Closing Date: August 27, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Status: Full Time/Regular
Position No: 180-01192
Exemption Status: Exempt
Salary & Benefits:
$74,796 - $84,444 annually, based on experience; plus excellent benefits package including employer paid family health insurance premiums and retirement contributions and generous vacation and sick leave accruals, visit: http://www.ndcourts.gov/scbenefitsummary2013.pdf. The benefit summary document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, please download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader http://get.adobe.com/reader/ free of charge.
Requires a juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school and a license to practice law in the State of North Dakota. Must have a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Preference will be given to applicants with administrative hearing or trial experience.
Applications must be submitted online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ndcourts/default.cfm. Any form of paper or other electronic application will not be accepted.
The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.
Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and are eligible to claim veteran's preference must include a copy of their DD Form 214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must also include a current statement of disabled status from the North Dakota Veteran's Affairs Office.
Persons needing accommodation or assistance in the application process may call Human Resources at (701) 328-4216.
Summary of Work:
1. Upon referral by the district inquiry committees, and as assigned by the Disciplinary Counsel, investigates allegations of lawyer misconduct and prepares investigative reports and recommendations for the district inquiry committees' disposition.
2. Prosecutes disciplinary, disability, and reinstatement proceedings before hearing panels and the North Dakota Supreme Court, as assigned by the Disciplinary Counsel.
3. Assists the Disciplinary Counsel in the role of counsel to the Judicial Conduct Commission and fulfills the duties of counsel set forth in the Rules of the Judicial Conduct Commission.
4. Advises the disciplinary board, hearing panels, the district inquiry committees and the Disciplinary Counsel on legal issues relating to lawyer discipline and disability, as requested by the Disciplinary Counsel
5. Prepares and makes verbal and written presentations on legal ethics, attorney discipline and other related topics, as requested by the Disciplinary Counsel.
1. Knowledge of general law, established precedents, and sources of legal research.
2. Knowledge of the methods, procedures and practices used in the conduct of litigation.
3. Knowledge of the rules of evidence.
4. Knowledge of the North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct.
1. Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
2. Analytical and decision-making ability.
3. Skilled in conducting legal research and the application and interpretation of legal concepts, principles and evidence, facts and legal precedent.
4. Skilled in organizing, planning and prioritizing own work priorities, needs and projects.
6. Skilled in the use of legal research resources and software (i.e. Westlaw, Lexis, etc.) and general office support applications (i.e. word processing and other desktop software/applications).
7. Skilled in applying sound legal judgment based upon the legal principles, rules, concepts, precedents and issues that are being addressed by the Disciplinary Counsel's office.
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.
An Equal Opportunity Employer:
The State of North Dakota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.
August 13, 2013