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Butte County Deputy State’s Attorney

Butte County Deputy State’s Attorney

Position Announcement



Job Title:         Butte County Deputy State’s Attorney

Opening Date: September 9, 2022

Closing Date:  When Filled

Salary:            Depending on Experience


Position Summary:

The Deputy State’s Attorney performs routine professional legal work in the prosecution of civil and criminal cases, juvenile crimes, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases in Butte County, South Dakota.  Actual responsibilities of the Deputy State’s Attorney may vary depending on need but may include working with law enforcement in the investigation of criminal cases, reviewing offenses and evidence to make charging decisions in criminal and juvenile cases, reviewing requests for petitions and determining appropriate courses of action, making recommendations for child custody and parental rights, and attending legal proceedings.  Duties may also include advising County elected and appointed officials on various civil law issues, to include contracts, labor law, taxation, and other civil matters. 

Position Requirements:

Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited College of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree.  Applicants must also be:

  • licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of South Dakota, or
  • licensed in any other state and able to take the next available South Dakota Bar Examination, or
  • a recent or imminent law school graduate, eligible to take the next available South Dakota Bar Examination

Applicants must also successfully complete a pre-employment background process.


Preferred Qualifications:

Strong research and writing skills, strong oral advocacy skills, ability to work well in a group, and ability to use a computer in a standard office setting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

A successful applicant will have a working knowledge of criminal and civil law, to include criminal and civil procedure, court pleadings, and rules of evidence.  A successful applicant will also be able to review, research, and prosecute criminal and juvenile cases, and communicate effectively in writing and orally.  A successful applicant will also be able to maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other agencies and the public.  Finally, a successful applicant will be able to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.

Apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to:     

 LeEllen McCartney

 Butte County State’s Attorney

 839 Fifth Avenue

 Belle Fourche, SD  57717

Leellen.mccartney@buttesd.org 

605-892-3337    FAX:  605-892-6768

                                                                             

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

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