Job Announcement
Assistant Attorney General - Criminal & Regulatory
Attorney General's Office, Bismarck, N.D.

Job ID 3012461
Position No: 125-615
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Closing Date: The position is open until filled; however, review of applications will begin immediately, so please submit as soon as possible
Status: Full-Time with State Benefit Package
Recruitment: Internal/External
Location: State Capitol, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND
Selecting Supervisor: Britta Demello Rice, Director, Criminal & Regulatory Division

Summary of Work

The position is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases in state courts. The successful candidate will be assigned a portfolio of agencies to represent and will coordinate with state and local law enforcement agencies. Although the position is staffed in Bismarck, some travel will be required. Legislative drafting and committee testimony will be required as directed by the Attorney General. The position may require occasional participation in criminal justice training and public speaking engagements, and will perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Licensed to practice law in North Dakota, or the expectation of imminent admission to the North Dakota State Bar.
2. Three or more years of post-J.D. experience is preferred.
3. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
5. Meet high ethical standards, with clean discipline record.
6. Judgment, reliability, and willingness to devote the time and energy necessary to provide excellent legal services to the State of North Dakota.
7. Ability, demonstrated in previous employment experience or otherwise shown, to establish and maintain effective, harmonious working relationships with the courts, criminal justice agencies, colleagues, and supervisors.
8. Proven ability or potential to do excellent legal work in the areas of legal research and writing, general counsel representation, and legislative practice.
9. Successful completion of the interview process, reference checks, and standard background and criminal record checks to determine knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform assistant attorney general tasks.

Application Procedures

Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Office of Attorney General does not provide sponsorships.


Documents to be submitted:

Cover letter with a summary that clearly explains how the applicant's work experience is related to the summary of work and minimum/preferred qualifications
3 Professional References
Writing Sample
College and Law School Transcripts (copies or unofficial versions are acceptable)

Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must attach Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran's Affairs Office with the application for employment.

Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process please contact Glenna, Office of Attorney General: E-mail:; phone: (701) 328-1256, fax: (701) 328-2226 or TTY: 1-800-366-6888.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act. As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.