Job Announcement

Assistant State's Attorney
McKenzie County, Watford City, ND

McKenzie County is currently accepting applications for a full time Assistant State's Attorney.

Number of Openings: One
Type of Recruitment: Internal/External
Reports To: State's Attorney
Starting Wage: $79,429 to 85,977 annually, depending on experience
Starting Date: To Be Determined

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)

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate and North Dakota license to practice law at the time of hire.
  • Two (2) years of experience in an active law practice
  • One (1) year of experience in criminal litigation

    Job Duties:

  • Responsible for gathering and managing evidence in civil, criminal, juvenile, and traffic cases.
  • Presenting information in Court to prosecute or defend actions
  • Advise Law Enforcement officers, prepare and present warrant applications, and conduct probably cause hearings
  • Conduct legal research and prepare legal correspondence, pleadings, brief, and opinions
  • Advise elected and appointed officials and County employees as to their legal rights
  • Represent County agencies in legal proceedings

    How to Apply:

  • Submit a complete application via email to the Human Resource Manager,
  • A complete application consists of the following four components:
    (1) McKenzie County Application for Employment (available at;
    (2) Resume;
    (3) Three professional references; and
    (4) Cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position. Only complete applications will be considered.
  • An applicant who is a resident of North Dakota and eligible to claim veterans' preference must abide by the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines available at and submit any documentation with an otherwise complete application.

    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.