Employment Opportunities

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    RST Courts Chief Public Defender  The position is a full time, five (5) days a week, and it pays up to $37.50 an hour.  

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:  Must have supervisory skills and experience.  Must have basic knowledge of civil and criminal law, methods, and practices of pleadings.  Working knowledge of court procedures.  Working knowledge of principles, methods, materials, and practices utilized in legal research.  Ability to speak, and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters.  Must have knowledge, and experience using computers, word processing, and electronic legal research.  

    Please contact RST at (605) 747-2278 or by email, louis.moran@rstjustice.org. 


    Cutler Law Firm, LLP, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has an immediate opening for the following position:

     ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY

     Experienced Estate Planning Attorney with at least 3 years of experience.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

    Confidential inquiries, including resume’ and cover letter detailing experience should be directed to Jean Brockmueller, Cutler Law Firm, LLP, PO Box 1400, Sioux Falls, SD  57101-1400 or to JeanB@cutlerlawfirm.com. For more information about Cutler Law Firm, please visit www.cutlerlawfirm.com.


    STAFF ATTORNEY

    Disability Rights South Dakota (DRSD) d/b/a South Dakota Advocacy Services seeks a full-time staff attorney for our Rapid City, SD office. This position will provide legal representation to clients of DRSD and perform oversight of programs within DRSD in accordance with granting agencies.

    Candidates must hold a Juris Doctor degree with admission to the state bar. One to three years applicable law and litigation experience preferred. Must be able to practice law in South Dakota and federal district court which may occur within six months of hiring date. Experience working with grants and grant management preferred along with a working knowledge of non-profit office environment is preferred.

    Experience with Microsoft Office products, computer software for research purposes or other equivalent information systems preferred. 

    Requires the coordination of several activities without direct supervision. Incumbents in this position will need to work with multiple stakeholders including general public, clients, court system, external partners, internal staff, consultants, and executives, etc. Must be able to define issues, perform research, present findings, and able to perform supervisory responsibilities.

    Ability to travel to potential trainings, meetings, service providers, and legal proceedings is required. Must have the ability to work outside the normal business hours as applicable.

    DRSD is an affirmative action employer and people with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

     Interested applicants need to send a letter of interest (max two pages), resume (max five pages), writing sample (max ten pages), and two professional references to: 

    Disability Rights South Dakota

    attn. Sandy Hook

    221 S. Central Ave., Ste. 38

    Pierre, SD  57501

    or email to: sandy.hook@drsdlaw.org

    Application deadline:  open until filled.

    Salary: DOE

    Candidates are subject to a background check


    MANAGING ATTORNEY - PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA

    DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Managing Attorney position in our Pine Ridge, South Dakota, branch office.  The Pine Ridge office serves the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and Oglala Lakota, Jackson and Bennett counties in South Dakota.

    QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice, or by reciprocity be able to obtain a license to practice, in South Dakota, or be qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in court; must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients.  Applicant must have at least one year’s experience in the practice of poverty law or Indian law, with trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts or two years' experience in the general practice of law.  If Applicant does not possess this experience we would consider Applicant for a staff attorney position until qualified to be a Managing Attorney.

    SALARY: Competitive, depending on experience.  DPLS has an excellent fringe benefits package including generous leave benefits and employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).

    CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

    APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: John J. Buchy, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls1@gwtc.net

    Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     


    MANAGING ATTORNEY – FORT THOMPSON, SOUTH DAKOTA

    DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Managing Attorney position in our Fort Thompson, South Dakota, branch office.  The Fort Thompson office serves the Crow Creek and Lower Brule Indian Reservations in South Dakota and Brule, Buffalo, Hughes, Hyde, Lyman, Stanley and Sully counties in South Dakota.

    QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice, or by reciprocity be able to obtain a license to practice, in South Dakota, or be qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in court; must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients.  Applicant must have at least one year’s experience in the practice of poverty law or Indian law, with trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts or two years' experience in the general practice of law.  If Applicant does not possess this experience we would consider Applicant for a staff attorney position until qualified to be a Managing Attorney.

    SALARY: Competitive, depending on experience.  DPLS has an excellent fringe benefits package including generous leave benefits and employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).

    CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

    APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: John J. Buchy, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls1@gwtc.net

    Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     


    Deputy State's Attorney- Full-Time

    Salary: Annual - 53,828.64 - $65,082.96, depending on experience. Benefits included.

    The Codington County State's Attorney's Office is inviting applicants for the position of Deputy State's Attorney. The position will be responsible for the prosecution of all adult misdemeanor cases occurring in Codington County, South Dakota. Duties include charging determinations, bond arguments, preliminary and grand jury hearings, drafting and arguing motions , court/jury trials, witness preparation, and briefing the court on relevant case law . Additional duties include assisting in the prosecution of adult felony cases, abuse and neglect cases, juvenile cases, and representation in the Codington County Drug Court and the Veteran's Treatment Court, when necessary.

    Qualifications:

    Applicants must possess a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and be licensed to practice in South Dakota or willing and qualified to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Working knowledge of civil and criminal law and methods and practices of pleadings; court procedures and rules of evidence; principles, methods, materials and practices utilized in legal research; and general law and established precedents.

    Please submit resume to : Rebecca Morlock Reeves, Codington County Stat e' s Att orney, 14 1st Ave. SE, Watert own, SD 57201

    Opening and Closing dates: 10/10/17-11/13/17

     


    Black Hills Surgical Hospital, LLP, (BHSH) a 26-bed specialty hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, has an opening for the role of Compliance Manager.  This important role includes the duties of Privacy Officer, and Risk Manager.  Qualified individuals ideally will possess either five (5) years of experience in the fields of health care compliance, including HIPPA compliance, and/or five (5) years of experience in facility risk management, all preferably at a hospital or other health care facility.   Qualified applicants will also include holders of a Juris Doctor degree, with preference given to attorneys with a minimum of five (5) years of experience, ideally involving health law, business and commercial transactional work, including contract and lease preparation, employment law, and/or other areas of federal or state regulatory law.

    This position offers the opportunity to qualified individuals for further advancement in the organization including, based on exceptional performance, assumption in the future of the role of Chief Compliance Officer for BHSH, and other executive level positions within the hospital.   The Compliance Manager will work closely with all levels of hospital management including CEO, General Counsel, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Nursing Officer.

    Although past experience in health care compliance, privacy and/or risk management is preferred, BHSH will consider candidates who lack this experience but who are strongly motivated to rapidly learn those fields, including the requirement of achievement of Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) certification from the American Health Care Compliance Association.  

    The ideal candidate must possess a strong work ethic, strong verbal and written communication skills, and be committed to providing strong subject matter support and expertise in the fields of health care compliance, risk management and emerging issues.   The ideal candidate will further possess strong interpersonal skills, analytical skills, and bring to the organization a strong commitment to assuring complete compliance with all laws, regulations and best practices. 

    Starting salary for this position is $85,000 per year, but is negotiable based on experience and/or demonstrated value to BHSH.  For more than 20 years, BHSH has been the leader in quality healthcare in the region.  BHSH is consistently recognized for patient satisfaction, medical excellence, and patient safety. BHSH employs nearly 500 professionals and offers integrated surgical, imaging, pain management, and urgent care services.  BHSH is proudly owned by physicians. 

    Qualified applicants should contact Director of Human Resources at BHSH, Jon Michaels at: jon.michaels@bhsh.com, or, 605-381-3621.


    Deputy State’s Attorney, Brookings County, South Dakota

    The Brookings County State's Attorney's Office has an immediate opening for a Deputy State's Attorney to perform routine professional legal work in the prosecution of civil and criminal crimes, juvenile crimes, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases in Brookings County. Responsibilities of the Deputy State's Attorney vary and may include reviewing offenses and evidence to make determination on charges and prosecuting violations of state law; reviewing requests for petitions and determining appropriate course of action; making recommendations for child custody and parental rights; and attending legal proceedings.  Annualized compensation for appointment as a Deputy State's Attorney will be $64,119.00.

    Examples of duties include:  Prepare and manage a caseload of predominantly low-level felonies, juvenile violation cases, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases. Assist law enforcement with involuntary mental health committals.  Assist with civil representations of the County.  Present cases for legal proceedings. Perform legal research. Prepare, draft, and file legal documents and correspondence. Review offenses, police reports, and evidence to make determination on charges. Prepare, send, and track subpoenas for witnesses and records. Prepare and interview witnesses for legal proceedings. Stay informed on changes in relevant law and statutes and proposed legislation and policy pertaining to criminal law, juvenile delinquency, and juvenile abuse and neglect. Communicate, correspond, and collaborate with parties involved in cases including victims, parents, school personnel, attorneys, court personnel, and law enforcement regarding procedures and actions for those cases. Respond to inquiries from the public. Make recommendations for custody, parental rights, sentences, and restitution. Represent the State's Attorney's Office at public, private, and inter-governmental programs and events. Train and educate volunteers, law enforcement, and social workers on their roles and duties on legal issues and the court process duties. Answer, handle, or direct phone calls and walk-in traffic from clients and the general public regarding legal concerns and questions.

    Minimum Qualifications:  Graduation from a college of law. Attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Admission by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the state of South Dakota; or be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next available South Dakota bar examination; or be a recent or imminent law school graduate, eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. Working knowledge of civil and criminal law and methods and practices of pleadings; court procedures and rules of evidence; principles, methods, materials and practices utilized in legal research; and general law and established precedents. Ability to prosecute cases. Ability to speak and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other agencies and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor.

    Preferred Qualifications:  Strong oral argument skills.

    To apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample to: Abigail Howard, Brookings County States Attorney, 520 3rd St., Suite 330, Brookings, SD 57006 or electronically at ahoward@brookingscountysd.gov.  Deadline for applications is 10/27/17.  Brookings County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


    Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. is seeking to hire a litigation attorney with 4+ years f litigation experience to work in our Rapid City office.  An ideal candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and courtroom experience.  Confidential inquiries, including resume, cover letter and academic transcript, should be sent to Jeffery Collins, Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., 909 St. Joseph Street, Suite 800, Rapid City, SD 57701or jcollins@lynnjackson.com.


    ANTICIPATED SALARY RANGE:  $4,000 - $4,210 Monthly

    The Union County State’s Attorney’s Office has an immediate opening for a Deputy State’s Attorney. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. Employment will start as soon as practical.  Applications will be accepted until the right candidate is found and the position is filled.  The successful applicant will perform professional legal work on behalf of Union County and county departments in civil and criminal court and in administrative proceedings. The Duties of this position require the applicant to answer to the State’s Attorney and work well with the current employees in the department.  Additionally, the successful applicant will be able to professionally work with law enforcement, community members, and victims, in the preparation of criminal cases.  The successful applicant will conduct legal research and prepare documents as necessary for motions and pleadings to defend, and litigate criminal and civil cases.  The successful applicant must be detail oriented and willing to assist where needed.  Qualification for employment is a Juris Doctorate degree and admitted to practice law in the State of South Dakota.  No experience is required.  Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a five-page or less legal writing sample to Union County State’s Attorney’s Office, 209 East Main St. ~ Suite 140, Elk Point, SD 57025, or by submitting a complete application via e-mail to Jerry.Miller@unioncountysd.org  with the subject line: APPLICATION

    Review of Applications will begin on October 20, 2017.

    Union County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Rensch Law, Rapid City, SD, has an opening for an associate attorney with 0-3 years of experience.  Must have South Dakota law license.  Competitive wage, health insurance, and retirement benefits.  Confidential inquiries, including resume and cover letter detailing education and experience may be sent to Kathleen Crawford, Office Manager, Rensch Law Office, A Professional Law Corporation, P.O. Box 8311, Rapid City, SD  57709 or to kathy.crawford@renschlaw.com.  For more information about Rensch Law please visit www.renschlaw.com.


    POSITION: Civil Litigation Attorney in Sioux Falls, SD

    START DATE: Can start immediately

    PAY: Will pay market rates, commensurate with experience

    DESCRIPTION:  Seeking South Dakota licensed attorney to immediately handle and assist with civil litigation matter venued in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.   Attorney must be licensed to practice law in South Dakota and experienced in civil litigation.  Must be experienced in handling various civil litigation matters from legal research to discovery (propounding and responding), depositions, document review, pleadings, law and motion, pretrial and trial motions, court appearances from status conferences to motions, argument, and possibly trial.  

    REQUIREMENTS:

    Licensed South Dakota Attorney

    At least 3 years experience as a civil litigator

    Microsoft Word

    Internet Access

    Ability to work remotely

    Access to Lexis-Nexis/Westlaw not required but a plus

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Please submit resume and cover letter via email to: LQSESQ@yahoo.com.  Applications accepted now.  Will leave ad posted until position filled.


     

    DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER / SENIOR DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

    Seeking compassionate lawyer with excellent advocacy skills who is committed to ensuring justice, humanity, and equality to indigent clients appearing in the criminal and juvenile justice system. Will defend clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses, involuntary commitment proceedings for mental illness or chemical abuse, abuse and neglect proceedings, and juvenile delinquency matters.

    Requires graduation from an accredited law school, JD degree, and have either passed the South Dakota bar exam and eligible to practice law in SD; or be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next SD bar exam; or be a recent or imminent graduate able to sit for the next SD Bar Exam. Bilingual skills a plus. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy Public Defender requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.  $2,514.40 - $2,988.00 Biweekly DOQ.

    Minnehaha County offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, a generous paid time off program, extended sick leave, retirement, and an employee assistance program. 

    For a full list of qualifications and to apply visit:  http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org.  Posting is open until filled with review of applications beginning September 16, 2017.  EO/AA Employer.  Contact HR with questions at 605-367-4337.


    The South Dakota Division of Insurance within the Department of Labor and Regulation is inviting applicants for a Staff Attorney position located at the Division’s office in Pierre, SD. This position provides legal support directly to the Division of Insurance.  Duties include providing legal opinions and advice to department staff, drafting legislation and administrative rules, ensuring the department is compliant with federal and state statutes and administrative rules, participating in administrative and court hearings, providing assistance in drafting contracts, and other duties as assigned.

    Agency: Department of Labor and Regulation, Division of Insurance

    Salary:  $61,387 - $70,490, depending on experience

    Requisition #: 8648

    Graduation from an accredited school of law and membership in the South Dakota State Bar is required.  Applicants who are willing and qualified to become members will be considered. Travel may be required. This position is salaried and exempt from the Career Service Act. Please submit a resume and writing sample when filling out the electronic application at http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus. Please view the position posting at http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus or contact any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office.


    VACANCY ANNOUCEMENT  Notice is hereby given that the OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE is now accepting applications for the following positions of:

    1. Administrative Law Judge

    2. Attorney General

    3. Prosecutor (3 positions)

    4. Chief Judge

    5. Ethics Committee (4 positions) & Alternate (2 position)

    6. General Manager - Casino

    All positions are open until filled.Please call Oglala Sioux Tribe Secretary, Donna Solomon at (605) 867-8468 for further information.  


    MANAGING ATTORNEY - PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA

     DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Managing Attorney position in our Pine Ridge, South Dakota, branch office.  The Pine Ridge office serves the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and Shannon, Jackson and Bennett counties in South Dakota.

    QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice, or by reciprocity be able to obtain a license to practice, in South Dakota, or be qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in court; must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients.  Applicant must have at least one year experience in the practice of poverty law or Indian law, with trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts or two years' experience in the general practice of law.  If Applicant does not possess this experience we would consider Applicant for a staff attorney position until qualified to be a Managing Attorney.

    SALARY: Competitive, depending on experience.  DPLS has an excellent fringe benefits package including generous leave benefits and employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).

    CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

    APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: John J. Buchy, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls1@gwtc.net

    Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    STAFF ATTORNEY - RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA

    DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff Attorney position in our Rapid City, South Dakota, branch office.  The Rapid City office serves the counties of Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington and Perkins in South Dakota.

    QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice, or by reciprocity be able to obtain a license to practice, in South Dakota, or be willing and qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in court; must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients.  Experience representing veterans and Victims of Crime Act victims a plus. 

    SALARY: Competitive, depending on experience.  DPLS has an excellent fringe benefits package including generous leave benefits and employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).

    CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

    APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: John J. Buchy, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls1@gwtc.net

    Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    National American University is accepting applications for the full-time position of Paralegal Studies Program Coordinator at its Sioux Falls campus. The Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for teaching and advising paralegal students in the BS and AAS degree programs; maintaining ABA approval; coordinating internships; conducting advisory committee meetings; coordinating assessment activities to ensure effective teaching, student learning, and engagement; assisting in placement efforts; and other matters as assigned in accordance with the mission, core values, and purposes of the university.

    The position requires a Juris Doctor degree and a minimum of five years of practical legal experience. Two years of teaching in higher education is preferred. The candidate must possess management and leadership skills, organizational and research skills, and strong interpersonal communication skills. Interested candidates may submit a resume, employment application (non-faculty) available at www.national.edu/about-nau/careers, and letter of interest to: Gretchen Elfstrand, Campus Director, National American University, 5801 S. Corporate Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57108, or email to gelfstrand@national.edu.

    National American University (NAU) is a regionally accredited, proprietary, multi-campus institution of higher learning offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in technical and professional disciplines. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, NAU has been providing quality career education since 1941. NAU opened its first campus in Rapid City, South Dakota, and has since grown to multiple locations throughout the United States, including Sioux Falls, Watertown, and Ellsworth AFB. Today, NAU offers degree programs in traditional, online, and hybrid formats.


     

    ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL, Rapid City, SD

    PRIMARY FUNCTION: This position will provide direct support for the company’s gas and electric utilities and corporate services functions.  This position will provide a full range of legal counsel and services company wide, ensuring compliance with laws, rules and regulations, and contractual arrangements, and otherwise support the corporation’s utility regulatory and business development activities. 

     ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Investigate, research, and provide legal advice concerning a broad range of issues and circumstances which arise in the company’s day-to-day business activities. Provide management with legal support related to generation, natural gas and electric utility operations, regulatory concerns, and compliance, as well as support for corporate and administrative functions (e.g., corporate finance, IT, insurance, human resources, service contracts, real estate, etc.) Actively participate as counsel in state and federal regulatory dockets, including drafting of testimony and other pleadings. Provide legal support and assistance to the General Counsel. Provide management with legal support related to contract administration and performance, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships. Provide management with legal support related to acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships, and development of company-owned operating assets and facilities. Draft and review legal contracts and documents for compliance with legal requirements and corporate interests. Draft and negotiate letters of intent; asset purchase agreements; stock purchase agreements and joint venture agreements; engineering, procurement and construction agreements; power purchase and sale agreements; coal supply agreements; and similar or related agreements. Develop, review and assist in implementing corporate governance and compliance procedures. Develop firm understanding of company’s strategic business values and objectives. Review and interpret legislation, rules and regulations ensuring company personnel are aware of and in compliance with applicable laws. Support litigation related activities including leading information collection efforts, drafting and reviewing pleadings and discovery, witness preparation, etc. Assist in the supervision of outside counsel on legal matters relating to gas and electric utility operations and regulatory affairs, with the goal of reducing outside legal expenses. Provide support for the legal department in extending advice and service to operating segments of the company. 

    EXPERIENCE: Ten to fifteen years of experience is the general level of experience required for this position.  Job performance and past work experience are also factors.

    EDUCATION: Juris doctor degree from ABA accredited law school is required. Depending on experience, preference may be given to individuals who have earned an MBA degree, or who have specialized accounting or finance experience.

    KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge and understanding of the regulated business environment. Knowledge of general commercial and corporate legal support requirements.

    CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS: Licensed to practice law in South Dakota, Wyoming, or Colorado. Will also consider applicants who are licensed to practice law in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, or Arkansas.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Occasional travel may be necessary to other Company locations,

    We offer an attractive salary based upon qualifications with competitive benefits and a supportive professional work environment. To learn more about Black Hills Corporation, view a complete job description, and apply for this position, copy/paste http://adtrk.tw/adY9M into your internet browser. We are an EEO Employer http://careers.blackhillscorp.com.


    The Goosmann Law Firm’s Sioux Falls, South Dakota office is seeking a LITIGATION ATTORNEY to join its high-energy firm and provide strategic legal advice to its industry leader clientele. We provide big city style with hometown service which has landed us some great national clients. Ideal candidates are top performers with at least three to four years of relevant experience. Trial lawyers of the firm work on complex, multi-party cases. Candidates must possess outstanding oral and written skills, a willingness to learn, and a desire to excel. We partner with our clients to anticipate their legal needs in a fast-paced, family-friendly environment that encourages and rewards excellence, high achievement, innovation, and professional development. Goosmann Law Firm places strong emphasis on work-life balance mentorship, training, educational tools and resources, and supports professional development and professional involvement of its attorneys. Salary and bonus structure are competitive and based on performance. Benefits include unlimited PTO, 401K, health insurance, flex spending account, annual CLE budget, paid bar dues and professional memberships, iPhone, desktop and office furniture, mentorship, staff and administrative support, and a fun and energetic working environment.  This is an ideal opportunity for top candidates to become part of a growing law firm. South Dakota bar license required.  Please send a resume and cover letter to Office Services Manager, Caitlin Rininger at RiningerC@GoosmannLaw.com.  All inquiries will remain confidential.


     


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     




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