VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT #S20-13
Position No.: 125-605
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Closing Date: August 6, 2013
Status: Full-Time with State Benefit Package
Location: 600 East Boulevard Ave, Bismarck
Jonathan Byers, Director, Criminal & Regulatory Division
Clare Hochhalter, Assistant United States Attorney
1. Licensed to practice law in North Dakota, or the expectation of imminent admission to the North Dakota State Bar.
2. Admitted or eligible for admission to practice in federal courts.
3. Four or more years of post-J.D. experience as primary attorney handling trials and appeals in criminal cases is preferred.
4. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
6. Meet high ethical standards, with clean discipline record.
7. Judgment, reliability, and willingness to devote the time and energy necessary to provide excellent legal services to the State of North Dakota.
8. Qualified to serve as a Special Assistant United States Attorney.
9. 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.
10. Proven ability or potential to do excellent legal work in the areas of legal research and writing, courtroom litigation, legislative practice, and law enforcement training.
11. 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 and special assistant United States attorney tasks.
Applications must be submitted on a State of North Dakota Application for Employment Form (SFN #10950) along with a resume, three professional references, college and law school transcripts, writing sample, and cover letter with a summary that explains how the applicant's experiences and abilities are related to the position's duties and minimum qualifications, as well as salary requirements.
Applications must be mailed to: Glenna Ellison, Human Resource Officer, Office of Attorney General, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 125, Bismarck, ND 58505-0040. Applications must be received or postmarked by August 6, 2013. Telephone Number (701) 328-1256, TTY Number 1-800-366-6888.
Application forms are available at Job Service offices, the Human Resource Management Services office and the Office of Attorney General or may be downloaded from the Internet at the following address: http://www.nd.gov/hrms/
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorships will not be provided.
If claiming Veteran's Preference or Spouses Veteran's Preference, as described in North Dakota Century Code ch. 37-19.1, please submit proof of eligibility form DD-214 with the application.
Persons who may need additional job information or may require accommodation or assistance with the application or interview process should contact Glenna Ellison at telephone number (701) 328-1256, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. TTY Number 1-800-366-6888.
Summary of Work:
(This position is funded by federal grant funding and is contingent upon those funds.)
The position is responsible for prosecuting drug-related criminal cases and asset forfeiture cases under the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program in state and federal courts. The HIDTA prosecutor develops and administers guidelines for asset forfeiture and confidential informants in drug cases in North Dakota and coordinates with state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies. Although the position is located 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The state of North Dakota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.
July 22, 2013