Assistant Pottawattamie County Attorney                                                                         posted 8/09/2018
Pottawattmie County invites applications for the POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY
position of: Attorney IPottawattamie County Attorney’s Office is announcing a hiring process for the position of Attorney I. This is a full-time, exempt position during the hours of 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday-Friday.OPENING DATE: 08/07/2018CLOSING DATE: 08/31/2018 11:59 PMPURPOSE OF POSITION:Prosecution of misdemeanors, traffic offenses, mental health committals, juvenile offenses and other cases as assigned in the Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office.

Represents the State and County in criminal, juvenile and civil matters including administrative proceedings.

Evaluates criminal, juvenile and civil cases presented for filing; follows established office policy concerning the disposition of cases; conducts pretrial conferences on cases; and hearing involving victims, witnesses and defense attorneys; recommends case dispositions to other attorneys and supervisors.

Prepares and/or reviews drafts of trial information and minutes of testimony for filing with the clerk of the court; prepares pleadings, motions and interrogatories and responses to the same; prepares letters, opinions, memorandum and legal document as requested.


Graduation from a recognized school of law and admission to the bar of the State of Iowa.
1 to 3 years’ experience preferred.

Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa

SALARY: $32.87 – $41.01 Hourly
$2,629.60 – $3,280.80 Biweekly $68,369.60 – $85,300.80 Annually

HIRING PROCESS: Applications are being accepted online at, Jobs section. Applications will be reviewed for qualifications and experience. All applicants will be notified of the status in the hiring process.

Pottawattamie County conducts pre-employment drug test and background check.



Assistant Wapello County Attorney                                                                   Posted 08/20/18

The Wapello County Attorney is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Wapello County Attorney.  This position is a Violence Against Women Act grant-funded position whose primary duties will include the prosecution of domestic abuse and sexual assault offenses.

This position requires a valid license to practice law in the State of Iowa. Recent law graduates who are awaiting bar exam results may apply.  Prosecution experience is preferred.  Starting salary is between $52,000 and $59,000 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

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, August 31, 2018, at 4:30 p.m.

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