Applicants must submit: Cover Letter, Ward County Application Form, Resume, and a writing sample to the HR Department, PO Box 5005, Minot ND 58702-5005. This will need to be received no later than January 1, 2019 4:30 PM.
The Ward County Application Form can be downloaded from this Ward County web page: www.wardnd.com.
1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
As assigned by the State's Attorney, an Assistant State's Attorney assists by fulfilling all statutory duties of the State's Attorney's Office. This includes representing the State of North Dakota in the prosecution of criminal complaints, including case preparation and court appearances, trial presentation, and appeals. Also included may be assignments to Juvenile Court and mental health proceedings, child protection cases, and providing legal consultation to certain local government officials.
2. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and eligible for licensing by the State Bar Association North Dakota OR eligible to be licensed OR awaiting admission results. Knowledge of the legal system, the laws of the State of North Dakota, and judicial system rules, particularly in the area of criminal law is preferred.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ("bullet" indicates essential function)
Advise and represent the County Reorganization Committee and the County Superintendent of Schools on matters relating to school district annexations, reorganizations, dissolutions, and tuition waiver.
Serve as legal advisor to the County Planning Commission on zoning and subdivision matters.
Bring civil actions to forfeit property obtained in criminal cases.
Represent indigent petitioners on court appointment in voluntary terminations of parental rights.
3. SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED:
This position is supervised by the State's Attorney and exercises no supervision over other positions.
4. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: ("bullet" indicates essential functions)
5. PHYSICAL and MENTAL DEMANDS: These support the essential functions of the position.
This position works primarily in an office or courtroom environment using
dictation equipment and a personal computer.
This position is frequently called upon to file and retrieve various files and records, which can involve climbing, reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, stretching, carrying and lifting up to 30 pounds.
This position spends long periods of time sitting with little or no close supervision doing research, preparing presentation, both oral and written, using books, reports, and electronic data access, as well as through personal interviews.
This position requires making oral presentation and written presentation under deadlines and in difficult situations all of which may contribute to high stress levels.
Must be able to climb stairs, have good balance and be able to climb ladders.
Frequent verbal communication is required including telephone communication.
Ability to withstand the physical and emotional stress associated with a position in the State's Attorney's office over extended periods of time during pretrial and trial times.
Ability to sit or move about for extended periods of time.
Must be able to read fine print and handwritten documents.
Must be able to see close and medium distances.
Must be able to speak clearly.
Must be able to discriminate speech.
Must be able to grip and sort papers with hands.
6. WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is normally performed in environmentally controlled areas. Work may be very stressful due to the nature of the office and types of work done at the office.
When doing crime scene investigation and assisting with search warrants, work may be required at unusual hours and at any location in the County. This work may require visits to locations involving difficult terrain or access, inclement weather, or other unpleasant and dangerous conditions.
Work is primarily done on weekdays between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. Research and case preparation often involve work well beyond office hours. Assistant State's Attorneys will be on-call from time to time. When on-call Assistant State's Attorneys can expect to be called upon or called out at all hours and on any day.
7. OTHER ASSIGNMENTS:
County department heads and supervisors reserve the right to amend the functions or work schedule assigned this position, either temporarily or permanently, at any time as they determine the best interests of their departments. Further, employees may be assigned other or additional functions to fill-in during the absence of other employees or vacancies in other positions.