Nov 06, 2018
Jan 01, 2018 - Apr 24, 2018
The Attorney General of South Dakota is an elected executive position in the South Dakota state government. As the state's chief legal officer, the attorney general has three major duties: help local and state law enforcement officials fight crime, represent state officials in legal manners and enforce consumer protection laws in the state. The attorney general is popularly elected every four years in the midterm elections and cannot serve more than two consecutive terms in office. The attorney general has a variety of duties: prosecuting and defending all actions in which the state has an interest, civil or criminal, in the Supreme Court, including all criminal appeals; serving as legal advisor to the governor and other constitutional officers; defending the laws and the constitution of South Dakota; serving as legal advisor to many of the state's boards and agencies; consulting with and advising state's attorneys, and in some circumstances providing assistance in prosecuting criminal cases; issuing legal opinions upon the request of the governor, legislature or certain state and local officials; investigating and prosecuting drug cases and major felonies, including such crimes as homicide, burglary and kidnapping; protecting South Dakota consumers from scams and fraudulent activity; investigating and prosecuting Medicaid fraud throughout the state; operating the state forensic crime laboratory. The salary for this position is $103,892/year.
Submit application to:
South Dakota Secretary of State, 500 E Capitol Ave #204, Pierre, SD, 57501, US