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Temporary Part Time Assistant County Attorney

Brown County (MN)

Location: New Ulm, MN 56073
Type: Temporary (unspecified), Non-Remote
Posted on: June 7, 2024
$43.65 - $61.51 Hourly
New Ulm, MN
Job Type
Job Number
County Attorney
Opening Date
Closing Date
6/21/2024 at 4:30 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Position Summary Assists and advises the County Attorney in the prosecution of crimes, the enforcement of child support, and the protection of children and vulnerable adults.  Acts as legal counsel for all county departments and agencies.  Primary caseload will include Felony and Gross Misdemeanor prosecution.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Assist the County Attorney in any of the following:
• Prosecute all felonies occurring within the County.
• Prosecute all gross misdemeanors except for aggravated DWIs occurring within incorporated cities.
• Prosecute all misdemeanors occurring outside incorporated cities.
• Prepare and draft all legal documents and attend court hearings and proceedings.
• Prepare and conduct trials for all criminal cases charged including meeting with and interviewing witnesses, preparing jury instructions, drafting memoranda of law and presenting evidence and arguments at hearings and trial.
• Make decisions on plea negotiations.
• Education and training of law enforcement officers.
• Preparation of appeals, including briefs and oral arguments.
• Review reports concerning juveniles and draft delinquency, juvenile traffic, juvenile petty offender and Child Protection petitions.
• Prepare for and attend detention hearings, adjudicatory and dispositional hearings.
• Be available 24-hours per day as assigned, for questions from and provide advice to law enforcement, human services, public officials and employees.
• In the County Attorney’s absence or when necessary, attend County Board meetings, Planning and Zoning Commission and other meetings and provide legal advice.
• Assist the County Attorney in drainage ditch proceedings, initiation of condemnation proceedings and conduct any trials if necessary, the drafting of proposed county ordinances, resolutions and rules, representing the state and county in collection of contested real and personal property taxes, including representing the county’s position in court, and in prosecuting violations of county zoning ordinances.
• Assist in commitment cases, provide advice to social workers, mental health workers, public health nurses, police, doctors and others in the appropriateness of commitment for mental illness, mentally ill and dangerous, mental deficiency, mental retardation or inebriety matters.
• Represent the County in medical assistance and recovery matters and public guardianship/conservatorship proceedings.
Qualifications • A 4 year degree from an accredited college or university, and a 3 year Juris Doctorate degree from accredited law school.
• Licensed by State of Minnesota to practice law.
• 45 hours of continuing legal education every 3 years.
• 3 years’ legal experience preferred, but not required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Position is a grade 17 with an hourly wage range of $43.65 to $61.51, DOQ.