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UPDATED: 01-16-2019

SDPA Job Bank

                                           Chair:        Laura Stewart
                                           Members:  Vicki Blake, CP
                                                           Kayne Larimer, ACP
                                                           Ashly Luke
          Current Job Listings          
U.S. District Court
Pierre, Sioux Falls, or Rapid City 

U.S. Attorney's Office

Legacy Law Firm
                 Sioux Falls

          Pechota Law Office
                 Rapid City

         Gunderson, Palmer,
Nelson & Ashmore
Rapid City
South Dakota Trust Co.
Sioux Falls

Avera Health
Sioux Falls

Bangs McCullen
Sioux Falls

Ottertail Corporation
Fergus Falls, MN

Clayborne, Loos & Sabers
Rapid City

Ballard Spahr
Sioux Falls

Deputy Clerk – U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota

Pierre, Sioux Falls, or Rapid City




(multiple positions may be filled from this announcement)

POSITION TYPE: Regular, Full-time (40 hours per week)

DUTY STATION: Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and/or Pierre, SD

SALARY RANGE: $40,464-$65,799

(CL 25, Step 1-61 – depending upon qualifications and experience)

OPENING DATE: December 14, 2018

CLOSING DATE: January 28, 2019



The Clerk’s Office for the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Deputy Clerk I in the Pierre, Rapid City and/or Sioux Falls, South Dakota offices. The Deputy Clerk I position maintains the court record through use of the Court's electronic case management system (CM/ECF) through the entirety of criminal and civil cases. The position performs a variety of clerical work including work with cashiering, customer service, jury operations support and courtroom support. These positions report to the Clerk's Office management team.



• Perform complex case management transactions such as opening and closing cases while ensuring the appropriate statistical data.

• Prepare and process appeals, warrants, subpoenas, notices and form orders.

• Answer inquiries from attorneys and the public regarding case status and procedural rules.

• Act as a courtroom deputy for civil and criminal proceedings. Assist with the orderly flow of proceedings including, but not limited to, setting up the courtroom, assuring the presence of all necessary participants, and operating all courtroom technology equipment. Take notes of proceedings and rulings and prepare and docket minute entries.

• Communicate with outside agencies, counsel, and the public to facilitate orderly case management and case progression.

• Coordinate the presence of court reporters and court interpreters when needed.

• Serve as back up for magistrate scheduling, coordinating with various government agencies.

• Process attorney admission applications, prepare certificates, attend admission ceremonies, and maintain record of admitted attorneys.

• Assist with jury administration by preparing juror summonses and assisting with jury selection/empanelment.

• Organize and arrange naturalization ceremonies. Representative duties include preparing programs and press releases, attending ceremonies, etc.

• Perform records management duties including requesting, maintaining, and returning records to the Federal Records Center, and filing and archiving documents using electronic imaging; etc.

• Perform cashier functions as outlined in the Internal Control Manual.



To qualify for this position, a person must be a high school graduate, or equivalent, and have a minimum of one year of specialized experience.

Specialized Experience: Progressively responsible clerical or administrative experience requiring the regular and recurring application of clerical procedures that demonstrate the ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives, or laws and involve the routine use of specialized terminology and automated software and equipment for word processing, data entry or report generation. Such experience is commonly encountered in law firms, legal counsel offices, banking and credit firms, educational institutions, social service organizations, insurance companies, real estate firms, title companies, and corporate headquarters or human resources/payroll operations. Excellent customer service and problem-solving skills, and a high level of technical/computer aptitude is required for this position. Experience and knowledge of electronic case management systems and a good knowledge of the federal and local rules is required.



A bachelor’s degree is preferred. Current or previous experience as a courtroom deputy is highly desired. Familiarity with statistical reports processes is also highly desired.



Qualified applicants should submit the following:

1) A completed AO78 Federal Judicial Branch Application which can be obtained at under Services & Forms > Human Resources Forms.

2) A current detailed resume.

3) A letter of interest which should detail skills and experience.

4) Three professional references to include phone number and email.


Please send application materials in PDF format to:

The U.S. District Court District of South Dakota reserves the right to amend or withdraw any announcement without prior written notice to applicants. If a subsequent vacancy of the same position becomes available within a reasonable time of the original announcement, the Chief U.S. Probation Officer or Clerk may elect to select a candidate from the original qualified applicant pool.



(Posted 01-16-2019)

Paralegal - Pierre

U.S. Attorney’s Office

This is a three-year full-time contract position with benefits. Application deadline is December 14, 2018.

The Contractor shall provide specialized legal research, writing, investigation, data analysis, discovery production and processing, and support for Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) matters, including civil fraud and financial litigation matters. The USAO is soliciting GSA Scheduled contractors for one Paralegal or equally qualified candidates in the ACE Unit of its branch office located in Pierre, South Dakota. The Contractor is responsible for directly providing a wide variety of technical assistant services and independently supporting the ACE Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) within the Civil Division. The work requires a specialized knowledge of the processes, procedures, and practices of Paralegal activities in conjunction with knowledge of the federal and local rules of civil procedure, investigative techniques, medical billing and coding, financial frauds, healthcare fraud, clerical and administrative office skills and an ability to apply these skills to increase the effectiveness of the AUSAs. The Contractor will use a variety of automated legal research tools as well as public information databases, internal federal databases, and other automated resources to research case-specific or program-specific legal matters. Work will include analysis and processing of data, statistical information, evidence, statutes, legislative intent, judicial precedents, agency rules and regulations, and law review articles as they relate to assigned cases.


Task/Requirements: The Contractor shall provide services to include the following:


Provides a variety of direct legal support assistance services to serviced AUSA and Auditor staff. Typical assignments include:

•  Reviews and evaluates case referrals to determine the need for additional information and 

    evidence, and planning a comprehensive approach to obtain this information and evidence.

•  Advises the ACE attorney(s) regarding the merits and weaknesses of ACE referrals based 

    upon applicable law, evidence of liability and damages, and potential defenses.

•  Helps the ACE Unit develop new referrals by ensuring a good working relationship with 

    client agencies and the public.

•  Receives and analyzes incoming pleadings and correspondence. Determines appropriate 

    action and notes time limitations for responses.

•  Prepares initial drafts correspondence and legal documents for ACE attorney signature.

•  Prepares initial drafts of proposed orders and decrees for signatures of judges.

•  Researches legal and factual issues. Analyzes and summarizes the same.

•  Use automated resources, available databases, and technology for the development, 

    presentation, and prosecution of federal cases.

•  Use legal research tool and litigative support technology such as digital imaging 

    applications, graphic design software, audio-visual equipment, and trial presentation 


•  Examines, prepares and processes a variety of technical legal documents and statistical 

    information that are characteristically voluminous and complex in format. Reviews 

    incoming material and independently determines the need for assembly and preparation of 

    a variety of legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, Civil 

    Investigative Demands and subpoenas. Obtains needed information from files, 

    administrative and law enforcement agencies, or other sources, and submits completed 

    legal documents to the appropriate AUSA. In preparation of documents, considers the 

    nature and the status of the case involved. With limited instructions from the AUSA, 

    prepares initial drafts of such legal actions as seal extensions, motions and other 

    pleadings. Completes variable aspects of preparing recurring legal documents that conform 

    to the rules governing their style and format.


Pay rate: $15/hr - $26/hr (DOE) + benefits. Please send your resume and cover letter to Ravi Mekala at Any questions, please call Ravi at 770-455-3264 ext. 202.


(Posted 12-5-2018)

Paralegal - Sioux Falls

Legacy Law Firm, P.C.


Legacy Law Firm, P.C. is seeking a paralegal to add to our team. One or more years of experience is preferred, along with strong academic credentials and excellent communication skills. Qualified applicants interested in this opportunity should send a cover letter and resume to Felan Link at All applications will be kept confidential. For more information, visit

(Posted 11-26-2018)

Legal Secretary – Rapid City

Pechota Law Office


Pechota Law Office is seeking a full-time legal secretary. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of the legal system, including electronic filing in both state and federal courts, be well-organized, friendly, and able to multi-task in a very busy environment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Word Perfect is required. The position will include filing, document drafting and editing, scheduling, client communications, and various other duties. The position will also require receptionist duties when needed, answering phones and greeting clients. Hours are Monday through Thursday 8-5 and Fridays from 8-4. Wage DOE. Please e-mail your resume to Miranda Madsen at

(Posted 11-19-2018)


Legal Assistant/Paralegal – Rapid City

Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore


Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP has an opening for a full-time legal assistant/paralegal in Rapid City, SD in our family law department. Applicant must be detail oriented, able to maintain a heavy workload in a fast-paced environment, present a professional appearance, possess a positive attitude, and have excellent communication skills. Extensive typing, knowledge of legal documents and electronic court filing knowledge are paramount to this position. Salary dependent on experience-Excellent benefits package. Please send resume and cover letter to Glenda Hutton at


(Posted 7-17-2018)

Assistant Trust Officer – Sioux Falls

South Dakota Trust Company


South Dakota Trust Company in Sioux Falls is looking for a trust officer assistant. This position requires accounting, paralegal or business degree with a minimum of 2 years related work experience. This individual will assist the Trust Officer with the day to day management of the trust accounts by performing the tasks associated with opening new accounts, working with attorneys, financial advisors and clients, calculating distributions, managing information on a trust accounting system, running annual reports, and facilitating correspondence.


This professional must be a self-starter, who can work independently at a high level, and must be able to take initiative to ensure deadlines are met. Strong writing and verbal communication skills, time management, scheduling, organization, office skills, along with contributing to a team effort, are also necessary. Ability to multi-task is critical.


SDTC offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to


(Posted 7-17-2018)

Paralegal – Sioux Falls

Avera Health

Avera Health is looking for a results oriented, full-time paralegal for litigation support, proficient in document drafting, discovery, and case management in a large volume practice. The position is typically Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm; 80hrs/2weeks.


Responsible for paralegal support to the Avera Patient Accounts Attorney, a large volume practice, involving drafting pleadings, coordinating and scheduling discovery, working predominantly in South Dakota Circuit Court, but also Minnesota Workers' compensation court and Federal Bankruptcy Court when necessary. Position is responsible for case tracking and reporting status to referring Avera entities.


• High school diploma is required along with prior legal experience and/or diploma with a degree in legal assistant studies.

• Knowledge and proficiency in dealing with Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (FDCPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health Information Technology and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and Gramm- Leach- Bliley Act (GLBA) is required in addition to state and local civil procedure statutes and rules, workers compensation, and bankruptcy.


• CP credential from National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) or obtain certification within one year of employment.

Click here for more information.

(Posted 8-6-2018)

Legal Assistant - Sioux Falls

Bangs McCullen

Bangs McCullen Law Firm is accepting applications for a legal assistant position for its Sioux Falls office.  Typical hours are 8-5, M-F.  Applicant must be a detail-oriented person, who has a positive attitude, and possesses excellent clerical and communication skills. Wage DOE -- Excellent benefit package.  E-mail resume to:

(Posted 6-28-2018)


Corporate Paralegal – Fergus Falls, MN

Otter Tail Corporation


Do you thrive in a team-oriented, dynamic, fast-paced environment? Are you empowered by making an impact through servicing your internal and external clients? Otter Tail Corporation is seeking a Paralegal to provide support to our corporate legal department. This position will be located at our company headquarters in Fergus Falls. Located in west central Minnesota, Fergus Falls is a friendly, picturesque community with vibrant arts, growing businesses, award-winning healthcare, and excellent schools.


The Corporate Paralegal supports the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and other attorneys by completing a range of legal, transactional, securities compliance and executive administrative duties. The Corporate Paralegal also provides high-level administrative support to the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience supporting activities related to a public company, corporate governance, maintenance of corporate and legal records, and corporate secretary duties. A commitment to integrity and a demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision is a must.


The position has day-to-day interaction with all levels of management and requires executive presence as well as strong verbal and written communication skills. Successful candidates will be self-motivated, responsible and confident. The ability to be prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work collaboratively is a must.



• 3-5 years of Paralegal or corporate secretary experience

• Bachelor’s degree in business or related field

• Paralegal Certificate

• Knowledge of governance processes as well as understanding of corporate organization.

• Experience drafting and editing corporate bylaws and meeting minutes

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access

• Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time


With offices in Fargo, ND and Fergus Falls, MN, Otter Tail Corporation is a diversified utility company with nearly $1 billion annual revenues and 2,000 employees across several industries.


To apply, go to and visit our careers page (link at the bottom of the home page). In addition to the on-line application, candidates must upload a current resume and cover letter. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


(Posted 5-23-2018)


Paralegal – Rapid City

Clayborne, Loos & Sabers


Dynamic law firm looking to hire a full-time paralegal or other experienced legal professional. Candidates would work primarily in a business and litigation practice, including family and domestic relations files. A great compensation package and benefits to include health insurance and retirement are available for the qualified candidate. Experience in litigation practice including client communications, file organization, drafting pleadings and electronic filing are preferred. Dictation, typing and familiarity with Excel would also be a plus. Training is available for the right person. Interested candidates are assured of confidentiality and can send resume and cover letter to:


Donna Eixenberger

Office Manager

Clayborne, Loos & Sabers, LLP

P.O. Box 9129

Rapid City, SD 57709


(Posted 4-2-2018)


Centralized Billing Specialist - Minneapolis, MN or Sioux Falls, SD

Ballard Spahr


Ballard Spahr law firm has an immediate opening for a full-time Billing Specialist that could be located in our Minneapolis, MN or Sioux Falls, SD office. The Billing Specialist will be responsible for all aspects of client bill preparation according to both client and attorney specifications, including but not limited to, processing edits, printing and mailing invoices. Responsibilities also include the preparation and submission of electronic invoices in accordance with client and vendor guidelines, as well as researching and resolving issues associated with electronic invoicing. Perform accounting support in areas of cash receipts and accounts payable as needed. This position will also provide time and billing application support to users firm-wide. Must be flexible to work overtime as needed during time critical deadlines such as month-end and year-end closing.


Candidate will have strong computer skills, be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook with a basic understanding of Microsoft Access. Must have good organizational and analytical skills, able to handle multiple demands, prioritize tasks and handle the pressure of meeting deadlines. Able to work in a team environment as well as independently, and possesses excellent interpersonal and communications skills.


Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma with a basic understanding of accounting principles and at least 2 years billing experience in a law firm or professional services environment. College degree preferred.


Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.


Ballard Spahr offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered. For immediate consideration, apply online here.


Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.


(Posted 3-22-2018)