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Deputy State’s Attorney – Butte County

Deputy State’s Attorney – Butte County

Deputy State’s Attorney – Butte County

Job Title: Butte County Deputy State’s Attorney

Opening Date: February 28, 2024

Closing Date: When Filled

Salary: $75,000 to $86,000 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

605-892-3337 FAX: 605-892-6768

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Doctoral

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