Job Announcement
Chief Assistant State's Attorney
McKenzie County, Watford City, N.D.

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

Responsible for gathering and managing evidence in civil, criminal, juvenile, and traffic cases.
Presenting information in court to prosecute or defend actions; especially more complex civil and criminal lawsuits.
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 elected and appointed officials and county employees as to their legal rights, represent County agencies in legal proceedings.
Oversees work performance of Assistant State's Attorneys and assist the State's Attorney with their job evaluations.
Directly supervise support staff and oversee administration of office in the absence of the State's Attorney.
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Juris Doctorate and three (3) years of experience in criminal litigation preferred; five (5) years of experience in active law practice required; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.


License to practice law in North Dakota

McKenzie County offers an excellent benefit package including: Health Insurance - Health & Child Care Flexible Spending Program Group Life Insurance - Retirement - Optional Deferred Comp Plan Vacation - Sick Leave - Paid Holidays

Job Description & Employment Application available online at or email resume to

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.