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LITIGATION ASSOCIATE:  Sioux Falls, SDDonahoe Law Firm P.C. is seeking an associate attorney with 1-3 years of experience. Work will primarily be in litigation, including appeals, with some estate planning and business law/commercial matters. The position requires research and brief writing, trial preparation and participation in client representation for agricultural, intellectual property, construction and railroad law and complex litigation before public bodies or agencies, and the state and federal courts in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa (preferably licensed in South Dakota). Candidates should possess excellent research and writing skills, ideally with some trial experience and a desire to learn unique or new areas of the law.  All applications will be held confidential.  Please send a cover letter and resume to:  Donahoe Law Firm, P.C., 401 East 8th Street, Suite 215, Sioux Falls, SD, 57103. 


Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP, an AV-Rated, 20+ lawyer firm located in Rapid City and Pierre, South Dakota, is looking for an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation section at our Rapid City location. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience within the litigation field, must be in good standing with the South Dakota State Bar, and must possess a strong business sense and strategic decision-making skills.

The firm offers a comprehensive benefit plan, a competitive salary structure and the opportunity for professional development in the legal business work environment. You can learn more about our firm by visiting our website at gpna.com or our Facebook page at Facebook.com/GPNAlawfirm/. 

All inquiries will be kept confidential. Please send your cover letter, resume and references to solsen@gpna.com or 506 6th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701.


Associate Attorney – Sioux Falls

Thompson Law, PLLC is seeking to hire an Associate Attorney who wishes to practice in the areas of estate planning, trust administration, and business law.  Although experience in transactional law is preferred, training and mentorship will be provided.  Both new attorneys and those with experience will be considered.  Thompson Law provides a strong benefit package and competitive compensation.  We pride ourselves on a family oriented and flexible workplace. Thompson Law has opportunity for those who wish to excel.

Please send your resume and cover letter to joan@cathompsonlaw.com.


OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

CRIMINAL LITIGATION

DETAILS:  The Office of Attorney General seeks an attorney for a position with the Criminal Litigation Division.  The attorney will prosecute major criminal cases in state court and accordingly litigation experience is preferred.  The individual must have strong research and writing capabilities.  Must be able to communicate well to clients and the courts and must have strong legal advocacy skills.  

OFFICE LOCATION:  This position will be stationed in Pierre. 

STARTING SALARY:  Entry level salary is $68,000 annually or greater, depending upon experience.  The State of South Dakota has an excellent benefit package including retirement, employee insurance coverage and paid leave. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice law in South Dakota.  The person eligible for this position must be a motivated self-starter, have strong research and writing capabilities, be able to communicate well to clients and the courts, and have strong legal advocacy skills.  Prior litigation experience is preferred but not required. 

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE DATE:  Interested persons should send a resume containing three references, a writing sample and a letter describing their qualifications to the address below.  The position will be opened until filled. 

JASON RAVNSBORG, OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL, 1302 E. HIGHWAY 14, SUITE 1, PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA 57501. 

 


DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY STATE’S ATTORNEY

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The Minnehaha County State's Attorney's Office is accepting applications for attorneys to join our top performing team of prosecutors.  Supported by experienced investigators, victim/witness assistants, paralegals, and legal office assistants, our attorneys enjoy a strong sense of camaraderie working in a think tank of legal minds.

Minnehaha County prosecutors are an integral part of the criminal justice system closely collaborating with law enforcement, probation, parole, juvenile justice centers, and numerous community agencies.  With a high volume caseload in a fast-paced environment, our office provides an intriguing challenge for attorneys who want to make a difference in their community by helping victims of crime and ensuring due process for the accused.  Even our new attorneys experience the excitement of a job regularly engaged in hands-on courtroom trial work. 

Attorneys who work in the Minnehaha County State's Attorney's office have had impressive accomplishments!  Three of our former attorneys have been appointed as magistrate judges and another served as a circuit court judge.  Since 2002, six of our prosecutors have been named South Dakota State's Attorney's Association's **Prosecutor of the Year**.

To be considered for this extraordinary opportunity, submit your application today.  Contact us for more information, or with questions, at 605-367-4337.

***Please include cover letter and resume with online application.

Posting to remain open until positions are filled. Application review begins on September 25, 2020.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Vacancies will be filled at either a Deputy State's Attorney or a Senior Deputy State's Attorney level, depending on our selected candidate's level of experience.  (Click on the job titles for complete job descriptions and a list of qualifications.)

Compensation for appointment as a Deputy State's Attorney will be between $2,681.60 - $2,747.20/bi-weekly. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy State's Attorney requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience, and compensation will be between $2,817.60 - $3,881.60/bi-weekly dependent upon qualifications.  Full earning potential for position is $3,881.60/bi-weekly.

We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; generous PTO program; extended sick leave program; inclusion into the South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS); and an optional deferred compensation plan.  Our insurance rates for single, E+1, & family are highly competitive!  (Contact HR for more information at 605-367-4337.)

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

605-367-4337 jobs@minnehahacounty.org

Job #20-69

DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY STATE'S ATTORNEY

MB

Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 367-4337.



DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on October 1, 2020.

SALARY: $2,681.60-$3,186.40 Biweekly

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Interested in becoming part of an experienced litigation team that has a high capacity for trials and offers an expansive opportunity for courtroom practice? The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office is seeking a compassionate Deputy Public Defender/Senior Deputy Public Defender with excellent advocacy skills who is committed to ensuring justice, humanity, and equality to indigent clients appearing in the criminal and juvenile justice system. Our attorneys have multiple jury trials each year and daily courtroom appearances. Apply now to be considered for an opportunity with access to a vast document library to help you in your criminal defense career and to be surrounded by skilled criminal defense attorneys.

The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office is a County department responsible for providing legal services to indigent persons in criminal and civil matters in which the law requires the appointment of counsel for any person who cannot afford to retain counsel.  The office provides representation in criminal, delinquency, child welfare, mental health, as well as appeals and post-conviction cases related to those matters. We are dedicated to providing advocacy, community-oriented defense, and protecting fundamental constitutional and human rights.  The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office enjoys a reputation for ensuring that attorneys are provided support and skills training in their areas of expertise.

***Please attach a cover letter to the online application.

The hiring range is $2,681.60 - $3,186.40/biweekly with full earning potential up to $3,881.60/biweekly.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE:

Advocate on behalf of individuals charged with felonies and misdemeanors through all phases of litigation to include pre-trial, trial, and litigating all aspects of the case through disposition. Coordinate efforts with a support team of paralegals and other staff to ensure the responsible handling of a demanding caseload through disposition of the case. Maintain client communications by telephone, office appointments, and institutional visits. Keep client apprised of investigations, negotiations, and court rulings. Appear at regularly scheduled court dockets and appearances related to an assigned caseload. Conduct legal research and draft motions and pleadings. Interview witnesses. Review legal documents, police reports, transcripts, and related correspondence. Attend professional development training both within and outside the office.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from a college of law and 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 bar examination offered in South Dakota. This opportunity is also open to recent law school graduates who are eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a valid driver's license and must maintain a safe driving record with Minnehaha County. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. Working knowledge of civil and criminal law, court procedures, and the principles and practices of legal research. Ability to work with a diverse population and be attentive to the needs of the clientele. Working knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and practices utilized in legal research. Working knowledge of general law and established precedents. Ability to speak and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, clients, other agencies, and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy Public Defender requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Demonstrates a commitment to working with the indigent accused and to providing social advocacy to the clientele served by the Public Defender's Office.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

605-367-4337 jobs@minnehahacounty.org

Job #20-68

DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

MB

Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 367-4337.


Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary- Bismarck, ND

MDU Resources Group, Inc. a Fortune 500 Company is accepting applications for the position of VP, General Counsel & Secretary. For information about our Corporation please visit our website at www.mdu.com.

Cover letters and resumes will be accepted through September 30, 2020. Send to: anne.jones@mduresources.com

Salary and benefit information to be discussed at time of interview.

Summary:
Provide legal counsel to all segments of the corporation and its subsidiaries. Ensure compliance with laws, rules and regulations. Serve as corporate governance officer. Serve as corporate secretary. Serve as a member of the corporate Management Policy Committee. Oversee risk management. Oversee sustainability reporting.

Required Qualifications
• 15 years legal experience
• J.D. degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school
• Must be licensed or eligible to be licensed in North Dakota
• Superior technical and legal writing and oral skills, strong research, leadership, negotiation, presentation and interpersonal skills.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and pass background check requirements

Preferred Qualifications
• Legal experience working with Regulated Energy Company
• Legal experience working with Construction Materials or Construction Services Company
• Experience working with or in a publicly traded company and familiarity with regulatory requirements for publicly traded companies.

Responsibilities
Act as legal advisor to the Chair of the Board and the President and Chief Executive Officer, to the Presidents of the subsidiaries, to the corporation’s Board of Directors and committees of the Board, and to the subsidiary Boards of Directors.
Review legal matters that may have an impact on the company. Coordinate legal issues among all departments within the corporation and among its subsidiaries.

Assist the Chair of the Board, the President and Chief Executive Officer, and the Chairs of the committees of the Board in preparation for Board and Board committee meetings. Subject to the review by the Chair, and, as appropriate, the chairs of the Board committees, (1) prepare Board and Board committee meeting agendas; (2) record minutes of the Board of Directors, committees of the Board, and annual shareholders’ meetings; (3) draft and send proxy statement and proxy card; (4) draft and send other communications to shareholders as directed by the Chair; (5) prepare the of all meetings of subsidiaries; (6) prepare written consents for actions taken by the Boards of subsidiaries, or their shareholders, in lieu of actions taken at a meeting.
Supervise and coordinate the activities of outside counsel and the Legal Department attorneys in all legal matters affecting the corporation.

Act as the corporation’s corporate governance and compliance officer, with responsibility for monitoring and assessing developments on corporate governance including stock exchange listing standards, legislative enactments, SEC regulations and judicial decisions. Provide regular reports to the corporation’s senior management and Board of Directors regarding matters of most significant importance and make recommendations regarding: (1) corporate governance guidelines, (2) business codes of conduct and ethics policies, (3) Board committee charters, (4) executive compensation policies and (5) director evaluation processes.

In coordination with the Chief Financial Officer: serve as a liaison to rating agencies with respect to their rating of the corporation’s corporate governance procedures and assist in communication with D&O insurance brokers and underwriters in conjunction with corporate governance issues.

Participate as a member of the corporation’s Disclosure Policy Committee to assure that the disclosure procedures and internal controls are adequate to collect the information necessary for the corporation to meet its disclosure obligations in a timely manner.

Meet privately on a periodic basis with the Audit Committee to review matters within its jurisdiction, including evidence of any material violation of laws or breach of fiduciary duty by the corporation, its directors, officers, employees or representatives.
Supervise the maintenance of the records of the Legal Department.

Supervise the maintenance of corporate minute books and related files for the company and its subsidiaries.
Ensure the corporation’s ethics and integrity policies are maintained.

Supervise and coordinate the activities of the Risk Management Department including the Company’s insurance program, captive insurance company, and claims management.

Supervise and oversee the corporation’s sustainability disclosures and reporting.


James D. Taylor, P.C. is a small, but very busy, county seat general practice law firm.  35+ years in Mitchell.  Generally a two person firm; in 2012 one of the long-term principals became a full-time State’s Attorney; two associates since then have both gone on into full-time government legal work. Apparently this office is good at starting lawyers in public service careers. 

Once again I’m down to myself and things work better with two of us.  I need an intelligent, self-starter.  Experienced or inexperienced.  Old or new.  In the latter cases you may need some guidance and have a learning curve.  In either case you need to be able to think, communicate, and be willing to challenge yourself by immediately stepping into a steady general practice caseload of civil, administrative, government and municipal corporation work, and the opportunity for criminal defense outside of Davison County, SD.  Why that last limitation?  The firm serves as a contracted Deputy State’s Attorney for Davison County advising elected and appointed officers and handling all manner of county civil proceedings.

You need to be prepared to live in Mitchell.  Despite being the 8th largest city in South Dakota this is a small town of 15,000.  To succeed you have to be willing to be part of the community and do your share to keep whole the fabric of civic organizations, clubs, schools, churches, etc.

Look at the first page of my website – www.tmlawsd.com – and you’ll glean a good idea of what motivates this practice.  We can talk about salary and revenue sharing arrangements if things appear to be able to move in the right direction.

How to Apply

James D. Taylor; James D. Taylor, P.C.; P.O. Box 6; Mitchell, SD  57301-0006

Email [preferred]:  taylor@tmlawsd.com

Phone:  605-996-3882

Location:  520 North Lawler Street, Suite 100, Mitchell, SD

That’s immediately southeast of the World’s Only Corn Palace.

Send a cover letter that has some personality to it, a resume, and a writing sample.


The U.S. Small Business Administration has an urgent need for Attorneys/Paralegals to review and close SBA Disaster Loans.  Real Estate experience is a plus. Individuals waiting on bar results may apply. Attorneys must present a current bar card but may be licensed in any state.  

Please apply below: 

Attorney Advisor (Gen)

(Supersedes previous announcement, EXC-20-057-PDC-10755112, to amend duty location)
GS-0301-09/11; Full time (Temp)
Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA); Processing and Disbursement Center (PDC); Duty Station Negotiable.
Open to United States Citizens

Paralegal Specialist
GS-0950-09/11; Full time (Temp)
Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA); Processing Disbursement Center (PDC); Fort Worth, TX;
Open to United States Citizens


OPEN POSITION: Estate Planning Attorney - Rapid City

Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, PC, is a highly-rated and forward-thinking law firm with three offices in South Dakota, serving clients locally, regionally, and nationally. Our Rapid City office is seeking to add an attorney to its flourishing and expanding Estate Planning/Trust group. Our Firm’s estate planning and trust attorneys draft wills, trusts, powers of attorney, asset protection plans and transition plans for businesses. In addition, attorneys in our Estate Planning group assist clients with guardianships, conservatorships, probates, and trust administration. As part of our Trust group, our attorneys assist clients in creating, modifying and reforming a variety of trusts.

The ideal candidate for this position need not have experience in these areas, but must be self-motivated, a problem solver, and detail-oriented, and must possess a willingness to learn quickly, take direction, and talk with and counsel clients. Candidates for this position must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and must be licensed in South Dakota or be willing to sit for the next South Dakota bar exam. Lynn Jackson offers a competitive salary, as well as an excellent benefit package, and our attorneys are provided with the latest in technology and continuing education to assist in their practice area. All applications will be confidential and should be directed by mail to Jeff Collins, Managing Director, 909 St. Joseph Street, Suite 800, Rapid City, South Dakota, 57701, or by email to jcollins@lynnjackson.com.

 


 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). 

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Thomas S. Mortland, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, tmortland@dpls.org.

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


STAFF ATTORNEY - PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff 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 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.  

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

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Thomas S. Mortland, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, tmortland@dpls.org.

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


The law firm of Moore, Corbett, Heffernan, Moeller & Meis, LLP, in Sioux City, Iowa is seeking to hire an associate attorney.  Interest in real estate, probate, and/or litigation preferred.  Preferred candidates should possess excellent oral and written skills.  The Moore Corbett Law Firm supports work-life balance, mentorship, and the professional development and community involvement of its attorneys.  Benefits include PTO, 401K, health insurance, flex plan, CLE, bar dues and professional memberships.  Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to, Moore, Corbett, Heffernan, Moeller & Meis, LLP, P.O. Box 3207, Sioux City, Iowa 51102-3207 or email: dhorton@MooreCorbett.com.


Franklin D. Azar & Associates is seeking experienced Personal Injury Law attorneys to join its large and growing practice. A qualified candidate will be able to demonstrate strong dedication to personal injury law and a passion for helping people, have experience with complex litigation, possess strong organizational and writing skills and will be energetic, hard-working, and a team-player. A qualified candidate will be licensed to practice law in Colorado or eligible to get a license on-motion. Two years of experience preferred but all candidates will be considered.

Benefits and compensation:

Franklin D Azar & Associates offers a comprehensive benefits package and competitive compensation based on results.

Please email resumes to malcolmo@fdazar.com.


Litigation firm in Rapid City, SD seeks an associate with zero to five years of legal experience.  Strong academic credentials (top 33% of law school class preferred) and excellent communication skills (both oral and written) required.  Compensation DOE.  Confidential inquiries, including résumé and cover letter detailing experience, should be directed to Nathan Oviatt, Goodsell + Oviatt Law Firm, 246 Founders Park Drive, Suite 201, Rapid City, SD  57701 or by email at nate@goodselloviatt.com.


Job:  Associate General Counsel

Location:  MN – Fergus Falls, US, 56537

The world always will need electricity. Otter Tail Power Company produces and delivers electricity to more than 132,500 customers. Our service area spans 70,000 square miles in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, and we own approximately 5,800 miles of power lines.

We’re committed to environmental, economic, and community stewardship in all that we do. With hometown understanding of the people and places we serve, we carefully balance each decision we make with the impact it has on our friends and neighbors.

Join our more than 750 dedicated employees. The successful candidate will be placed based on their qualifications and experience. This position will be located at our company headquarters in Fergus Falls. Located in west central Minnesota, Fergus Falls is a friendly, thriving community with vibrant arts, growing businesses, award-winning healthcare, and excellent schools. With more than 1,000 lakes less than one hour’s drive away and many wide-open spaces, there are countless options for outdoor recreation.

Summary

This position provides advice to management on State and Federal regulatory statutes, administrative rules, Commission orders and tariff requirements. In coordination with the Regulatory Department, manage briefs, replies and other advocacy filings. Coordinates with Asset Management on transmission-and construction-related agreements and coordination. Advise management on franchise and transmission-related agreements and negotiate the same. Advise and work with Customer Service in territorial disputes, utility franchise, customer service matters and tribal affairs. Interpret laws and regulations, prepare legal documents, negotiate, and advise management in business related matters. This position will participate in other activities to include facilitating discovery responses, depositions, preparation of motion papers and preparation for trial.  Supervise and direct the activities of outside counsel to ensure Otter Tail Power Company receives responsive, cost effective and valuable legal services.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Participates in filings and legal advocacy on behalf of Otter Tail Power Company at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, North Dakota Public Service Commission, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on rate, compliance, (including NERC/MRO), investigatory and siting matters.
  • Understands rights-of-way and real estate law so as to provide counsel relating to land rights, easement acquisition and, as necessary, condemnation. Represent the utility in right-of-way, third-party and company siting/use and other local governmental matters.
  • Litigate, negotiate, and settle, when appropriate, contested regulatory matters, including general rate cases, other rate recovery proceedings, contested FERC filings, and non-rate related proceedings.
  • Manages outside counsel for regulatory and compliance matters.
  • Manages activities related to litigation and regulatory matters and provide direction to outside counsel to ensure Otter Tail Power Company’s interests are protected and optimized.

 Required for Associate General Counsel

  • J.D. degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school
  • Must be licensed to practice in any of the states of Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota
  • Experience in and demonstrated knowledge of federal and state regulatory models, regulation of business, economics of regulated (monopoly) industries, energy industry, utility rates and operations, broad understanding of stakeholder and other industry processes combined with an appreciation of the wider political, regulatory and industry environment.
  • Superior excellent technical and legal writing and oral skills, strong research, leadership, negotiation, presentation, and interpersonal skills,
  • Demonstrated ability for developing and interpreting legal and regulatory contracts and orders, with ability to identify critical and priority issues and define appropriate action.
  • Ability to manage time and priorities under unexpected or difficult deadlines, and the ability to skillfully represent Otter Tail Power Company in a congenial and constructive manner.

We offer a competitive wage and benefit package. To apply, visit our careers page at www.otpco.com. Applications accepted through August 24, 2020.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


UNION COUNTY Deputy State’s Attorney

ANTICIPATED SALARY RANGE:  $4,300 - $4,800 Monthly DOE (Applicant may also qualify for RARP Grant)    

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 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 but will be a consideration as to the salary that will be offered.  Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a five-page or less 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



Trust Officer

Citi Trust (Sioux Falls, SD)

Responsibilities:

An individual in this role will be expected to:

  • Manage an existing book of trust and estate accounts: types of accounts include revocable and irrevocable trusts, testamentary trusts, ILITS and IRA accounts, various types of charitable trusts, estate accounts, and agency accounts, both discretionary and directed; initiate investment management of the accounts by coordinating with Private Bankers and Investment Counselors and utilizing both internal and external investment managers.
  • Assess the client’s overall estate and tax planning needs: including the knowledge and skill to review legal and trust documentation and have an understanding of the provisions in order to effectively assist the client and their advisors in achieving specific trust and estate objectives.
  • Compliance with legal requirements and internal procedures in relation to account activity: including identification and reporting to our Senior Risk Committee and management of the risk of financial loss and/or damage to Citi’s reputation arising from the activities within the Citi Trust businesses; Communicating with internal and external auditors as well as state examiners; working with Investment Management Oversight on the identification of and diversification of a discretionary portfolio’s exposure to a single security, issuer or industry.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively with the client and/or the client’s attorney on all trust and estate matters and attending in person client meetings and investment reviews; interact with and establish a working relationship with the Private Banking and Investment team in regard to the trust and overall client relationship including timely and accurate responses to inquiries.
  • Participation in internal and external training opportunities for ongoing professional development; drafting of policies and procedures as assigned by management and additional projects as requested; maintain a local presence in the trust and estate professional community.
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.

 

Qualifications:

  • MBA or JD desired.
  • CTFA designation preferred.
  • Strong knowledge and proven technical proficiency in legal, investment and tax issues relative to trust and / or estate management and administration.
  • Experience with Fiduciary Income Tax and Estate Administration preferred.
  • Proven strong communication skills is required, such to interact effectively with clients and / or their attorneys as well as private bankers and investment counselors.
  • Proven project management and strategic planning skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is required.

Please contact David Grennan with your resume to apply: david.grennan@citi.com


Attorney Job Description

Beacon Center Mission

To empower individuals and families of abuse to achieve self-responsibility and initiate through advocacy and support; and to educate and motivate the community to move toward our vision of eliminating abuse.

Responsible to: Executive Director

Classification: Exempt

Starting Salary: $50,000 - $70,000

Benefits: Vacation and Sick Time; Retirement after one year of employment, Health Insurance Allocation after 60 days of employment and 7 Paid Holidays when Applicable

General Purpose of Position:

To provide support and/or legal counsel to sheltered and non-sheltered clients as well as community education outreach.

 Qualifications:

  • A juris doctor degree in law is required. Applicant must have passed the SD Bar to be an attorney in South Dakota.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a background check

Requirements:

  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Plan and organize work for maximum effectiveness and efficiency
  • Be a team member
  • Demonstrate effective public communications and public relations skills
  • Think logically and make practical decisions
  • Be welcoming and accepting to clients and the public, by telephone and in person.
  • Respond to a high degree of activity, keeping composure and self-control
  • Demonstrate initiative, accept responsibility, and participate in active problem solving
  • Be a positive role model
  • Demonstrate physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, personal energy, and endurance
  • Abide by ethical standards
  • Possess awareness of cross cultural diversity

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide individual consultations and legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault
  • Advise clients and represent them and their legal rights in civil and criminal cases
  • Assist clients with preparation of legal documents
  • Appear in court before a judge or jury to orally defend a client’s rights and best interests
  • Establish a supportive relationship with clients at times when they might not be at their best
  • Provide and model client advocacy

Education, Outreach, and Advocacy

  • Assist with training and supervision of team, interns, and volunteers
  • Represent Beacon Center at community organizations
  • Provide education on issues of abuse through outreach activities
  • Participates in outreach with underserved populations

Team Member Responsibilities

  • Articulate and adhere to the mission and vision of Beacon Center
  • Know and consistently follow Beacon Center policies and procedures
  • Attend assigned meetings and trainings
  • Work hours as scheduled
  • Answer door and phone
  • Other duties deemed necessary and appropriate by the Executive Director or designee
  • Provide ancillary services
  • Completes paperwork in a timely manner

Please contact Dawn Sikkink with your resume to apply: dawn@beaconcentersd.com


Cutler Law Firm, LLP

Growing AV-rated regional firm in Sioux Falls, SD seeks a litigation associate with zero to two years of legal experience.  Strong academic credentials (top 35% of law school class preferred) and excellent communication skills (both oral and written) required.  Confidential inquiries, including résumé and cover letter detailing experience, should be directed to Meredith Moore, Cutler Law Firm, LLP, PO Box 1400, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1400 or by email at meredithm@cutlerlawfirm.com


Trust Officer

First Dakota National Bank, Mitchell, SD

Due to a planned retirement at the end of the year, First Dakota National Bank is searching for a Trust Officer to serve our Mitchell, SD location and surrounding area.  Our ideal candidate will direct and coordinate activities relative to selling and administering investment agency, IRA, trusts, probate estates and court ordered conservatorships.

We are looking for a professional with a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with 5 years related experience or training.  A preferred candidate would possess a JD, CPA, CTFA or CFP designation.  A team player, willingness to learn, positive attitude and wanting to help people is essential.

For more information contact:

Tyler Bowen, SVP

605-731-5122

tbowen@firstdakota.com

Full job information:  https://www.firstdakota.com/careers/trust-investments-officer

 


Coverage Attorney

Great West Casualty Company

1100 W. 29th Street, South Sioux City, NE 68776

careers@gwccnet.com

Do you dream of a challenging and fulfilling legal career that also offers you the healthy work-life balance necessary to juggle the demands of your busy life? Great West Casualty Company has a Coverage Attorney position open with our Corporate Legal team that affords you the ability to achieve just that, all with no billable hours.

As a Coverage Attorney for Great West, you will focus on the motor carrier policy, providing counsel, training, and assistance to the regions' claims departments to foster consistent, efficient, and appropriate claims practices. You will prepare coverage opinions and memoranda on claims legal topics as well as oversee litigation and declaratory judgment action while supervising outside counsel. We are looking for candidates with a JD degree and must be licensed to practice in at least one state. Insurance defense, litigation, regulatory compliance, or administrative law experience is preferred. To be successful in this role, you will need to be detail-oriented with above-average multitasking skills and the ability to adapt quickly to situations that require an immediate transition. Excellent communication and public speaking skills are a must. This position qualifies for relocation assistance.

Who we are:

Great West Casualty Company provides specialized insurance products unique to the trucking industry and outstanding customer service to the thousands of truck drivers and trucking companies we serve. Over the past 60 years, we have grown to five offices serving insureds in over 40 states. We are now one of America's largest insurers of trucking companies. If your passion is to help others, you value education and continuous improvement, you enjoy participating in community activities, and you want to be valued for your contributions, come be part of our successful team.

Apply at http://bit.ly/2yYkOjg.

 


ASSOCIATE CHIEF JUDGE

STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBAL COURT

Fort Yates, ND

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is hereby soliciting applications for the position of ASSOCIATE CHIEF JUDGE of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court. 

The compensation for the Associate Chief Judge and the number of hours, days of employment and are all negotiable.  The terms of employment will be set forth in the negotiated agreement between the Associate Chief Judge and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council.  The Associate Chief Judge will be compensated on an hourly basis.

In order to serve as the Associate Chief Judge, candidates will need to meet the statutory perquisites outlined in Title I. Section 1-301 of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Code of Justice, which requires that the Associate Chief Judge: (1) must be at least 25 years of age; (2) must be of high moral character and integrity; (3) must never have been convicted of a criminal offenses, other traffic offenses, for which punishment of imprisonment was imposed; (4) must not have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Services; (5) must be physically able to carry out the duties of the office and (6) must possess a degree of law from an ABA-Accredited law school and be a member in good standing of the Bar of any State or Federal court and shall become admitted to practice law in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court as provided under Title I, Section l-601(a).

Applications shall be in writing and include a professional resume and legal qualifications.  Applicants may also submit other documents, including a professional legal writing sample.  All applicants will be considered on merit. The selected applicant will be subject to Tribal, State & Federal Criminal Background Checks.

Applications and inquiries regarding the Associate Chief Judge position may be directed or submitted to Ms. Dellis M. Agard, Court Administrator, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court, via regular mail at PO Box 363, Fort Yates, North Dakota, 58538, or via E-mail to dagard@standingrock.org.  Ms. Agard may be contacted at Telephone No. 701-854-7244.

The worksite for this position is located at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court in Fort Yates, ND.  The Sitting Bull College Transit provides transportation services, at a nominal cost, to and from Bismarck, ND, Mobridge, SD, McLaughlin, SD and Selfridge, ND, in coordination with the Tribal Work Day, which is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central Time).


Deputy State’s Attorney

Lincoln County State’s Attorney’s Office

Lincoln County invites applications for a Deputy State’s Attorney. The Deputy State's Attorney performs routine professional legal work in the prosecution of civil and criminal crimes, juvenile crimes, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases in Lincoln County. Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a college of law, attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, and 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. $2,840.00 -  $3,135.20 bi-weekly. To view a full listing of qualifications and to apply visit: http://www.lincolncountysd.org then click on the Employment tab. Application deadline: August 10th. Contact Human Resources with questions at 605-764-6609. Equal Opportunity Employer.


Position:              Trust Officer

Location:             Sioux Falls, SD

Life Insurance Trust Company is a South Dakota based Trust Company focused exclusively on the administration of Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILITs) and provides fiduciary services to grantors and beneficiaries of these trusts. Life Insurance Trust Company is a member of the ITM TwentyFirst family of companies.  ITM TwentyFirst is among the largest and best equipped servicers of Trust Owned Life Insurance in the United States. Our purpose is to empower parties to life insurance policies held in trust to make informed decisions and realize the full value of life insurance assets. 

We are looking for a positive and energetic individual with an eagerness to learn and a passion for fiduciary and trust services. We offer a competitive benefits package, pay, and a positive work environment with a collaborative team focused approach.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Review of trust documents for new business acceptance

Completion of annual account reviews

Assist with settlement and account cash flow activities

Answer client questions and resolve issues

Assist with opening and closing accounts

Serve on the Trust Committee

Administer ILITs in accordance with the Trust Company’s Policies and Procedures

Assists with internal and external audit functions

Work closely with Life Insurance Trust Company’s affiliate company on administration and remediation needs for         policies held in trust

Other duties as assigned Required Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in business or related field

1-2 years’ experience in trust, banking, life insurance, or financial services

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multitask, and think critically Preferred consideration given for:

Prior trust administration or life insurance experience, CTFA, JD, or MBA

This position is based in Sioux Falls, SD.

Candidates can apply by emailing Terri Pilaczynski at tpilaczynski@itm21st.com.


Senior Trial Attorney

Department of Transportation

Rapid City or Pierre, SD 

The position of a Senior Trial Attorney provides legal counsel and representation to the South Dakota Department of Transportation, its boards and commissions.  Duties include researching and interpreting relevant laws and providing legal advice, representing the department in civil matters in state court, federal court, and administrative proceedings, and drafting contracts, rules, manuals, and specifications.

The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school, a member of the South Dakota State Bar or willing and qualified to become a member of the South Dakota State Bar, and qualified for appointment as a Special Assistant Attorney General. 

The State of South Dakota offers a comprehensive benefit package including health and life insurance; generous paid time off; and flexible work schedules. 

This position is open until filled. Salary: $66,628.08 - $80,575.92 depending on knowledge, skills and abilities.  For more information and to apply, please go to http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus or contact any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office.

SD Bureau of Human Resources

500 East Capitol

Pierre, South Dakota 57501 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


South Dakota Code Counsel

South Dakota Legislative Research Council, Pierre, South Dakota

The Legislative Research Council (LRC), the nonpartisan research and support staff to the South Dakota Legislature, is accepting applications for the position of Code Counsel. The Code Counsel position was created in 1970 when the Revisor of Statutes was transferred from the Supreme Court to the Legislative Branch.  The Code Counsel is appointed by the Executive Board of the LRC, in the same manner as the LRC Director, and serves as a key member of the LRC's senior staff team.

Duties and Responsibilities: Significant duties and responsibilities of the Code Counsel include the following: 1) Provides staff support to the South Dakota Code Commission; 2) Edits South Dakota Codified Laws, including catchlines, assigning statute numbers, resolving conflicts between statutes, and writing Code Commission notes to explain how conflicts are resolved and how nonstatutory material may affect the Code; 3) Works with a team of editorial professionals at the publisher of South Dakota Codified Laws (Thomson West) to edit and publish the Code; 4) Edits Session Laws, including writing short titles to bills, the subject index, assigning chapter numbers, and preparing the Session Laws for publication; 5) The LRC Director has delegated to the Code Counsel the statutory administrative rules review function, which entails coordinating with other LRC staff and executive branch personnel on the review and editing of administrative rules for legality, coherence, style, and form, and coordinating with LRC support staff on the publication of the South Dakota Register and the Administrative Rules; 6) Takes primary responsibility for review and editing of all administrative rules filed during the legislative session, thereby allowing other LRC staff to focus fully on legislative session responsibilities; 7) Principal legal counsel to the LRC Director; and 8) Functions as a Legislative Attorney as time permits, providing staff support to legislative committees, drafting legislation, researching legal and general questions, and advising on legislative processes.

Minimum Qualifications: 1) Admitted to the practice of law in the State of South Dakota or eligible to and becomes so admitted within one year after employment; and 2) A law degree from an accredited postsecondary institution.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Familiarity with all areas of state law, including state and federal court opinions, Attorney General opinions, and collateral references such as legal encyclopedias and uniform laws; 2) The ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, in a manner which can clearly and efficiently convey information to legislators and the public; 3) Proficiency in word processing; and 4) The ability to work under tight deadlines and extended hours during the legislative session.

Salary Range: The Code Counsel salary range is $94,251 to $141,376.

Application Process: This position will remain open until Friday, July 17, 2020. Applications (consisting of a letter of interest and resume) should be submitted via hard copy or e-mail to:

Reed Holwegner, Director

South Dakota Legislative Research Council

500 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD  57501

E-Mail: Legis.Resume@sdlegislature.gov | Phone: 605-773-3251


Deputy/Senior Deputy Public Defender

All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.

SALARY: $2,681.60 - $3,186.40 Biweekly

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Interested in becoming part of an experienced litigation team that has a high capacity for trials and offers an expansive opportunity for courtroom practice? The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office is seeking a compassionate Deputy Public Defender/Senior Deputy Public Defender with excellent advocacy skills who is committed to ensuring justice, humanity, and equality to indigent clients appearing in the criminal and juvenile justice system. Our attorneys have multiple jury trials each year and daily courtroom appearances. Apply now to be considered for an opportunity with access to a vast document library to help you in your criminal defense career and to be surrounded by skilled criminal defense attorneys.

The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office is a county department responsible for providing legal services to indigent persons in criminal and civil matters in which the law requires the appointment of counsel for any person who cannot afford to retain counsel.  The office provides representation in criminal, delinquency, child welfare, mental health, as well as appeals and post-conviction cases related to those matters. We are dedicated to providing advocacy, community-oriented defense, and protecting fundamental constitutional and human rights.  The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office enjoys a reputation for ensuring that attorneys are provided support and skills training in their areas of expertise.

***Please attach a cover letter to the online application.

The hiring range is $2,681.60 - $3,186.40/biweekly with full earning potential up to $3,881.60/biweekly.

Posting will be open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE:

Advocate on behalf of individuals charged with felonies and misdemeanors through all phases of litigation to include pre-trial, trial, and litigating all aspects of the case through disposition. Coordinate efforts with a support team of paralegals and other staff to ensure the responsible handling of a demanding caseload through disposition of the case. Maintain client communications by telephone, office appointments, and institutional visits. Keep client apprised of investigations, negotiations, and court rulings. Appear at regularly scheduled court dockets and appearances related to an assigned caseload. Conduct legal research and draft motions and pleadings. Interview witnesses. Review legal documents, police reports, transcripts, and related correspondence. Attend professional development training both within and outside the office.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from a college of law and 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 bar examination offered in South Dakota. This opportunity is also open to recent law school graduates who are eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a valid driver's license and must maintain a safe driving record with Minnehaha County. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. Working knowledge of civil and criminal law, court procedures, and the principles and practices of legal research. Ability to work with a diverse population and be attentive to the needs of the clientele. Working knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and practices utilized in legal research. Working knowledge of general law and established precedents. Ability to speak and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, clients, other agencies, and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy Public Defender requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Demonstrates a commitment to working with the indigent accused and to providing social advocacy to the clientele served by the Public Defender's Office.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org 

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:

415 N Dakota Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

605-367-4337

jobs@minnehahacounty.org

Job #20-48

DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

MB

Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 367-4337.


Trust Officer, Dakota Dunes, SD

The Trust Officer works with senior trust and client service personnel to provide trust, tax, estate planning and wealth management services for clients with significant assets and sophisticated financial needs, seeking to optimize the inter-generational transfer of wealth.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Assist with providing expert trust, tax, estate planning and wealth management counsel and advice in working with clients, beneficiaries, attorneys and CPAs to administer client accounts.

• Administer accounts for an affluent and high net worth client base where Bridges Trust is acting as trustee, executor or agent, in a manner that ensures compliance with applicable fiduciary requirements and business policies and procedures.

• Assist with fiduciary decision making for administrative matters, including discretionary distributions, account maintenance and account opening/closing.

• Represent Bridges Trust in business related and professional activities in order to develop, manage and retain client relationships.

• Special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field.
• Three years’ trust experience or education equivalent preferred.
• Preferred education to include graduate degree(s) in law and/or business.
• Preferred professional certification(s) such as CPA, CTFA, CFP, CAP, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Expert written and verbal communications skills.
• Advanced problem solving and analytical skills.
• Advanced time management and organization skills.
• Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office.
• Preferred experience to include operating FIS TrustDesk and APX.

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: Bridges Trust offers a competitive comprehensive benefits package. Compensation will vary depending on education and experience.

To apply, email Brian Miles at bmiles@bridgestrust.com.


LAWRENCE COUNTY JOB OPENING NOTICE

JOB TITLE:   DEPUTY STATE'S ATTORNEY

OFFICE/DEPARTMENT:  STATE'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

CONTACT PERSON:  SHELLY BAUMANN 

CLOSING DATE:  TO BE DETERMINED\START DATE JULY 1, 2020

STARTING PAY:  DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE

RESUMES TO BE SUBMITTED TO:

              LAWRENCE COUNTY STATE'S ATTORNEYS OFFICE

              90 Sherman Street

              Deadwood, South Dakota 57732

               FAX:  605-578-1468

              PHONE: 605-578-1707

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK TO BE PERFORMED:  CRIMINAL PROSECUTION

EXPERIENCE EDUCATION:  Graduation from a college of law and attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree.

LAWRENCE COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


MINNEHAHA COUNTY invites applications for the position of:

DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.

SALARY: $2,681.60 - $3,186.40/Biweekly

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Interested in becoming part of an experienced litigation team that has a high capacity for trials and offers an expansive opportunity for courtroom practice? The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office is seeking a compassionate Deputy Public Defender/Senior Deputy Public Defender with excellent advocacy skills who is committed to ensuring justice, humanity, and equality to indigent clients appearing in the criminal and juvenile justice system. Our attorneys have multiple jury trials each year and daily courtroom appearances. Apply now to be considered for an opportunity with access to a vast document library to help you in your criminal defense career and to be surrounded by skilled criminal defense attorneys.

The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office is a county department responsible for providing legal services to indigent persons in criminal and civil matters in which the law requires the appointment of counsel for any person who cannot afford to retain counsel.  The office provides representation in criminal, delinquency, child welfare, mental health, as well as appeals and post-conviction cases related to those matters. We are dedicated to providing advocacy, community-oriented defense, and protecting fundamental constitutional and human rights.  The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office enjoys a reputation for ensuring that attorneys are provided support and skills training in their areas of expertise.

***Please attach a cover letter to the online application.

The hiring range is $2,681.60 - $3,186.40/biweekly with full earning potential up to $3,881.60/biweekly.

Posting will be open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE:

Advocate on behalf of individuals charged with felonies and misdemeanors through all phases of litigation to include pre-trial, trial, and litigating all aspects of the case through disposition. Coordinate efforts with a support team of paralegals and other staff to ensure the responsible handling of a demanding caseload through disposition of the case. Maintain client communications by telephone, office appointments, and institutional visits. Keep client apprised of investigations, negotiations, and court rulings. Appear at regularly scheduled court dockets and appearances related to an assigned caseload. Conduct legal research and draft motions and pleadings. Interview witnesses. Review legal documents, police reports, transcripts, and related correspondence. Attend professional development training both within and outside the office.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from a college of law and 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 bar examination offered in South Dakota. This opportunity is also open to recent law school graduates who are eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a valid driver's license and must maintain a safe driving record with Minnehaha County. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. Working knowledge of civil and criminal law, court procedures, and the principles and practices of legal research. Ability to work with a diverse population and be attentive to the needs of the clientele. Working knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and practices utilized in legal research. Working knowledge of general law and established precedents. Ability to speak and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, clients, other agencies, and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy Public Defender requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Demonstrates a commitment to working with the indigent accused and to providing social advocacy to the clientele served by the Public Defender's Office.

 APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org                                                                          

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104                       

605-367-4337 jobs@minnehahacounty.org                                                                                                                                      

Job #20-28

DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

MB                                                                                                                                                                       

Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 367-4337.           



APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

Submit resume, cover letter addressing required qualifications, complete contact information for at least 3 professional references, and provide a writing sample not to exceed 5 pages relating to a criminal or governmental issue (i.e. Resistance to a Defense’s Motion to Suppress; Motion to Suppress (with supporting authorities); Miranda Issues; Consent Issues; Planning and Zoning Issues; and Governmental Taking Issues, just to name a few).