Bismarck - ND, North Dakota

Posted Date

January 26, 2024

Contact Information

Ashley Rose Eisenbeis
aeisenbeis@nd.gov

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL

 Position No: 125-31484 and 125-31485

 Salary Range: $81,000 – $120,000 annually (Commensurate with Experience).  Click for Total Rewards Calculator

Closing Date: February 9, 2024

Status: Full-Time with State Benefit Package

Recruitment: Internal/External

Location: State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND

 Selecting Supervisor: Mary Kae Kelsch, Director, General Counsel Division Summary of Work

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the state of North Dakota, and the Attorney General’s Office serves more than 70 state agencies, boards, and commissions, as well as the University System, the State Board of Higher Education, and various colleges and universities. In furtherance of its mission to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and people of the state of North Dakota, the General Counsel Division serves as legal counsel to the state agencies, boards, and commissions. It also researches and drafts Attorney General opinions regarding legal questions and open records and meetings, and reviews administrative rules for legality. The General Counsel Division is a family-friendly workplace that emphasizes a collaborative and flexible working environment.

The successful applicant for this position will:

  1. Provide legal advice and representation to agencies, boards, and commissions;
  2. Assist clients with contract review and negotiation, and procurement;
  3. Communicate with clients;
  4. Conduct research on pertinent legal issues;
  5. Keep abreast of recent legal developments relevant to clients and practice areas;
  6. Attend client, board, departmental, and division meetings as required;
  7. Assist clients with drafting legislation and legislative testimony, as requested;
  8. Review administrative rules for legality;
  9. Research and draft formal Attorney General opinions; and
  10. Perform other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the Division

In addition to the monthly salary, this position includes fully paid health insurance for employee and family, the option to participate in employee-paid dental and vision for employee and family, participation in the state NDPERS defined contribution retirement plan as well as the option to participate in the 457 deferred compensation plan, the option to contribute to a medical spending account, and earning annual and sick leave.

Employees in this position are eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

There are two positions open at this time.

Minimum Qualifications

  1.  Licensed, or the expectation of imminent licensure, to practice law in North Dakota;
  2. Two or more years of experience in general counsel representation, employment law, education law, regulatory or administrative law, or contract law, preferred but not required;
  3. High ethical standards and clean discipline record;
  4. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality;
  5. Excellent communication, client management, and legal research and writing skills;
  6. Excellent time management and organization skills;
  7. Knowledge of state and federal government regulation and compliance;
  8. Ability to translate complex legal interpretation and findings into clear, concise, and understandable terms;
  9. Ability to exercise independent judgment and professional discretion in the identification, analysis, management, and resolution of legal problems relevant to governing bodies and agencies;
  10. Demonstrated ability to maintain effective and collegial working relationships;
  11. Judgment, reliability, and willingness to devote the time and energy necessary to provide excellent legal services to the State of North Dakota; and
  12. Successful completion of the interview process, reference checks, and standard background and criminal record checks.

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Application Procedures

 Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The Office of Attorney General does not provide sponsorships.

Application package must be received by 11:59 PM on the closing date listed on the opening. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED

ONLINE AT: www.nd.gov/careers

Documents to be submitted:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter with a summary that clearly explains how the applicant’s work experience is related to the summary of work and minimum/preferred qualifications
  • 3 Professional References
  • College Transcripts (copies or unofficial versions are acceptable for the initial application process but when the top candidate is given a conditional employment offer, they are required to present official transcripts)

Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process please contact Ashley, Office of Attorney General: E-mail: aeisenbeis@nd.gov; phone: (701) 328-1256 or TTY: 1-800-366-6888.

at: https://www.nd.gov/omb/public/careers/team-nd-benefits

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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

Responsibilities

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the state of North Dakota, and the Attorney General’s Office serves more than 70 state agencies, boards, and commissions, as well as the University System, the State Board of Higher Education, and various colleges and universities. In furtherance of its mission to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and people of the state of North Dakota, the General Counsel Division serves as legal counsel to the state agencies, boards, and commissions. It also researches and drafts Attorney General opinions regarding legal questions and open records and meetings, and reviews administrative rules for legality. The General Counsel Division is a family-friendly workplace that emphasizes a collaborative and flexible working environment.

The successful applicant for this position will:

  1. Provide legal advice and representation to agencies, boards, and commissions;
  2. Assist clients with contract review and negotiation, and procurement;
  3. Communicate with clients;
  4. Conduct research on pertinent legal issues;
  5. Keep abreast of recent legal developments relevant to clients and practice areas;
  6. Attend client, board, departmental, and division meetings as required;
  7. Assist clients with drafting legislation and legislative testimony, as requested;
  8. Review administrative rules for legality;
  9. Research and draft formal Attorney General opinions; and
  10. Perform other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the Division

Qualifications

  1. Licensed, or the expectation of imminent licensure, to practice law in North Dakota;
  2. Two or more years of experience in general counsel representation, employment law, education law, regulatory or administrative law, or contract law, preferred but not required;
  3. High ethical standards and clean discipline record;
  4. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality;
  5. Excellent communication, client management, and legal research and writing skills;
  6. Excellent time management and organization skills;
  7. Knowledge of state and federal government regulation and compliance;
  8. Ability to translate complex legal interpretation and findings into clear, concise, and understandable terms;
  9. Ability to exercise independent judgment and professional discretion in the identification, analysis, management, and resolution of legal problems relevant to governing bodies and agencies;
  10. Demonstrated ability to maintain effective and collegial working relationships;
  11. Judgment, reliability, and willingness to devote the time and energy necessary to provide excellent legal services to the State of North Dakota; and
  12. Successful completion of the interview process, reference checks, and standard background and criminal record checks.

 

Application Process

Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The Office of Attorney General does not provide sponsorships.

Application package must be received by 11:59 PM on the closing date listed on the opening. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED

ONLINE AT: www.nd.gov/careers

Documents to be submitted:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter with a summary that clearly explains how the applicant’s work experience is related to the summary of work and minimum/preferred qualifications
  • 3 Professional References
  • College Transcripts (copies or unofficial versions are acceptable for the initial application process but when the top candidate is given a conditional employment offer, they are required to present official transcripts)

Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process please contact Ashley, Office of Attorney General: E-mail: aeisenbeis@nd.gov; phone: (701) 328-1256 or TTY: 1-800-366-6888.

at: https://www.nd.gov/omb/public/careers/team-nd-benefits

To learn more about living in North Dakota, visit https://findthegoodlife.com