Closing Date: Open until filled
Status: Full Time/Regular/2 year position
Exemption Status: Exempt
Position No: 180-25998
Salary & Benefits:
$4,600 monthly; plus excellent benefits package including employer paid family health insurance premiums and retirement contributions and generous vacation and sick leave accruals, visit: http://www.ndcourts.gov/scbenefitsummary2013.pdf. The benefit summary document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, please download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader http://get.adobe.com/reader/ free of charge.
Requires a juris doctor degree from an accredited law school and some related experience in conducting legal research and legal writing.
Applications must be submitted online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ndcourts/default.cfm. Any form of paper or other electronic application will not be accepted.
The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.
Persons needing accommodation or assistance in the application process may call Human Resources at (701) 328-4216.
Summary of Work:
1. Conducts legal research, analyzes legal issues and examines applicable laws prior to court decisions.
1. Knowledge of general law, statutory law, and court case precedent.
2. General knowledge of court administration and office management policies and procedures.
3. Knowledge of court system operations, court procedures, and rules including legal rules of evidence, civil procedures, criminal procedures, and appellate procedures.
4. Knowledge of logical legal theorems, their application to legal precedent, rules of legal interpretation, and statutory interpretation.
1. Skilled in conducting legal research and the application and interpretation of legal concepts, principles, and legal theorems to the specifics of the individual cases.
2. Skilled in the use of legal research resources and software (i.e. Westlaw, LawDesk, Miche, Premise, etc.) and general office support applications (i.e. word processing and other desktop software/applications).
3. Skilled in formulating, writing, and drafting legal opinions in a clear, concise, and coherent manner in accordance with the requirements of the court.
4. Skilled in applying fundamental legal principles, rules, concepts, precedents, and cases in addressing individual cases and legal problems/issues.
1. The essential functions of the job typically require: grasping, walking, sitting, talking, hearing, feeling, seeing, fingering, and some repetitive motions.
2. Work is performed in a comfortable office environment.
3. Employee is subject to some limited travel in the performance of the job.
4. Physical requirements can typically be characterized as Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.
An Equal Opportunity Employer:
The State of North Dakota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.
March 7, 2013