JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Part-time Assistant Jefferson County Attorney                                                                        posted 03/20/19

The Jefferson County Attorney’s Office is seeking applicants for a part-time Assistant County Attorney in Fairfield, Iowa. The position’s principal focus shall be on handling cases in front of the Iowa Property Assessment Appeal Board (PAAB), so an interest in real estate and a litigation background involving Iowa Code chapters 421 and 441 are desirable traits, but not requirements.

Applicants will be expected to work approximately 20 hours/week. Time spent not working on PAAB appeals and may include working on other civil litigation involving the County, handling portions of the indictable misdemeanor docket to include diversion programs, and other assignments at the direction of the County Attorney, however PAAB appeals shall constitute a substantial majority of the applicant’s workload.

Applicants will be expected to work independently, with minimal supervision. Position requires a valid driver’s license, and applicants should be members in good standing of the Iowa Bar. However, applicants sitting for the Iowa Bar in Summer 2019 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Attorneys with an established practice involving tax and/or real estate litigation are strongly encouraged to apply. Recent graduates with an interest in supporting a private practice with part-time public sector work are encouraged to apply. The applicant will be expected to reside within Jefferson County, Iowa.

Salary range is between $26,000-$42,000 annually.

Please submit resume, cover letter/letter of interest, up to three references, and writing sample to:

Chauncey Moulding
Jefferson County Attorney
51 W. Hempstead Ave
Fairfield, IA 52556
jeffcoatty@lisco.com

Emailed submissions in PDF format preferred. Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2019, with an anticipated start-date of/about July 1, 2019.

Due to the sensitive nature of matters handled by the office, applicants may be asked to complete a pre-employment background check.

The Jefferson County Attorney’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.

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First Assistant, Des Moines County Attorney                                                                       posted 03/19/19

The Des Moines County Attorney is accepting applications for a First Assistant County Attorney.  The duties of the First Assistant will include felony prosecutions, supervision of attorney and support staff, coordinating staff and law enforcement training, and some civil responsibilities.  The First Assistant will also have on-call responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years’ experience in criminal prosecutions, as well as some supervisory experience.  The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and the ability to handle a large caseload.  Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa and in good standing.

Salary range is $85,000 – $92,000.  Des Moines County also provides a strong and comprehensive benefits package.  Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:

Katherine Gibb
Office Manager
Des Moines County Attorney’s Office
100 Valley Street
Burlington, Iowa 52601
gibbk@dmcounty.com

Submission of application material via email is preferred.

Applications must be received by April 1, 2019

Des Moines County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Assistant Emmet County Attorney                                                                                               updated 03/18/2019

The Emmet County Attorney’s Office is now taking applications for the position of the Assistant Emmet County Attorney. This position will be responsible for assigned cases in the following areas: Magistrate Docket, Adult Involuntary Committals (MH & SA), Juvenile Court, Indictable Misdemeanors, and Felonies. 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 is full-time with health care and other benefits. Compensation based on experience. Salary range $50,000 -$68,000.

Previous prosecution 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 will be preferred.

Position requires a current valid license to practice law in the State of Iowa.

Emmet County residency is not a requirement of employment.

As this is a law-enforcement position, candidates will be subject to a background investigation before a final offer is made.

Applicants should send cover letter with resume and references by March 31, 2019 to Melanie Summers Bauler at mbauler@emmetcountyia.com.

The Emmet County Attorney’s Office is an EEO/AA Employer.

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Iowa Department of Public Safety – General Counsel                                                                        posted 02/04/2019

The Iowa Department of Public Safety is seeking to fill an attorney position within the Commissioner’s Office. Please see the link below for information regarding the position requisition and job duties.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa/jobs/2382585/general-counsel

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for this position:

  1. Graduation from an accredited school of law, and experience equal to five years of full-time work in the practice of law; not including experience as a law clerk. OR
  2. Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes three years of full-time work with the employing agency in the practice of law; not including experience as a law clerk.

The salary range is $82,555.20 – $117,478.40 annually. If interested, a cover letter and resume can be e-mailed to Jeanie Flattery at flattery@dps.state.ia.us by March 31, 2019.

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Drug Task Force Prosecutor                                                                               posted 03/12/2019

The Wapello County Attorney’s Office is now taking applications for the position of Drug Taskforce Prosecutor. This position will be responsible for assigned cases in the following areas:

  • indictable drug related felonies in Wapello, Keokuk, Van Buren, and Davis County
  • magistrate court docket on rotating basis
  • adult involuntary committals on rotating basis

The person filling this position must possess the ability to do trial work, communicate with others effectively, and build solid relationships with the public, law enforcement, and other governmental agencies. The attorney filling this position will work closely with our drug taskforce.

The position is full-time with health care and other benefits included.

Compensation will be based upon qualifications and experience. Salary range is $52,000 – 58,000.

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

An entry-level candidate who has completed a prosecution internship, legal clinic, or clerk duties for a law firm or judge will be preferred.

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

Given that this is a position with a prosecuting office, applicants must undergo a background check.

Applicants should submit a cover letter with resume, writing sample, and up to three references to Reuben Neff at reubenneff@wapellocounty.org.

Email application submissions are preferred.

The Wapello County Attorney’s Office is an EEO/AA employer.

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ACA I Criminal Division Johnson County                                                          posted 03/08/2019

The Johnson County Attorney’s Office has an opening for a full-time criminal division attorney.  Current admission to practice in Iowa is required.  Starting salary $66,771.64.  To learn more and apply for this position please visit our website, https://www.johnson-county.com/

Applications accepted until March 15, 2019 at 5:00PM. 

Cover letter and resume must be attached to online application.

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Assistant Mahaska County Attorney                                                                   posted 02/28/2019

The Mahaska County Attorney’s Office is seeking qualified applicants for the position of a full-time Assistant County Attorney. Duties of the position will include prosecution of indictable misdemeanors and some felony matters. The position is responsible to and supervised by the Mahaska County Attorney. Employment is anticipated to begin as soon as possible.

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 $54,000 to $64,000 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 March 14, 2019 at 4:30 P.M.

Mahaska County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Assistant Dubuque County Attorney                                                                                                   posted 02/25/2019

 

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:

Performs difficult professional legal work in the rendering of legal services to the County; does related work as required.

Work is performed under the regular supervision of the County Attorney. Supervision is exercised over subordinate clerical staff and legal interns.

TYPICAL TASKS:

Investigates and assists law enforcement in investigating crimes;
Prosecutes offenses constituting misdemeanors;
Appears in court, inputs and argues at initial appearances, arraignments, bond reviews, pretrial conferences, pleas and sentencings of criminal defendants;
Questions witnesses in criminal trials, suppression hearings, protection revocations and other proceedings;
Dictates, prepares investigates criminal charges;
Conducts legal research; prepares legal opinions; writes legal briefs as assigned;
Meets with agencies and departments to advise on legality of programs;
Approves the legal form of deeds, decrees, leases, contracts and other legal documents;
Prepares reports and correspondence on legal matters;
Attends public meetings of legislature, administrative and regulatory boards and renders legal advice;
Responds to citizen complaints;
Serves rotation with other attorneys to cover evening and weekend court appearances and to counsel law enforcement;
Performs related tasks as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Thorough knowledge of the modern principles, theory and practices of civil and criminal law; thorough knowledge in selected fields of law; thorough knowledge of legal research and the investigation, preparation and presentation of cases for trial; general knowledge of legal office procedures, practices and methods; ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with court officials, state and local officials, members of the bar, fellow employees and the general public; ability to prepare and render legal opinions; ability to handle trial and appellate litigation.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a law school of recognized standing and some experience in the practice of law relation to local government issues.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Admission to the Bar of the State of Iowa.

Qualified applicants should e-mail their cover letter and resume to: Dubuque County Attorney C.J. May, III (CJ.May@dubuquecounty.us).

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Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney                                                                                                   posted 02/19/2019
Full Time 1st Shift

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 should e-mail their resume to: Administrative Aide III Linda Myers (lindamyers@co.black-hawk.ia.us) or Black Hawk County Attorney Brian Williams (bwilliams@co.black-hawk.ia.us).

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Assistant Marion County Attorney                                                                                                   posted 02/04/2019

The following full-time position is available. Interested parties may obtain application from the bulletin board outside the Marion County Human Resource office or the Marion County website: co.marion.ia.us/offices/hr. Please return the application form to:

Marion County Attorney’s Office
ATTN: Ed Bull
214 E Main St
Knoxville IA 50138

by 4:30 pm on Friday, February 22, 2019.  Please also attach your C.V./Resume, Cover Letter and a writing sample.

Position: Assistant County Attorney
Office: Marion County Attorney
Pay: $55,000 – 60,000 based on experience

Essential Functions and other duties of the job:
Prosecutions of the following

  • Simple Misdemeanor Docket
  • Assisting Law Enforcement in criminal investigations
  • Civil Law Support to the County

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Law Degree from an accredited university
  • License to practice law in the State of Iowa
  • Prior experience in prosecutor office preferred
  • Understanding and competency in the EDMS and ProLaw

Mental and Physical Demands and Environment:

  • Typical office and courtroom environment

Interest parties are encouraged to read the full job description available at the County Attorney’s Office. This job vacancy notice will be posted for a minimum of 10 days. The County Attorney shall have sole discretion to fill this vacancy.

Marion County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Attorney I – Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office                                                                                      posted 01/31/2019

Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office is announcing a hiring process for the position of Attorney I. This is a full-time, exempt position responsible for the prosecution of misdemeanors, traffic offenses, mental health committals, juvenile offenses and other cases as assigned in the Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office.

Education & Experience: Graduation from an accredited school of law and licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa. 1 to 3 years of experience is preferred.

Hiring Process: Applications are being accepted online at https://pottcounty-ia.gov, Jobs section. Applications will be reviewed for qualifications and experience. All applicants will be notified of the status in the hiring process. Applicants required to pass post offer drug test and background check.

Closing Date/Annual Salary: Closing date for accepting applications is February 8, 2019. Annual Salary: $68,369 – $85,300 paid biweekly for hours worked.

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Assistant United States Attorney (Criminal) Des Moines, IA                                                                          posted 01/30/2019

A new vacancy announcement has been posted on Department of Justice webpage. Please use the links below to view the announcement.

https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/attorney-64

Application deadline is February 10, 2019.

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Assistant Des Moines County Attorney                                                                                                   posted 01/29/2019

The Des Moines County Attorney is accepting applications for full-time Assistant County Attorney. Duties include prosecution of simple misdemeanor and indictable offenses, juvenile delinquency and child in need of assistance cases, mental health commitments, and some civil work. The duties of this position may change as needed as determined by the County Attorney.

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa. The ideal candidate will have at least two years experience practicing law. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and the ability to manage a large caseload. Prior prosecution experience is preferred but not required.

Starting salary is $52,500 per year or commensurate with experience, as well as a competitive benefits package.

Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements to:

Katherine Gibb
Office Manager
Des Moines County Attorney’s Office
100 Valley Street
Burlington, Iowa 52601
gibbk@dmcounty.com

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

Applications must be received by February 8, 2019 at 4:30 PM.

Des Moines County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Assistant Attorney General’s Drug Prosecutions                                                                                      posted 01/29/2019

Iowa Attorney General seeks criminal prosecutor, to be located at US Attorney’s Office in Des Moines, IA. Will work as part of High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program in central IA, prosecuting cases in federal court as cross-designated Special Asst. U.S. Atty. Prosecution/criminal trial experience in federal court preferred. Position is a 3-year term. Salary range $50,980 – $98,259.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Vicki Bahe
Vicki.Bahe@ag.Iowa.gov
or
2nd Flr. Hoover Bldg.
Des Moines, IA 50319

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

EOE- Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. (Hearing and Speech Impaired – Relay Iowa 1-800-735-2942 TDD).

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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

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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 Poweshiek County Attorney                                                                                                   posted 11/21/2018

The Poweshiek County Attorney is accepting applications for a full-time Assistant County Attorney.   Duties of the position include prosecution of simple misdemeanor and some indictable offenses, mental health cases, juvenile cases, and other duties as required.

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa.  The ideal candidate will have trial experience and at least two years experience practicing law.  The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and the ability to manage a large caseload.  Prior prosecution experience is preferred but not required.   

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Applicants will be subject to a background check and finalists will be required to complete a pre-employment drug-screen and physical. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to:
Bart K. Klaver
Poweshiek County Attorney
PO Box 455
Montezuma, IA 50171
klaver_coatty@poweshiekcounty.org

Applications must be received by December 14, 2018.  No phone calls please.  Electronic submission is encouraged.
Poweshiek County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Assistant Jones County Attorney                                                                                                   posted 11/07/2018

The Jones County Attorney’s Office is now taking applications for the position of the Assistant Jones 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 Felonies, along with some civil work.

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 is full-time with health care and other benefits. 

Compensation based on experience.  Salary range $65,000 -$72,000.

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

The entry-level candidate who has completed a prosecution internship, legal clinic, or clerk duties for a law firm or judge will be preferred.

Position requires a current valid license to practice law in the State of Iowa, and a valid driver’s license due to some hearings being held in Linn and Johnson Counties.

Applicants should send cover letter with resume, a writing sample, and references by November 30, 2018 to klyons@co.jones.ia.us.

Position to Start on January 2, 2019.

The Jones Attorney’s Office is an EEO/AA Employer.

 

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