JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Assistant  Mahaska/Keokuk County Attorney                                                                                                   posted 01/03/2019

The Mahaska County Attorney and Keokuk County Attorney are seeking qualified applicants for the position of a fulltime Assistant County Attorney. This position will be shared between Mahaska County and Keokuk County with 25 percent of the time being devoted to Keokuk County matters. Travel to Oskaloosa and Sigourney is required. Duties of the position will include prosecution of criminal offenses, juvenile delinquency and child in need of assistance cases, mental health commitments, debt collection, and representation of county officials in civil matters. The position is responsible to and supervised by the Mahaska County Attorney. Employment is anticipated to begin February 2019.

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa. Prior prosecution and trial experience is preferred but not required. Knowledge of and experience with technology in both the law office and the courtroom setting is preferred. Compensation is based on experience. Salary range is $52,000 to $62,000 plus benefits.

Submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and references to:

Mahaska County Attorney
Mahaska County Courthouse
106 South First Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

attorney@mahaskacounty.org

Submission of application material via email in PDF format is preferred.

Applications must be received by January 18, 2019 at 4:30 PM.

Mahaska County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Assistant  Van Buren County Attorney                                                                                                   posted 01/02/2019

The Van Buren County Attorney Office is seeking qualified applicants for position of part-time Assistant County Attorney to begin work immediately. This position is responsible for prosecution for assisting in felony criminal cases and also performs duties in magistrate court to include prosecution of simple misdemeanors and mental health commitment proceedings.  The responsibilities of this position may change as needed, as determined by the County Attorney.

This position requires a valid license to practice law in the State of Iowa. The starting salary for this position is $43,000.00.

Please send letter of application, resume, and references to:

Craig Miller
Van Buren County Attorney’s Office
P.O. Box 496
903 4th Street
Keosauqua, IA. 52551

hcraigmillerlaw@netins.net

(Van Buren County is an Equal Opportunity Employer)

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Assistant Sioux County Attorney                                                                                                   posted 12/31/2018

The Sioux County Attorney is currently taking applications for a full-time Assistant County Attorney to begin work immediately. Primary duties include criminal prosecution of simple and indictable misdemeanors, some civil work, and assisting the County Attorney as needed. The successful candidate must possess excellent communication, advocacy, and writing skills and be comfortable serving the public. Trial experience or prosecutorial internship experience is preferred, while new law school graduates are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through January 25, 2019.

The starting salary range for this position is $55,000-$65,000, depending on qualifications and experience, and includes generous medical and retirement benefits.

Please send letter of application, resume, and references to:

Beverly Clark, Office Manager
Sioux County Attorney’s Office
210 Central Avenue SW
P.O. Box 168
Orange City, IA 51041

beverlyc@siouxcounty.org

(Sioux County is an Equal Opportunity Employer)

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Assistant Buena Vista County Attorney                                                                                                   posted 12/26/2018

The Buena Vista County Attorney’s Office in Storm Lake, Iowa seeks qualified applicants for the position of full-time Assistant County Attorney.  Primary duties of the position will include prosecution of criminal offenses, including but not limited to simple misdemeanors, traffic offenses, and indictable misdemeanors.  Other cases will be assigned once skill level has been determined.  In addition to criminal prosecution, the position will assist in juvenile court matters and some civil law issues on behalf of the county.

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa.  Experience is preferred, but those who have recently been admitted to practice are encouraged to apply.  Among entry-level applicants, preference will be given to those who have completed practical internships during their course of studies. 

The starting salary is $50,000-70,000 and is based on experience.  The position will remain open until filled.  Start date is negotiable.  Applicants are required to be fingerprinted and undergo a criminal background check.

Interested persons must submit a resume and cover letter.  Those with limited experience are requested to also submit an unofficial transcript and writing sample.  Please send all materials to:

Paul A. Allen

Assistant Buena Vista County Attorney

paul@bvcountyattorney.org

Buena Vista County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Assistant Clarke County Attorney                                                                                                   posted 12/17/2018

The Clarke County Attorney’s Office is now taking applications for the position of Assistant County Attorney.  This position will be responsible for assigned cases in the following areas:  Magistrate Docket, Adult and Juvenile Involuntary Committals (MH & SA), Child in Need of Assistance Cases, Juvenile Delinquencies, Indictable Misdemeanors, and providing support in the prosecution of Felonies.  Some civil work may be required.

The person filling this position must possess the ability to do trial work, communicate with others effectively, and to build solid relationships with the public, law enforcement, and other governmental agencies.  The position may be filled on a full-time, part-time, or job share with another County  depending on the applicant pool and salary requirements.

Compensation based on experience.  Salary range $53,000 -$70,000.  

Previous criminal trial experience is desired, but not a requirement to apply.

The entry-level candidates who have completed a prosecution internship, legal clinic, or clerk duties for a law firm or judge are preferred over those without any such experience.

Position requires a current valid license to practice law in the State of Iowa, and a valid driver’s license.

Applicants should send cover letter with resume, a writing sample, and references to Adam Ramsey at atty@clarkecountyiowa.org

Position to Start on or after January 2, 2019.

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Iowa Attorney General’s Office- Criminal Prosecutor                                                            Posted 12/14/2018

Criminal Prosecutor

Iowa Attorney General seeks experienced criminal prosecutor with advanced trial skills to assist county attorneys with the prosecution of felony-level violent crimes.  This position requires extensive travel throughout the state of Iowa.  Salary $86,570-$123,240.  Send cover letter, resume, list of criminal trials, and writing sample to Vicki.Bahe@ag.iowa.gov or 2nd Flr Hoover Bldg, Des Moines, IA 50319, by December 28, 2018.  EOE – Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. (Hearing and Speech Impaired – Relay Iowa 1-800-735-2942 TDD).

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Assistant Wapello County Attorney                                                                             Posted 11/29/18 updated 12/10/2018

The Wapello County Attorney is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Wapello County Attorney.  This position is responsible for prosecution of felony criminal cases and also performs duties in magistrate court to include prosecution of simple misdemeanors and mental health commitment proceedings.  The responsibilities of this position may change as needed, as determined by the County Attorney.

This position requires a valid license to practice law in the State of Iowa.   Prosecution experience is preferred.  Starting salary is $50,000 per year or more depending on experience with a competitive benefits package.  Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:

Chris Eakins
Office Manager
Wapello County Attorney’s Office
219 N. Court
Ottumwa, IA 52501
ceakins@wapellocounty.org

Emailed documents in PDF format preferred.  Preferred writing sample is a motion or responsive pleading in a criminal matter, such as a motion to suppress or resistance to a motion to suppress, trial brief, or similar document.

Applications must be received by Friday, December 21, 2018, at 4:30 p.m.

Wapello County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Veterans Preference is provided where applicable.

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Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney                                                                                                   posted 11/21/2018

Position #:             27181
Job Title:               Assistant County Attorney
Department:          County Attorney
Pay Grade:             450  06-GS 450 $56,157.37 – $103,597.02  ($27.00 – $49.81)
FLSA Status:         Exempt
Date Opened:        
Date Closed:          When Filled

BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under general direction of the County Attorney conducts prosecution in court proceedings in behalf of county and states government; advises county concerning legal rights, obligations and privileges; performs related work as required.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:          

  • Must be capable of regular and predictable attendance at a specified location in order to perform assigned tasks.
  • Makes recommendation to County Attorney regarding advisability of prosecution and related courses of action;
  • Interviews clients and witnesses to ascertain facts of case.
  • Gathers and analyzes evidence in case of reviews pertinent decisions, policies, regulations and other legal matters pertaining to case;
  • Provides evidence to formulate prosecution. Correlates findings and prepares case. 
  • Studies Constitution and examines legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit;
    • Examines and accepts or rejects allotted number of potential jurors;
  • Presents and conducts case before judge and jury;
    • Examines and cross examines witnesses.
    • Summarizes case to jury.
  • May act as agent to the County on various transactions.
  • Other duties as assigned

 SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

  • Supervision is received from the County Attorney
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
  • No functional or administrative supervision is exercised over support staff.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • JD Degree from an accredited law school is required
  • Admission to the bar of the State of Iowa is required
  • Demonstrated job-related experience in a governmental environment is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS.  

The work environment and the physical demand characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   Refer to the “Essential and Marginal Function Analysis” statement for a complete description of essential functions and functional requirements.

Qualified applicants can go online and apply at:   http://www.co.black-hawk.ia.us 

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