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 Attorney

The position is full-time and may be in either our Juvenile or Criminal 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 shakil.malik@douglascounty-ne.gov or mailed to Douglas County Attorney’s Office, Attn: Shakil Malik, 100 Hall of Justice, Omaha, NE 68183. Posted September 3, 2021

Hamilton County Seeking Part Time Deputy County Attorney

The Hamilton County’ s Office in Aurora, Nebraska is accepting applications for a part-time Deputy County Attorney position. Interested persons must be licensed to practice law in the State of Nebraska. Primary duties will be to prosecute adult felony cases and cover 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 the Hamilton County Attorney, P.O. Box 167, Aurora, Nebraska 68818 or email to pslaw@hamilton.net. Posted September 6, 2021

Seeking Applications for Deputy Lancaster County Attorney

The Lancaster County Attorney’s Office is seeking an attorney to fill the full-time position of Deputy County Attorney.  Responsibilities of the office include, but are not limited to: criminal prosecution, juvenile court, child support, and civil litigation.  This attorney could initially serve in either the Criminal, Juvenile, or Child Support Divisions depending upon experience and the office’s need.  Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and be, or will soon be, duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of Nebraska.  Salary is dependent upon experience; the current pay range for Deputy County Attorneys (ATTORNEY I) is $71,683 (Step 1) to $91,819 (Step 8).  Please submit cover letter, resumé, and legal writing sample to:  Chris Turner, Chief Deputy Lancaster County Attorney, 575 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 or at cmturner@lancaster.ne.gov.  Lancaster County is an EOE.


Sarpy County Deputy Attorney – Criminal Division 

  • Papillion, NE
  • Full-Time – $69,838.00 – $97,802.00 Annually
  • Category: Legal
  • Department: County Attorney’s Office
  • Posted September 28, 2021

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. This position will 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. This position is located in Grand Island, Nebraska. All applicants must submit a resume with their application.

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!

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)


Deputy Buffalo County Attorney

Experience preferred.  General Nebraska prosecution responsibilities, including, but not limited to: case review and preparation, criminal trials, juvenile court, advise law enforcement on legal issues, and serve as county coroner.  Salary DOE.  Benefit package.  Please submit a cover letter and résumé by October 27, 2021, to:   Shawn R. Eatherton, Buffalo County Attorney, P.O. Box 67, Kearney, NE  68848-0067.  EOE/AA/Veterans Preference.





PURPOSE OF POSITION:     To provide a wide range of professional legal services for the County, including preparing complex criminal, civil, and juvenile cases for trial; to serve as a prosecutor of the State in litigation; to advise law enforcement on legal issues; serve as coroner; cross deputized as Deputy City Attorney for Kearney.

  Essential Functions

  • Prosecutes a variety of cases, including traffic, misdemeanors, juvenile, felonies, and civil matters
  • Reviews and analyzes police reports and citations
  • Determines if charges should be filed or if further investigation needs to be conducted
  • Studies, interprets, and applies statutes, court decisions, and legal authorities
  • Prepares legal pleadings such as complaints and motions
  • Corresponds with defense counsel
  • Interviews witnesses and victims to prepare for court proceedings
  • Reviews evidence for completeness and accuracy and directs any follow up investigation
  • Represents the State in court, examines witnesses and presents evidence
  • Interviews and prepare expert witnesses
  • Tracks case progress by making case notes at the back of the file
  • Performs legal research as necessary
  • Answers correspondence, promptly return phone calls
  • Advises law enforcement on legal questions
  • Prosecutes city code violations, as appropriate
  • Prepares for hearings, motions, and sentencings
  • Discusses sentencing possibilities with victims
  • Works with probation to determine and pursue probation violations
  • Prosecutes violation of probation orders
  • Files motions to forfeit bond with bond conditions are violated
  • Prepares briefs and oral arguments as necessary
  • Perfects and argues appeals to the district court
  • Supervises subordinate office, clerical and administrative employees
  • Works with various outside agencies including the SAFE Center, Victim Witness, and FAN, on issues of domestic violence and child abuse
  • Attends appropriate community service organizations, such as CRT and MADD as applicable.
  • Works with victim witness to insure that victims are adequately informed
  • Assists in the preparation and review of affidavits, arrest warrants, and search warrants
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of statutes and case law
  • Mental health commitments by emergency protective custody
  • Acts as county coroner on an on call basis
  • Drafts press releases
  • Manages LB 1184 meetings (juvenile prosecutor)
  • Prepare, advise and handle juvenile court custody issues
  • Attends continuing legal education classes
  • Insures compliance with victim notification
  • Prepare contracts for confidential informants and others
  • Rotate on-call

Marginal Functions

  • Provides legal assistance to other County officials as requested
  • Prepare ordinances
  • Perform other duties as directed or as the situation dictates
  • Media interviews as necessary
  • Conducts public awareness and education as requested
  • Contribute to youth government and legal education programs
  • Help other attorneys and staff members as the workload dictates

Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of constitutional law, Nebraska Statutes, City of Kearney Ordinances, and case law
  • Ability to analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence, and precedents
  • Considerable knowledge of judicial procedures, rules of evidence, and court rules
  • Ability to communicate clearly, logically, and forcefully, both orally and in writing
  • Conduct trials effectively
  • Methods of legal research
  • Knowledge of the duties and ethics of an attorney
  • Thorough knowledge of business English, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and arithmetic.
  • Thorough knowledge of departmental policies and operations.
  • Ability to research and analyze many pieces of detailed information and to reach a solution to the objective.
  • Ability to perform assignments with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work without supervision and to establish and perform work patterns and priorities with minimal direction.
  • Ability to make independent decisions based upon experience and knowledge of departmental operations.
  • Thorough knowledge of County policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience in utilizing a variety of computer systems, hardware, and software packages.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of all departmental documents and transactions.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and make decisions on the basis of established procedures and policies.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, governmental officials, the court system, and the general public.

Essential Education, Certifications, and/or Licenses

  • Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate degree followed by admission to the Nebraska State Bar.

Essential Physical Demands and Typical Working Conditions

  • Work is generally performed indoors in an office setting and requires a considerable amount of standing or walking.
  • Work duties require sporadically lifting and carrying up to 15 pounds for up to 300 feet.
  • Work duties require considerable interaction with the general public.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully.  The County recognizes that an individual with a disability may require an accommodation to enable him or her to successfully perform a job function.  Consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations.