Employment Opportunities

Scotts Bluff County Attorneys

The Scotts Bluff County Attorney and Scotts Bluff County Public Defender’s Office are currently accepting applications for Attorneys. Requirements: Graduation from an accredited law school, member of the Nebraska Bar, good written and verbal communication skills. This position qualifies for Veteran’s Preference. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement. Applications taken until positions are filled.

To apply submit cover letter, resume and County application to: Personnel Department, 1825 10th Street, Gering, NE 69341. Posted: 8.30.20

For additional information call 308-436-6718 or go to http://www.scottsbluffcounty.org/personnel/employment-jobs.html

Scotts Bluff County is EOE/AA

Douglas County is seeking to hire a Deputy County Attorneys and Administrative Support Staff

Douglas County is seeking to hire Deputy County Attorneys and Administrative Support Staff

The positions are full-time and may be in either or Juvenile, Criminal, or Civil Divisions. The position includes health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits. Pay is commensurate with experience. Must be licensed to practice in Nebraska. Cover letters and resumes should be sent to Brenda Beadle, brenda.beadle@douglascounty-ne.gov or mailed to Douglas County Attorney’s Office, Attn: Brenda Beadle, 100 Hall of Justice, Omaha, NE 68183. Posted January 18, 2022   


Dawson County Full-Time Deputy County Attorney

The Dawson County Attorney’s Office in Lexington, Nebraska, is seeking applications for a full-time Deputy County Attorney position.  Interested persons must be licensed to practice law in the State of Nebraska and be able to reside in Dawson County.  Primary duties will include criminal prosecution of adult felony and misdemeanor cases.  Additional duties include covering on-call periods to answer after-hours legal questions from law enforcement and handle coroner matters.  Some experience is preferred.  Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.  Benefit package is included.  Send resumes to Elizabeth F. Waterman, Dawson County Attorney, at 700 North Washington, Rm F, Lexington, NE 68850 or e-mail to liz.waterman@dawsoncountyne.org. This posting is open until the position is filled. Posted November 1, 2021

Dakota County Deputy County Attorney

The Dakota County Attorney’s Office is currently accepting applications for a Deputy County Attorney. This is a busy, four-attorney office with a variety of responsibilities, including felony, misdemeanor, infraction, and juvenile petition prosecution; representing the State’s interest in mental health proceedings; performing coroner duties; representing the County in Tax Equalization and Review Cases; representing the County Board of Commissioners; advising law enforcement and county officials on legal issues; and other duties as defined by Nebraska statutes. Duties include covering assigned on-call periods to answer after-hours legal questions from law enforcement and handle coroner matters. Salary is negotiable and based on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefit package included. Posted January 24, 2022 Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Nebraska, or eligible to apply for admission on motion if already licensed in another state or by Uniform Bar Exam score transfer. Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Kim Watson, Dakota County Attorney, P.O. Box 117, Dakota City, NE 68731

Fax: (402) 987-2186

Dakota County is an equal opportunity employer.

Dodge County Seeking Deputy County Attorney 

The Dodge County Attorney’s Office, a six attorney prosecutor’s office located in Fremont, NE, is currently hiring a full-time deputy county attorney for the prosecution of felony criminal cases and possible civil work.  This position requires extensive experience in criminal law from either side.  Responsibilities vary but will include reviewing offenses and evidence to make determinations of the filing of criminal charges, and fully handling the prosecution of these charges.  Salary is competitive and negotiable.   Health insurance is included at no cost to an individual employee and is also available at a discounted rate for spouse and/or dependents.  Dental and vision coverages are available along with generous holiday/vacation/sick leave, free parking, and retirement benefits in the Nebraska County Employees Retirement System.   Due to our easily accessible location, our office does not require deputies to establish residency within Dodge County.  Please send cover letter and your resume including references to the Dodge County Attorney’s Office, 435 North Park Street, Suite 302, Fremont NE 68025, or by email to dca@dcaoffice.us no later than April 1, 2022.  After applying, you will be notified in a timely manner regarding the various steps of the hiring process.  You may email questions or other inquiries to our office manager at dcagiese@dcaoffice.us   Dodge County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted March 21, 2022

Counsel for Training, Accreditation and Compliance

The Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice is seeking an attorney who self-motivated and experienced to provide legal services for the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC) and the Director of the NLETC. NLETC provides law enforcement certification training at the entry, supervisory and management levels, as well as specialized training for Nebraska law enforcement officers. The NLETC Director acts as the director of standards and training on behalf of the Nebraska Police Standards Advisory Council and the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. This position is located in Grand Island, Nebraska. All applicants must submit a resume with their application. Posted April 8, 2022

The State of Nebraska offers excellent benefits, including: 13 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, a retirement plan with a State match of 156% (that’s a big deal!), health, dental, vision, and life insurance options, too! We value an environment and team that treats everyone with dignity and respect, we act ethically in all situations, and we treat our customers as our highest priority. Sound like an environment that you would thrive in? We might be your perfect fit!

Starting pay for this position is $54,724.80 – $80,683.20 annually, commensurate with experience.

Examples of Work

Provide legal services for the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice encompassing representation of the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training on appeals before the Police Standards Advisory Council and prosecution of revocation of law enforcement certification cases before the Police Standards Advisory Council and the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. Ensure and monitor law enforcement officer compliance for certification. Ensure and monitor law enforcement agency compliance for accreditation. Conduct research and advise the Director of the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center on issues pertaining to law enforcement training, standards and certification. Conduct research and assist in the development of rules and regulations pertaining to law enforcement training, standards and certification. Research, develop and teach law enforcement classes for basic law enforcement officers, supervisors and managers. Draft policies and procedures, contracts and other necessary legal documents. File complaints, orders to show cause and other documents for administrative proceedings.

REQUIREMENTS:  One year of experience as an attorney practicing law and providing legal services such as preparing cases, advising clients, and/or interpreting laws or administrative policies.  Must be admitted to the Nebraska Bar.

Application Link: Counsel for Training, Accreditation and Compliance | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

New Post: Deputy City (Omaha) Attorney-Prosecution (Job ID: 1287)

Work Type: Full-Time

Nature of Work:  This is most complex and difficult civil or criminal professional legal work in the City’s Law Department that includes extensive research, precedent problems, jury and court trials, appeals, and contested cases. Work also involves representing the City in traffic, misdemeanor, civil, and worker’s compensation cases; prosecuting criminal complaints; preparing cases set for trial; and preparing and reviewing bid documents, legislation and other legal documents. Work may also involve delivering presentations before higher courts. Work may also involve administrative assignments as assigned by the City Attorney. Assignments are received and work is reviewed by a higher ranking attorney.

Education and Experience: (The knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.) 

Juris Doctor degree AND Ten (10) years of experience as an attorney, including experience in legal research and in trial work.

Special Qualifications: Admission to the Bar in the State of Nebraska. Must be able to transport oneself or coordinate transportation to work sites throughout the City during the course of the work day.

Pay Range: $138,486.40 with step increases to $204,505.60/Annually

Benefits:  Forty-hour workweek; twelve days of paid vacation per year for the first five years; five days of management leave per year if employed on the first day of the payroll year; sick leave and twelve paid holidays.  The City offers an employee’s group health insurance which includes major medical for individual or Family plan; Cash Pension Program, plus Social Security.  See Link to position.  Posted May 4, 2022