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Deputy State's Attorney

The Ward County Human Resource Department will be accepting applications from March 13th, 2019 until filled for the position of a Deputy State’s Attorney available in the Ward County State’s Attorney’s office.

Number of Openings: 1 (one)
Starting Salary: $94,796.23 - $104,637.30 (DOE)
Type of Recruitment: Internal/External
Reports to: State’s Attorney

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in the State of North Dakota, with three or more years of experience in criminal litigation preferred; five years’ experience in active law practice required.
  • Must have two or more years of experience as an attorney practicing criminal law.
  • Must have two or more years of supervisory experience.
  • Requires a valid driver’s license; applicant will be subject to a standard post offer background and criminal records check.

Summary

Assists the State’s Attorney in providing legal representation for Ward County involving the prosecution of criminal cases and legal representation in civil matters relating to the County and its entities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties for those set forth to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Prepares legal documents and tries felony, misdemeanor, and infraction criminal jury and bench trial, and non-criminal traffic violations. Also, prepares legal documents for over-weight truck cases, represents the County is some child-support actions.
  • Represent the County at various community involvements, law enforcement and legal boards. Perform legal research for the county and report findings to appropriate source.
  • Prepare briefs and argue appeals to North Dakota Supreme Court.
  • Prepare motions, briefs, and other pleadings, and try post-conviction relief matters.
  • Prepare search warrants for Narcotics Task Force and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Prepare, file and try civil asset forfeitures on seized property.
  • Provide legal assistance to law enforcement agencies. Present educational forms to law enforcement agencies. Act as liaison for various government and law enforcement agencies.
  • Draft criminal charging documents and file preparation.
  • File and prepare response briefs in suppression and dismissal motions.
  • Represent petitioner in Juvenile Court and mental health cases as assigned and attend Juvenile Court and mental health hearings.
  • Supervises and mentors other Assistant State’s Attorneys, law clerks and student interns. Acts as lead resource attorney for all legal staff.
  • In the absence of the State’s Attorney (illness, vacation or inaccessibility) assumes all duties, including decision making (in emergent situations).
  • Collaborates on setting policies and goals.
  • Recommend, assists in developing and monitoring department budget.
  • Oversees, participates and attends assigned projects and meetings.
  • Appear in District Court for various hearings and legal matters.
  • Present evidence in preliminary hearings involving felony charges.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.
  • Assess existing cases in light of post-charging evidence, research factual and legal issues that arise in cases, speak with victims and witnesses and consult with law enforcement.
  • Review investigative reports from law enforcement submitted for prosecution; determine sufficiency of evidence available to file charges.
  • Each week an attorney is designated as on-call. Persons may call that attorney from other agencies, e.g., law enforcement, for advice – usually on an urgent matter.
  • Negotiate with criminal defense attorneys through email, phone, and in-person discussions.

How to Apply

Tip to Applicants: Read and follow the instructions on the Job Announcement, the application, and any other requested item before completing and submitting your application packet.

  • Applicants can find the Ward County Application at the following address: https://www.co.ward.nd.us/184/Human-Resources
  • Applicants must also provide,
    1. Resume;
    2. Three (3) professional references;
    3. A non-law review writing sample;
    4. Cover letter that clearly explains how the applicant’s work experience is related to the description of essential duties and responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and level of work experience. Applications must be submitted to human resources by the closing date. All other required documents must be submitted to Ward County Human Resources Department, 225 3rd St SE, Minot, ND 58701 or e-mailed to: humanresources@wardnd.com by the closing date listed. Failure to send required documents will result in your application not being considered further.
  • Applicants must apply for a specific position within the County to be considered for that position.
  • Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran’s preferences must also include Form DD214 and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD214, a marriage certificate, and a letter less than one year old from Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indicating disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The employing agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

 

Legal Counsel - Starion Bank 

Starion is a growing community bank known for providing local leadership, personalized service and community loyalty. We foster a culture where you can grow professionally and personally, and we view employees as the key to our success.

Located in Bismarck, this position ensures legal compliance and limits risk exposure, offers counsel on legal issues, and facilitates business strategy development. Provides expert and strategic legal and regulatory advice to management and sets internal governance policies and manages the impact of external factors. Responsible for negotiating, writing, summarizing, researching and executing a wide variety of legal agreements and other general business contracts.

Successful candidates must have a strong academic record, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with a team, superior judgement, the ability to effectively handle multiple projects, and the ability to articulate legal strategies and courses of action. Must have a North Dakota Bar license.

Starion offers a competitive salary and a full comprehensive benefit package including health, life, dental, vision, health savings account, 401K, profit sharing, paid vacation and holidays.

Join our team and work at a bank recognized as “Best of the Best” by Independent Banker magazine, “50 Best Places to Work” by Prairie Business magazine and “Top 10 Workplaces” by Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network! Apply online at www.starionbank.com/careers.

Starion Bank is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

Attorney (Public Defender) - Temporary

Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents

Location Minot, ND
Full-Time
Salary Hiring Range $5,687-$7,000
This position is temporary but on-going.
Open until filled.

Summary of Work

This position will represent indigent clients in judicial proceedings in the North Central Judicial District and on appeals in the North Dakota Supreme Court.  This position will require travel to all counties in the North Central Judicial District, and may provide conflict services in other jurisdictions. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Represent clients in judicial proceedings in a competent, effective and ethical manner.
  • Provide representation for conflict cases in other jurisdictions as necessary which may require some travel.
  • Keep abreast of statutory and decisional law in areas of practice.
  • Maintain license to practice laws and obtain required CLE credits.
  • May assist with agency education and training programs and projects for public defenders and contract attorneys.
  • Performs other duties as necessary and/or assigned by the Commission.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school
  • Licensure as an attorney eligible to practice law in the State of North Dakota.  We will consider applications from persons eligible for licensure, but not currently licensed in ND.
  • Experience in the practice of law which included court experience.  Experience related to actual criminal defense is preferred.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Analytical and decision-making ability.

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.  

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

Documents to be submitted:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must attach Form DD214. 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 the Valley City Administrative Office at 701-845-8632.

ND Relay Number 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.

 

Applicants must complete the online application, including a resume, and cover letter providing details how your education, work experience, and skills qualify you for this position. For more information, go to the State of North Dakota employment website.

 

Attorney II (Public Defender) - 2 Positions

Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents

Location Williston, ND
Full-Time
Salary Hiring Range $5,687-$7,000
Open until filled.

Summary of Work

This position will represent indigent clients in judicial proceedings in the North Central Judicial District and on appeals in the North Dakota Supreme Court.  This position will require travel to all counties in the North Central Judicial District, and may provide conflict services in other jurisdictions. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Represent clients in judicial proceedings in a competent, effective and ethical manner.
  • Provide representation for conflict cases in other jurisdictions as necessary which may require some travel.
  • Keep abreast of statutory and decisional law in areas of practice.
  • Maintain license to practice laws and obtain required CLE credits.
  • May assist with agency education and training programs and projects for public defenders and contract attorneys.
  • Performs other duties as necessary and/or assigned by the Commission.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school
  • Licensure as an attorney eligible to practice law in the State of North Dakota.  We will consider applications from persons eligible for licensure, but not currently licensed in ND.
  • Experience in the practice of law which included court experience.  Experience related to actual criminal defense is preferred.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Analytical and decision-making ability.
  • If no qualified applicants, will consider underfilling as an Attorney I which requires a Juris Doctorate degree and license to practice law in North Dakota.

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.  

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

Documents to be submitted:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must attach Form DD214. 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 the Valley City Administrative Office at 701-845-8632.

ND Relay Number 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.

 

Applicants must complete the online application, including a resume, and cover letter providing details how your education, work experience, and skills qualify you for this position. For more information, go to the State of North Dakota employment website.

 

Commissioner, Department of Labor

At the State of North Dakota, our mission is to empower people, improve lives and inspire success. To achieve this mission, the State of North Dakota has over 70 state agencies which, along with the ND University System, employ approximately 15,000 team members. Our talented workforce is committed to providing exceptional services to the citizens of North Dakota. We make a difference, whether working to keep citizens safe, supporting the vulnerable, educating our future leaders, serving as responsible stewards of our resources, assisting with public policy and everything in between!

 

The Commissioner administers the Department of Labor and Human Rights, which is responsible for enforcing North Dakota’s wage and hour laws, discrimination laws, and providing education and outreach to the public regarding these laws. The Commissioner makes all final decisions on case matters and must interpret the laws and regulations enforced by the Department.

 

The Commissioner is responsible for the administration of all aspects of the Department, including leading and developing a qualified team, maintaining positive internal and external relationships, preparing biannual budget proposals, drafting and administering policies and procedures, as well as contributing to the Governor’s cabinet as a participant in cross-cutting initiatives, and participating in legislative process as a representative of the executive branch and expert in his/her field.

 

The ideal candidate possesses a law degree and is licensed to practice law, with eight or more years of experience working with Human Resources and/or Labor & Employment law, as well as five or more years of experience managing a team.

 

Applicants must complete the online application, including a resume, and cover letter providing details how your education, work experience, and skills qualify you for this position. For more information, go to the State of North Dakota employment website. 

   

Assistant County Attorney

Clay County is accepting applications for a Full-Time Assistant County Attorney. All applicants are required to have a Juris Doctorate degree. Jury Trial experience preferred. Salary range: $67,641.00 to $72,883.00. Duties include: Legal representation of the State of Minnesota and/or County of Clay in criminal matters consisting of prosecution of Gross misdemeanors through felony level offenses including Appellate work. This position will also be eligible for Clay County’s excellent benefit package, along with opportunities for career development and personal growth. Position is open until filled.

All Applicants must complete an application and submit a cover letter and resume. To apply go to:

http://claycountymn.gov

Clay County is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Job Announcements

CHIEF PROSECUTOR AND ASSISTANT TRIBAL PROSECUTOR
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court
Fort Yates, ND 58538

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

SALARY IS NEGOTIABLE

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is soliciting applications for employment, as an independent contract employee, for a Chief Prosecutor and an Assistant Tribal Prosecutor for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court.

The number of hours, days of employment and compensation are all negotiable. The terms of employment will be determined by the agreement of the parties. The contract position will be compensated on an hourly basis.

The statutory prerequisites for employment from Title I-502. Qualifications of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Code of Justice are: To be eligible to serve as the Tribal Court Prosecutor or Assistant Prosecutor of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court, a person shall (1) be a member in good standing of the bar in any state or federal court; (2) at least 21 years of age, (3) be of high moral character and integrity, (4) have a law degree from an accredited law school, (5) must never have been convicted of a felony; (6) shall not have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Services, must (7) be physically able to perform the duties of the office and (8) be qualified to be admitted to practice under the provision of Section 1-601 of this Title.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Code of Justice, 30-202, extends a limited preference based on political status, in order, to: 1) Tribal members, 2) local Indians, 3) other Indians, and 4) all other qualified applicants. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race (“Indian” is a federally recognized political status), national origin, sex or sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability).

No specific form of application is required. Applications shall be in writing, to include a professional resume, legal qualifications, letters of recommendation and any other submissions at the option of the applicant. All applications are considered on merit.

Applications for the Chief Prosecutor and/or Assistant Tribal Prosecutor position may be sent to Ms. Dellis M. Agard, Court Administrator, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court, PO Box 363, Fort Yates, ND, or by Email to dagard@standingrock.org. Ms. Agard can also be contacted by Telephone at (701) 854-7244 Ext. 7419.

The worksite for this position is located at the Standing Rock Tribal Court in Fort Yates, ND. The Sitting Bull College Transit provides bus services, at nominal cost, to and from Bismarck, ND; Mobridge, SD; McLaughlin, SD and Selfridge, ND and coordinated with the Tribal Work Day, which is 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Central Time).

 

Ward County Assistant State's Attorney Vacancy

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.

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
April 1st, 2019 4:30 PM.

The Ward County Application Form can be downloaded from the Ward County web page as well as the full job description with qualifications and responsibilities.
www.wardnd.com.

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