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Assistant County Attorney

Posted: 11/09/2022

Job Summary

 

This Assistant County Attorney position will be assigned to the criminal division. Duties include prosecution of misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors and felonies. Assist the attorney handling the juvenile caseload as needed.
 
Sherburne County Attorney’s Office is seeking a motivated candidate to join our office.  The criminal division attorneys handle a variety of cases in addition to the development of a subject matter expertise.  We seek an individual who desires to work in a collaborative environment.  The Office invests in training and professional growth. Our new Courthouse and office are in Elk River, Minnesota; close to the Twin Cities providing access to all of the amenities but foregoing the traffic. Come grow with our dynamic community.

 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

These examples of typical duties do not include all possible tasks for this classification and do not limit the assignment of related tasks. Regular attendance according to the department's approved work schedule is required for all Sherburne County positions.
 
  •  Prosecute misdemeanors through charging, arraignment, pre-trial, contested hearings, and court or jury trial.
  •  Prosecute gross misdemeanors through charging, arraignment, pre-trial, omnibus hearings, and court or jury trial.
  •  Prosecute felonies through charging, arraignment, pre-trial, omnibus hearings and court or jury trial.  
  •  Handle on-call responsibilities for weekends and holidays on a rotating basis with the other prosecutors.
  •  Handle probation violations on misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors and felony cases.
  •  Assist the attorney handling the juvenile caseload as needed. 
  •  Write briefs and argue criminal appeals. 
  •  Assist with legal research on felonies, gross misdemeanors, criminal appeals, and civil files.
  •  Other duties as assigned by the County Attorney or Chief Deputy County Attorney.

 


Minimum Qualifications

 

Minimum Qualifications
Four-year Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university. Juris Doctorate degree obtained after three or four year successful course of study at an accredited law school. Admission to the Minnesota State Bar. Required to pass a  background  check,  pass  an  on-line  security test  for CJDN access  and  be fingerprinted. Valid MN Driver's License required.
  
In addition to minimum qualifications, an individual must meet the minimum experience qualifications as stated below to qualify for an Assistant County Attorney I, II or III position:
 
Assistant County Attorney I
Pay Grade 17: $84,302.40 - $118,040
Minimum qualification for the position requires one to three years of directly related employment experience.
 
Assistant County Attorney II
Pay Grade 18: $90,230.40 - $126,297.60
Minimum qualification for the position requires three to seven years directly related employment experience.  
Assistant County Attorney III
Pay Grade 20: $103,292.80 - $144,601.60
Minimum qualification for the position requires seven or more years directly related employment experience.  

*pay grades reflect approved 2023 wage scale

 


Supplemental Information

 

Interviews will be scheduled the week of December 5, 2022.

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