Assistant County Attorney

Worthington, MN
Oct 09, 2020
Job Type
Full Time
Jackson County has an opening for a full-time Assistant County Attorney. Minimum qualifications: The job requires a Juris Doctorate degree, admission to the Minnesota State Bar, and a license to practice law in Minnesota, plus a commitment to satisfy yearly continuing legal education requirements as directed by the Minnesota Supreme Court (currently 45 hours in three-year periods, three of which are on ethics and two of which are on elimination of bias). Successful applicants must also have a current MN driver's license and be able to pass criminal background checks necessary to obtain CJDN authorization, pursuant to BCA rules. Desired qualifications: Experience working as an Assistant County or City Attorney, experience as a Judicial Law Clerk, and/or prosecution or juvenile related experience.

The Assistant County Attorney acts for the County Attorney, administering and enforcing the laws of the State of Minnesota and its political subdivisions. Primary areas of responsibility include felony and misdemeanor criminal prosecutions, juvenile law, child support, and general civil practice in all of the courts of the state. Attorneys litigate, negotiate, advise, and counsel, representing the State of Minnesota, the County of Jackson and its citizens.

This position is classified in Grade 19 of the County Compensation Plan. The wage range is $33.60/hour (step A/1)-$43.68/hour (step J/10). Starting salary is dependent on qualifications. Includes a competitive benefits package (e.g., Health Ins., Vacation/Sick/Personal Leave & PERA pension). This is an at-will, FLSA exempt, full-time position working a minimum 40 hours per week. Hours can exceed these minimums on occasion.

Click Apply for all the details to be considered . Resumes will be accepted, and are encouraged, but must be accompanied by a completed application. A writing sample and Law School transcript must be included with the application.

Position is open until filled with applications received by Friday, October 23, 2020, 4:30 p.m. receiving first consideration for the position.

In order to ensure the safety of citizens, employees and property, Jackson County has adopted a drug and alcohol testing policy which applies to all candidates being considered for employment with Jackson County. (Ref. Policy 501). A Drug and Alcohol test must be completed within 24 hours of all contingent verbal offers of employment, unless alternate scheduling arrangements are approved by the County Coordinator.