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OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

APPELLATE POSITION

DETAILS:  The Office of Attorney General seeks an attorney for an appellate position in the Pierre office.  An appellate attorney is responsible for representing the state in criminal and civil appeals and for providing legal advice to many state agencies, boards and commissions.  Assistant Attorneys General are required to maintain high moral character; have strong legal advocacy skills; have effective research and writing capabilities; and be able to communicate with clients and the courts. 

OFFICE LOCATION:  This position will be stationed in Pierre. 

STARTING SALARY:  Entry level salary is $ $63,259.09 annually or greater, depending upon experience and funding availability.  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; must be a motivated self-starter and be prepared to assume immediate appellate responsibilities. 

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE DATE:  Interested persons should send a resume containing three references, a writing sample and a letter describing their qualifications by June 1, 2017, to the following: 

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

 

OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

CIVIL LITIGATION POSITION

DETAILS:  The Office of Attorney General seeks an attorney for a position with the Civil Litigation Division.  The Civil Litigation Division is responsible for representing the State including many administrative licensing and regulatory cases. Division attorneys practice in both state and federal courts and are involved in constitutional, natural resource, and environmental litigation. The Civil Division also provides legal advice to state officials, agencies, boards and commissions.

OFFICE LOCATION:  This position will be stationed in Pierre. 

STARTING SALARY:  Entry level salary is $63,259.09 annually or greater, depending upon experience and funding availability.  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 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 by June 1, 2017, to the following: 

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