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Potter County is accepting applications for the


Applications may be picked up in the

County Auditor’s office at the courthouse in Gettysburg.

Application will be accepted until March 17th.

POSITION SUMMARY – The States Attorney performs routine professional legal work in the prosecution of civil and criminal cases and juvenile crimes, including working with law enforcement in the investigation of criminal cases, reviewing offensives and existence to make charging decisions in criminal and juvenile cases, and attending legal proceedings. Duties may also include advising County elected and appointed officials on various civil law issues, including 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. 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, SKILL, AND ABILITY – A successful applicant will have a working knowledge of criminal and civil law, including criminal and civil procedures, court pleadings, and rules of evidence. The applicant will also be able to review, research, and prosecute criminal and juvenile cases and communication effectively in writing and orally. Applicants will also be able to maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other agencies, and the public. Finally, the applicant will be able to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.

Apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to:

Potter County Auditor’s Office

201 S. Exene Street

Gettysburg, SD 57442

Phone: (605) 765-9408

Fax: (605) 765-2332


Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Doctoral

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