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Assistant Ethics Counsel (ADB)                                                                                                   posted 07/18/2019

Responsibilities:

The Assistant Ethics Counsel prosecutes cases before the Grievance Commission of the Iowa Supreme Court. This attorney also advises the Board on interpretation of the rules of professional conduct and proposed changes to the rules, and reviews and processes other disciplinary matters before the Board (including reinstatements of law licenses after suspension or revocation). Other duties include initial review of complaints at intake, investigation of complaints, preparation of pleadings, conducting discovery, trial of cases, drafting post-hearing pleadings, and all necessary appellate litigation. The Assistant Ethics Counsel also represents the Board in reciprocal discipline and other hearings and oral arguments before the Iowa Supreme Court. The position involves occasional overnight travel.

Other duties as assigned and required.

Requirements:

  • You must have graduated from an ABA accredited law school and been admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa.
  • Your law license must be in good standing and you should have no significant history of discipline.
  • You must be able to simultaneously handle multiple areas of responsibility with minimum supervision, properly prioritizing tasks and duties as dictated by changing demands.
  • Must be able to simultaneously advance all assigned cases in a large trial and appellate caseload.
  • You must possess strong verbal and written communications skills, plus the ability and willingness to provide quality customer service in a high tempo work environment.
  • You must possess strong oral and written communication skills, and have high-level knowledge of standard office software, including word-processing and presentation software, PDF generation programs, and commercial case-management platforms.
  • Five or more years of trial and appellate experience is preferred but not required.
  • You must be bondable; must possess high levels of personal and professional honesty and integrity, emotional maturity and stability, and a genuine interest in improving the legal profession and the administration of justice.
  • Lastly, you must have a valid Iowa driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Salary:

Pay Grade 37, $80,516.80 – $114,524.80 annually

Eligible for State of Iowa benefits

Location:

Judicial Building
1111 E Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319

How to Apply:

All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and the Iowa Judicial Branch Application for Employment to:
Attorney Disciplinary Board
Attn: Tara van Brederode
Judicial Branch Building
1111 East Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319

Or email to: Tara van Brederode (tara.vanbrederode@iowacourts.gov)

Posting Close Date:

All application materials must be received by Friday, August 9, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.

AA/EOE

https://www.iowacourts.gov/iowa-courts/career-opportunities/assistant-ethics-counsel/

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ASSISTANT BENTON COUNTY ATTORNEY POSITION                                      Posted 07/03/199

Benton County is currently accepting applications for an Assistant County Attorney.  Duties may include prosecution of misdemeanor cases, felony cases, and juvenile cases.  Candidates must possess excellent communication skills. Candidates with strong litigation skills are preferred.

Salary range is $65,000.00 – $93,000.00, and is based on experience.

Please send resume, including complete education, military and employment history by July 22, 2019 to:

Benton County Attorney
111 E 4th St
Third Floor, Courthouse
Vinton, IA 52349

Benton County does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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Assistant Muscatine County Attorney                                                                                        06/26/19

The Muscatine County Attorney is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Muscatine County Attorney. Duties of the position will include prosecution of criminal offenses, including simple misdemeanors, traffic offenses, and indictable misdemeanors. Other cases will be assigned based on skill level.

Previous prosecution experience is desired, but not a requirement to apply. Those 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.

Salary range is $63,059 to $103,837. Muscatine County offers a competitive benefits package. Muscatine 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.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, references and a writing sample to:

Alan R. Ostergren
Muscatine County Attorney

Applicants must submit an electronic copy (in .pdf format) of their application materials to: aostergren@co.muscatine.ia.us

Applications must be received by July 16, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.

Muscatine County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Attorney General – Criminal Prosecutor                                                                                        Posted 05/21/19

Iowa Attorney General seeks experienced criminal prosecutor with advanced trial skills to assist county attorneys with prosecution of felony-level violent crimes. Position requires extensive travel throughout 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 June 7, 2019. 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 Guthrie County Attorney                                                                                        Posted 04/22/19       

The Guthrie County Attorney’s Office is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Guthrie County Attorney. 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 based on skill level, and could include felonies, juvenile and mental health cases, as well as performing civil legal work as needed.

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa. Experience is preferred, but those who have recently been admitted to practice, or who are currently preparing for the July 2019 bar exam, are encouraged to apply. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience, and will be in the range of $50,000-$71,736.  Benefits include: medical, dental, vision and life insurance in addition to vacation, sick leave, holidays, personal days and IPERS.

Applicants will be subject to a pre-employment criminal history and background check. Those selected for an interview will be required to complete a Guthrie County job application.

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample by email to Brenna Bird at countyattorney@guthriecounty.org.

Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2019. The expected start date of employment is July 1, 2019.

Guthrie County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Johnson County Attorney’s Office
Full-time position available – Assistant County Attorney                                                                      posted 04/19/19

The Johnson County Attorney’s Office has an opening for a full-time Assistant County Attorney II in the Criminal Division with an emphasis on prosecution of violent crime felonies and misdemeanors.

Admission to practice law in Iowa is required. Starting salary $86,292.96 to $101,520.64 plus outstanding benefits.

To apply: Complete employment application at, https://www.johnson-county.com/ by May 6, 2019. Required to attach cover letter and resume. Screening process to begin immediately.

Johnson County is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and elderly are encouraged to apply.

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Assistant County Attorney I Criminal Division Johnson County                                                          posted 04/16/2019

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 – $78,554.84; excellent benefits.  To learn more and apply for this position please visit our website, https://www.johnson-county.com/

Applications accepted until April 22, 2019 at 11:59PM. 

Cover letter and resume must be attached to online application.

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Assistant Washington County Attorney                                                                                                   posted 04/16/19

The Washington County Attorney’s Office is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Washington County Attorney. 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 based on skill level, and could include juvenile and mental health cases, as well as performing civil legal work as needed.

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa. Experience is preferred, but those who have recently been admitted to practice, or who are currently preparing for the July 2019 bar exam, are encouraged to apply. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience, and will be in the range of $50,000-$60,000.

Applicants will be subject to a criminal history check. Any offer of employment is dependent on completion of pre-employment physical.

Applicants must fill out an application for employment at http://co.washington.ia.us, and submit the application, cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the following:

John Gish
Washington County Attorney
P.O. Box 841
224 West Main Street
Washington, IA 52353
Jgish@co.washington.ia.us

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on May 8, 2019. The expected start date of employment is July 1, 2019.

Washington County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Deputy Wapello County Attorney                                                                                                     posted 04/12/19

The Wapello County Attorney’s Office is now accepting applications for the position of Deputy County Attorney. This position will be responsible for prosecuting indictable felony charges in Wapello County. This includes acting as first chair on select attempted murder trials and as second chair on murder trials.

This position is also responsibility for the magistrate court docket on a rotating basis. The responsibility of the simple misdemeanor/magistrate court docket is shared among all the attorneys in the office, and this position will only be responsible for handling magistrate court approximately one morning per week.

The work hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Our office understands the importance of work-life balance and allows for some flexibility in your work schedule.

Our office is looking for someone to fill this position that has previous trial experience.

This position qualifies for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

The position is full-time with the following competitive benefits included:

-Generous medical and dental insurance package

-Generous retirement program through IPERS

-Paid vacation time and sick time

-Annual Iowa Bar Association dues paid

-Iowa County Attorney Association conference costs paid

Salary begins at $70,000 with an automatic increase to $75,000 after two years of service.

Previous criminal trial and prosecution experience is desired.

The position requires a valid licenses to practice law in the State of Iowa as well as a valid driver’s license.

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

Email applications are preferred.

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

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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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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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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 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  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 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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