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Job ID : 180510.2
Job Title : Staff Attorney
Organization : Bowhead / Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation (UIC)
Job Location : Alexandria, Virginia
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Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is recognized as one of Alaska’s leading companies with over 2,500 employees nationwide. As a proud Alaska Native Corporation, our success brings growth and benefits to our Iñupiat shareholders. The size and diversity of our operations means we have a broad variety of career opportunities. We recruit only qualified people looking to join a workforce characterized by strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment with a focus on career development, great wages and benefits.


Coordinates corporate legal and government affairs functions, including legal research, review, drafting and consultation on a variety of matters affecting UIC’s businesses and operations. In coordination with UIC’s third party Corporate Counsel, advises Operation and other staff on various issues such as contracts and negotiations, SBA 8(a)/HUBZone, employment, corporate governance, ethics and other transactions and related matters routinely associated with the operations of the corporation.


• In coordination with the UIC General Counsel, coordinates litigation matters, ensuring timely updates and reports to executive staff as appropriate.
• Supports General Counsel requirements for the Board Legal Report and other audit-related legal reporting.
• Conducts legal research and drafts legal memoranda, briefs, contracts and other legal documents in support of operations and projects and addresses any legal questions or issues affecting UIC in a responsive and timely manner.
• As needed, coordinates and delegates legal research and writing to outside attorneys and oversees the completion of those tasks.
• Serve as the in-house legal point of contact to outside counsel representing UIC and its family of companies and internal stakeholders in regard to federal government contracting matters, including contract review, awards and bid protests.
• Monitors and proactively manages emerging governance issues with reporting to executive staff as needed.
• Oversees and manages the application process for certification in the SBA’s 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business and HUBZone programs, as well as other small business certifications such as Disadvantaged Business Entity (DBE) certification with the Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) and other State DOTs.
• Oversees and ensures subsidiary and holding company compliance with SBA and other regulatory requirements, as well as UIC-defined operational guidelines. This includes, but is not limited to the assignment and management of NAICS codes to subsidiary companies, as well as monitoring and management of non-8(a) revenue requirements for 8(a) subsidiary companies as those companies progress through the 8(a) program.
• Advises subsidiary and holding company presidents/general managers on SBA and other federal regulations.
• Serves as a resource on ANCSA, Alaska Native Corporation Law and Federal Indian Law and advises executives on any relevant changes.
• Stays informed on the political climate in both Alaska and Washington, DC, particularly any new legislation that may affect UIC.
• Oversees and manages assigned outside attorneys, providing direction, guidance and professional oversight.
• Manages standard corporate legal functions including but not limited to, business licensing, government contractor registration, drafting of operating agreements and Consent-to-Actions (CTAs), and contract review/administration.
• Represents UIC in administrative proceedings, negotiations, and litigation when outside counsel is not used.
• Oversees the drafting and review of internal policies and procedures as required.
• Supports General Counsel in the administration of the Clean Umiaq policy/program.
• Coordinates lobbying outreaches at the State and Federal levels on issues affecting UIC.
• Represents UIC with the Alaska Native Village Corporation Association (ANVCA).
• Serves on the UIC Support Services Leadership Team (SSLT) and UIC Government Services’ Executive Council.
• Strategizes with executive leadership in regard to the creation of new companies within each business line, namely for the purpose of optimizing the SBA’s 8(a) program.
• Serves on the UIC Corporate Due Diligence Team (creation of new companies, joint ventures, mentor-protégé arrangements and acquisitions) and Corporate Strategic Committee (oversight of UIC’s 8(a) company compliance).
• Advise General Managers in regard to the appropriate or most optimal selection of UIC companies for federal opportunities.
• Tracks regulatory compliance matters in regard to SBA compliance, such as non-8(a) revenue targets and affiliation issues.
• Serves as one of three POCs with UIC’s assigned Business Opportunity Specialist (BOST) at the SBA.


• Actively licensed Member of Bar Association.
• A strong work ethic and desire to practice law for an Alaska Native Corporation.
• Five (5) years of experience in the practice of law in relevant fields.
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to balance multiple projects and priorities.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially listening skills.
• Excellent legal research and writing skills.
• A working understanding of the compliance requirements for UIC’s types of businesses.
• Proven experience in developing practical solutions to resolve legal issues and achieve business goals.


• 8(a) and government contracting legal issues, strongly preferred.
• Litigation Experience
• Alaska Native Corporation Work Experience

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran’s status or any other legal protected status. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

UIC and its Family of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC HR for assistance.

Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Tracking Code: Corporate
Job Code: 18-0841

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