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Assistant State's Attorney

Assistant State's Attorney

McKenzie County  

McKenzie County is currently accepting applications for a full time Assistant State’s Attorney. 


  • Juris Doctorate and one (1) year of experience in criminal litigation and two (2) years in an active law practice; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
  • North Dakota license to practice law at the time of hire
  • Applying Federal, State, and local laws, rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of judicial and administrative procedures and rules of evidence
  • Experience prosecuting or defending criminal cases
  • Ability to analyze facts, evidence, and legal instruments as well as, legal problems and rendering formal opinions
  • Willingness and desire to learn new and challenging tasks


  • Responsible for gathering and managing evidence in civil, criminal, juvenile, and traffic cases
  • Presenting information in court to prosecute or defend actions; especially more complex civil and criminal lawsuits
  • Advise Law Enforcement officers, prepare and present warrant application, and conduct probable cause hearings
  • Advise elected and appointed officials and County employees as to their legal rights, represent County agencies in legal proceedings
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level
Salary Range: $41.36 to $44.76 per hour, DOE

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

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 www.nd.gov/veterans/benefits/veterans-preference-state/documentation-required-applicant and submit any documentation with an otherwise complete application.

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

McKenzie County Human Resources
201 5th St NW, Suite 700
Watford City, ND 58854
E-mail:  jobs@co.mckenzie.nd.us

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