JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Prosecuting Attorneys Training Coordinator 7/9/2024

Attorney General Brenna Bird is accepting applications for a Coordinator to perform the duties specified pursuant to Iowa Code Section 13A whose main function is to keep the prosecuting attorneys of the state informed of all changes in law and matters pertaining to their office and to maintain a uniform system of conduct, duty and procedure is established in each county of the state.

Appointed by the Attorney General and with the advice and consent of the Prosecuting Attorneys Training Coordination Counsel this is a 4-year term renewable term.

Description
As the Coordinator you will:

  • Serve as Executive Director of the Iowa County Attorneys Association to encourage and maintain close coordination among county attorneys and the Attorney General’s Office and to promote the uniform and efficient administration of the criminal justice system;
  • Supervise, organize and meet with the various committees of the Iowa County Attorneys Association and give guidance to prosecutors;
  • Administer GTSB grant funds provided through the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau to perform established contract conditions for the education and training of prosecutors and law enforcement personnel statewide;
  • Monitor and review cases and new legislation, prepare memoranda or bulletins, and communicate advice to all county attorneys and their assistants regarding developments in the law;
  • Exercise responsibility for the development, preparation and presentation of education training conferences for all Iowa prosecuting attorneys and some law enforcement personnel;
  • Delegate work within the division to PATC staff and manages PATC staff;
  • Administer the Attorney General’s asset forfeiture program established by Iowa Code Chapter 809A which collects 10% of cash proceeds for the AGs office, facilitates transfer of forfeited vehicles, and return 90% of cash proceeds to law enforcement agencies for the enhancement of public safety.

Requirements and Preferences
Candidates must have a passion for public service and criminal prosecution. The most competitive candidates will have experience as an elected county attorney. This position requires a license, or the ability to obtain a license, to practice law in Iowa.

Pay and benefits
In addition to a collegial environment among those who share your passion for public service, perks of working for the Office of the Attorney General include flexible work-from-home schedules; excellent work-life balance and benefits; and no hourly billing. Annual pay ranges from $116,084.80 to 165,110.40, depending on experience.

Contact Information
Apply by sending a cover letter, and resume to Aaron McKay, Chief of Staff, at aghumanresources@ag.iowa.gov or 1305 E. Walnut St., 2nd Floor, Des Moines, IA 50319. Applications will be accepted until July 19, 2024.

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Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney 7/3/2024
Salary: $77,000-$124,000
Job Type: Assistant County Attorney
Department: Attorney’s Office
Opening Date: July 2, 2024
Closing Date July 31, 2024
Location: Waterloo, Iowa

Summary Description:
This is an entry-level position for a licensed attorney interested in trial work.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Job Duties:

  • Prosecute criminal matters on behalf of the State.
  • Mentored by senior attorneys with years of trial and hearing experience.
  • Work and learn at your own speed.
  • No expectations for immediate trial or courtroom work.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited law school.
  • Current license to practice law in Iowa.

Please email resume:
bwilliams@blackhawkcounty.iowa.gov and
jpeters@blackhawkcounty.iowa.gov

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Assistant Fayette County Attorney Updated 6/27/2024

The Fayette County Attorney’s Office is seeking qualified attorney applicants for an Assistant Fayette County Attorney position starting immediately. This position is open until filled. The position answers directly to the Fayette County Attorney and is an at will position.

  • Designated currently as “part-time”. The successful applicant may at their discretion take private clients in the practice area(s) of their choosing. An assistant would be available if needed. Compensation to the assistant would be the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Office space is provided and will be available for private practice.
  • A full-time office assistant will be housed in the same building as the successful applicant.
  • Responsible for prosecution of all misdemeanor offences in Fayette County.
  • Responsible for the prosecution of CINA petitions, juvenile delinquencies, and felony cases if assigned by the Fayette County Attorney or First Assistant.
  • Health/Vision/Dental group insurance through Fayette County.
  • IPERS qualified position.
  • Frequent training opportunities.
  • Salaried position starting at $87,500/year.

Interested parties should contact Fayette County Attorney Nathan Lein at:
 
    120 East Charles Street
    Oelwein, IA 50662
    319.283.1211
    nlein@co.fayette.ia.us

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Scott County Attorney – Senior Victim Witness Specialist 6/19/2024
Job Title: Senior Victim & Witness Coordinator
Closing Date/Time: Tuesday, 7/2/2024, 4:30 pm
Salary: $24.35 per hour
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Application Deadline: Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 4:30pm Central Time

Job Posting & How to Apply

Job Summary
Under general supervision, the Senior Victim and Witness Specialist gathers and prepares a variety of documents to provide victims of crimes with case related information, to include trial dates, victim rights, and the possibility of financial assistance.

Job Responsibilities
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinates with the Attorney and interviews witnesses for information, explains the court process and ensures court availability. Communications with witnesses throughout the court process.
  • Prepares letters to victims informing them of the pending case, the prosecutor assigned to their case, and their rights as a victim; gathers and prepares a variety of case related documents and police reports.
  • Reviews and enters all information in completed victim paperwork into database; scans paperwork and submits to the case Attorney; electronically files the necessary documents with the Clerk of Court and registers victims
  • Makes travel and lodging arrangements for out of town victims and witnesses; prepares letters to employers to explain court appearances for victims and witnesses; provides assistance and support to victims and witnesses while testifying.
  • Serves as liaison to counseling agencies; refers sexual assault and domestic assault victims to community programs.
  • Assists in the recovery of funds expended by the Crime Victim Compensation Program; scans documents into computer system to alert Attorneys of restitution requests.
  • Participates on outside agency committees regarding victim services.
  • Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:
Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field; AND five (5) years of experience in a legal office which include some previous experience working with victims of crimes; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Court systems and legal procedures.
  • Customer service practices and etiquette.
  • Legal terminology.
  • Records maintenance and retention policies, and procedures.
  • General office procedures and equipment.
  • Records maintenance and retention policies and procedures.

Skill in:

  • Working independently with little or no direct supervision.
  • Maintaining accurate records, filing systems, and documentation.
  • Handling and maintaining confidential and sensitive information.
  • Organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines.
  • Operating a computer including standard software and some specialized software.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Supplemental Information

License and Certification Requirements
None.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Work is performed in a standard office environment.

Benefits
The following is a summary of benefits provided to non-union County employees. Benefits for employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement may vary somewhat depending on specific contract provisions.

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Lyon County Attorney 6/6/2024

Lyon County, Iowa is seeking an individual to fill a full-time County Attorney position. An office in the courthouse is provided. Residency in Lyon County is required at the time of appointment. Letter of intent, resume and applications will be accepted until 4:30 pm on June 25, 2024. For more information please contact the Lyon County Auditor at 712-472-8517 ext 5 or at asprock@co.lyon.ia.us. Please submit application packet by email to the address above or to the Lyon County Auditor, 206 S 2nd Avenue, Ste 205 Rock Rapids, IA 51246. Lyon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Assistant Dubuque County Attorney 5/31/2024
Salary $85,667.00 – $126,434.00 Annually
Location Dubuque, IA
Job Type Full Time
Department County Attorney
Opening Date 05/02/2024
Closing Date 7/1/2024 3:00 PM Central

Description
Performs professional legal work in the area of Misdemeanor and Felony prosecutions and related work as required or assigned.

Job Duties
Assists law enforcement in investigating criminal activity in role as prosecutor;
Prosecutes criminal offenses including felonies and misdemeanors;
May advise and present evidence before the Grand Jury;
Conducts legal research, prepares legal opinions and writes legal briefs as required or assigned;
Prepares reports and correspondence on assigned legal matters;
Responds to citizen complaints;
Serves rotation with other staff attorneys to cover evening and weekend court schedule and to counsel law enforcement;
Performs related tasks as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited law school of recognized standing and experience in the practice of law relating to felony and misdemeanor prosecutions. Valid license to practice law in the courts of the State of Iowa, with license in good standing.

Supplemental Information
Thorough knowledge of the modern principles, theory and practices 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, post-trial and appellate litigation.

Equal Opportunity
Dubuque County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Human Resources Department at (563) 589-4441.

Agency
Dubuque County

Address
720 Central Ave
Dubuque, Iowa, 52001

Phone
563-589-4470

Website
http://www.dubuquecountyiowa.gov

Benefits

Full Description

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Assistant Attorney General – Criminal Appeals Section 5/28/2024

Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird seeks an attorney for the Criminal Appeals Section.

Description
Attorneys in this section primarily handle appeals from criminal proceedings, juvenile delinquency findings, and sexually violent predator commitments. Criminal Appeals attorneys deal with a vast array of issues that affect everyday Iowans, whether through preserving a conviction or ruling, taking a “state’s appeal,” or conducting motion practice before the Iowa Supreme Court. They also advise on extradition matters, review legislation, give legal training, speak at conferences, and counsel local prosecuting attorneys.

No other group of lawyers appears more frequently before Iowa’s appellate courts. They also practice in the federal district courts, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. As the premier specialists in criminal appellate practice, lawyers in this section enjoy the esteem of justices, appellate judges, and county prosecutors. A niche practice, turnover in this section is low.

Requirements and Preferences
Candidates must have a passion for public service and prosecution at the appellate level. The most competitive applicants will have excellent academic credentials, superb writing skills, and a combination of experience as a judicial clerk, a member of a law review, or prior appellate practice.

This position requires a license, or the ability to obtain a license, to practice law in Iowa.

Pay and benefits
In addition to a collegial environment among the best appellate lawyers in the state, perks of this position include flexible work-from-home schedules; excellent work-life balance; comprehensive health and retirement benefits; and no hourly billing. Annual pay ranges from $57,636.80–$139,318.40 depending on experience.

Contact Information
Apply by sending a cover letter, writing sample, and resume to Mr. Aaron McKay, Chief of Staff, at AGHumanResources@ag.iowa.gov or 1305 E. Walnut St., 2nd Floor, Des Moines, IA 50319.

Applications will be considered beginning June 3, 2024.

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Story County Legal Assistant 5/24/2024

This position provides administrative support for assigned attorneys and performs related legal research, case preparation, document preparation, and file management duties.

Full-time – $49,681.27-$50,923.30 Annually

  • Prepares legal document for attorneys’ approval.
  • Reviews police reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Updates and maintains court calendars for all assigned attorneys.
  • Files legal documents into online filing system and transfers legal documents from filing system into office database.
  • Sets up and assigns new cases in database to legal staff and attorneys.
  • Updates and maintains cases in database for all assigned attorneys.
  • Prepares and maintains trial calendars.
  • Assists in preparing evidence and media for trials and hearings.
  • Requests and obtains documents and records from outside agencies.
  • Transfers lab reports into correct database files; maintains reports not associated with cases in the database.
  • Prepares documents for service.
  • Drafts legal notices for newspapers.
  • Tracks substance abuse orders.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Associates degree or paralegal certification preferred.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Iowa for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Please click HERE for the full job description,

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Assistant Clinton County Attorney 5/17/2024
Job Title: Assistant County Attorney
Reports to: County Attorney
Department: Attorney
Pay Band: Experience/Budget C44
Revision Date: 5/15/2024
FLSA: Exempt

SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is devoted to conducting criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits, preparing legal documents, representing the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services as required by Iowa Code, advising county public officials and law enforcement officers as to legal rights, practicing other phases of law, and performing additional tasks as may be assigned by the County Attorney.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represents the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services in all matters related to Children in Need of Assistance, Child Protective Services, and Dependent Adult Abuse.
  • Handles all matters related to Juvenile Delinquency in Juvenile and Adult Court.
  • Handles the Clinton County Truancy Program with all Clinton County School Districts (public as well as private) and coordinates all juvenile legal matters with School Resource Officers throughout the county. In addition, advises and assists the State of Iowa Juvenile Court Resource Officers; as well as juvenile detention centers.
  • Represents the State of Iowa, as well as Clinton County Iowa, in all State of Iowa Courts, including, Magistrate, Associate, Juvenile, and District Court.
  • Represents the State of Iowa in other counties as special prosecutor in conflict-of-interest cases if so assigned by the county attorney.
  • Remains on call to assist the county attorney 24/7/365.
  • Advises law enforcement officers concerning criminal investigations.
  • Assists in the preparation of search warrants and criminal complaints.
  • Prepares trial information and conducts Grand Jury investigations.
  • Prepares and concludes asset forfeiture cases.
  • Conducts training seminars for juvenile court and law enforcement officers concerning criminal investigation techniques and their impact on prosecution.
  • Gathers evidence in civil, criminal, juvenile, and other cases to formulate defense or to initiate prosecution or other legal action.
  • Conducts research; interviews clients, victims, and witnesses; and handles other details in preparation for trial.
  • Prepares legal motions and briefs, develops strategy, arguments, and testimony in preparation for presentation of cases on behalf of the County Attorney’s Office in all court matters including juvenile, civil and administrative, as designated by the County Attorney.
  • Represents Clinton County in court, and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government.
  • Interprets laws, rulings, and regulations for law enforcement officers and agencies in Clinton County.
  • Confers with colleagues with specialty in area of lawsuit, including but not limited to Iowa Attorney General’s Office, to establish and verify basis for legal proceedings.
  • Reviews submitted citations and investigation reports for determination of charge and preparation of trial information.
  • Represents state agencies as required by Iowa Code.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements – (Education and Experience):

  • Juris Doctor Degree or equivalent and license to practice law in the State of Iowa.
    • Experience as a prosecutor is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications – (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed as follows are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.

  • Knowledge of computer word processing, database applications, state and local agency database and electronic filing systems, video and audio equipment.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries and complaints.
  • Ability to write legal documents, speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or styles.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to public officials and public groups.
  • Ability to represent Clinton County in a professional manner.
  • Ability to interact and deal effectively with staff, general public, business and professional contacts, and law enforcement officials doing business with the office or courts.
  • The requirements and duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and the general public.
  • Ability to deal with the general public in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to properly and effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Work Environment:

  • Noise – Moderate (example: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
  • Ability to work at times within stressful and confidential situations.
  • Working with the public can cause exposure to unpredictable smells in example: perfume, smoke, body odor.
  • Working with the public can cause exposure to individuals in high stress situations who are known to behave unpredictably.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing or being stationary – Approximately less than 1/3 of on-the-job time.
  • Walking or traversing – Approximately less than 1/3 of on-the-job time.
  • Sitting or being stationary – Approximately greater than 2/3 of on-the-job time.
  • Use of hands to finger, handle or feel or otherwise operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect, or position items– Approximately greater than 2/3 of on-the-job time.
  • Reaching with hands and arms or otherwise secure objects at a distance – Approximately less than 1/3 of on-the-job time.
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or otherwise position ones self to move – Approximately less than 1/3 of on-the-job time.
  • Weight lifted/force exerted – Occasionally requires lifting objects up to 25 pounds.
  • Vision – Most tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.
  • Talking/Hearing or otherwise communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express oneself, exchange information – Approximately greater than 2/3 of on-the-job time.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • License to practice law in the State of Iowa.

Supplemental Information:

  • Supervises Summer Interns
  • Clinton County is an EEO employer and will engage in the interactive process where necessary to determine if a reasonable accommodation can be implemented to permit any person to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Salary level is dependent on education, skills, and experience.
  • Must have a valid Iowa Driver’s License and have reliable transportation. Must be insurable for driving under county insurance company policies.
  • Applicant will be subject to Criminal Background Check as well as Adult and Child Abuse record check.
  • Applicant will be subject to post offer, pre-employment drug and physical testing.
  • NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

    Please send your cover letter and resume to Clinton County Attorney Mike Wolf: mwolf@clintonca.net

    The Clinton County Attoreny’s Office is accepting applications through the first week of June 2024

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Assistant Palo Alto County Attorney 4/4/2024

Job Overview:
We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to join our legal team as an Assistant County Attorney.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Case Preparation and Litigation: Assist in the preparation and litigation of cases on behalf of the county in state courts. This includes drafting legal documents, such as complaints, motions, briefs, and memoranda, as well as conducting hearings, depositions and trials.
  2. Prosecution Support: Collaborate with law enforcement agencies in the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases. Work closely with victims, witnesses, and other stakeholders to ensure effective case management and prosecution.
  3. Courtroom Advocacy: Advocate for the interests of the county in court proceedings, including arraignments, pre-trial hearings, motions, and trials. Present arguments effectively and represent the county professionally at all times.
  4. Community Outreach: Participate in community outreach initiatives aimed at educating the public about legal rights and responsibilities, promoting crime prevention efforts, and fostering positive relationships between the County Attorney’s Office and the community.
  5. Administrative Duties: Assist in the management of caseloads, maintain accurate records, and ensure compliance with legal deadlines and procedures. Provide administrative support to the County Attorney as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school is required.
  • Licensure to practice law in the State of Iowa currently in good standing and at all times since admission to practice law in Iowa is required.
  • Competency in MS365 Word, Excel, Teams and in the Karpel database system is required.
  • Trial experience is required.
  • Two plus years of recent experience in the area of juvenile justice is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment is required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to justice, integrity, and public service.

This position offers competitive compensation including health insurance, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities. Pay is commensurate with relevant legal experience. This is a full-time position; however, a part-time option could be explored depending on the applicant’s qualifications.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Anne Quail at shudson@paiowaattorney.us.

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Assistant Plymouth County Attorney 3/28/2024

The Plymouth County Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for a full-time assistant county attorney. Applicants for Assistant County Attorney must be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa and their license to practice has remained in good standing at all times. Starting salary is $80,000 – $110,000 commensurate with experience. A salary step program in addition to annual cost of living is available through the first five years of employment. Benefits include healthcare insurance, paid vacation, and IPERS retirement plan, as well as other optional benefits. The assistant county attorney will function under general supervision of the county attorney, perform the duties as assigned or required as set forth by law and rule. The assistant county attorney will work closely with law enforcement, victims, the public, judges, court staff, and other attorneys. Primary duties will include the prosecution of misdemeanor, juvenile, mental health and substance abuse dockets, as well as assist with certain felony cases. Please forward a cover letter and resume to attorney@co.plymouth.ia.us or by ordinary mail to the Plymouth County Attorney’s Office, 215 4th Ave SE, Le Mars, Iowa, 51031.

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Assistant Woodbury County Attorney 3/18/2024

Indictable Misdemeanor Prosecutor
Description:
Woodbury County benefits include: IPERS, Health Ins with $250/Ded; Free Dental, Life & LTD Ins; Sick leave benefits, Vacation, 10 paid Holidays and 2 Personal Days!

SALARY RANGE:  $75,270.00 to $126,597.00, $3000.00 Bonus after 1 year Anniversary, and 1 week of Vacation upon hire (Plus Benefits) (Based on Experience)

Qualifications

  • Must be licensed by the Iowa Supreme Court to practice law in the State of Iowa or (b) have received the degree of J.D. or LL.B, from a law school fully approved by the A.B.A., and take and pass the next available Iowa Bar Exam and Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam and immediately thereupon be admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa or (c) be eligible for admission to the practice of law in Iowa pursuant to Iowa Court Rule 111 and be admitted to practice law in Iowa pursuant to the rule within 120 days of appointment as an Assistant County Attorney.
  • Must have integrity and be of good moral character and fitness.
  • Must possess knowledge of the general principles of the Iowa Code, Criminal Procedure and Rules of Evidence.
  • Must possess a solid ability for legal research and writing.
  • Must be an effective communicator.
  • Must be hard working, driven, and self-motivated but also must be able to work as part of a team.
  • Must be professional in appearance and demeanor.
  • Candidate for hire must successfully pass a background check, physical examination, vision, back screen and drug screen prior to employment

Duties
An indictable misdemeanor prosecutor is responsible and accountable for the efficient and effective prosecution of indictable misdemeanor crimes, felony operating while intoxicated (OWI) crimes, and related simple misdemeanor crimes in Woodbury County, Iowa under the direct authority of the County Attorney.

The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.
Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Review police reports and communicate effectively with law enforcement, victims, and witnesses in order to make appropriate charging decisions.
  • Assist law enforcement in criminal investigations both during business hours and after hours.
  • Exercises good judgment in the disposition of cases consistent with justice, public safety, the well-being of victims and applicable law.
  • Conduct legal research to prepare motions, briefs, and in preparation for hearings and for trial.
  • Attend depositions.
  • Appears in District Associate and Magistrate Courts for all proceedings including arraignments, various motion hearings, and trial.
  • Prepare and take cases to trial.
  • Assists all professional and support staff as needed.
  • Performs various other duties relating to scope of responsibility as assigned by the County Attorney
  • Attendance is required

ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION OTHERWISE THE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE FORWARDED.

A completed County Application Form and Resume are required.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:
Until position filled.

Woodbury County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.

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Assistant Story County Attorney 3/18/2024
SALARY: $39.14 – $56.68 Hourly
$3,131.10 – $4,534.76 Biweekly
$6,784.05 – $9,825.32 Monthly
$81,408.54 – $117,903.84 Annually
JOB TYPE: Full-Time
DEPARTMENT Attorney’s Office
OPENING DATE: 02/26/2024
LOCATION: Nevada, IA
JOB NUMBER: CA-FTE 2.24
CLOSING DATE 3/10/2024 11:59 PM Central

Summary Description
This position performs varied legal functions in support of assigned criminal docket. An Assistant County Attorney may be classified as an “Assistant County Attorney II” or “Senior Assistant County Attorney” on the compensation schedule at the discretion of the County Attorney.

Job Duties/Responsibilities
Criminal Docket

  • Prosecutes criminal matters on behalf of the State of Iowa and of Story County.
  • Reviews criminal investigations as requested by law enforcement agencies.
  • Provides training to law enforcement on legal updates, trial matters, and investigatory updates.
  • Provides information to the public when on call with law enforcement related questions.
  • Responds to litigation post-conviction relief actions.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

  • Knowledge of the Code of Iowa.
  • Knowledge of Iowa case law.
  • Knowledge of civil, criminal, and/or juvenile justice procedures.
  • Knowledge of the Iowa rules of criminal and civil procedure.
  • Knowledge of trial proceedings.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in the completion of legal research.
  • Skill in producing persuasive legal arguments.
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
  • Current membership in the State Bar of Iowa.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an clerkship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

E-VERIFY PROCESS:  Story County participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with Story County must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity. Please be prepared to provide required documents on the first day of employment. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-382-7200 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at: http://www.uscis.gov.

Physical & Environmental Characteristics

  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light (24 pounds or less) objects.
  • The work is typically performed in an office.

Agency
Story County

Phone
(515) 382-7204

Address
900 6th Street
Nevada, Iowa, 50201

Website
http://www.storycountyiowa.gov

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Assistant Story County Attorney 3/5/2024
Salary: $81,408.54 – $117,903.84 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Department Attorney’s Office:
Closing Date: 3/10/2024 11:59 PM Central
Location: Nevada, IA
Job Number: ACA-FTE 2.24
Opening Date: 02/26/2024

Summary Description
This position performs varied legal functions in support of assigned criminal docket. An Assistant County Attorney may be classified as an “Assistant County Attorney II” or “Senior Assistant County Attorney” on the compensation schedule at the discretion of the County Attorney.

Job Duties/Responsibilities
Criminal Docket

  • Prosecutes criminal matters on behalf of the State of Iowa and of Story County.
  • Reviews criminal investigations as requested by law enforcement agencies.
  • Provides training to law enforcement on legal updates, trial matters, and investigatory updates.
  • Provides information to the public when on call with law enforcement related questions.
  • Responds to litigation post-conviction relief actions.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

  • Knowledge of the Code of Iowa.
  • Knowledge of Iowa case law.
  • Knowledge of civil, criminal, and/or juvenile justice procedures.
  • Knowledge of the Iowa rules of criminal and civil procedure.
  • Knowledge of trial proceedings.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in the completion of legal research.
  • Skill in producing persuasive legal arguments.
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
  • Current membership in the State Bar of Iowa.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an clerkship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

E-VERIFY PROCESS:  Story County participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with Story County must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity. Please be prepared to provide required documents on the first day of employment. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-382-7200 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at: http://www.uscis.gov.

Physical & Environmental Characteristics

  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light (24 pounds or less) objects.
  • The work is typically performed in an office.

BENEFITS
Story County offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees regularly working 30 hours or more per week. Benefits are pro-rated for employees working between 30-39 hours per week. The benefits available include vacation, sick leave, family sick leave, life insurance and AD&D, short-term disability, long-term disability, health and dental insurance, vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement and an employee assistance program. Benefits may vary dependent on employment status and bargaining unit status.

Agency
Story County

Phone
(515) 382-7204

Address
900 6th Street
Nevada, Iowa, 50201

Website
http://www.storycountyiowa.gov

Link to Job Posting

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Public Service Manager—Victim Assistance Section (Iowa Attorney General’s Office) 2/26/2024

Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird seeks a public service manager to serve in the Victim Assistance Section.

Description
This position involves supervising and evaluating the work of the Training and Outreach Team; directing team operations; applying for discretionary federal grants and submit grant reports; regular contact with crime victims, law enforcement, prosecutors, and service providers; teamwork; and attention to detail. This position ensures necessary statewide programs run effectively and in accordance with contract documents and Iowa and Federal law. The person serving in this role must be friendly, courteous and have both a familiarity with the criminal justice system and a passion for helping crime victims.

Requirements and Preferences
Candidates must possess a juris doctor; have a passion for public service; and possess high levels of organization, judgment, prioritization, customer service, and written and verbal communication. The most competitive candidates will have experience supervising employees, navigating federal grants, and interacting with survivors of crime. This position requires a license, or the ability to obtain a license, to practice law in Iowa.

Pay and Benefits
In addition to a collegial environment among client-centered team members, perks of working for the Office of the Attorney General include excellent work-life balance and benefits. This position offers flexible in-office or work-from-home hours. Annual salary ranges from $86,528.00 to $116,542.40 depending on experience.

Contact Information
Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Aaron McKay, Chief of Staff, at AGHumanResources‌‌‌‌‌@‌‌‌‌‌ag.iowa.gov or 1305 E. Walnut St., 2nd Floor, Des Moines, IA 50319. The deadline to apply is March 19, 2024.

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Assistant Wapello County Attorney 2/21/2024 (reposted)

The Wapello County Attorney’s Office is now accepting applications for an Assistant Wapello County Attorney. This position will be responsible for prosecuting domestic, sexual, and child abuse cases in Wapello County.

This positions is a qualifying position for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program.
The position is full-time with the following competitive benefits included:

  • Generous county medical and dental insurance package, particularly in comparison to state employment insurance.
  • IPERS
  • Annual Iowa Bar Association and National District Attorney Association (NDAA) dues paid
  • Iowa County Attorney Association conference costs, along with any NDAA conferences, paid

Salary to begin at $70,000 for recent law school graduates. Applicants with more experience may receive a higher salary offer, depending on level of experience.

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 Kari Short at kshort@wapellocounty.org.

Email applications are preferred.

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Assistant Buena Vista County Attorney 2/2/2024

The Buena Vista County Attorney’s Office is hiring for the position of Assistant County Attorney. The position may cover a variety of criminal and juvenile law cases. The assignment of cases will based upon the candidate’s qualifications, experience, personal preferences, and the needs of the office.

The candidate must be admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa and have experience sufficient to permit the candidate to complete his or her work with limited supervision. Attorneys are required to handle emergency matters after regular work hours on a rotating basis with other attorneys.

The salary range for this position is $55,000 – $100,000. The position is salary exempt and serves at the discretion of the County Attorney. Buena Vista County provides health, dental, and vision packages, and the position qualifies for IPERS.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter to:

Paul Allen
Buena Vista County Attorney
Paul@BVCountyAttorney.org

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Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney 1/26/2024

SALARY RANGE:
$61,000 – $112,000

TO APPLY:
https://www.blackhawkcounty.iowa.gov/316/Job-Openings

BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under general direction of the County Attorney conducts prosecution in court proceedings on 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.

  • Position is in an indoor office setting and requires frequent use of office equipment such as computers, copies, fax machines, telephones.
  • Position requires frequent use of fingers, hands, and close vision.
  • Position requires substantial interaction/communication with other employees, law enforcement, attorneys, witnesses, victims, the general public and department affiliates by personal contact, telephone, in writing, and be email/electronic methods.

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Assistant Poweshiek County Attorney 1/26/2024

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. Must have strong communication skills and the ability to manage a large caseload with minimal supervision. 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 will be accepted until position is filled. No phone calls please. Electronic submission is encouraged.

Poweshiek County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Assistant Linn County Attorney (Criminal Prosecutor I) 1/25/2024

Linn County is committed to creating a Customer-Center Culture placing our internal & external customers at the center of everything we do! Why do we do this? We get that question a lot. The answer is simple: We want our customers to have a positive experience. Our co-workers are customers too. Exceptional internal customer satisfaction leads to exceptional customer satisfaction for the public!

Salary:
Beginning: $86,662.60 • Level 1: $90,995.73 • Level 2: $95,545.51 • Level 3: $100,332.78

About Criminal Prosecutor I:
Prosecutes simple misdemeanors and other court duties as assigned.

Essential Duties:

  • Prosecutes simple misdemeanor offenses under the Iowa Code
  • Conducts initial court appearances for those arrested on new criminal charges
  • Represents Linn County Attorney’s Office in mental commitment proceedings
  • Makes charging decisions on minor theft, criminal mischief, assault, and driving cases
  • Assists felony assistants with the prosecution of major felony offenses that proceed to trial

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Work requires the professional level of knowledge of a discipline equivalent to that which is acquired in a Master’s degree or Ph.D. level of study
  • No experience required
SHIFT: Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
APPLY AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/linncountyia
DEADLINE: Sunday, February 4, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.

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Assistant Linn County Attorney (Juvenile) 1/18/2024

Linn County is committed to creating a Customer-Center Culture placing our internal & external customers at the center of everything we do! Why do we do this? We get that question a lot. The answer is simple: We want our customers to have a positive experience. Our co-workers are customers too. Exceptional internal customer satisfaction leads to exceptional customer satisfaction for the public!

Salary:
Beginning: $105,728.37 • Level 1: $111,014.78 • Level 2: $116,565.53 • Level 3: $122,393.80

About Juvenile Prosecutor I:
Represents the State in prosecution of juvenile delinquencies, children in need of assistance proceedings, waivers to adult court, juvenile mental health commitments, termination of parental rights, modifications, and emergency removal of children.

Essential Duties:

  • Reads and reviews child abuse assessments, consults with human services and other child protection professionals, decides upon filing, and litigates Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) cases
  • Determines appropriate criminal charges against minors by reviewing law enforcement reports and applying Iowa law in juvenile delinquency matters
  • Appears on behalf of the State of Iowa and/or Linn County for court hearings and trial in CINA and juvenile delinquency cases
  • Advises Juvenile Court Officers and DHA case workers by answering questions and giving advice regarding legal issues and case management issues before and through the course of cases
  • Meets with witnesses to confer with them and prepare them to testify at trials and hearings, prepares exhibits for trial

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Work requires completion of a Juris Doctorate
  • Over one year of experience is required
Shift: Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/linncountyia
Deadline: Sunday, January 28, at 11:59 p.m.

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Assistant Des Moines County Attorney 12/11/2023

The Des Moines County Attorney is accepting applications for a full-time Assistant County Attorney. The office is located in the City of Burlington which rests along the Mississippi River in southeast Iowa. The office has five (5) full-time assistants, in addition to the elected County Attorney.

Duties of the position will primarily include prosecution of misdemeanor prosecutions and felonies if previous sufficient prosecutorial experience, as well as juvenile delinquency matters. Des Moines County is a high-volume office, so the duties of this position may change as needed if determined by the County Attorney.

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa, expected to pass the bar in the spring, or qualify for admission if licensed in another state with reciprocity. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, as well as the ability to manage time effectively to oversee a large caseload. Prior prosecution experience is preferred but not required.

Starting salary is $72,000 per year for a newly licensed attorney, or commensurate with experience, as well as a competitive benefits package, including paid vacation, sick leave, a full healthcare plan, and licensure fees. 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 in PDF format is preferred.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Des Moines County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Executive Officer 2 – Legal Assistance Developer 11/15/2023

Salary: $65,395.20 – $101,150.40 Annually

Job Type: Full-time

Agency: 297 Iowa Department on Aging

Closing Date: 11/28/2023 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact: Gloria Fisher – gfisher@dhs.state.ia.us and Zachary Rhein – zachary.rhein2@iowa.gov

Location: Des Moines – 50319 – Polk County, IA

Job Number: 24-01344

LinkedIn Tag: #LI-POST

Job Description
Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements (listed below) will be placed on the eligible list.

Telework is available, but the hired candidate must reside in the state of Iowa and should be aware that the position will require some time in the Des Moines office.

The Iowa Department of Aging (IDA) and Department of Human Services (DHS) merged on July 1, 2023, to form one agency, the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS, Aging and Disability Service Division, is seeking an Executive Officer 2 to serve as Legal Assistance Developer and develop legal assistance programs for older and/or disabled individuals. As Legal Assistance Developer, this position will be responsible to oversee and monitor the statewide Legal Assistance Program and budget as outlined in the most current federal Older American’s Act and Iowa’s State Plan on Aging. This position will be responsible to increase awareness of and access to least-restrictive alternatives to guardianship and conservatorship which can include more restrictive fiduciary proceedings, such as supported decision making.

Duties include monitoring federal and state requirements, outcomes and performance data related to the Area Agency on Aging Area Plan/State Plan. This position will design/conduct training, provide technical assistance and business acumen to Area Agencies on Aging Legal Assistance program and subcontractors. This position will act as liaison to program stakeholders which includes, but is not limited to the Federal Administration for Community Living, Iowa State Bar Association, Guardianship Association of Iowa Network (GAIN), and the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. This position will be essential in developing initiatives and programs for legal assistance which promotes due process, self-determination, person-directedness, and supports older and/or disabled individuals to make their own decisions and advance their values and wishes in decision-making. As such, this position will engage and coordinate with various internal and external stakeholders that protect and advocate for the rights of older and disabled individuals.

The Older American’s Act requires this position has the knowledge, resources, and capacity to conduct various legal assistance activities and as such, candidates for this position will be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa. The Legal Assistance Developer shall be responsible for identifying any actual and potential conflicts of interest, circumstances that may lead to the appearance of a conflict of interest, identifying processes for preventing conflicts of interest and, where conflict of interest has been identified, for removing or remedying the conflict as it relates to this position and the Legal Assistance Program.

Critical attributes to the success of the Executive Officer 2 include:

  • Demonstrated expertise as a self-directed problem-solver with high standards for quality and a strong commitment to public service.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and in a variety of contexts.
  • Consistently maintain effectiveness even when experiencing changes in work responsibilities, priorities and deadlines and takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; champions policy/ practice changes instituted by upper management as well as a willingness to identify issues and address them proactively and collaboratively.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to independently prioritize tasks and not only work on multiple projects simultaneously, but also be able to provide status updates on projects at a moment’s notice. Must have the ability to report for work regularly and on time, follow instructions and directives, and build positive relationships with others.

Selectives
354 Law Degree Possession of a law degree from an accredited institution

Minimum Qualification Requirements
Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification.

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

  1. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in any field, and experience equal to four years of full-time professional-level work in program administration, program development, program operations, or management.
  2. A total of eight years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience.
  3. All of the following (a, b, and c): a. Two years of full-time professional-level work experience in program administration, program development, program operations, or management; and b. A total of four years of education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience; and c. A total of two years of graduate-level education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where twenty-four semester hours of accredited graduate college or university course work in a public-service-related area (e.g., public or business administration, social work, public health, law, education, engineering) equals one year of full-time experience. Graduation from the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program is also equivalent to one year of full-time experience or education.
  4. Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes twelve months of full-time work as an Executive Officer 1 or comparable specific management-level position.

For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description.

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Assistant Linn County Attorney 11/12/2023

Linn County is committed to creating a Customer-Center Culture placing our internal & external customers at the center of everything we do! Why do we do this? We get that question a lot. The answer is simple: We want our customers to have a positive experience. Our co-workers are customers too. Exceptional internal customer satisfaction leads to exceptional customer satisfaction for the public!

Salary:
Beginning: $86,662.60 • Level 1: $90,995.73 • Level 2: $95,545.51 • Level 3: $100,332.78

About Criminal Prosecutor I:
Prosecutes simple misdemeanors and other court duties as assigned.

Essential Duties:

  • Prosecutes simple misdemeanor offenses under the Iowa Code
  • Conducts initial court appearances for those arrested on new criminal charges
  • Represents Linn County Attorney’s Office in mental commitment proceedings
  • Makes charging decisions on minor theft, criminal mischief, assault, and driving cases
  • Assists felony assistants with the prosecution of major felony offenses that proceed to trial

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Work requires the professional level of knowledge of a discipline equivalent to that which is acquired in a Master’s degree or Ph.D. level of study
  • No experience required

SHIFT: Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

APPLY AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/linncountyia

DEADLINE: Sunday, November 26, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

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Assistant Boone County Attorney 10/24/2023

The Boone County Attorney’s Office is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Boone County Attorney.

The position’s primary duties will entail handling the juvenile court docket along with the simple misdemeanor magistrate docket. It is preferred, but not required, that applicants who have prior experience in juvenile court or family law matters. Other duties may include:

  • Legal research and briefing
  • Providing counsel and advice to county officers
  • Assisting other attorneys or covering in District and District Associate criminal court
  • Working with and advising local law enforcement
  • Any other duties required of the County Attorney’s Office depending upon experience and skill

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa
  • Willingness to present criminal cases to juries
  • Prior juvenile and prosecutorial experience is preferred but not required

This is a full-time position; however, a part-time option could be explored depending on the applicant’s qualifications. Salary for the position is $65,000-$78,000 per year depending on experience, with likely increases at each fiscal year. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision and life insurance in addition to vacation, sick leave, holidays, personal days and IPERS. This is an FLSA Exempt full time position.

Applicants will be subject to a pre-employment criminal history and background check. Applicants will also be subject to a pre-employment physical and pre-employment drug test.

Interested applicants are instructed to submit an application, cover letter and resume. Please visit https://www.boonecounty.iowa.gov/employment/ Questions should be directed to the Boone County Human Resource Office at 515-433-495.

Boone County is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications will be accepted beginning now until the position is filled.

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Assistant Louisa County Attorney 9/28/2023

Full-time position will be approximately three-quarter-time with the Louisa County Attorney’s Office and one-quarter time with the Hicklin, Matthews & Parsons Law Office. Duties may include handling juvenile cases, criminal cases, mental health and substance abuse commitments, delinquent fine collection and other duties. Applicants need not be residents of Louisa County but must be admitted to practice law in Iowa prior to beginning work.

Submit cover letters, resumes, and references to:

Adam D. Parsons, County Attorney
Louisa County Attorney’s Office
326 Van Buren St., PO Box 247
Wapello, IA 52653

or by email: aparsons@louisacountyia.gov

For further information call County Attorney Adam Parsons at (319) 523-3331. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Anticipated combined starting salary for the Assistant County Attorney position and associate position is $72,000 per year plus benefits, including health insurance and retirement. Louisa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Assistant Benton County Attorney 10/2/2023

Job Title: Assistant County Attorney

Reports to: County Attorney

Location of Opening: Vinton, Iowa

Pay Range: $65,000 – $93,000 based upon experience

How to Apply:
Applications can be submitted in any of these ways –

Apply online via our website at Employment with Benton County, Iowa (bentoncountyia.gov)

Send completed application with resume and cover letter attached to swilber@bentoncountyia.gov with Assistant County Attorney position in the subject line

Drop off or mail your completed application with resume and cover letter to: Benton County Human Resources 811 D Ave., Vinton, Iowa 52349

Position Information:
As Assistant County Attorney, you will play a crucial role in providing legal counsel to the County board of supervisors, County Administration, and various departments and advisory boards. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of legal matters, from prosecution of felonies and misdemeanors to civil litigation and contracts land use and employment matters. Your expertise will help shape the legal landscape of Benton County, ensuring that our community continues to thrive.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Prosecution of misdemeanor cases, felony cases, and juvenile cases
  • Provide legal advice and counsel to County officials and departments
  • Represent and/or identify representation for Benton County in legal proceedings and negotiations
  • Draft and review contracts, ordinances, and legal documents
  • Oversee the work of legal support staff
  • Stay current on legal developments affecting Benton County

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa
  • Strong communication, negotiation, analytical and management skills
  • Commitment to upholding ethical and professional standards

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Strong research and litigation skills
  • Experience working with municipal government

Skills Required:

  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to adapt to a fast paced, changing work environment and respond well under stress to ensure all deadlines are met
  • Be able to work independently

Physical Demands/Work Hours:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk.

This position will require flexibility to work additional hours beyond the typical work day when needed.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is normally going to be in an office or courtroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

THE ABOVE DECLARATIONS ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE AN “ALL-INCLUSIVE” LIST OF THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB DESCRIBED OR OF THE SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE JOB. RATHER, THEY ARE INTENDED ONLY TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB.

Benefits:

  • IPERS retirement with 6.29% employee contribution and 9.44% employer contribution
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Vacation time, sick time, personal day and your BIRTHDAY off
  • Opportunity to earn compensatory time
  • Health Insurance as low as $180 per pay period for a family plan
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flex Spending
  • Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Wellness program with opportunity to earn up to $350 in incentives
  • EAP

*THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN EMPLOYMENT AT BENTON COUNTY*

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Assistant Guthrie County Attorney 9/22/2023

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 are encouraged to apply. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience, and will be in the range of $75,000 to $90,000 per year. Benefits include: IPERS, medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as paid vacation and holidays, sick leave, and personal days. Guthrie County residency is not a requirement.

Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check, pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment physical. Those selected for an interview will be required to complete a Guthrie County job application which may be found at guthriecounty.gov or picked up at the Guthrie County Courthouse.

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample by email to countyattorney@guthriecounty.gov.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Guthrie County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Assistant Attorney General – Criminal Appeals Division 9/5/2023

Job Details
Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird seeks an attorney to represent the Criminal Appeals Division. Attorneys in this division primarily handle appeals from criminal proceedings, juvenile delinquency findings, and sexually violent predator commitments. Criminal Appeals attorneys deal with a vast array of issues that affect everyday Iowans, whether it is through taking a “state’s appeal,” motion practice before the Iowa Supreme Court, or defending convictions by district courts. By virtue of their unique experience, these attorneys also advise on extradition matters, review legislation, give legal training, speak at conferences, and counsel local prosecuting attorneys.

Turnover in this division is low. No other group of lawyers appears more frequently before Iowa’s appellate courts. They also practice in the federal district courts; the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals; and the United States Supreme Court. In addition to a collegial environment among the best collection of appellate lawyers in the state, perks of working in this division include flexible work-from-home schedules; the opportunity to work on interesting, novel, and exciting cases; excellent work-life balance and benefits; and no hourly billing.

Requirements
This position requires a license to practice law in Iowa. Applicants must have a dedication to public service; previous prosecutorial or appellate experience; and demonstrated research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.

The most competitive applicants will have a combination of experience as a judicial clerk, a member of a law review, and a criminal-appellate practitioner. Salary ranges from 57,636.80-139,318.40 depending on experience.

View pdf HERE

Contact Information
Apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Leif Olson, Chief Deputy Attorney General, at AGHumanResources@ag.iowa.gov or Hoover Bldg., 2nd Floor, 1305 E. Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50319.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, beginning on August 22nd, until the position is filled.

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Assistant Muscatine County Attorney 9/1/2023

The Muscatine County Attorney is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Muscatine County Attorney.

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

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

Salary range is $72,114 to $118,748, depending on experience. 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:

Jim Barry
Muscatine County Attorney
420 E. Third Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
jim.barry@muscatinecountyiowa.gov

Applicants must also submit an electronic copy (in .pdf format) of their application materials to: jim.barry@muscatinecountyiowa.gov

Applications must be received by September 15, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

Muscatine County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Assistant Lee County Attorney 9/1/2023

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Lee County Attorney is accepting applications for a full-time Assistant County Attorney. Primary duties involve all aspects of trial work including daily court appearances, assistance with investigations; charging of criminal cases; interaction and training with law enforcement, victim and witness contact, representing the State at hearings, trials, and in other legal proceedings; and other duties as assigned. The duties of this position may change as determined by the County Attorney.

REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from an accredited law school and admission to practice law in the State of Iowa with a law license in good standing and no history of discipline.

Must be able to simultaneously handle multiple areas of responsibility with minimal supervision, properly prioritizing tasks and duties as dictated by changing demands. Must be able to simultaneously advance all assigned cases in a large trial caseload.

Prior trial experience and prosecution experience is preferred but not required.

SALARY:
Salary range to start between $68,000.00 and $83,000.00 per year commensurate with experience, as well as a very competitive benefits package.

Applicants should submit, by email or mail, a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to:

Ross J. Braden
Lee County Attorney
25 N. 7th Street
PO Box 824
Keokuk, Iowa 52632
rbraden@leecounty.org

Applications must be received by September 30, 2023 at 4:30 PM.

Lee County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Assistant Cerro Gordo County Attorney 8/25/2023

Assistant County Attorney:Full-time position with the Cerro Gordo County Attorney’s Office. License to practice law in the State of Iowa. Salary Range $75,000 to $80,000 based on experience. Excellent benefit package including full health insurance, IPERS retirement benefits, vacation days & sick leave days.

Application and job description can be picked up in person at:

Cerro Gordo County Administrative Services Office
First Floor – Courthouse
220 North Washington Avenue
Mason City, IA 50401

By visiting our website at:  www.cgcounty.org
Or requested by contacting our email address:  hr@cgcounty.org
To view the full job description, please click:  Job Description

Applications will be accepted until filled. Pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check required. Cerro Gordo County is an EOE.

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Assistant Attorney General – Statewide Prosecutions 8/14/2023

Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird seeks one or more experienced criminal prosecutors with advanced trial skills to assist county attorneys with prosecution of felony-level violent crimes. A successful candidate will be committed to protecting victims, supporting law enforcement, and achieving justice for Iowans. The positions will serve in the Statewide Prosecutions Section (formerly known as Area Prosecutions) of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office Criminal Justice Division.

Preferred experience would include past jury trial experience prosecuting high-level felonies including death cases and sexual assault prosecutions involving both children and adults.

Positions requires extensive travel throughout Iowa and admission to practice law in Iowa. Salary range is $120,000-$139,000. Please send cover letter, résumé, list of jury trials, and writing samples to Attorney General Brenna Bird by email at AGHumanResources@ag.iowa.gov or Second Floor Hoover Building, Des Moines, IA 50319. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis for immediate and future opportunities. The State of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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Legal Assistant Linn County Attorney’s Office 8/11/2023

New Hire: $27.70 • 90 days: $28.91 • 1 year: $30.17 • 2 years: $31.49 • 3 years: $32.86

SUMMARY:
Provides administrative services and paraprofessional legal support to staff attorneys and/or other staff. The work requires the exercise of a high level of discretion and the application of administrative and business management skills. The Legal Assistant reports directly to the County Attorney, First Assistant County Attorney and/or Office Manager.

MAIN ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Performs case preparation duties including reviewing records, assembling necessary information, and updating case files for hearings and trials
  • Conducts legal research for particular issues as assigned by attorneys
  • Interviews witnesses and/or victims in preparation for hearings, depositions, or trials
  • Obtains digital media from applicable law enforcement and partnering agencies and completes any necessary modifications or redactions for hearings/trials
  • Performs back-up duties for Office Manager and Paralegal in the Civil Division and Juvenile Division

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate degree in a legal assistant program or related field required
  • 3 – 5 years of experience as a legal assistant. Additional relevant education or directly related experience may count towards minimum qualifications on a year for year basis at the discretion of the hiring manger

SHIFT:    8 a.m. – 5 p.m.    Monday – Friday

APPLY AT:    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/linncountyia

DEADLINE:    Sunday, August 20, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

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Assistant Scott County Attorney (Senior Assistant Attorney) 8/2/2023

SALARY:    $94,577.60 – $130,395.20 Annually
JOB TYPE:    Full-time
DEPARTMENT:    County Attorney
CLOSING DATE:    8/13/2023 4:30 PM Central
LOCATION:    Davenport, IA
JOB DESCRIPTION:    Click here for complete job description

Job Summary
Under general supervision, the Senior Assistant Attorney is an advanced position which includes supervisory duties over Assistant Attorneys or the legal skills and experience necessary to pursue more complex cases. Also represents and advises Scott County on legal matters and represents the State in criminal court. Prepares cases, writes, reviews, and files all pleadings necessary for criminal prosecution. Advises trains, and cooperates with law enforcement.

Job Responsibilities
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Civil Defense Attorney
Litigates civil cases involving Scott County in State and Federal courts; prepares cases involving civil rights, jail lawsuits, personal injury, worker’s compensation, tax assessment appeals, guardianships and conservatorships, mental health hearings, small claims, forfeiture proceedings, and the enforcement of health code ordinances, zoning, and county codes.

Advises and provides legal opinions to the board of supervisors, elected officials, department heads, and township officers.

Assist in negotiating and drafting 28E agreements, MOUs, and contracts impacting the County.

Advises Risk Manager on validity of claims and recommendations for allowances or disallowances thereof.

Criminal Prosecution Attorney
Supervisor: Reviews plea agreements made by Assistant Attorneys and makes recommendations during the plea negotiation phase of the case; provides general guidance regarding various prosecution and trial issues and strategies. Prepares job evaluations for Assistant Attorneys.

Analyzes reports and evidence to determine the appropriate charges; prepares charging documents and other pleadings for prosecution to include a formal list of charges against the defendant, the minutes of testimony, and motions.

Prepares complex criminal cases for trial by issuing subpoenas to witnesses and preparing exhibits; communicates regularly with victims and witnesses to discuss case progress and prepare for trial.

Addresses a variety of defense issues to include requests for investigative reports, exhibits, evidence, and responds to defense motions; and works with the defense to determine the scheduling of motion hearings and trial

Reviews case for sentencing or charging concessions via plea negotiations.

Researches legal issues. Must be familiar with the Code of Iowa, the Rules of Criminal Procedure, and the Rules of Evidence. Stays abreast of changes in law and authority in criminal matters.

Serves on multi-disciplinary teams as requested.

Reviews police reports, videos, audio recordings, photographs, and other evidence collected by law enforcement or other sources; gathers additional evidence and contacts witnesses and victims for information.

Prepares evidence and develops trial strategies; writes proposed motions to the court and jury instructions; meets with witnesses to prepare and outline questions and arguments.

Conducts plea negotiations; prepares disposition memos; meets with and informs victims of case updates.

Researches and stays abreast of recent developments with laws; drafts memos for law enforcement and other attorneys regarding changes in the law.

Schedules and attends depositions.

Is available for on-call duty as requested to advise law enforcement after hours and on weekends.

Provides law enforcement training as requested.

Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Standards For Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:
Juris Doctorate degree is required and four (4) years of trial experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge of:
Local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.

Trial and court procedures.

Protocols and strategies of negotiation and litigation.

Case management procedures, tactics, and techniques.

Legal research methods, techniques, sources, databases, and other research tools.

Negotiation and conflict management methods and techniques.

Skill in:
Supervising and leading Assistant Attorneys, staff, and delegating tasks and authority.

Analyzing legal issues.

Setting priorities and developing and directing legal strategies and tactics.

Reading, understanding, interpreting, and applying State and Federal statutes, codes, and rules.

Developing and presenting sound legal arguments.

Mediating and negotiating difficult and complex situations.

Analyzing and organizing complex facts, evidence, and precedents.

Developing, refining, and presenting legal strategies.

Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and implementing recommendations in support of goals.

Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands.

Conducting research.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Supplemental Information

License and Certification Requirements
Must possess an Iowa Law license and be in good standing with the Iowa Supreme Court.
May require admission to the federal southern district of Iowa.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Work is performed in Scott County Courthouse and in a standard office environment.

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Assistant Johnson County Attorney II (Juvenile) 7/26/2023

Salary:    $97,169.74 – $116,603.67 Annually
Job Type:    Full-time
Department:    County Attorney
Location:    Iowa City, IA
Job Number:    00709
APPLY AT:    Link to Job Description

Definition & Duties
Under direction of the County Attorney, performs a variety of administrative, technical, and advanced professional legal work of moderate to considerable difficulty in representing the State of Iowa in juvenile delinquencies, children in need of assistance proceedings, waivers to adult court, termination of parental rights, modification, and emergency removal of children, truancy cases and civil commitment cases.

Knowledge of & Ability to

  • Code of Iowa and Iowa Administrative Code
  • Iowa and Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure and Rules of Evidence
  • Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct and Standards for Professional Conduct
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • Methods, practices and references utilized in conducting legal research
  • Courtroom procedures and local court rules
  • Advanced mathematical concepts
  • Electronic court filing systems
  • English language to include grammar, spelling, sentence structure, vocabulary and proofreading skills

Ability to:

  • Represent the State of Iowa and Johnson County in Iowa State Court proceedings
  • Understand, interpret, apply and explain Code of Iowa/Iowa Administrative Code, federal laws and all rules, including the Rules of Professional Conduct, Evidence, and Criminal and Civil Procedure
  • Read and review police reports, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) child abuse assessments, DHHS and Juvenile Court Officer (JCO) social history and progress reports, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) reports, therapy and service provider reports, case law and research
  • Conduct legal research and produce accurate legal arguments for briefs, memorandums and other documents as needed
  • Present evidence in civil commitment hearings
  • Exercise sound professional judgment and prosecutorial discretion concerning cases, taking into consideration laws, policies, standards, precedents and the interests of justice
  • Work with minimum supervision in often difficult circumstances
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of information as appropriate
  • Represent Johnson County and perform duties in a professional, responsible and trustworthy manner
  • Be detail oriented while performing duties
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, victims and witnesses, judges, defense attorneys, law enforcement and members of the public
  • Interact effectively with persons representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests and points of view
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias
  • Collect data, keep accurate records, and prepare various documents
  • Maintain case files pursuant to office policy using electronic case management system
  • Handle multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • Use a computer for the purposes of word processing, data entry, legal filings, spreadsheets, presentations, e-mail, case management, scanning, e-filing and Internet
  • Operate common office equipment such as calculators, fax and postage machines, photo copiers, multi-line telephones and scanners
  • Handle moderate to high levels of stress, meet deadlines and solve problems appropriate to the position
  • Follow complex oral and written instructions
  • Organize and present facts, ideas, and opinions clearly and concisely, orally and in writing to groups and individuals in formal and informal situations
  • Have clarity of speech and hearing which permits effective communication
  • Have sufficient vision which permits moderate to heavy production and review of a wide variety of materials in both electronic and hardcopy forms
  • Have sufficient manual dexterity to make handwritten notations and which permits moderate to heavy use of a keyboard and mouse
  • Lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
  • Sit, stand, walk, climb, squat, kneel, bend, twist and reach
  • Have sufficient personal mobility to complete work at various facilities
  • Work flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays, and additional time as needed

Minimum Education, Training & Experience & Special Requirements
Juris Doctor Degree and admission to practice law in Iowa AND four or more years of experience to include significant criminal or juvenile law practice and/or a government agency practice.

Special requirements: Valid driver’s license and insurable under county liability coverage. May require use of personal vehicle for official county business.

Specific Duties

SPECIFIC DUTIES: to be performed satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Represent the State of Iowa in juvenile court hearings including juvenile delinquency, Child in Need of Assistance and Termination of Parental rights hearings and truancy hearings.
  • Carry out duties relating to civil commitment proceedings.
  • Determine probable cause to file juvenile delinquency petitions.
  • Advise juvenile court officers and DHHS workers on law and certain legal procedures.
  • Review child abuse intake and assessment reports, social histories, and progress reports to determine appropriate action by DHHS and others.
  • Assist law enforcement, DHHS, and other appropriate agencies on legal issues and investigations including taking calls after hours as necessary.
  • Train DHHS workers and service providers in court testimony and preparation, and representing the County Attorney’s Office on various committees for community outreach
  • Participate in staff meetings and provide coverage for cases outside of assigned caseload.
  • Inform victims and witnesses about the status of cases and utilize advocacy programs to assist victims and witnesses.
  • Advise and facilitate interdisciplinary groups that address needs in the community in which the County Attorney’s Office has involvement including participation in Disproportionate Minority Contact Committee at the County and State level.
  • Assist with training law enforcement, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, Child Advocacy Programs and the public as requested by the County Attorney.
  • Participate in trainings/education opportunities, conferences, seminars and work-related meetings as requested.
  • Represent the County Attorney in community meetings and organizations as requested by the County Attorney.
  • Research issues as needed and as directed by the County Attorney.
  • Perform legislative action by participating in meetings, phone calls, letters, and committees geared toward developing juvenile legislation and in responding to proposed legislation as requested by the County Attorney.
  • Maintain records of continuing legal education training and file all required reports in a timely manner to maintain valid Iowa law license.
  • Assist in carrying out duties of the County Attorney as directed by the County Attorney.
  • Perform all duties of an Assistant County Attorney I as needed.
  • Perform all work activities in accordance with County Attorney’s Office and County policies, procedures and safety practices.
  • Attend work regularly.

Resume and cover letter must be attached to online application.

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Assistant Winneshiek County Attorney 7/14/2023
The Winneshiek County Attorney’s Office located in Decorah, Iowa is now accepting applications for an Assistant Winneshiek County Attorney.

Job Duties:
Duties include but are not limited to: Assist the County Attorney in performing statutory duties and obligations of office of the County Attorney, including but not limited to: enforcing state laws and county ordinances, appearing for the State and the County in cases and proceedings in the courts or administrative proceedings to which the State or County is a party, enforce forfeitures and financial obligations for the recovery of debts, revenues, and other financial obligations accruing to the state or county, prosecute and defend actions in which a county officer in their official capacity or the county is an interested party, give advice to county and township officers when requested by any such officer in any matter in which the State, County or township has a legal interest, perform other duties as set forth in section 331.756 of the Iowa Code, and perform other duties attributed to the County Attorney by the Iowa Code and other relevant law. Prepare and supervise preparation of correspondence, pleadings, and communications in the pursuit of the duties encompassed herein.

Respond to inquiries from law enforcement, judges, court officials and the public; compile statistics and reports as required for the County Attorney; and serve as a liaison between the public and the County Attorney’s office by promoting awareness of issues relevant to the performance of the duties of County Attorney. Coordinate and provide training to law enforcement, other agencies and the public. Become efficient in abilities through trainings and networking with other county attorneys and assistant county attorneys.

May perform other duties as assigned.

Primary Assignment:
This position will be primarily responsible for prosecuting most indictable misdemeanor cases and some felony cases, in Winneshiek County. This position will also back up the ACA doing magistrate and juvenile court work. Previous criminal trial and 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.

The position is part-time with a competitive benefits package and opportunity to work in private practice.

Salary to begin at $60,000 for recent law school graduates. Applicants with more experience may receive a higher salary offer. The position requires a valid license 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 avandermaaten@co.winneshiek.ia.us. Email applications are preferred.

Winneshiek County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Assistant Johnson County Attorney I (Criminal) 7/11/2023

Salary:    $81,585.58 – $97,902.70 Annually
Job Type:    Full-time
Department:    County Attorney
Location:    Iowa City, IA
Job Number:    00699
APPLY AT:    Assistant County Attorney I (Criminal) | Job Details tab | Career Pages

Definition & Duties
Under direction of the County Attorney, performs a variety of administrative, technical, and advanced professional legal work of moderate to considerable difficulty in representing the County in criminal, juvenile, and civil cases by either the Code of Iowa or the Johnson County Code.

Knowledge of & Ability to

  • Code of Iowa and Iowa Administrative Code
  • Iowa and Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure and Rules of Evidence
  • Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • Advanced mathematical concepts
  • English language to include grammar, spelling, sentence structure, vocabulary and proofreading skills

Ability to:

  • Represent the State of Iowa and Johnson County in Iowa State Court proceedings
  • Understand, interpret, apply and explain Code of Iowa/Iowa Administrative Code, federal laws and all rules, including the Rules of Professional Conduct, Evidence, and Criminal and Civil Procedure
  • Conduct legal research and produce accurate legal arguments for briefs, memorandums and other documents as needed
  • Present evidence in civil commitment hearings
  • Exercise sound professional judgment and prosecutorial discretion concerning cases, taking into consideration laws, policies, standards, precedents and the interests of justice
  • Work with minimum supervision in often difficult circumstances
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of information as appropriate
  • Represent Johnson County and perform duties in a professional, responsible and trustworthy manner
  • Be detail oriented while performing duties
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, victims and witnesses, judges, defense attorneys, law enforcement and members of the public
  • Interact effectively with persons representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests and points of view
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactivefy managing bias
  • Collect data, keep accurate records, and prepare reports
  • Handle multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • Use a computer for the purp9ses of word processing, data entry, legal filings, spreadsheets, presentations, e-mall, case management, scanning, e-filing and Internet
  • Operate common office equipment such as calculators, fax and postage machines, photo copiers, multi-line telephones and scanners
  • Handle moderate to high levels of stress, meet deadlines and solve problems appropriate to the position
  • Follow complex oral and written instructions
  • Organize and present facts, ideas, and opinions clearly and concisely, orally and in writing to groups and individuals in formal and informal situations
  • Have clarity of speech and hearing which permits effective communication
  • Have sufficient vision which permits moderate to heavy production and review of a wide variety of materials in both electronic and hardcopy forms
  • Have sufficient manual dexterity to make handwritten notations and which permits moderate to heavy use of a keyboard and mouse
  • Lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
  • Sit, stand, walk, climb, squat, kneel, bend, twist and reach
  • Have sufficient personal mobility to complete work at various facilities
  • Work flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays, and additional time as needed

Minimum Education, Training & Experience & Special Requirements
Juris Doctor degree and admission to practice law in Iowa, or in the alternative to admission to practice law in Iowa, proof of qualification pursuant to Iowa Ct. R 31.15(6) permitting practice by recent graduates.

Special requirements:
Valid driver’s license and insurable under county liability coverage. May require use of personal vehicle for official county business. Must pass background check.

Specific Duties
to be performed satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Prosecute State of Iowa and Johnson County charges in State court, including pre- and post-trial proceedings, probations revocations, forfeiture, and extradition hearings.
  • Carry out duties relating to civil commitment proceedings.
  • Assist law enforcement and other appropriate agencies on legal issues and investigations of criminal actions including taking calls after hours as assigned.
  • Keep victims and witnesses informed about the status of cases and utilize advocacy programs to assist victims and witnesses.
  • Represent the State of Iowa in post-conviction relief proceedings.
  • Research issues as needed and as directed by the County Attorney.
  • Represent the State of Iowa in other legal hearings and proceedings as needed.
  • Assist with training law enforcement and the public as requested by the County Attorney.
  • Participate in trainings/education opportunities, conferences, seminars and work-related meetings as requested. Represent the County Attorney in community meetings and organizations as requested by the County Attorney.
  • Maintain records of continuing legal education training and file all required reports in a timely manner to maintain valid Iowa law license.
  • Assist in parrying out duties of the County Attorney as directed by the County Attorney.
  • Perform all work activities in accordance with County Attorney’s Office and County policies, procedures and safety practices.
  • Attend work regularly.

Resume and cover letter must be attached to online application.

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Assistant Van Buren County Attorney 1/12/2023
Van Buren County is looking for a part time Assistant County Attorney and he/she would be able to run a private practice part time. Interested persons are encouraged to submit a brief biography to either Alex Richards, chairman of the Board of Supervisors (alex@redgenetics.com), or to Lisa Plecker, County Auditor (lplecker@vanburencounty.iowa.gov). An application form will be sent to an applicant that submits a biography, and a resume may be returned with the completed application. We are interested in anyone who has or can pass the bar exam prior to employment with Van Buren County.

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Assistant Woodbury County Attorney – Felony Prosecutor 1/10/2023
Felony Prosecutor
Description
Woodbury County benefits include: IPERS, Health Ins with $250/Ded; Free Dental, Life & LTD Ins; Sick leave benefits, Vacation, 10 paid Holidays and 2 Personal Days!
SALARY RANGE:  $2,491.54-$2,881.39/bi-weekly. (Plus Benefits) (Based on Experience)
Qualifications

  • Must be licensed by the Iowa Supreme Court to practice law in the State of Iowa or (b) have received the degree of J.D. or LL.B, from a law school fully approved by the A.B.A., and take and pass the next available Iowa Bar Exam and Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam and immediately thereupon be admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa or (c) be eligible for admission to the practice of law in Iowa pursuant to Iowa Court Rule 111 and be admitted to practice law in Iowa pursuant to the rule within 120 days of appointment as an Assistant County Attorney.
  • Must have integrity and be of good moral character and fitness.
  • Must possess knowledge of the general principles of the Iowa Code, Criminal Procedure and Rules of Evidence.
  • Must possess a solid ability for legal research and writing.
  • Must be an effective communicator.
  • Must be hard working, driven, and self-motivated but also must be able to work as part of a team.
  • Must be professional in appearance and demeanor.
  • Candidate for hire must successfully pass a background check, physical examination, vision, back screen and drug screen prior to employment.

Duties
A felony prosecutor is responsible and accountable for the efficient and effective prosecution of felony crimes and all related misdemeanor crimes in Woodbury County, Iowa under the direct authority of the County Attorney.
The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.
Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Review police reports and communicate effectively with law enforcement, victims, and witnesses in order to make appropriate charging decisions.
  • Assist law enforcement in criminal investigations both during business hours and after hours.
  • Exercises good judgment in the disposition of cases consistent with justice, public safety, the well-being of victims and applicable law.
  • Conduct legal research to prepare motions, briefs, and in preparation for hearings and for trial.
  • Attend depositions.
  • Appears in District, District Associate, and Magistrate Courts for all proceedings including arraignments, various motion hearings, and trial.
  • Prepare and take cases to trial.
  • Assists all professional and support staff as needed.
  • Performs various other duties relating to scope of responsibility as assigned by the County Attorney.
  • Attendance in the office is required.

ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION OTHERWISE THE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE FORWARDED.
A completed County Application Form and Resume are required.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:
Until position is filled.
Woodbury County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.

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Assistant Woodbury County Attorney – Indictable Misdemeanor Prosecutor 1/10/2023
Indictable Misdemeanor Prosecutor
Description:
Woodbury County benefits include: IPERS, Health Ins with $250/Ded; Free Dental, Life & LTD Ins; Sick leave benefits, Vacation, 10 paid Holidays and 2 Personal Days!
SALARY RANGE:  $2,491.54-$2,881.39/bi-weekly. (Plus Benefits) (Based on Experience)
Qualifications

  • Must be licensed by the Iowa Supreme Court to practice law in the State of Iowa or (b) have received the degree of J.D. or LL.B, from a law school fully approved by the A.B.A., and take and pass the next available Iowa Bar Exam and Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam and immediately thereupon be admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa or (c) be eligible for admission to the practice of law in Iowa pursuant to Iowa Court Rule 111 and be admitted to practice law in Iowa pursuant to the rule within 120 days of appointment as an Assistant County Attorney.
  • Must have integrity and be of good moral character and fitness.
  • Must possess knowledge of the general principles of the Iowa Code, Criminal Procedure and Rules of Evidence.
  • Must possess a solid ability for legal research and writing.
  • Must be an effective communicator.
  • Must be hard working, driven, and self-motivated but also must be able to work as part of a team.
  • Must be professional in appearance and demeanor.
  • Candidate for hire must successfully pass a background check, physical examination, vision, back screen and drug screen prior to employment.

Duties
An indictable misdemeanor prosecutor is responsible and accountable for the efficient and effective prosecution of indictable misdemeanor crimes, felony operating while intoxicated (OWI) crimes, and related simple misdemeanor crimes in Woodbury County, Iowa under the direct authority of the County Attorney.
The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.
Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Review police reports and communicate effectively with law enforcement, victims, and witnesses in order to make appropriate charging decisions.
  • Assist law enforcement in criminal investigations both during business hours and after hours.
  • Exercises good judgment in the disposition of cases consistent with justice, public safety, the well-being of victims and applicable law.
  • Conduct legal research to prepare motions, briefs, and in preparation for hearings and for trial.
  • Attend depositions.
  • Appears in District Associate and Magistrate Courts for all proceedings including arraignments, various motion hearings, and trial.
  • Prepare and take cases to trial.
  • Assists all professional and support staff as needed.
  • Performs various other duties relating to scope of responsibility as assigned by the County Attorney.
  • Attendance is required.

ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION OTHERWISE THE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE FORWARDED.
A completed County Application Form and Resume are required.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:
Until position filled.
Woodbury County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.

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