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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
  • Advice 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 Rang: $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 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

Equal Opportunity Employer

McKenzie County

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