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Assistant City Attorney

City of Bismarck
Job Description
Job Overview
Number of Openings: 1
Hours of Work: Days
Days of Work: Monday through Friday
Testing to be Completed: Logical Reasoning-Decision Making; HR will reach out to finalists with testing details
Documents to Attach: Cover Letter, Resume, Transcripts
Closing Date: 8/9/2020
Job Description
This position provides legal services to the City of Bismarck, including the prosecution of ordinance violations but are not limited to (see job description for list):
  • Prepares cases for prosecution in municipal court; reviews legal issues and witnesses. 
  • Reviews police reports and makes decisions with regards to criminal charges; reviews motor vehicle accident reports for criminal and non-criminal traffic violations. 
  • Prepares cases for jury trial in district court, including motion briefs, discovery, witness selection, expert determinations, and appeals. 
  • Coordinates the review of evidence. 
  • Conducts legal research. 
  • Assists municipal court with legal issues, including arraignments, court trials, ordinances, and criminal rights issues. 
  • Works with court clerks on issues related to warrants, restitution, parking matters, etc.
  • Drafts a variety of legal documents. 
  • Assists in the drafting of municipal ordinances, amendments, resolutions, procedures, rules, and regulations. 
  • Responds to questions from the public regarding city ordinances, rules, regulations and other issues. 
  • Answers legal questions from city departments.
  • Makes decisions on property damage claims.  
  • Performs related duties.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years’ experience.
  • • Current membership or eligible for membership in the State Bar of North Dakota.
Specials Requirements
If none of the applicants meet the above requirements, the position may be under filled with an Assistant City Attorney 1 (Grade 21), with no years of experience.
City of Bismarck Benefits
  • Health Insurance - 100% employer paid family plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability at 60%
  • Annual and Sick Leave
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance for employee and dependents
  • 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Short Term Disability, Accident, Cancer, and Life Insurance Options
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States. No sponsorships considered. Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks.
The City of Bismarck is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For technical issues please contact recruiting at 701-355-1337
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