Job Announcement
Assistant Attorney General
State & Local Government Division, Bismarck, ND

Job ID 3009484
Position No.: 125-612
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: Bismarck, ND
Selecting Supervisor: Mary Kae Kelsch, Director, State and Local Government Division

Summary of Work

This position will provide general counsel responsibilities to the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and the Retirement and Investment Office (RIO) which includes the Investment Board and the Teachers' Fund for Retirement. The position will require the applicant to research, draft, and review legislation; research, draft, and review Attorney General's opinions in a wide variety of areas; review and draft agency administrative rules; and draft and review contracts.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Licensed to practice law in North Dakota, or the expectation of imminent admission to the North Dakota State Bar.

2. Preference will be given to applicants with 2 or more years of legal experience and those with experience in benefits law or board representation.

3. High ethical standards; clean discipline record.

4. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

6. Interpersonal skills needed to work well with clients, colleagues, and the public.

7. Judgment, reliability, and willingness to devote the time and energy necessary to provide excellent legal services to the State of North Dakota.

8. Ability, demonstrated in previous employment experience or otherwise shown, to establish and maintain effective, harmonious working relationships with clients, colleagues, and supervisors.

9. Excellent time management and organizational skills.

10. Proven ability or potential to do excellent legal work in the areas of legal research and writing, negotiations, and client advice.

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 tasks.

Application Procedures

To apply, go to the State of North Dakota jobs website and locate Job ID 3009484

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.

Applications must be submitted online at

Application package must be received by 11:59 PM on the closing date listed on the opening.

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
College and Law School Transcripts (copies or unofficial versions are acceptable)
Writing Sample

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.