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Note: List is in order of application deadlines, beginning with the soonest application deadline.


County Williams
Job Title States Attorney (District Attorney)
Full/Part Time Full Time
Salary Range
Job Description Employment: States Attorney is an elected position; current States Attorney has provided notice of retirement for October 2020. County Commission will fill the vacated seat by appointment in October 2020 and the appointed States Attorney will need to run for election in 2022.

County Overview: Williams County, located in northwestern North Dakota is home to more than 35,000 people and one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. Oil and agriculture are the two key sectors of the County’s economy.

Office Summary: The Williams County States Attorneys Office employs 5 licensed attorneys (incl. States Attorney) who were responsible for 1626 criminal cases, 86 juvenile cases and 101 mental health cases in 2019, along with all Williams County child support enforcement actions. Felony cases increased 12% (472 cases) and misdemeanor cases decreased 7% (1050) in 2019. Attorneys are supported by a Paralegal, 4 clerical support positions and 3 employees in the Victim/Witness Unit; 1 attorney, officed outside of the SA suite, completes all civil work.

Summary: Serves as chief legal counsel to Williams County; manages and coordinates State’s Attorney Office operations, activities, and personnel.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

• Serves as the County’s chief legal counsel regarding all criminal felony and various misdemeanor cases; delegating and overseeing prosecutorial work of all States Attorney office staff
• Prosecutes criminal cases, including review of reports and drafting of charges, search warrants and motions
• Participates in court hearings including bond, preliminary, motion hearings, jury trials and oral arguments before the North Dakota Supreme Court
• Oversees and directs State’s Attorney Office operations and activities; hires, trains, supervises, and monitors the performance of assigned personnel in the State’s Attorney Office; ensures compliance with County and departmental policies and procedures
• Provides legal advice to County agencies, the County Commission, and law enforcement personnel; conducts related legal research and writing
• Coordinates and provides legal related training for law enforcement personnel
• Liaises, communicates, and meets with victims, witnesses and the public regarding criminal cases; responds to related legal inquiries
• Pursues the civil commitment of sexually dangerous individuals; drafts legal documentation; meets with relevant professionals regarding cases; attends preliminary/commitment hearings and annual reviews
• Manages juvenile and mental heath petitions as required
• Responds to after-hours calls for legal assistance
• Maintains confidentiality of non-public records and makes available all data and information deemed a public record by the North Dakota Century Code

Required Education/Licensure for initial employment
• J.D. from ABA accredited law school
• Member of the ND Bar; OR the Bar of another state or District of Columbia for a minimum of 5 years meeting AND meeting North Dakota Bar standards for the criteria of actively engaging in the practice of law

Preferred Experience
• Seven (7) years prosecutorial experience
• Three (3) years management/administration experience

Requirements for appointment as States Attorney in October 2020
• Admitted to the North Dakota State Bar and licensed to practice law in the State of North Dakota, OR has submitted an application for admission to the North Dakota Bar that is pending and has been granted a temporary license to practice law in North Dakota
• U.S. citizen
• 18 years or older
• Resident of North Dakota and resident of Williams County 30 days prior to appointment as SA
How To Apply Apply online at
Application Deadline 06/30/2020
Link to County or Job Service Listing


County Cass
Job Title Engineering Technician/ROW Agent
Full/Part Time Full Time
Salary Range $44,984-$51,120
Job Description Assist in Right of Way acquisition. Activities include but are not limited to; Examine public records to define property ownership; Research, write and evaluate legal property descriptions and appraisals; document research, deed preparation, and interaction with private landowners for right of way acquisition.
Assist in project preparation and design activities on in-house road, bridge, and drainage project designs. Activities include but are not limited to: collect survey data from topography such as location of physical objects, direct elevations, cross sections, etc.; staking of grades and control, and verifying staking and layout with construction plans; manual and computer aided drafting of construction plans; estimating project quantities and costs; Construction inspection, quality assurance, and project safety as related to compliance with contract administrative requirements. Activities include but are not limited to: Receiving and verifying material quantities as construction materials are delivered and installed on the construction site; assures work and materials comply with specifications and applicable standards; sampling and material testing for bituminous and concrete; field measurements and documentation of quantities as required by the contract; office administrative activities including check of quantities and documentation, reports for progress and payment, and check of payrolls, etc. Work independently and with staff to coordinate general office activities and the day to day operation of the department. Activities include but are not limited to: Manual and digital preparation of County highway maps; preparation and updating of infrastructure databases; work with geographic information systems (GIS); highway and bridge inspection; assist in preparation of technical reports and bid documents; research and respond to routine inquiries from the general public; assist County planner with checking plat information; help review and manage all access and utility permits.
How To Apply
Application Deadline 06/30/2020
Link to County or Job Service Listing


County Barnes
Job Title Correctional Officer
Full/Part Time Full Time
Salary Range $16.85 hourly wage which includes shift differential for night shifts
Job Description Barnes County Corrections Facility is now accepting applications for a full-time Correctional Officer. Males and females are encouraged to apply. Must be able to work various shifts. Must also pass a background check and drug screen. Starting hourly wage $16.85 which includes shift differential for night shifts.
How To Apply Applications & complete job description available through ND Job Service ( Applications may be mailed or dropped off at the Barnes County Auditor’s Office, 230 4th St NW, Room 202, Valley City, ND 58072. Open Until Filled.
Application Deadline 06/26/2020
Link to County or Job Service Listing


County Barnes
Job Title Park Maintenace Worker - Part Time
Full/Part Time Part Time
Salary Range 13.75/hr (DOE)
Job Description Barnes County Park Board has a part time opening for an individual to work up to 20 hours/week for 19 weeks, to start in May through Labor Day. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or have equivalent work experience and must have a valid driver’s license. Must be available for occasional weekend work and able to work independently. Successful candidates will be performing a wide variety of duties and must be able to work well with people and co-workers. Job duties include but not limited to painting, minor carpentry, mechanical repair, cleaning rest rooms, mowing grass, cleaning leaves and debris, as well as other duties assigned by the Manager. Must be able to lift, drag, pull, climb ladders and able to handle power machinery safely.
How To Apply If interested in this position, send a letter of interest with contact information and experience (Job Service form) to Barnes County Parks, 230 4th Street NW Room 202, Valley City, ND 58072. Questions call Scott Kohler at 701-762-4450. Open Until Filled
Application Deadline 06/26/2020
Link to County or Job Service Listing


County Burleigh
Job Title Account Manager
Full/Part Time Full Time
Salary Range $55,099 - $61,360
Job Description Job Summary: Under general direction of the County Engineer and in conjunction with the Finance Director, is responsible for IT and financial coordination duties of the Road and Bridge construction department. Responsibilities include preparing and reviewing operational contracts, monitoring the department budget and tracking expenses, monitoring and managing changes to the IT systems, coordinating FEMA projects, and supervising lower level staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or related field, three to five years of related work experience involving duties associated with an accounting or project management system in a construction related area, and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Knowledge of GASB 34 to meet reporting requirements of infrastructure assets and depreciation.
• Knowledge of road and bridge construction sufficiently to recognize what type of material, labor, and equipment resources are required for construction projects.
• Applicants with Supervisory experience in a construction environment preferred.
• Applicant may be subject to a post offer civil and criminal background check. The County will pay the costs associated with the exams.

Essential Job Duties:
• Supervises staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
• Responsible for coordinating the development, implementation and training of staff in the use of various complex cost accounting software and related IT software.
• Troubleshoots IT issues and manages software updates.
• Performs project management for all FEMA related projects.
• Gathers budget and accounting related data for construction projects on County roads, bridges, and culverts.
• Coordinates the transfer of information from source documents such as billings, invoices, credit cards invoices, reports and statements, to permanent records such as purchase orders, credit card summaries, ledgers, budget reports and fee books.
• Maintains accurate records, with respect to materials, labor, and equipment used on projects and prepare necessary documentation to process vouchers for payment.
• Prepares and monitors the Highway Department’s budget and represents the department by presenting budgetary or accounting related issues to the Board of County Commissioners in the absence of the elected or appointed official.
• Completes and processes applications, requests and claims for individuals seeking responses from the department for any accounting related issues.
• Reviews and approves work of department staff to ensure compliance with requirements and contract terms.
• Use spreadsheet, word processing, and industry specific software to accurately record transactions, prepare reports, issue correspondence, maintain records, and prepare vouchers, invoices, account statements, and reports.
• Updates and maintains fixed asset records and procedures in accordance with GASB 34 to meet reporting requirements of infrastructure assets and depreciation
How To Apply Apply online at:
Application Deadline 06/21/2020
Link to County or Job Service Listing


County McIntosh
Job Title Deputy Clerk
Full/Part Time Full Time
Salary Range
Job Description The deputy clerk position requires someone who enjoys working in a highly structured, deadline oriented and constantly changing fast-paced environment. The ability to navigate and understand software; learn and apply many procedures and rules; pay attention to detail; give excellent customer service; show initiative, dependability and be able to lift at least 40 lbs. McIntosh County offers a competitive salary, complimented by an excellent benefits program.
How To Apply Applications may be picked up and returned to the Clerk of Court’s office, Attn: Carol Fey, PO Box 179, Ashley, ND 58413, along with a resume and three references, by June 1, 2020. EOE
Application Deadline 06/15/2020
Link to County or Job Service Listing


County Barnes
Job Title Deputy Sheriff II
Full/Part Time Full Time
Salary Range $3,598 to $4,326 per monthh DOE
Job Description The Barnes County Sheriff's Office is currently hiring to fill the position of Deputy Sheriff II. Applicants should be ND P.O.S.T. board licensed or eligible to be licensed in North Dakota. High School diploma or equivalent and valid driver's license required.
Benefits include 90% family or single Sanford ND PERS health insurance, ND PERS Law Enforcement retirement, supplemental dental, vision and AFLAC insurance offered at group rates, sick and vacation time plus overtime opportunities throughout the year. Salary range of $3,598 to $4,326 per month depending on experience.
The Barnes County Sheriff's Office supplies a take home vehicle, all duty gear to include sidearm and long rifle if needed and uniforms.
How To Apply All applications must be submitted no later than June 12, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. or until filled. If you have any additional questions, please contact our office at 701-845-8530.
Please submit cover letter, resume and job service application to:
Barnes County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 815
Valley City, ND 58072

The Barnes County Sheriffs Office is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Deadline 06/12/2020
Link to County or Job Service Listing


County Barnes
Job Title Community Service Coordinator
Full/Part Time Part Time
Salary Range $14.00 - $16.00 per hour
Job Description Barnes County is accepting applications for a Community Service Coordinator. Application deadline is Open Until Filled.
How To Apply Additional information is available through ND Job Service (
Application Deadline 06/12/2020
Link to County or Job Service Listing


County Ward
Job Title Administrative Assistant - Veteran's Services
Full/Part Time Full Time
Salary Range $37,407.80 - $39,301.56 Level 8 Step 1-3 Depending on Experience
This position is responsible to provide services to Veteran’s visiting, or calling the office. These duties include working with veteran’s, providing general information regarding the function of the office, and coordinating veteran’s services with other agencies.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (“” Indicates essential function)

- Answers phone calls and takes messages. Greets clients and visitors.
- Schedule appointments for Veteran Service Officer.
- Makes telephone and email contact with other VA offices, primarily in North Dakota.
- Prepares mailings, compose letters, filing, provides follow-up contacts on behalf of the Veteran’s Services office.
- Completes medical eligibility and government furnished marker applications.
- Check obituaries in the newspaper.
- Obtain DD214s for veterans.
- Coordinates Stanley & Minot DAV van schedules to Minot AFB VA Clinic and Fargo VA Medical Center.

This position is supervised by the Veteran’s Service Director and does not supervise others.


- High School or GED graduation and three years’ secretarial experience or AA degree in related field, preferred.
- Basic knowledge of keyboarding, calculators, fax machines and copy machine.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Good telephone skills and etiquette.
- Ability to empathize with veterans and their families.
- Knowledge of MS Word and Excel computer programs.
- Ability to learn and effectively use the County’s computer software, organize assigned work and perform work productively, learn and effectively use new methods, procedures, and technologies in carrying out the functions of the position.
- Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with other employees, other agencies and the public.

PHYSICAL and MENTAL DEMANDS: These support the essential functions of the position.
• Able to work alone.
• Able to learn new procedures and programs.
• Good reading vision.
• Able to speak and be understood concisely.
• Able to hear and understand clearly.
• Able to sit, stand, walk, and bend for extended periods to time.
• Able to reach horizontally and vertically.
• Able to grip with the hands and fingers.
• Have use of hands, arms, legs and feet.
• Able to lift and carry up to 20 pounds.

Normally works Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM in an environmentally controlled office.
Works alone in the office for extended periods of time.

County Department Heads and supervisors reserve the right to amend the functions assigned this position, either temporarily or permanently, at any time as they determine the best interest of their department. Further, employees may be assigned other or additional functions to fill-in during the absence of other employees or vacancies in other positions.
How To Apply Please submit your cover letter, resume, and Ward County application before June 1st at noon.
You can find the Ward County Application on our website!
Application Deadline 06/01/2020
Link to County or Job Service Listing


County Burleigh
Job Title Assistant State's Attorney - Senior
Full/Part Time Full Time
Salary Range $82,139 - $91,228
Job Description Minimum Qualifications:
• Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and license to practice law in the State of North Dakota, with three or more years of experience in criminal litigation preferred; four years’ experience in active law practice required.
• Requires a valid Class D North Dakota driver’s license, with a clean driving record.
• Must have reasonable interpersonal communication skills and be able to have a good working relationship with professional staff, law enforcement agencies, court staff, and the general public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for gathering evidence, conducting more complex civil and criminal lawsuits, and presenting information in court to prosecute or defend actions.
• Advise law enforcement officers, prepare and present warrants, and hold probable cause hearings.
• Conduct legal research, prepare legal documents and opinions pertaining to assigned agency, and mentoring assistant state’s attorneys.
• Advise elected and appointed officials and county employees as to their legal rights, and represent agencies in court.
• Direct supervision of support staff along with other administrative duties in the absence of the State’s Attorney.
How To Apply Apply online at:
Application Deadline 06/01/2020
Link to County or Job Service Listing