Job Announcement

Assistant Attorney General
Civil Litigation Division, Bismarck, N.D.

Job ID 3008336
Postion No.: 125-681
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 w/State Benefit Package
Recrutment: Internal/External
Location: 500 North 9th Street, Bismarck, ND
Selecting Supervisor: Matthew Sagsveen, Director, Civil Litigation, Natural Resources, and Indian Affairs Division

Summary of Work

The position is responsible for providing legal advice and representation to state agencies and Risk Management in employment and personnel issues. The position will also be responsible for miscellaneous civil litigation as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

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

2. Experience in employment law and litigation helpful.

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. The 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 organization skills.

10. Proven ability or potential to do excellent legal work in the areas of legal research and writing, litigation, negotiation, 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.

Check for detailed application information at (Job ID 3008336).

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
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.