Job Announcement
Assistant State's Attorney
Barnes County State's Attorney's Office, Valley City, N.D.

The Barnes County State's Attorney's Office is accepting applications for the position of Assistant State's Attorney.

Salary Grade: 14
Number of Openings: 1
Starting Salary: DOE
Type of Recruitment: Internal/External
Reports to: State's Attorney

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and license to practice law in the State of North Dakota.
  • Valid Class D North Dakota driver's license, with a clean driving record
  • Must have reasonable interpersonal communication skills and be able to work well with professional staff, law enforcement agencies, court staff, and the general public.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gather evidence, conduct complex civil and criminal lawsuits, and present information in court to prosecute or defend actions.
  • Advise law enforcement officers, prepare and present warrants, and hold probable cause hearings.
  • Conduct legal research and prepare legal documents and opinions pertaining to assigned matters.
  • Advise elected and appointed officials and county employees as to their legal rights, and represent the county in court.
  • Supervise support staff and oversee administration of the office in the absence of the State's Attorney.

    How to Apply:

  • Applications can be picked up at Job Service or at the Barnes County Auditor's Office, 230 4th Street NW Room 202, Valley City, N.D.
  • Applicants must also provide:
  • Applications and supporting documents must be submitted to the Barnes County State's Attorney's Office on or before the closing date. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Documents must be submitted to Barnes County State's Attorney, 230 4th Street NW, Room 301, Valley City, North Dakota, 58072, or emailed to

    Additional Information:

  • Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and eligible to claim veteran's preference must include Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran's preferences must also include Form DD214 and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD214, a marriage certificate, and a letter less than one year old from Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating disability, or the veteran's death certificate.
  • Individuals who require accommodation or assistance with the application or interview process should contact the State's Attorney's Office at 701-845-8526.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Barnes County 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.