Full-Time Assistant County Attorney

Attorney Banner

Date Posted: 1/19/2024

Application Deadline: Open until filled with the first review of on 2/5/2024.

Starting Salary Range

Annual Salary:  $81,848.00 to $88,192.00 or negotiable, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This position will be eligible for Clay County’s benefit package.


    • Juris Doctorate degree
    • MN Licensure - Recent law school graduates, those licensed in other jurisdictions, and February bar exam participants will be considered and are encouraged to apply
    • 1-3 years prior work-related experience is preferred
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Ability to successfully pass a background check

Application Information

  • If you are an eligible military veteran and wish to claim Veteran’s Preference, you must present a legible photocopy of your DD214 form to the Office of Human Resources. All veterans who are certified will be considered for appointment.
  • Clay County Application must be submitted for all County positions.
  • Resume 
  • Cover Letter
  • References

Duties and Essential Functions

The listed examples may not include all the duties performed by all positions in this class. 

  1. Duties may include, but are not limited to, legal representation of the State of Minnesota and/or Clay County in the prosecution of criminal felony, gross misdemeanor, and misdemeanor offenses; juvenile delinquency, petty, and traffic offenses; children in need of protection or services (CHIPS); and/or child support.
  2. Other duties as assigned by the County Attorney

Clay County provides all eligible employees these great benefits:

  • Paid Vacation Time  - 12 days per year (increases with longevity)
  • Paid Sick Leave – 12 days per year
  • Paid Holidays – 11.5 per year
  • Paid Single Health Insurance Plans
  • Paid Single Dental Insurance
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • County Contribution into the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)

Additional benefits offered to eligible Clay County employees:

  • Family Health Insurance Plans
  • Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance   
  • Supplemental Life Insurance for Spouse
  • Life Insurance for Dependents
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Plans
  • Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Some positions offer remote and flexible work schedules