Johnson County Attorney’s Office                                                                                                   posted 03-16-2018 

Assistant County Attorney – Criminal Division

BulletDEPARTMENT: County Attorney

BulletDESCRIPTION: – Criminal Division:  prosecute misdemeanor and felony criminal cases; supervise diversion programs; represent the petitioner in civil commitments;  advise law enforcement agencies; represent the State and County in other legal proceedings; other duties as assigned.   

BulletQUALIFICATIONS:  Juris Doctor degree and current admission to practice law in Iowa.  Special requirements: Valid driver’s license and insurable under county liability coverage.  May require use of personal vehicle for official county business.

BulletHOURS: Full Time

BulletSALARY: $65,302.38; excellent benefits

  TO APPLY:  Complete employment application at  Required to attach cover letter and resume.

BulletAPPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 26, 2018 at 5 p.m.


Iowa Attorney General’s Office                                                                                           posted 02-27-2018 

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office seeks assistant attorney general for its Prosecuting Attorneys Training Coordinator Division.  Attorney has responsibility to provide traffic safety training to prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and others with an emphasis on impaired driving, vehicular homicide and other traffic safety issues.  Duties include:

  • Providing skills training for prosecutors, substantive law training for law enforcement officers, research and assistance to prosecutors and law enforcement officers on enforcement of traffic safety law.
  • Cooperate with and assist the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and the Iowa Department of Public Safety in traffic safety training.
  • Provide training and assistance to other state agencies and, upon request, the Judicial Branch in traffic safety issues.
  • Be responsible for other contractual activities as required by grant funding, including submission of a monthly report of grant activities.
  • Edit two publications:  “The Highway Safety Law Update and Prosecution Manual” and “OWI and Traffic Offenses – a Prosecution Manual”.
  • Assist in staff duties at Fall and Spring PATC Conferences.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Division Coordinator.

Salary $50,481 – $122,013. Send resume and cover letter to Vicki Bahe, HR, 2nd Flr. Hoover Bldg., Des Moines, IA 50319, (or  EOE – Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply.  (Hearing and Speech Impaired – Relay Iowa 1-800-735-2942 TDD).

Winnebago County Attorney’s Office                                                                           posted 01-26-2018 

County Attorney Position: Winnebago County, located in Forest City, Iowa, in North Central Iowa, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of County Attorney. The Board of Supervisors intends to fill the position by appointment. The term of appointment will begin on or around March 5, 2018, and continue until the office is up for the next county-wide election. 

Qualified applicants should be licensed to practice law in Iowa and in good standing with the Office of Professional Regulation. Preference will be given to applicants with at least three (3) years of criminal trial and juvenile court experience. Job responsibilities include prosecuting all criminal offenses charged within Winnebago County, representing the State of Iowa in child abuse and delinquency cases, and advising the Board of Supervisors and county officials on a variety of civil matters. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three (3) references to the Winnebago County Auditor by email at” href=””> or by mail to Winnebago County Auditor, 126 S. Clark St. Forest City, IA 50436. The deadline for submissions is 1:00 PM on February 16, 2018. Winnebago County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Hardin County Attorney’s Office                                                                                                       posted 1/2018

The Hardin County Attorney is announcing a hiring process for the position of a 2nd Assistant County Attorney.  This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.  Hardin County is an equal opportunity employer.

Essential Job Duties:

This position will be responsible for prosecution of drug cases, magistrate docket, mental health commitments and other cases assigned in the Hardin County Attorney’s Office.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited school of law and admission to the bar of the State of Iowa.  Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa and be in good standing. Three (3) years prosecuting experience is preferred.

Application Procedure/Deadline:

Interested persons must submit a resume and employment application to the Hardin County Attorney’s Office. The application is available at, employment section.  The closing date for submitting applications is March 1, 2018 and the position will be filled in the month of March.

Hiring Process:

Applications will be reviewed for qualifications and experience and selected applicants will interview for the position.

Starting Annual Salary:

$50,000-$60,000, plus benefits, including excellent health care insurance.
Please submit resumes and applications by Thursday, March 1, 2018 by mail or email to:

Richard N. Dunn
PO Box 468
Eldora, IA 50627
(641) 939-8118

Black Hawk County Attorney’s Office                                                                                     posted 02-01-2018

Position #: 27181
Job Title: Assistant County Attorney
Date Opened:



  • Makes recommendation to County Attorney regarding advisability of prosecution and related courses of action;
    Gathers and analyzes evidence in case of reviews pertinent decisions, policies, regulations and other legal matters pertaining to case;
    Studies Constitution and examines legal data to determine advisability of defending         or prosecuting lawsuit;
  • Presents and conducts case before judge and jury;
    Summarizes case to jury.
  • May act as agent to the County on various transactions.
  • Other duties as assigned

• Admission to the bar of the State of Iowa is required
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

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.