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Job Announcement - Assistant State's Attorney II Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Job title: Assistant State’s Attorney II – with Under Fill

Location: Bismarck, ND

Terms: Full time / Exempt / Full Benefits

Salary: $97,094.40 to $109,179.20 annually - DOE

Application Deadline: October 9, 2023


About Burleigh County: The Burleigh County State's Attorney's Office handles felony, misdemeanor, infraction and traffic cases as well as juvenile court matters and mental health hearings. The State's Attorney is the legal advisor for all county officials and is the chief prosecuting officer for County.


About the Role: Under supervision of the State’s Attorney, is responsible for duties associated with various legal functions of the agency such as conducting lawsuits, gathering evidence, enforcing laws, and maintaining narrative files.  Openings include positions for a criminal prosecutor, juvenile delinquency / deprivation attorney, and county government / civil attorney.



  1. Responsible for gathering evidence, conducting criminal and civil lawsuits including trials and appeals, and presenting information in court to prosecute or defend actions.
  2. Advise law enforcement officers, prepare and present warrants, hold probable cause hearings, and review police reports for prosecution. 
  3. Advise elected and appointed officials and county employees as to their legal duties.
  4. Draft legal documents, prepare legal opinions, pleadings, motions, briefs and orders, and conduct legal research.
  5. Establish and maintain working relationships with judiciary, other attorneys, county officials, and law enforcement.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in the State of North Dakota.
  • Must have two or more years of experience as an attorney practicing criminal law.
  • Requires a valid driver’s license; applicant will be subject to a standard post offer background and criminal records check.
  • Must efficiently operate a computer with knowledge of word processing, Westlaw, and/or similar legal research software.

If no candidates meet the above requirements the position may be under filled with an Assistant State’s Attorney I

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