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Job Listings for South Dakota Bar Members

August 2014

Agency: Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security
Salary/Grade: $15.20 per hour N14
This is a hybrid position within the Department of Public Safety. The selected candidate will split time between the Office of Legal Counsel and the Office of Homeland Security. Some out of town travel may be required. Duties will include:

  • attend depositions, court or administrative hearings and trials;
  • assist with research drafting, organization and lobbying of Department legislation;
  • obtain and maintain Secret Security clearance;
  • assist with compiling and analyzing data for yearly Threat Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment and State Preparedness Report;
  • provide updates on progress of strategic plan;
  • coordinate Regional Response and Special Weapons and Tactical Teams by providing guidance and logistical support for specialized training;
  • provide security improvement and technical assistance to state, county, tribal, and private entities;
  • maintain and update critical infrastructure data base;
  • other duties as assigned.

Questionnaire: Applicants will be required to answer a series of job related questions when submitting an application for this job.
NCRC:
If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office.
Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Paralegal certification and experience as a first responder (fire, law enforcement, EMS, and/or emergency management), or equivalent military experience.
Knowledge of:

  • legal process and homeland security programs.

Ability to:

  • conduct legal research;
  • conduct investigations and statistical and documentary research;
  • draft legal documents, correspondence, and pleadings;
  • assist in preparing for trials and/or legal hearings;
  • organize and index trial or hearing materials and other administrative duties as needed;
  • draft orders, subpoenas, motions, and briefs as directed;
  • assemble and compile charts, exhibits, and reports;
  • provide backup for program manager for payment requests;
  • develop and maintain job processes for Homeland Security;
  • plan and implement biannual Homeland Security conference;
  • coordinate training for state agencies;
  • maintain special events data base;
  • develop Homeland Security Bulletin to update Senior Advisory Committee and public and private partners;
  • research new and applicable technologies applicable to Homeland Security applications.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE

Apply at: http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

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Assistant General Counsel We have an opening in our Legal Department in our LeMars, Iowa Office for an Assistant General Counsel.
The Assistant General Counsel will be a key member of the Wells Enterprises legal team and will coordinate with our business teams on
various initiatives. This position will work on customer contracts, marketing activities, regulatory compliance, and litigation management.
The Assistant General Counsel reports directly to the Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel.
Other responsibilities include: Negotiate and draft contracts related to the sale of branded food products; Provide legal counsel to
business teams by identifying, analyzing, and addressing legal risks; Responsible for compliance with food regulations, antitrust laws, and
advertising requirements; Review basic transactional documents such as non-disclosure agreements, secured transaction documents, and
credit support instruments; Manage commercial litigation and coordinate with outside counsel.
Preferred Candidates will have the following qualifications: Law degree and bar membership; At least 3-5 years of experience focused
on transactional matters and contract drafting; Law firm experience preferred; Legal experience in the food industry is a plus; Excellent
writing and oral communication skills and ability to interact with and provide advice to senior management; and Ability to work
independently with minimal supervision.
If you meet these requirements and are interested in this position, to be considered for an interview you must complete an online
application at http://bunnynet.bluebunny.com/hr/staffing/pages/careers.aspx or http://www.bluebunny.com/careers/Jobs.aspx.
Wells Enterprises is an EEO/AA employer M/F/Vet/Dis

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POSITION AVAILABLE- Rapid City, SD area firm seeks a part-time/flextime associate. All inquiries will be kept confidential. Direct cover letter and resume to careers@midwestlegalcounsel.com.

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CHIEF PROSECUTOR - Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court - Fort Yates, ND 58538
OPEN: Until Filled SALARY: Negotiable
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is soliciting applications for employment as an independent contract employee to serve as the Chief
Prosecutor for the Standing Rock Tribal Court, a full-time position.
Chapter 5 of Title 1 of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Code of Justice governs the duties, responsibilities and qualifications of the Chief
Prosecutor for the Tribal Court.
Pursuant to Section 1-505 of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Code of Justice, the term of office for the tribal court prosecutor shall be two
years; however, the initial appointment shall be for a probationary period not to exceed six months.
The Chief Prosecutor is expected to be at the work-site from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Central) on weekdays, excluding tribal holidays.
Compensation and the remaining terms of employment not specifically covered by Chapter 5 of Title 1 of the Code of Justice are negotiable
and will be set forth in the agreement of the parties.
Section 1-502 of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Code of Justice sets forth statutory prerequisites for employment as follows:
To be eligible to serve as a Tribal Court prosecutor or assistant prosecutor, a person shall (1) be a member in good standing of the bar in
any state or federal court; (2) at least 21 years of age, (3) be of high moral character and integrity, (4) have a law degree from an (ABA)
accredited law school, (5) must never have been convicted of a felony; (6) shall not have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed
Services; [and] (7) be physically able to perform the duties of the office.
No specific form of application is required. Applications shall be in writing, to include a professional resume, legal qualifications, letters
of recommendation and any other submissions at the option of the applicant (e.g. a legal writing sample). All applications are considered
on merit.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Code of Justice, 30-202, extends a limited preference based on political status, in the following order: 1)
Tribal members, 2) local Indians, 3) other Indians, and 4) all other qualified applicants. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court is an equal
opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex or sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability.
The selected applicant will be subject to Tribal, State & Federal Criminal Background Checks.
Applications for the Chief Prosecutor position can be sent to Ms. Dellis M. Agard, Court Administrator, Standing Rock Tribal Court, PO
Box 363, Fort Yates, ND 58538, Telephone (701) 854-7244 or by Email to dagard@standingrock.org.
The worksite for this position is located at the Standing Rock Tribal Court in Fort Yates, ND. The Sitting Bull College Transit provides
bus services, at nominal cost, to the work-site prior to the start of the workday from Mandan, ND; Mobridge, SD; McLaughlin, SD and
Selfridge, ND, as well as back to those sites at the end of the workday.

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Paralegal
Open July 28, 2014 to August 15, 2014
This position will assist and provide a range of legal support and administration to the Tribal Lawyer. Applicant must have excellent writing
skills, problem solving capabilities, communication and be organized. Experience with Westlaw, historical document understanding,
familiarity with tribal law and government preferred.
All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements attached to the application.
Education Required: Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies
Must submit to a background check and to a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Applications are available at the FSST ribal
Office or print one off online at www.fsst.org. May attach resume to Tribal Application.
Direct questions to Kiya Esquivel, Human Resources Generalist 605-997-3891 Ext. 1201

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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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Riter, Rogers, Wattier and Northrup, LLP, of Pierre, South Dakota seeks an Associate Attorney with 0-5 years of experience. Must
be admitted to the South Dakota Bar or eligible for admission upon hiring. Applicant must show strong academic credentials, excellent
writing and communication skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate a long term commitment to the firm, the Pierre community,
and an interest in equity ownership. Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Margo Northrup, 319 S. Coteau Street, Pierre,
SD 57501 or m.northrup@riterlaw.com. All submissions will be confidential.

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(Staff Attorney - Rapid City, South Dakota)
DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS),
a non-profit legal services program, is accepting applications for a Staff Attorney
position in our Rapid City, South Dakota, branch office. The Rapid City office serves the counties of Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding,
Lawrence, Meade, Pennington and Perkins in South Dakota.
QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice in South Dakota, or willing and
qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate
practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in
court; must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients; and must commit to a
minimum of a two year employment period, upon completion of a six month probationary period.
SALARY: Competitive, depending on experience. DPLS has an excellent fringe benefits package including generous leave benefits and
employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:
John J. Buchy, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls1@gwtc.net
Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Established AV-rated firm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota seeking associate attorney. The ideal candidate will have three to five years
experience working in civil and criminal litigation. A strong background in business and corporate law and estate planning is preferred.
Candidates must possess outstanding oral and written skills, willingness to learn and the desire to excel. Salary will be commensurate
with experience. Please send a current resume and cover letter to PO Box 1771, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1771. All inquiries will remain confidential.

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Ronald R. Frauenshuh, Jr. in Northeast, South Dakota and West Central, Minnesota seeks a highly motivated and self-starter
attorney, ideally with 1-3 years of experience in private practice. Applicants must be extremely articulate in oral communication and good
writing skills and a strong advocate. Join an established and proven practice seeking to expand geographically. All inquiries will be kept
confidential. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Full-time attorney wanted. Please submit cover letter, resume and references
to: lawfrauenshuh@gmail.com

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Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. – Business Attorney Position, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. is seeking to hire an associate with 3+ years of experience to work in its business practice in our
Sioux Falls office. An ideal candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills. Confidential inquiries, including resume,
cover letter and academic transcript, should be sent to Eric Kerkvliet, Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., PO Box 2700, Sioux Falls, SD
57101-2700 or ekerkvliet@lynnjackson.com.

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Agency: Department of Social Services; Division of Legal Services; Pierre, SD
Salary/Grade: $48,316.02 - $60,395.02 annually E18 Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The Division of Legal Services within the South Dakota Department of Social Services is seeking to hire an attorney to act as legal
counsel for the Department of Social Services and all of its divisions, including interpreting relevant laws, providing legal advice regarding
procedure and policy, and representing the department in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings, in trial and on appeal. The
applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school, a member of the South Dakota State Bar, qualify for appointment as a Special
Assistant Attorney General and will join six other Special Assistant Attorney Generals and support staff at the Department of Social
Services in Pierre, SD. This position is exempt from the Career Service Act.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have: Prior trial, appellate, and/or administrative law experience. Knowledge of: criminal and civil practices
and procedures (preferred but not required); probate and estate planning practices and procedures (preferred but not required);
administrative practices and procedures (preferred but not required); appellate practices and procedures (preferred but not required).
Skill to: communicate clearly and persuasively in both written and oral communications; establish and maintain effective working
relationships with others. Ability to: perform legal research efficiently and effectively; analyze information, issues, situations, practices
or procedures to identify problems, recognize ; alternatives and their implications, and propose solutions; analyze facts, evidence and
precedents and arrive at a logical interpretation; work independently while following instructions and accepting guidance; effectively
multi-task, plan, organize and prioritize work activities of self and others to meet ; schedules and deadlines; utilize computerized data
systems (Microsoft Office preferred but not required); conduct interviews with individuals, including those who are reluctant to provide
information or who are not communicative.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
To Apply: submit an electronic application through http://bhr.sd.gov – Job Id #3210

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(Staff Attorney - Mission, South Dakota)
DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, is accepting applications for a Staff Attorney position
in our Rapid City, South Dakota, branch office. The Rapid City office serves the counties of Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding, Lawrence,
Meade, Pennington and Perkins in South Dakota.
QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice in South Dakota, or willing and
qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate
practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in
court; must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients; and must commit to a
minimum of a two year employment period, upon completion of a six month probationary period.
SALARY: Competitive, depending on experience. DPLS has an excellent fringe benefits package including generous leave benefits and
employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:
John J. Buchy, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls1@gwtc.net
Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Ronke and Feist Law Firm, Prof. LLC, of Sioux Falls, is seeking to hire a legal assistant/paralegal to join its modern legal team. Position
would start as part-time with the intention to go full-time in the near future. Only apply if you are willing and able to work part time
now but able to move into full time when needed. We offer a fast-paced work environment providing services for our clients’ family,
business, and financial needs. Candidates must be professional, have the ability to work independently, be a proficient typist, and be detail
oriented. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and mail services is a must. Knowledge and experience with filing systems, legal documents,
Apple and Windows based products, Clio, Xero/QuickBooks and bankruptcy software is highly preferred. Salary is commensurate

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Assistant City Attorney
Salary:  $67,531/Annually (Assistant City Attorney I) - $74, 542/Annually (Assistant City Attorney II)
The City of Rapid City is seeking an Assistant City Attorney I or II, DOE.  Essential duties and responsibilities include the following for Assistant City Attorney I:  Conducts legal research; prepares and reviews variety of legal contracts and documents, legal opinions and memoranda; provides legal advice, verbally and in writing, to the Mayor, City Council, department heads and staff on City activities and functions, and to various boards, and committees on legal matters involving the City; drafts proposed ordinances and resolutions; prosecutes city ordinance violations in magistrate court; works with City staff on appropriate legal action necessary to enforcement of building, fire safety and/or zoning codes; other duties may be assigned.  Minimum qualifications for Assistant City Attorney I is a Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.).  Essential duties and responsibilities include the following for Assistant City Attorney II:  In addition to duties of Level I, will assist in negotiations of union contracts and subsequent administration of these contracts; may supervise the City Attorney’s Office in absence of City Attorney.  Minimum qualifications for Assistant City Attorney II is a Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) and two years related experience in municipal law or four years related experience in the practice of law.  Application and information may be obtained at www.rcgov.org.  Deadline to submit application is 4:00pm on 8/22/14.  EOE
 

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Riter, Rogers, Wattier and Northrup, LLP, of Pierre, South Dakota seeks an Associate Attorney with 0-5 years of experience. Must
be admitted to the South Dakota Bar or eligible for admission upon hiring. Applicant must show strong academic credentials, excellent
writing and communication skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate a long term commitment to the firm, the Pierre community,
and an interest in equity ownership. Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Margo Northrup, 319 S. Coteau Street, Pierre,
SD 57501 or m.northrup@riterlaw.com. All submissions will be confidential.

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Growing, busy personal injury law firm seeks experienced full time paralegal who is people oriented. Extensive personal injury and
workers compensation practice. Job requires strong knowledge and understanding of personal injury and insurance, organizational skills
and ability to work with clients and insurance claim representatives. Litigation and prior experience working with medical records
and bills preferred. Must be computer literate in Word. Requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work with others.
Competitive wages and benefits. Please send cover letter, resume and references to Alvine & King, L.L.P. Attn: Bram Weidenaar, 809
West 10th Street, Suite A, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 or e-mail Bram@alvineandkinglaw.com . No telephone calls please.

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Agency: Department of Revenue; Division of Legal Counsel
Salary/Grade: $46,909 - $58,636 annually, depending on experience Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The Department of Revenue is seeking an attorney to perform a wide variety of legal services dealing with tax audits, business tax
administration, property and special taxes, state administration of motor vehicles, and lottery and gaming. Responsibilities will include
representing the Department before the Office of Hearing Examiners, Circuit Court, South Dakota Supreme Court and Federal Court,
including the preparation of briefs and participation in oral arguments; providing legal support to all divisions within the Department;
drafting administrative rules and assisting with the promulgation process; and providing legal opinions and advice to Department staff.
Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school and be a member or eligible for admission to the South Dakota State Bar.
This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have: Experience in appellate practice and administrative law and have a working knowledge of civil practice
and procedure is preferred.
Knowledge of: state statutes relating to tax, motor vehicles, lottery, gaming, alcoholic beverage licensing and tobacco; civil practice and
procedures; state administrative practices and procedures; legal research techniques including the use of Westlaw Next.
Skill to: establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to: conduct civil litigation; communicate clearly both orally and in writing; analyze complex technical issues, facts, evidence
and precedents to arrive at a logical interpretation; recognize and manage priorities; prepare clear and concise briefs, reports and
correspondence; work independently and as a team member; handle a large caseload.
Additional Requirements:Please attach a resume law school transcript and writing sample with your application.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources, 500 East Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501-5070, Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”

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Email your job ad to nicole.ogan@sdbar.net for publication in the next newsletter.
Deadline, July 25, 2014.


 

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