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Deputy State's Attorney - Hughes County

Deputy State's Attorney - Hughes County

DEPUTY STATE’S ATTORNEY POSITION, HUGHES COUNTY: Full-time permanent position now open for a Deputy State’s Attorney in the Hughes County Office of the State’s Attorney in Pierre, South Dakota.

The Hughes County State’s Attorney’s Office is looking for a criminal attorney to handle lower-level felony and juvenile cases, present those cases for legal proceedings, perform legal research, and prepare, draft and file legal documents and correspondence. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: covering other felony and misdemeanor hearings when required, advising local law enforcement agencies, dealing with juvenile justice issues, providing information to victims and witnesses and helping to fulfill the statutory responsibilities of the office.

Applicants must be able to: manage a large case volume and respond quickly and effectively to changing circumstances; speak and write effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other agencies, and the public; maintain professional appearance and demeanor.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. and be an active member in good standing of the State Bar of South Dakota or be admitted within one year of hiring.

Preferred Qualifications:  One or more years’ experience in criminal law is highly preferred but will consider all applicants.

Hughes County offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees including health and dental insurance, participation in the SD Retirement System, and paid time off.  Salary range is $72,580.31 to $92,069.17 and is determined in part based on years of professional experience

Please send a resume and cover letter to Casey Jo Deibert, Hughes County State’s Attorney, 104 E. Capitol, Pierre, SD  57501. Resumes and cover letters will also be accepted via email at

Posting to remain open until the position is filled.  All inquiries are confidential. Hughes County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Doctoral

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