Hancock County Attorney’s Office               posted 9-20-2017

Hancock County announces a vacancy for the position of Hancock County Attorney. The Board of Supervisors intends to fill the position by appointment. The term of appointment will begin on or around November 1, 2017, and continue until the office is up for the next county-wide election.

Job responsibilities include prosecuting all criminal offenses charged within Hancock 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.

The position is full-time. The salary for FY17-18 is $98,127.

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.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three (3) references to the Hancock County Auditor by email at or by mail to Hancock County Auditor, 855 State Street, PO Box 70, Garner, IA 50438. The deadline for submissions is 3:30 PM on October 6, 2017.

Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office           posted 5-17-2017

The Pottawattamie County Attorney is announcing a hiring process for two Assistant County Attorney positions.  These positions are full-time working Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. One position will be available on or after July 1, 2017 and the other position will be available in February of 2018.  Pottawattamie County is an equal opportunity employer. 

Essential Job Duties:

Attorney I – Prosecution of misdemeanor offenses, traffic offenses, mental health committals, juvenile offenses.

Attorney II – Prosecution of aggravated misdemeanors and felony level offenses.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from a recognized 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 with the Iowa Office of Professional Regulation.

Applicants for the Attorney II position must have a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience as a criminal prosecutor or the equivalent criminal trial experience handling felony-level offenses.

Application Procedure/Deadline:

Applications are being accepted online at Jobs 

Hiring Process:

Applications will be reviewed for qualifications and experience and selected applicants will interview for the position(s).  All applicants will be notified of their status in the hiring process. 

Pottawattamie County conducts pre-employment screenings including a medical exam, drug test and background check.  

Annual Salary Range:

Attorney I – $64,999 – $81,098

Attorney II – $81,099 – $97,363