JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Assistant Muscatine County Attorney 09/29/2022
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. Those entry-level candidates who have completed a prosecution internship, legal clinic, or clerk duties for a law firm or judge will be preferred.

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

Salary range is $69,508 to $114,456. 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

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

Applications must be received by October 21, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.

Muscatine County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Assistant Attorney General – Department of Transportation 09/21/2022
Date Posted:  September 12, 2022

Type:  Full Time

Job Details

The Iowa Attorney General seeks an attorney to represent the Department of Transportation Division. Attorneys in this division are charged with providing all legal services for the Iowa DOT and acting as the legal advisors to the transportation commission and the director. This includes many areas of law including providing daily guidance to a state agency, contracts, human resources, open records requests, administrative rules, real estate, and licensing. These attorneys practice before administrative law judges, Iowa district courts, the Iowa Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, as well as on occasion in the federal district courts.

This position is litigation-focused and the ideal candidate will have experience and/or interest in civil litigation, including personal injury and property damage torts, contracts, and condemnations. The position includes both courtroom and appellate work. There may be some travel, but over-night travel should be rare.

Some perks of working in this division include an office at the Iowa DOT in Ames; flexible schedule with some ability to work from home; the opportunity to work on a wide variety of interesting, novel, or exciting issues; excellent work-life balance and benefits; and no hourly billing.

Successful applicants will have a dedication to public service and demonstrated superlative research, writing, and oral advocacy skills. Previous judicial clerkship and/or appellate practice experience a plus.

Contact Information

Send resume and cover letter by September 26, 2022 to:

    AG Human Resources
    Office of the Attorney General of Iowa
    1305 E Walnut St.
    Des Moines, IA  50319

    or send via email to AGHumanResources@ag.iowa.gov

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is committed to the recruitment and full inclusion of qualified individuals. BIPOC, bi/multi-lingual, persons with disabilities and individuals from the D/deaf or Hard of Hearing community are encouraged to apply. As part of our commitment, the Office will ensure reasonable accommodations are provided during the application, interviewing, and hiring processes. If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in any of these processes please send your request to Lynn.Hicks@ag.iowa.gov or call 515-281-5164.

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Assistant Scott County Attorney 09/20/2022
The Scott County Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the position of full time Assistant Scott County Attorney. Primary duties involve all aspects of trial work including daily court appearances, victim and witness interaction, and assisting law enforcement with investigations and charging of criminal cases. Applicants must have a Juris Doctorate degree and be licensed or eligible to practice law in the State of Iowa.

Starting salary is $75,545 – $87,609, based upon experience. Top salary is currently $104,124 through annual step increases. Additional cost of living increases are determined on a yearly basis. A generous benefits package includes excellent health care coverage, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, a defined benefit plan (Iowa Public Employees Retirement System pension), life insurance and long term disability coverage.

Interested persons must submit a resume, cover letter, and complete an application on-line by October 17, 2022 at www.scottcountyiowa.gov/hr. Scott County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Assistant Wapello County Attorney – Drug Task Force Prosecutor 09/14/2022
The Wapello County Attorney’s Office is now accepting applications for an Assistant Wapello County Attorney as the Drug Task Force Prosecutor. This position will be responsible for prosecuting indictable charges relating to drug possession and trafficking, which include misdemeanor and felony cases, in Wapello County.

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

Previous criminal trial and prosecution experience is desired.

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 medical and dental insurance package
  • Generous retirement program through IPERS
  • Paid vacation time and sick time
  • Annual Iowa Bar Association and National District Attorney Association dues paid
  • Iowa County Attorney Association conference costs 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 and approval by the county board of supervisors. Comprehensive benefit package included.

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 kshort@wapellocounty.org

Email applications are preferred.

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Assistant Wapello County Attorney 09/14/2022
The Wapello County Attorney’s Office is now accepting applications for an Assistant Wapello County Attorney. This position will be responsible for prosecuting indictable felony cases, in Wapello County.

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

Previous criminal trial and prosecution experience is desired.

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 medical and dental insurance package
  • Generous retirement program through IPERS
  • Paid vacation time and sick time
  • Annual Iowa Bar Association and National District Attorney Association dues paid
  • Iowa County Attorney Association conference costs 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 and approval by the county board of supervisors. Comprehensive benefit package included.

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 kshort@wapellocounty.org

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Assistant Woodbury County Attorney 08/15/2022
Closing Date:  Continuous

SALARY RANGE:  $2,491.54-$2,881.35/bi-weekly. (Plus, Benefits) (Based on Experience)

Description:  Responsible and accountable for the efficient and effective prosecution of criminal violators of State laws in Woodbury County, Iowa; including case preparation and presentation, preliminary hearings, court and Grand Jury appearances, and related reports, briefs, or other legal preparation; in accordance with proper court and legal procedures; under the direct authority of the County Attorney.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:  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.

  • Prosecuting attorney representing the State of Iowa, Woodbury County, and the Woodbury County Attorney in the professional, aggressive, and ethical handling of assigned cases and investigations.
  • Possess good knowledge of the general principles of criminal and civil law, of relevant Iowa Code sections, of the Iowa Rules of Evidence, Criminal Procedure, and Civil Procedure, the Iowa Code of Professional Responsibility, or Lawyers, and Federal and Iowa constitutional law principles relating to criminal procedure and criminal law
  • Adequate knowledge of the principles of civil law and of the methods and practices of pleading
  • Reviews police reports and interviews police officers or other Informational sources to decided, if charges should be filed in relation to a particular offense
  • Appears in District, Juvenile, and Magistrate Courts throughout Woodbury County, for arraignments, hearings on various motions, jury selection, trying cases, and on other matters relative to assigned scope of responsibility as directed by the County Attorney
  • Researches, prepares, and tries cases for offenses occurring in Woodbury County including attendance at depositions
  • Represents the Department of Social Services, Civil Service, and Zoning Commissions, or other County agencies in court cases as required
  • Performs with excellence all attorney functions in assigned cases, including all phases of trials, hearing, depositions, investigatory evidence-gathering procedures, and other proceedings
  • Ability to make appropriate charging and other decisions, exercises good judgment in the disposition of cases consistent with justice, public safety, the well-being of victims and applicable law
  • Prepares and files court documents and pleadings; performs excellent legal research; competently evaluates evidence
  • Interviews witnesses and evaluates witness demeanor and credibility
  • Assists law enforcement officers in criminal investigations
  • Communicates effectively; gives after-hours advice by telephone to law enforcement officer
  • Counsels and advises County officials on legal problems relating to points of law or questions of legal procedure with respect to official government duties
  • Research legal questions presented by other County officials or by the County Attorney
  • 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

Minimum Education and Experience Required to Perform the Essential Functions:

  • Must be of good moral character and fitness and (a) 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.
  • Keeps current on trends, developments, and changing law within the State of Iowa to assure proper administration of justice within the County
  • Must be an effective advocate and communicator and possess keen analytical skills; have empathy for crime victims and citizens
  • Professional in appearance and demeanor
  • Can work well with others and treat others with respect, patience, and dignity
  • Candidate for hire must successfully pass a background check, physical examination, vision, back screen, and drug screen prior to employment.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:  http://www.woodburycountyiowa.gov Click on Careers

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Assistant Bremer County Attorney 07/21/2022
The Bremer County Attorney’s Office is seeking a qualified applicant to fill the position of Assistant County Attorney. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa. The ideal candidate will have trial experience and at least two years of experience practicing law but would be willing to train. This position is a full-time position. This position would be responsible for some indictable cases, magistrate court, juvenile cases, mental health hearings, and other duties as assigned. Salary is negotiable based on experience. A comprehensive benefits package included. Must pass pre-employment physical and drug testing.

Position is immediately available. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send letter of application, resume and references to:

    Bremer County Attorney’s Office
    415 E. Bremer Ave.
    Waverly, IA 50677

    Email: krustad@co.bremer.ia.us

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

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Disciplinary Counsel 07/11/2022
Salary  $84,011.20 – $119,537.60 Annually

Job Type:  Full-time

Job Number:  23-00037

Closing:  7/29/2022 11:59 PM Central

Location:  Des Moines – 50319 – Polk County, IA

Agency:  444 Judicial

LinkedIn Tag:  #LI-DNP

Point of Contact:  tara.vanbrederode@iowacourts.gov

To Apply:  All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and a completed “Iowa Judicial Branch Application for Employment” to: Attorney Disciplinary Board Attn: Tara van Brederode Judicial Branch Building 1111 East Court Ave. Des Moines, IA 50319 Or emailed to tara.vanbrederode@iowacourts.gov Applications are available at: www.iowacourts.gov/career-opportunities/ Position is open until filled.

Job Description

Summary:
Disciplinary Counsel for the Attorney Disciplinary Board. Salary $84,011.20 – $119,537.60 (Pay Grade 37), plus State of Iowa benefits.

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

Judicial Branch Number:
ADB

This is a non-merit position with the Iowa Judicial Branch. Candidates must follow the instructions in the “To Apply” section.

Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services – Human Resources Enterprise.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • You must have graduated from an ABA accredited law school and been admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa.
  • Your law license must be in good standing and you should have no disciplinary history (public reprimand or suspension).
  • You must be able to simultaneously handle multiple areas of responsibility with minimum supervision, properly prioritizing tasks and duties as dictated by changing demands.
  • Must be able to simultaneously advance all assigned cases in a large trial and appellate caseload.
  • You must possess strong verbal and written communications skills, plus the ability and willingness to provide quality customer service in a high tempo work environment.
  • You must possess strong oral and written communication skills, and have high-level knowledge of standard office software, including word-processing and presentation software, PDF generation programs, and commercial case-management platforms.
  • Five or more years of trial and appellate experience is preferred but not required.
  • You must be bondable; must possess high levels of personal and professional honesty and integrity, emotional maturity and stability, and a genuine interest in improving the legal profession and the administration of justice.
  • Lastly, you must have a valid Iowa driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Visit the full job description at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa/jobs/3628687/disciplinary-counsel?department[0]=444%20Judicial&sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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Assistant Sioux County Attorney 07/11/2022
The Sioux County Attorney’s Office is seeking attorney applicants for a newly created full-time Assistant County Attorney position. We are looking for a passionate criminal prosecutor to work with law enforcement, court staff, the defense bar, witnesses, and victims to seek justice within the law.

Location: Orange City, Iowa
Pay Rate: Salary – based upon experience
Benefits: Access to excellent health, dental, & vision insurance, IPERS contributions, and additional voluntary benefit opportunities.
Position Summary: Responsible for criminal prosecution and assisting the County Attorney as needed. Candidates must possess outstanding communication, advocacy, analysis, argument, and writing skills. Trial experience is preferred but new law school graduates may apply.

Please send letter of application, resume, and references to:

    Sioux County Attorney’s Office
    Attn: Beverly Heronemus, Office Manager
    PO Box 168
    Orange City, IA 51041
    beverlyh@siouxcounty.org

Position open until filled with first review September 2, 2022. Sioux County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Assistant Jackson County Attorney 07/11/2022
The Jackson County Attorney’s Office is seeking applicants for the position of full-time Assistant County Attorney.

Primary duties of the position include representing the State of Iowa in all levels of criminal cases, juvenile delinquency, child in need of assistance/termination of parental rights cases, and civil commitment cases. Representing Jackson County in county infraction cases and other civil matters. Assisting law enforcement with investigations and charging decisions, including outside of normal office hours as needed.

Applicants must possess a Juris Doctorate degree and be admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa, with their license in good standing.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years’ experience in the practice of law, including trial experience.

This is a full-time position offering a competitive benefit package, flexible time off and retirement under the Iowa Public Employers’ Retirement System.

Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

Submit salary requirements, standard employment application, cover letter and resume to:

    Jackson County Human Resource Office
    201 W Platt Street
    Maquoketa, IA 52060
    Or email to: bchapin@jacksoncounty.iowa.gov

Employment application and full position description can be found at: www.jacksoncounty.iowa.gov under job opportunities.

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

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Assistant Palo Alto County Attorney 06/28/2022
The Palo Alto County Attorney is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Palo Alto County Attorney.

Primary duties covers all aspects of trial work including daily Magistrate docket appearances, Adult Involuntary Committals (MH & SA), Indictable Misdemeanors, Felonies and Juvenile cases. The person filling this position must possess the ability to do trial work, communicate with others effectively, and build solid relationships with the public, law enforcement, and other governmental agencies. The Assistant County Attorney would assist with investigations and charging decisions, make victim and witness contact, and represent the State at hearings and trials.

Previous prosecution experience is desired but not a requirement to apply. Those entry-level candidates who have completed a prosecution internship, legal clinic, or clerk duties for a law firm or judge will be preferred.

Position requires a current valid license to practice law in the State of Iowa, but recent graduates and those who have taken the bar exam are encouraged to apply.

Salary range is $70,000.00 to $72,000.00. Palo Alto County offers a competitive benefits package including medical insurance and IPERS. Palo Alto County residence is not a requirement of employment.

Because 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, reference and writing sample to:

    Palo Alto County Attorney
    2105 Main Street, Suite 101
    Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536

Applicants must also submit an electronic copy (in pdf format) of their application materials to: phart@paiowaattorney.us

First review of applicants will be August 1st, 2022.

Palo Alto County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Assistant Fayette County Attorney 06/09/2022
The Fayette County Attorney’s Office is seeking qualified attorney applicants for an Assistant Fayette County Attorney position starting September 1, 2022. 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. If taking private clients, the applicant would be a sole practitioner and responsible for their own liability insurance.
  • Office space is directly across from the Fayette County Courthouse in West Union, IA.
  • A full-time office assistant will be housed in the same building as the successful applicant dedicated solely to the business of the Fayette County Attorney.
  • Responsible for prosecution of all felonies and misdemeanor offenses assigned by the Fayette County Attorney.
  • Responsible for the prosecution of juvenile CINA petitions and juvenile delinquencies.
  • Health/Vision/Dental group insurance through Fayette County.
  • IPERS qualified position.
  • Frequent training opportunities.
  • Salaried position.

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Assistant Hardin County Attorney 06/02/2022
The Hardin County Attorney is taking applications for the position of Assistant County Attorney. This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Hardin County is an equal opportunity employer.

Essential Job Duties
This position will be responsible for prosecution of a variety of criminal and juvenile cases, as well as civil matters assigned in the Hardin County Attorney’s Office.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited school of law and admission to the bar of the State of Iowa. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa and be in good standing. Prior prosecuting experience is preferred. Residency in the county is not required.

Starting Annual Salary
Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications, plus benefits, including excellent health care insurance and retirement plan.

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

Application Procedure
Interested persons must submit a cover letter, resume and fill out a Hardin County Employment Application to be considered for this position. Go to the Hardin County webpage for the links. This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

You will be prompted to upload a cover letter and resume during the application process.

Any questions about this position can be directed to Darrell Meyer, Hardin County Attorney, at 641-939-8118 or by email (dmeyer@hardincountyia.gov).

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Assistant Johnson County Attorney I/II – Criminal Division 05/27/2022
Join a dedicated, supportive organization in the Johnson County Attorney’s Office, representing the State of Iowa primarily in criminal cases. We are looking for an Assistant County Attorney I or II with a starting salary of $76,721.44 – $109,651.75 annually depending on experience. Continued legal education opportunities and on the job training provided. Please apply on-line at www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov. Resume and cover letter required in addition to the application. Application accepted through June 20, 2022. Johnson County is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Assistant Plymouth County Attorney updated 05/26/2022
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 – $90,000 commensurate with experience. 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 Calhoun County Attorney 05/23/2022
The Calhoun County Attorney’s Office is seeking a qualified applicant to fill the position of Assistant County Attorney. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa. This position is a part-time position (three days per week). This position would be responsible for Magistrate Court, some indictable cases and other duties as assigned. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Must pass pre-employment physical and drug testing.

Position will become available June 21, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send letter of application, resume and references to:

    Tina Meth Farrington
    Calhoun County Attorney
    412 Main St.
    Rockwell City, IA  50579
    Or by email at: calcoaty@calhouncounty.iowa.gov

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

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Assistant Scott County Attorney 05/18/2022
The Scott County Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the position of full time Assistant Scott County Attorney. Primary duties involve all aspects of trial work including daily court appearances, victim and witness interaction, and assisting law enforcement with investigations and charging of criminal cases. Applicants must have a Juris Doctorate degree and be licensed or eligible to practice law in the State of Iowa.

Starting salary is $73,340 – $85,000, based upon experience. Top salary is currently $98,800 through annual step increases. Additional cost of living increases are determined on a yearly basis. A generous benefits package includes excellent health care coverage, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, a defined benefit plan (Iowa Public Employees Retirement System pension), life insurance and long term disability coverage.

Interested persons must submit a resume, cover letter, and complete an application on-line by June 10, 2022 at: www.scottcountyiowa.gov/hr. Scott County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney updated 05/11/2022
SALARY RANGE:
$60,918 – $112,380

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 Cerro Gordo County Attorney 05/11/2022
Full-time position with the Cerro Gordo County Attorney’s Office. License to practice law in the State of Iowa. Salary Range $70,000 to $75,000 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  (Job Postings)
Or requested by contacting our email address:  hr@cgcounty.org

First review of Applications will be on June 3, 2022. 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 Johnson County Attorney II – Civil Division 04/27/2022
Johnson County Attorney’s Office has an opening for an Assistant County Attorney II in their civil division. Primary duties include advising and representing county offices, departments, commissions, and boards on legal issues; representing the county in civil litigation; and drafting and reviewing contract and intergovernmental agreements. The position involves legal advices, research, document drafting and review, enforcement of county ordinances and litigation.

Qualified candidates must have current admission to practice law in Iowa. Admission to practice in federal court is required (or obtainable within six months).

Starting salary $91,376-$109,651.75 commensurate with experience. To learn more and apply for this position, please visit our website: www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov. Applications are accepted until May 8, 2022. Cover letter and resume must be attached to online application.

AA/EOE

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Assistant County Attorney — Jackson County, Minnesota updated 03/18/2022
Date Posted:    Friday, March 18, 2022
Department:    County Attorney
Compensation:    $74,505.60 – $96,865.60
Hours:    Full-Time/Exempt
Deadline:    Friday, April 8, 2022 at 4:30 PM
Click Here for the official job posting.Jackson County is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill a full-time Assistant County Attorney position.Location:
Jackson County, population 9,989, is located in southern Minnesota along the Iowa border. The County Attorney’s Office is located in the Jackson County Courthouse in Jackson, MN. The City of Jackson is located on Interstate 90 half way between Mankato, MN and Sioux Falls, SD and only 20 miles from Spirit Lake, IA and the Iowa Great Lakes.

Job Summary:
The Assistant County Attorney assists the County Attorney in executing his or her mandated duties. The Assistant County Attorney also performs duties assigned by the County Attorney. Principal duties include prosecution of criminal cases for the state and providing legal advice to the County Commissioners and Department Heads as needed. In addition, duties include effective representation in juvenile, civil and probate matters. The desired outcome of properly performed duties is to enable the County Attorney to have more time for management and supervision of the County Attorney’s Office. The Assistant County Attorney is required to be competent to handle the same legal duties as the County Attorney with minimal supervision. The County is the principal client of the County Attorney’s Office and the Assistant County Attorney’s performance of duty should reflect positively on the County.

Scope of Responsibility:
The Assistant County Attorney is responsible for the quality and quantity of his or her own work. Significant savings in County assets as well as positive impacts on public safety and quality of life result from efforts when the job is performed as intended.

Minimum Qualifications:
The job requires a Juris Doctorate degree, admission to the Minnesota State Bar, and a license to practice law in Minnesota, plus a commitment to satisfy yearly continuing legal education requirements as directed by the Minnesota Supreme Court (currently 45 hours in three-year periods, three of which are on ethics and two of which are on elimination of bias). Successful applicants must also have a current MN driver’s license and be able to pass criminal background checks necessary to obtain CJDN authorization, pursuant to BCA rules.

Salary and Benefits:
This position is classified in Grade 19 of county compensation plan with a full salary range of $74,505.60 – $96,865.60.This is a full-time, exempt position with a full benefit package which included Public Employee Retirement pension.

Applications:
Applications with resumes and cover letters can be emailed to county.administrator@co.jackson.mn.us or sent to the County Administrator’s Office, Courthouse, 405 Fourth Street, Jackson, MN 56143.

Position will remain open until filled.

Questions:
Please contact the County Administrator’s Office at (507) 847-4182 with any questions.

JACKSON COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

 

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Assistant Webster County Attorney updated 02/23/2022
Salary:  $56,180.00 – $68,664.00 Annually
Job Type:  Full-time
Job Number:  189
Closing:  3/31/2022 11:59 PM Central
Location:  Fort Dodge, IA
Department:  County Attorney
Click Here for the official job posting.
Job Description:
Assists the County Attorney representing the County in all civil matters in which the County has an interest and representing the State or County in the criminal prosecution of violations of State Law or County Law.
We will continue to recruit until position is filled.
Duties and Responsibilities
PUBLIC RELATIONS
Establishes a positive public relations image of the County through:

  • the effective handling of incoming telephone calls;
  • personal contact with other employees, citizens, and elected officials;
  • and providing assistance of the highest quality to County citizens.

GENERAL
Assists the County Attorney in performing the approximately seventy-seven statutory duties set out in Section 331.756 of the Code of Iowa in addition to those duties set out in other sections of the Code of Iowa.
Enforces State Laws and County Ordinances in Webster County including the direct prosecution of felony and misdemeanor charges and assisting other law enforcement agencies in the investigation of crimes and the preparation of charges.
Represents applicants in mental commitment proceeding under Chapter 229 of the Code of Iowa and applications in mental retardation proceedings under Chapter 222 of the Code of Iowa.
Represents the State of Iowa in Juvenile Court proceeding under Chapter 232 of Iowa Code including CINA and Delinquency cases.
Represents the elected and appointed officials and departments of the County in civil matters, including giving legal advice or written opinions to the Board of Supervisors and other County and Township Officers on any matter in which the State, County or Township might have an interest.
Represents the County in civil matters including such matters as tort cases, tax appeals, tax sales, condemnation cases and the sale or purchase of county property.

Qualifications
TRAINING/EXPERIENCE
Juris Doctor Degree
Criminal law and trial advocacy in law school preferred.
Experience in civil and criminal law preferred.
Must be admitted by the Iowa Supreme Court to practice law.

DEMONSTRATED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge in the law.
Good legal research and writing skills.
Ability to deal with people from all walks of life.
Ability to operate effectively in a Courtroom environment.
Good oral and written communication and advocacy skills.

WORK REQUIREMENTS
Busy office environment with frequent contact and interaction with law enforcement personnel, court officials and the general public.
Must be able to work independently.
Must be able to use office equipment and the phone. Must be able to access research materials.
Must be able to rapidly read and comprehend legal and other documents, paper and reports.
Must be available to readily meet with law enforcement or other officials as needed.
Must be able available to be at Magistrates Court on Saturdays as directed by the County Attorney.

Agency:
Webster County, IA

Address:
    701 Central Ave.
    3rd floor, Courthouse
    Fort Dodge, Iowa, 50501

Phone:
515-573-1148

Website:
https://www.webstercountyia.gov/

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Assistant Dickinson County Attorney updated 01/12/2022
The Dickinson County Attorney is accepting applications for an Assistant County Attorney. Duties of the position include prosecution of simple misdemeanor and indictable offenses, 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 2 years experience practicing law. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and the ability to manage a large caseload. Prior prosecuting 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 cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to:
    Amy Zenor
    Dickinson County Attorney
    1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 2509
    Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360
    azenor@dickinsoncountyiowa.gov

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. No phone calls please. Electronic submission is encouraged.

Dickinson County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Assistant Johnson County Attorney II – Juvenile Division updated 01/10/2022
Johnson County Attorney’s Office is seeking an Assistant County Attorney II for the Juvenile Division. This position will perform 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, and civil commitment, and criminal cases.

Qualifications:    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.

Compensation:    Position annual salary is $91,376.47 -$109,651.75 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. To learn more about this position and to apply, visit: Apply at www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov. Applications are accepted through January 13, 2022.

Cover letter and resume must be attached with online application.

Please click here to find more information.

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Assistant Mills/Fremont County Attorney (Multi-County Office) updated 11/15/2021
Mills and Fremont County, Iowa are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant County Attorney. This person would be responsible for assisting in all functions of the County’s Attorney’s office, but primary duties will include administrative, civil and juvenile caseload. Previous juvenile and civil experience preferred, but not required. Qualified candidates must have passed the Iowa Bar Exam. Salary is negotiable based upon qualifications and experience of the selected candidates. Interested candidates should forward a current resume to:

    countyattorney@millscountyiowa.gov

    or

    Naeda Elliott
    Mills County Attorney
    418 Sharp Street
    Glenwood, Iowa 51534

Resumes will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on November 29, 2021
No phone calls please.
Mills County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Assistant Linn County Attorney updated 11/02/2021
SALARY:    Beginning: $79,563    •    Level 1: $83,541    •    Level 2: $87,718    •    Level 3: $92,104
Prosecute simple misdemeanor cases and other court duties as assigned. Completes pretrial preparation by charging decisions, reviewing police reports, witness/victim interaction, pretrial hearings, and legal research. Participates in trial work by negotiating case dispositions, meeting with judges, attorneys, officers, and witnesses, and trying bench and jury trials. Completes post-trial work by sentencing, restitution hearings, probation review hearings, and contempt hearings for non-compliance with court orders.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa, or have graduated from an accredited law school and taken or scheduled the taking of the Iowa Bar Exam. Must pass a County physical examination which includes a drug test after offer of employment. Regular work attendance required.

SHIFT:    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    Monday – Friday

SALARY:    Please see top of job posting.

DEADLINE:    Sunday, November 14th, 2021 at 11:00 p.m.

APPLY AT:    www.linncounty.org/jobs (Current Openings)

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