development of a comprehensive strategy to reach tribal communities at a local, regional and statewide level; providing leadership, direction and policy recommendations for the Attorney General and Executive management; and to improve the government-to government relationships with tribal governments. The incumbent facilitates and promotes a framework for statewide tribal and state partnerships that will encourage the coordination and collaboration between tribal, state, federal and local justice agencies. The incumbent works closely with state and federal agencies to advocate for the provision of funding in tribal communities to develop justice systems and provide recommendations and alternative actions in response to federal and state legislation and regulations. The incumbent researches educational efforts for tribal, state and local governments on topics related to justice in California’s Indian Country.


The following items are required to be submitted with your application.

1. Current version of the State Application, STD. Form 678 (

2. Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is a narrative regarding how the applicant’s education, training, experience, and skills meet the Desirable Qualifications for the position. This document must be typed, single spaced, 12 point font and no more than 2 pages in length. Cover letters and resumes do not take the place of an SOQ.

3. Resume

4. Please complete the Attorney General Office’s recruitment survey:

Desirable Qualifications

1. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction to improve the government-to-government relationships with tribal governments.

2. Ability to advocate a legislative agenda that facilitates the health, safety and welfare through awareness and outreach for California's Native American population while working together for a greater understanding and improving relationships.

3. Knowledge of the role of California's government and how that interacts with tribal governments.

4. Ability to coordinate between tribal, state, federal and local justice agencies that would encourage the coordination and collaboration of efforts between these governing bodies.

5. Ability to consult and maintain a successful relationship with the Native American community for the development of Department of Justice policies, positions and cooperative programs between tribes and the Department.

6. Ability to advise the Attorney General on matters of importance to tribal governments and its citizens, such as the development of related policies, positions and proceedings.

7. Knowledge of justice-related issues for California's Native American population in order to communicate tribal concerns about state policy issues.

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November 22, 2019