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Job Listings for South Dakota Bar Members

December 2014

Ebeltoft . Sickler . Lawyers, a growing and progressive regional law firm located in Dickinson, North Dakota, seeks to hire a lawyer to practice in the firm’s Business Solutions, Real Estate and Personal Planning practice groups. An education track in accounting and tax and/or documented experience related to accountancy, tax law, estate planning or sophisticated commercial transactions is preferred. The ideal applicant will have a strong academic background, exceptional analytical skills, and an ability to perform exacting work. A successful applicant must be licensed to practice, or eligible to become licensed to practice, in North Dakota, and will receive a regionally competitive compensation package that will reward beneficial experience and encourage a long-term relationship with the firm. This is an opportunity for a motivated lawyer to join a successful “AV”® rated firm. Visit our website at www.ndlaw.com. Please submit your letter of application and resume to Ebeltoft . Sickler . Lawyers, Attn: Randall N. Sickler, 2272 8th Street West, Dickinson, ND 58601, or to rsickler@ndlaw.com. All applications will be kept confidential.

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Associate Attorney. Johnson, Miner, Marlow, Woodward, & Huff, Prof. LLC of Yankton, South Dakota seeks an associate attorney with 0-5 years experience for its business transactions and estate planning practice. Position will also have litigation opportunities, particularly in commercial and trust disputes. Excellent writing skills required; top third class standing preferred. Send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and references to PO Box 667, Yankton, SD 57078 or to mikem@jmmwh.com.

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Staff Attorney – State Court Administrator’s Office (SCAO) – Unified Judicial System – Pierre, SD
This position provides legal research, legal oversight and program management to various programs within the SCAO in consultation with and as directed by the Director of Legal and Legislative Counsel and State Court Administrator. The SCAO is the administrative office of the Unified Judicial System. The SCAO implements the rules and policies of the Supreme Court as they apply to the operation and administration of the courts. Duties may include: advising on legal matters impacting UJS employees and programs; providing legal review and oversight related to various programs within the UJS; reviewing and updating UJS publications, forms and resources for legal accuracy prior to publication; providing legal technical assistance/ auditing of entities within the UJS; staffing selected committees within the UJS; reviewing grant programs and ensuring compliance. This position requires knowledge of the law, court system, functions of the court, and the legal and judicial system. This position also requires the ability to conduct research, locate sources of legal information, and communicate effectively. This position requires graduation from an ABA accredited law school and possession of a juris doctorate and a license to practice law in South Dakota; experience is highly preferred but not required. Successful completion of a criminal background investigation is required for employment. The annual salary for this position is $60,421.80 to $63,442.89, depending on experience. This position is open until filled; however, received applications will be reviewed beginning January 1, 2015. For further information about this position and to apply please go to http://bhr.sd.gov, Requisition #3979.

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Agency: Department of Social Services; Division of Legal Services; Pierre, SD
Salary/Grade: $72,570.44 - $85,000.00 annually E22 Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The Division of Legal Services within the South Dakota Department of Social Services is seeking to hire a highly motivated and experienced attorney with a passion for service and desire to make a difference to serve as a Legal Division Director. The Legal Division Director combines his/her demonstrated dedication to the representation to the Department of Social Services with his/her strong leadership skills to provide quality representation and legal advice on a wide range of highly visible, sensitive issues to ensure the highest standard of presentation.
The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school, a member of the South Dakota State Bar although applicants not yet a member of the South Dakota State Bar but applying for the same may be considered and hired on condition of becoming a member of the South Dakota State Bar. This position is exempt from the Career Service Act.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have: Previous supervisory experience and experience in the criminal prosecution of child abuse is strongly desired.
The duties of the Legal Division Director include: legal advice to the Secretary, Deputy Secretaries, and Division Directors of the Department; concerning the day-to-day operations of the Department; legal advice to the Secretary on pending civil lawsuits against the Department; draft, review, and lobby legislative matters on behalf of the Department; act as the liaison between the Department and the Attorney General’s Office; work with the various State’s Attorneys in South Dakota on civil and criminal matters the Department is involved in; represent the Department on a wide variety of legal issues including abuse and neglect of children and adults, child support, child care, behavioral health, Medicaid, and Medicaid recovery; represent the Department throughout the state in litigation before the Supreme Court, Circuit Court, and the Office of Administrative Hearings; supervise and manage the responsibilities of the Legal Division through a staff of Trial Attorneys, Senior Trial Attorneys, and administrative assistants; manage the administrative functions of the Legal Division including preparing and monitoring the division budget, developing policies and portions of the strategic plan, and serving on the management team.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE To Apply: submit an electronic application through http://bhr.sd.gov

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Senior Trial Attorney - Department of Transportation - Pierre, SD
The position of a Senior Trial Attorney provides legal counsel and representation to the South Dakota Department of Transportation, its boards and commissions. Duties include researching and interpreting relevant laws and providing legal advice, representing the department in civil matters in state court, federal court, and administrative proceedings, and drafting contracts, rules, manuals, and specifications.
The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school, a member of the South Dakota State Bar or willing and qualified to become a member of the South Dakota State Bar, and qualified for appointment as a Special Assistant Attorney General.
The State of South Dakota offers a comprehensive benefit package including health and life insurance; generous paid time off; and flexible work schedules.
This position is open until filled. Job ID: 3860. Salary: $60,421.80 - $75,527.24 depending on knowledge, skills and abilities. For more information and to apply, please go to http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus or contact any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office.
SD Bureau of Human Resources, 500 East Capitol, Pierre, South Dakota 57501-5070
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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The Black Hills Area Community Foundation seeks an experienced, energetic and creative leader to serve as its next Executive Director. The position reports to a 16 member board of directors and will be responsible for leading the Foundation in its next stage of entrepreneurial growth, increasing visibility among donors, financial advisors and community organizations and growing the assets of the Foundation. More information about the position and how to make application can be found at:www.bhacf.org/careers

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PARALEGAL POSITION: Small law firm seeks experienced family law paralegal (must have paralegal degree and/or certificate). Hourly amount is based on work history and skills.
Must be detailed oriented and able to work efficiently with minimal supervision. Knowledge of legal office procedures, legal terminology and computer proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is necessary.
If you would like to join a great team, please send your resume and salary requirements for immediate consideration to:
Law Office, 400 North Main, Suite 202, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, Rapid City, SD – Associate General Counsel
National American University seeks applicants for associate general counsel at its central administration offices in Rapid City, South Dakota. This position is responsible for assisting the Office of General Counsel in representing and advising the university on a myriad of matters. Among other things, this position will provide expert advice on employment-related topics, assist Human Resources in training employees, conduct internal investigations, represent the university in state and federal administrative proceedings, assist outside counsel in employment-related litigation, and monitor developments in state and federal employment laws to ensure compliance.
Qualified applicants must have a Juris Doctor from an accredited law school, a current license to practice law, and at least five years’ experience. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in employment law, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work efficiently and collaboratively within a team and with other university departments, effective negotiating skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
National American University is a regionally accredited, proprietary, multi-campus institution of higher learning offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in technical and professional disciplines. NAU opened its first campus in Rapid City, South Dakota, in 1941 and has since grown to multiple locations throughout the United States. National American University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. (www.ncahlc.org)
To apply, please submit an employment application (non-faculty) available at http://www.national.edu/careers-nau, resume, and letter of interest to: Office of General Counsel, National American University, 5301 S. Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57701

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Wagner, Falconer & Judd, Ltd. (“WFJ”) with offices in Minneapolis, MN, Milwaukee, WI and Sioux Falls, SD is seeking a motivated attorney to work as a general practice attorney in our Sioux Falls office. Founded in 1932, WFJ is a law firm which embraces its core values of Passion, Teamwork, Integrity and Client Service. We are looking for a candidate that embodies these values, has an entrepreneurial spirit and will help WFJ grow its practice. Please visit our website to learn more about us. www.wfjlawfirm.com. The successful candidate must be licensed to practice law in SD for a minimum of two years. Competitive salary and full benefits available. Please forward via email a cover letter, resume, and references to: Taryn Krumwiede, TKrumwiede@wfjlawfirm.com

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MINNEHAHA COUNTY invites applications for the position of: Deputy State’s Attorney / Senior Deputy State’s Attorney
All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.
SALARY: $2,073.60 - $2,464.80 Biweekly OPENING DATE: 11/20/14 CLOSING DATE: 12/22/14 05:00 PM
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Minnehaha County State’s Attorney’s Office invites applications for a Deputy State’s Attorney / Senior Deputy State’s Attorney to perform professional legal work on behalf of Minnehaha County and County departments in civil and criminal court and administrative proceedings. Responsibilities include providing legal advice and representation to County officials and staff and assisting with drafting, filing and presenting proposed legislation.
2015 hiring range is $2,073.60 - $2,464.80 biweekly.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE: Prosecute violations of state law including felony, misdemeanor, juvenile violation, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases for legal proceedings. Review police reports and evidence to make determination on charges. Prepare subpoenas for witnesses and records. Interview witnesses. Select jurors. Review requests for juvenile petitions and determine appropriate course of action. Make recommendations for child custody and parental rights in juvenile cases. Perform legal research and prepare and file legal documents and correspondence. Draft proposed legislation and appear before legislative committees. Prepare press releases. Communicate with the media. Supervise clerical staff and interns and train and educate volunteers, law enforcement, and social workers.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a college of law, attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, and admission by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the state of South Dakota; or be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next available South Dakota bar examination; or be a recent or imminent law school graduate, eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy State’s Attorney requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience. Working knowledge of civil and criminal law and methods and practices of pleadings; court procedures and rules of evidence; principles, methods, materials and practices utilized in legal research; and general law and established precedents. Ability to prosecute cases. Ability to speak and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other agencies and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Strong oral argument skills. Preferred qualifications for a Senior Deputy State’s Attorney include a minimum of five years experience in complex felony prosecution, significant jury trial experience, and experience with civil litigation.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 , 605-367-4337 jobs@minnehahacounty.org
Job #14-54 --DEPUTY STATE’S ATTORNEY / SENIOR DEPUTY STATE’S ATTORNEY JA
Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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LINCOLN COUNTY Invites applications for the position of: Deputy State’s Attorney
SALARY: $4,457.74 - $4,683.41/monthly OPENING DATE: 9/26/2014 CLOSING DATE: 11/17/2014
General Information: The Lincoln County State’s Attorney’s Office invites applications for a Deputy State’s Attorney to perform routine professional legal work in the prosecution of civil and criminal crimes, juvenile crimes, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases in Lincoln County.
Examples of Duties: Prepare and manage a caseload of predominantly misdemeanor cases, juvenile violation cases, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases. Present cases for legal proceedings. Perform legal research. Prepare, draft, and file legal documents and correspondence. Review offenses, police reports, and evidence to make determination on charges. Prepare, send, and track subpoenas for witnesses and records. Prepare interview witnesses for legal proceedings. Select jurors. Stay informed on changes in relevant laws, statutes, and proposed legislation and policy.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a college of law, attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree from an
accredited law school, and admission by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the state of South Dakota or be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next available South Dakota bar examination or be a recent or imminent law school graduate, eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Working knowledge of civil and criminal law and methods and practices of pleadings, court procedures and rules of evidence, principles, methods, materials and practices utilized in legal research, and general law and established precedents. Ability to work under strict time constraints. Ability to speak and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other agencies and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor.
Preferred Qualifications: Strong oral argument skills.
To Apply: Submit completed application and resume by November 17th, 2014 to: Lincoln County Human Resources, 104 N. Main Street
Suite 140, Canton, SD 57013. Applications available on Lincoln County’s website under “Employment” at: www.lincolncountysd.org. Please call (605) 764-6609 for questions on application process. All applications must be post marked by November 17th, 2014 to be considered.
An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Senior Trial Attorney - Department of Transportation - Pierre, SD
The position of a Senior Trial Attorney provides legal counsel and representation to the South Dakota Department of Transportation, its boards and commissions. Duties include researching and interpreting relevant laws and providing legal advice, representing the department in civil matters in state court, federal court, and administrative proceedings, and drafting contracts, rules, manuals, and specifications.
The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school, a member of the South Dakota State Bar or willing and qualified to become a member of the South Dakota State Bar, and qualified for appointment as a Special Assistant Attorney General.
The State of South Dakota offers a comprehensive benefit package including health and life insurance; generous paid time off; and flexible work schedules.
This position is open until filled. Job ID: 3860. Salary: $60,421.80 - $75,527.24 depending on knowledge, skills and abilities. For more information and to apply, please go to http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus or contact any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office.
SD Bureau of Human Resources, 500 East Capitol, Pierre, South Dakota 57501-5070
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR GENERAL COUNSEL POSITION
Heartland Consumers Power District (“Heartland”), a public corporation and political subdivision of the State of South Dakota, is seeking to enter into a contractual relationship with a South Dakota licensed attorney to serve as its General Counsel beginning in January, 2015. The General Counsel will be hired by Heartland’s Board of Directors to provide legal advice to Heartland and to assist the Board in its oversight functions. The General Counsel will be supervised by and be accountable to the Board. The General Counsel’s legal services may include: attending and reviewing minutes of all meetings of the Board; rendering general legal advice; drafting and reviewing contracts; drafting and reviewing board policies; providing legal services for the disposition or acquisition of real property and interests in real property; providing legal services for the borrowing or lending of money; and providing such other legal services as directed, all in accordance with Heartland’s policies.
Terms of the contract will be negotiated between the Heartland Board of Directors and the successful applicant.
The deadline for applications is December 12, 2014. Applications should be directed to Board President Merlin Van Walleghen by email at: mvanwall@santel.net
For more information on South Dakota Consumer Power Districts, see SDCL Chapters 49-35 through 49-40. For more information on Heartland, visit its website at hcpd.com.

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MINNEHAHA COUNTY invites applications for the position of: Deputy State’s Attorney / Senior Deputy State’s Attorney
All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.
SALARY: $2,073.60 - $2,464.80 Biweekly OPENING DATE: 11/20/14 CLOSING DATE: 12/22/14 05:00 PM
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Minnehaha County State’s Attorney’s Office invites applications for two (2) Deputy State’s Attorney / Senior Deputy State’s Attorney vacancies to begin appointment in 2015. These are grant-funded positions in which the incumbent will focus on DUI/Vehicular Crimes prosecution. Continuation of position beyond December 2018 is dependent upon funding.
The 2015 hiring range is $2,073.60 - $2,464.80 biweekly plus a comprehensive benefits package.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE: Prosecute violations of state law including felony, misdemeanor, juvenile violation, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases for legal proceedings. Review police reports and evidence to make determination on charges. Prepare subpoenas for witnesses and records. Interview witnesses. Select jurors. Perform legal research and prepare and file legal documents and correspondence. Draft proposed legislation and appear before legislative committees. Prepare press releases. Communicate with the media. Supervise clerical staff and interns and train and educate volunteers, law enforcement, and social workers.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a college of law, attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, and admission by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the state of South Dakota; or be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next available South Dakota bar examination; or be a recent or imminent law school graduate, eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy State’s Attorney requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience. Working knowledge of civil and criminal law and methods and practices of pleadings; court procedures and rules of evidence; principles, methods, materials and practices utilized in legal research; and general law and established precedents. Ability to prosecute cases. Ability to speak and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other agencies and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Strong oral argument skills. Preferred qualifications for a Senior Deputy State’s Attorney include a minimum of five years experience in complex felony prosecution, significant jury trial experience, and experience with civil litigation.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 , 605-367-4337 jobs@minnehahacounty.org
Job #14-55 --DEPUTY STATE’S ATTORNEY / SENIOR DEPUTY STATE’S ATTORNEY JA
Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Email your job ad to nicole dot ogan at sdbar dot net for publication in the next newsletter.
Deadline, December 26, 2014.


 

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