OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
CIVIL LITIGATION POSITION
DETAILS: The Office of Attorney General seeks an attorney for a position with the Civil Litigation Division, to handle prisoner and § 1983 litigation primarily in federal court. The Civil Litigation Division is responsible for representing the state in civil cases defended or prosecuted by the State and in many administrative licensing and regulatory cases. Division attorneys practice in both state and federal courts and are involved in constitutional, natural resources, Indian law, and environmental litigation. The Civil Litigation Division also provides legal advice to state officials, agencies, boards and commissions. The person eligible for this position must have strong research and writing capabilities, must be able to communicate well to clients and the courts, must have strong legal advocacy skills. Civil Trial experience of 3 to 5 years is preferred.
OFFICE LOCATION: The preferred working station for this position will be Pierre but will consider Sioux Falls for the right candidate.
STARTING SALARY: Entry level salary is $82,000 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 civil litigation responsibilities.
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 email or address below. The position is open until filled
OR Mail To:
CHARLES MCGUIGAN, OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL, 1302 E. HIGHWAY 14, SUITE 1, PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA 57501.