Assistant State’s Attorney
McKenzie County State’s Attorney's Office, Watford City, ND
The McKenzie County State’s Attorney will accept applications from 7 March through 28 March 2014 for the position of Assistant State’s Attorney. The office is located in the McKenzie County Courthouse, Watford City, North Dakota. This is an exceptional opportunity in a vibrant county of a thriving state.
Number of Openings: One
Type of Recruitment: Internal/External
Reports to: State’s Attorney
Starting Salary: $70,000 – $80,000 DOE
McKenzie County Benefits:
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (County pays 100% of employee’s participation)
Flexible Spending Account – Medical Care and Dependent Care
Supplemental AFLAC Benefits
North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System, Defined Benefit Hybrid Plan
Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance (Guarantee Issue Supplemental Life Insurance for Employee and Family)
Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holidays
Juris Doctor from an accredited law school.
Licensed, eligible to be licensed, or awaiting bar admission results to practice law in the State of North Dakota.
Reasonable interpersonal communication skills and affable manner toward support staff, county colleagues, law enforcement agencies, court personnel, and the general public.
Previous experience prosecuting or defending criminal cases is strongly preferred but not required.
Possession of or eligibility for a valid Class D North Dakota driver’s license, with a clean driving record.
Successful applicant will be subject to a post-offer criminal background check.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Gather and manage evidence in civil, criminal, juvenile, and traffic cases; litigate cases from start to finish.
Advise law enforcement officers, prepare and present warrant applications, and conduct probable cause hearings.
Conduct legal research and prepare legal correspondence, pleadings, briefs, and opinions.
Advise county officials and their staff regarding official duties, and represent county agencies in legal proceedings.
Supervise support staff and oversee administration of office in the absence of the State’s Attorney.
How to Apply:
A complete application consists of the following six components:
1. Application for Employment (available on Human Resources page at county.mckenziecounty.net/DepartmentsDisplay/Human-Resources/));
3. Three professional references;
4. Legal writing sample (non-law review and not to exceed ten pages);
5. Law school transcript (unofficial); and
6. Cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position and how the applicant’s experience is related to the description of essential duties and responsibilities and minimum qualifications.
Applications must be submitted via email to email@example.com not later than 4:30PM CDT, 28 March. Untimely or incomplete applications will not merit further consideration.
Applicants who may need additional job information or may require accommodation or assistance with the application or interview process should contact Jake Rodenbiker at 701-444-3733 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
McKenzie 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.