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Assistant State's Attorney

Williston, ND
  • Posted: 3 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: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.

To learn more about Williams County, please visit our website: Welcome - Williams County, ND (

All offers of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening, background check, and reference review.




Williston, ND



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