Job Announcement
City Prosecutor
City of Fargo, ND

POSITION SUMMARY: The Office of the Fargo City Prosecutor is seeking a full-time City Prosecutor.  Principal duties of the position include handling all matters related to city criminal prosecution in municipal and state courts, civil prosecution of city matters, including nuisance abatement, in state courts, related city attorney duties.  Additional duties include interacting with prosecution staff, court personnel, litigants, attorneys and victims and providing legal support to the City.  Must be capable of managing competing demands and handling a busy caseload. Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant will have excellent academic credentials from an ABA-accredited law school, strong research and exceptional writing skills, and keen analytical ability. The successful applicant must be licensed to practice law in the state of North Dakota by the time the position commences. The successful applicant will exhibit, at all times and to all persons, a courteous, professional, and cooperative attitude and a self-imposed standard of integrity and excellence. The successful applicant must submit to a criminal background check.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Salary will be established on the basis of the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. Benefits include single health and generous PTO and 401k plan.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit a cover letter specifying how you satisfy the qualifications listed above, resume and law school transcript to: Erik R. Johnson, Fargo City Attorney, via email: or by U.S. mail to: Office of City Prosecutor, 412 N.P. Avenue, Fargo, ND 58102.