December 18, 2017

Job Opening

This Page Was Last Updated:  January 17, 2017

UNION COUNTY Deputy State’s Attorney


The Union County State’s Attorney’s Office has an immediate opening for a Deputy State’s Attorney. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. Employment will start as soon as practical.  Applications will be accepted until the right candidate is found and the position is filled.  The successful applicant will perform professional legal work on behalf of Union County and county departments in civil and criminal court and in administrative proceedings. The Duties of this position require the applicant to answer to the State’s Attorney and work well with the current employees in the department.  Additionally, the successful applicant will be able to professionally work with law enforcement, community members, and victims, in the preparation of criminal cases.  The successful applicant will conduct legal research and prepare documents as necessary for motions and pleadings to defend, and litigate criminal and civil cases.  The successful applicant must be detail oriented and willing to assist where needed.  Qualification for employment is a Juris Doctorate degree and admitted to practice law in the State of South Dakota.  No experience is required.  Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a five-page or less writing sample to Union County State’s Attorney’s Office, 209 East Main St. ~ Suite 140, Elk Point, SD 57025, or by submitting a complete application via e-mail to  with the subject line: APPLICATION



Volunteer Opportunities:

The State’s Attorney’s Office is open to assisting law students gain valuable experience.  Therefore, this office will accept applications from law students whom wish to volunteer their time at this office.  An applicant for this type of career building experience will typically dedicate the summer to the position.

Educational Opportunities:

This office also participates in the summer-extern program for students who are finishing their second year of law school.  A legal externship allows a student access to practicing attorneys with an opportunity to watch, learn, and participate in the legal issues that the State’s Attorney’s office is involved with currently.  This opportunity requires a law student to enroll in a six (6) credit course and work and learn full time for approximately three months.  Interested law students should seek out this program at their law school.

  • University of South Dakota – School of Law,  Externship Program is currently being managed by
  • University of South Dakota School of Law
  • This office would also participate in a like program from other law schools.