Job Announcement – CHIEF COUNSEL, CEA LEVEL B – Final Filing Date: 1/17/2023
Under the administrative direction of the Executive Secretary, the Chief Counsel serves as the principal legal adviser to the Executive Secretary and the Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) providing advice and counsel to ensure internal compliance with control agency laws, regulations, and policies.
The Chief Counsel plans, directs, organizes, and manages NAHC’s Legal Department staff in enforcing state laws that protect Native American cultural resources on public and private lands; approves high-level policy decisions for the rule making process; responsible for overseeing administrative hearings required under CalNAGPRA and enacting policy and regulations implementing those administrative hearings; and oversees outside litigation counsel regarding any NAHC litigation matters.
As Chief Legal Strategist, the Chief Counsel anticipates legal challenges to laws enforced by the NAHC and creates defense strategies to uphold those laws.
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