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COUNTY ATTORNEY – Job # 60900.21.001

Posted 2 years ago

HOURS: Full-time, Limited-term till January 1, 2023
ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE: $170,000 – $190,000 
LOCATION: Judicial Center, Hastings

The Dakota County Board of Commissioners seeks applicants for appointment to the office of Dakota County Attorney, which will be vacant upon the retirement of Dakota County Attorney James C. Backstrom on February 28, 2021.  The appointed County Attorney will complete the current term of office ending on January 1, 2023.  The term beginning on January 2, 2023 will be filled by election on November 8, 2022.  The appointed County Attorney is responsible for carrying out all the statutory duties of the county attorney, will be the chief prosecutor of crimes occurring in Dakota County and will be the chief legal advisor the County Board of Commissioners and County Division/Department Heads.   The appointed County Attorney will oversee a department 45 attorneys and 49 staff responsible for Prosecution, Civil Representation, Protective Services, Child Support Enforcement and Victim Witness Assistance for the County.

•    Juris Doctor from an accredited Law School; AND
•    Admission to the Minnesota Bar; AND
•    must be a resident of Dakota County at the time of appointment.

•    Seven years of attorney experience AND three years of supervisory experience.
•    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Visit our website to view a full job description and to apply online:  This posting will close at 4:30 p.m. on March 8, 2021.

Please email or call the Employee Relations Department with any questions about this posting: or 651-438-4435.

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