The Assistant State’s Attorney provides support to the State’s Attorney by prosecuting criminal offenses and providing legal representation to Williams County regarding civil matters.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents in this position. The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and may change with or without notice. Incumbents must be able to perform the essential function of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Conducts criminal prosecutions and civil litigations
Attends and represents Williams County in various courtroom proceedings, such as bond hearings, pre-trial hearings, suppression hearings, bench trials, and jury trials
Drafts and files motions, briefs, and other pleadings
Reviews law enforcement records and prepares criminal charging documents
Consults with law enforcement personnel regarding investigations and legal procedures
Presents criminal and non-criminal juvenile petitions to the Court for adjudication and disposition
Presents mental health involuntary commitment petitions to the Court for consideration and disposition
Oversees the child support establishment and enforcement
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of techniques, information, and developments in the legal field
Assists in the duties of the State’s Attorney in their absence or as requested
Maintains confidentiality of non-public records and makes available all data and information deemed a public record by the North Dakota Century Code.
Juris Doctorate Degree
Must be a member in good standing with the North Dakota State Bar Association OR be able to obtain licensing shortly after hire
Two (2) years of law experience, preferred
Must possess a valid North Dakota Driver’s License or equivalent
Must pass a thorough background check and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening
Special Working Conditions:
Must be available to provide on-call legal assistance outside of regular work hours
Compensation: Compensation for this position is $85,000-$100,000 depending on experience and training. Williams County provides generous benefits to full-time regular employees: paid sick and vacation leave, a fully paid health/dental/vision benefit plan for employees and dependents, term life insurance of $25,000, 100% contribution toward retirement benefits through the ND Public Employees Retirement System, and 12 paid holidays each year.
Williams County, located in northwestern North Dakota, was officially organized on December 8, 1891; its boundaries have remained unchanged since 1910. The government is comprised of a Board of County Commissioners, four offices lead by elected officials, and 19 departments. Several appointed boards and commissions are also part of Williams County’s decision-making process. Williams County is home to more than 35,000 people and one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. Oil and agriculture are the two key sectors of the County’s economy.