Attorney II Public Defender

State Of North Dakota Fargo , ND 58102

Posted 2 months ago

Anticipated Start Date: 1/4/2021

Job Posting Closing: 12/9/2020 at 11:59 PM

Hiring Range: $5543-$7390

Summary of Work

This position will represent indigent clients in judicial proceedings in the East Central Judicial District and on appeals in the North Dakota Supreme Court. This position will require travel to all counties in the East Central Judicial District and will provide conflict services in other jurisdictions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Represent clients in judicial proceedings in a competent, effective and ethical manner.

  • Provide representation for conflict cases in other jurisdictions as necessary which may require some travel.

  • Keep abreast of statutory and decisional law in areas of practice.

  • Maintain license to practice laws and obtain required CLE credits.

  • May assist with agency education and training programs and projects for public defenders and contract attorneys.

Performs other duties as necessary and/or assigned by the Commission.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school

  • Licensure as an attorney eligible to practice law in the State of North Dakota. We will consider applications from persons eligible for licensure, but not currently licensed in ND.

  • Two years work experience in the practice of law which includes court experience. Experience related to actual criminal defense is preferred.

  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Analytical and decision-making ability.

If no qualified applicants apply, we will consider alternative classification of Attorney I which requires less work experience at grade 106, $4613-$8303.

Application Procedures

Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Required documents to be submitted:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Writing Sample

Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process please contact the Valley City Administrative Office at 701-845-8632.

ND Relay Number 1-800-366-6888

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.

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