Revisor of Statutes

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

The Revisor of Statutes (or “Revisor”) will establish an independent Revisor’s Office for the Non-Removable Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. Established under Title 25, the Revisor shall be considered a permanent, full-time employee not serving solely at the pleasure of any elected official. The Revisor’s Office compiles, updates, and publishes Band laws and official acts in accordance with Title 25 of Mille Lacs Band Statutes. The Revisor will provide the District Representatives with confidential drafting services for proposed legislation and other documents as requested. The Revisor will establish and maintain a Tribal Register for the publication of Band statutes and policies, Acts, Resolutions, Executive Orders, Secretarial Orders, Commissioner’s Orders, Legislative Orders, Chief Executive Orders, Solicitor’s Opinions, and other official notices.

The Revisor regularly interacts with the Secretary-Treasurer/Speaker of the Assembly, District Representatives, Commissioner of Finance, Legislative Counsel, Parliamentarian, and other legislative staff members to achieve the goals and aspirations set by the District Representatives.

• Graduate of an American Bar Association approved law school with a Juris Doctor degree.
• Familiarity with or willingness to learn Federal Indian and/or tribal law.
• Licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota or willing to become licensed in the State of Minnesota. Willing to present a Certificate of Good Standing upon request.
• Licensed to practice law before the Court of Central Jurisdiction or willing to become licensed to practice law before the Court of Central Jurisdiction.
• Preferably 3 years or more of experience in drafting and amending bills, resolutions, policies, acts, and statutes and to ensure compatibility with existing law.
• Capable of providing prompt legal advice, direction, and insight regarding the legal effect of bills or proposed bills, in accordance with Title 25 of Mille Lacs Band Statutes.
• Ability to work independently and work as a team.
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
• Ability to complete assignments in a timely manner.
• Proficiency with Windows software and Microsoft Office, in particular, Outlook and Word.
• Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the Mille Lacs Band culture.
• Must provide a writing sample no more than eight (8) pages long.
• Must provide three (3) professional references.

• Propose, draft, and amend bills, resolutions, policies, orders, acts, and statutes.
• Ensure compliance of the foregoing with the Constitution of the United States, Constitution of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Indian Civil Rights Act, applicable treaties, and federal statutory and case law.
• Maintain internal consistency of existing and subsequently enacted law by frequently updating annotations appearing within the Mille Lacs Band Statutes.
• Support the timely posting and publication of the most current version of the Mille Lacs Band Statutes on the Band’s official website.
• Collaborate with District Representatives regarding any requests submitted for draft legislation, resolutions, etc.
• Collaborate with the Parliamentarian to effect legislative development.
• Annually publish the Non-removable Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe statute books.
• Distribute the published statute books to various entities identified in Title 25 of Mille Lacs Band Statutes.
• Publish an online version of the Official Acts as identified in Title 25.
• Work with the Parliamentarian/Clerk of the Assembly to periodically publish the Rules of Procedure for the Band Assembly.
• Prepare and issue a drafting manual.
• Create and publish online resources, such as Legislative Process and Frequently Asked Questions.
• Publish an online Tribal Register containing Band statutes, acts, resolutions, and various orders, opinions, rules, and policies.
• Report to Band Assembly statutory changes recommended by any branch of government.
• Create and publish an online Monthly Status Report, as directed by the Rules of Procedure for the Band Assembly.
• Post online notices for public comment periods for draft legislation.
• Schedule and maintain workshops with the members of the Band Assembly to review draft legislation, resolutions, policies, orders, letters, and other documents as directed. Coordinate schedules so stakeholders are present at workshops, as requested by the members of the Band Assembly.
• Attend Band Assembly meetings.
• Attend other meetings as directed by the Band Assembly or Legislative Affairs Director.
• Attend Minnesota Chippewa Tribal Executive Committee meetings, as requested.
• Work with the website designer to continuously update the Tribal Register to ensure the website is easy to navigate.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Must have a current valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
• Background investigation required that shows no theft or fraud above a misdemeanor, no felony convictions, and no sexual or crimes-against-a-person conviction at any level. Any pending criminal cases must be disclosed in writing, including the date of the charge, the jurisdiction where the charge took place, and the status of the case.
• This is a hybrid position, with the expectation that the Revisor of Statutes works 2 to 3 days a week in the office.
• Working hours are typically 8:00a.m. until 5:00p.m. Extra hours may be necessary to meet deadlines and sustain the workload.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: (320) 532-7492