Job Announcement Wednesday, May 29, 2019

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL - CRIMINAL & REGULATORY DIVISION

Position No.:                    125-605

Salary Range:                  Commensurate with Experience

Closing Date:                   June 14, 2019

Status:                              Full-Time with State Benefit Package

Recruitment:                    Internal/External

Location:                          Bismarck, ND

Selecting Supervisors:   Britta Demello Rice, Director, Criminal & Regulatory Division

                                          Drew Wrigley, United States Attorney

Duties and Tasks

This position is funded by federal grant funding and is contingent upon those funds.

This position is responsible for prosecuting drug-related criminal cases and asset forfeiture cases under the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program in state and federal courts. The HIDTA prosecutor develops and administers guidelines for asset forfeiture and confidential informants in drug cases in North Dakota and coordinates with state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies. This position is staffed out of the offices in Bismarck, so travel will be required. Legislative drafting and committee testimony will be required as directed by the Attorney General. The position may require occasional participation in criminal justice training and public speaking engagements and will perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Licensed to practice law in North Dakota, or the expectation of imminent admission to the North Dakota State Bar.

2. Admitted or eligible for admission to practice in federal courts.

3. Four or more years of post JD experience as primary attorney handling trials and appeals in criminal cases is preferred.

4. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

6. High ethical standards, with clean discipline record.

7. Judgment, reliability, and willingness to devote the time and energy necessary to provide excellent legal services to the State of North Dakota.

8. Qualified to serve as a Special Assistant United States Attorney.

9. Ability, demonstrated in previous employment experience or otherwise shown, to establish and maintain effective, harmonious working relationships with the courts, criminal justice agencies, colleagues, and supervisors.

10. Proven ability or potential to do excellent legal work in the areas of legal research and writing, courtroom litigation, legislative practice, and law enforcement training.

11. Successful completion of the interview process, reference checks, and standard background and criminal record checks to determine knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform assistant attorney general and special assistant United States Attorney tasks.

Application Procedures

Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Office of Attorney General does not provide sponsorships.

Application package must be received by 11:59 PM on the closing date listed on the opening.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE AT: www.nd.gov/omb/public/state-jobs .

Documents to be submitted:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter with a summary that clearly explains how the applicant's work experience is related to the summary of work and minimum/preferred qualification
  • 3 Professional References
  • College and Law School Transcripts (copies or unofficial versions are acceptable)
  • Writing sample

Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must attach a legible Form DD214 showing "character of service". Claims for disabled veteran's preference must include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran's Affairs Office with the application for employment.

Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process please contact Glenna, Office of Attorney General: E-mail: gellison@nd.gov ; phone: (701) 328-1256, fax: (701) 328-2226 or TTY: 1-800-366-6888.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

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.