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Assistant States Attorney I

Company name

Grand Forks County State's Attorney's Office

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 17,2018

Posted on

Feb 05,2018


USD 68359 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Grand Forks, ND
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Assistant State’s Attorney I Duties: Responsible for prosecuting all criminal matters, as well as juvenile delinquencies, child deprivations and parental termination; providing legal service to county departments; representing petitioners in mental health commitments; administration and policy functions of the State’s Attorney’s office; and provide direction and training to law enforcement agencies within County. Prepare legal documents and tries felony and misdemeanor criminal jury cases. Represent 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 search warrants for Narcotics Task Force. Represent States Attorney in his/her absence. Prepare, file and try civil forfeitures on seized drug money. 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 motions. Represent petitioner in Juvenile Court and mental health cases as assigned, and attend Juvenile Court hearings. Appear in District Court for various hearings and legal matters. Present evidence in preliminary hearing involving felony charges. Performs other duties as assigned or apparent. Respond to visitors and telephone calls from the public regarding legal issues. Transport files to the courtroom.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Completion of Juris Doctorate Degree and a North Dakota license to practice law plus 5-7 years of previous related experience required or any combination of equivalent education and experience. Law Graduates are encouraged to apply. 3+ years of ligation of civil and criminal preferred. Knowledge and experience as to a broad range of issues pertaining to the practice of law including transactional work, civil and criminal litigation, and appeals. Ability to maintain satisfactory work relationships with department heads, County employees, and the public. Ability to communicate effectively with the public, business and civic groups. Highly developed legal writing skills. Ability to present ideas and programs both orally and in writing. Ability to successfully pass all background and pre-employment requirements.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 13, 2018 by 5:00 pm.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Grand Forks County State's Attorney's Office
P.O. Box 5607
Grand Forks, ND 58206-5607