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Legal Assistant I


McKenzie COUNTY  

Outstanding opportunity for a full time position as a Legal Assistant I with the McKenzie County State’s Attorney

  • One (1) year of legal administrative support and two (2) years secretarial experience in a prosecutorial setting; or, any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that proves the required knowledge and abilities
  • The ability to type at least 40 WPM
  • Extensive knowledge of computers, computer programs, scanning equipment and various office machines, modern office practices, procedures, equipment, record keeping, and filing systems
  • Excellent organization skills and customer service
  • Ability to follow written and verbal requests
  • Willingness and desire to learn new and challenging tasks
  • Perform a variety of legal administrative procedures; such as typing legal documents, receive and place phone calls, arrange for delivery of legal correspondence, and organizing files
  • Establish and maintain filing systems; classifies, sorts, and files correspondence, records, media clips, and other documents
  • Prepare and process legal documents and papers, such as summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, and pretrial agreements
  • Respond to inquiries from legal representatives, law enforcement, and the general public

Salary Range of $21.30-$22.60 per hour, DOE                          Position open until filled

McKenzie County offers an excellent benefit package including:

Health Insurance – Health & Child Care Flexible Spending Program Group Life

Insurance – Retirement – Optional Deferred Comp Plan

Vacation – Sick Leave – Paid Holidays

Salary Range of $21.30-$22.30 per hour, DOE                          Position open until filled

Job Description & Employment Application available online at

An applicant who is a resident of North Dakota and eligible to claim veterans’ preference must abide by the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines available at and submit any documentation with an otherwise complete application.

HOW TO APPLY:  Only complete applications will be considered

  • Provide a Cover Letter describing interest in the position and how experience is related

  • Results of typing test certified by the Job Service of North Dakota; 701-328-5000

  • Provide Resume
  • Provide three professional references

Submit resume and/or application by mail, email, fax, or hand deliver to:

McKenzie County Human Resources
201 5th St NW
Watford City, ND 58854

FAX:  (701) 444-4113

Equal Opportunity Employer


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