The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa prosecutes federal criminal offenses and defends the interests of the United States in civil cases. The Northern District of Iowa spans 52 of the state's 99 counties. The USAO headquarters is located in the eastern Iowa community of Cedar Rapids, with a branch office located on the western border of Iowa in Sioux City.
Cedar Rapids is Iowa's second largest city with a metro population of around 120,000. The city is located in the east central part of the state and is centrally located from major Midwest cities including Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Kansas City. Cedar Rapids has placed among the top 20 Forbes Magazine “Best Places” and has been named a “kid-friendly” city based on such factors as school quality. Cedar Rapids boasts an ideal blend of commerce, culture, leisure and education opportunities. Great jobs, safe neighborhoods, theaters, museums, schools, symphonies, shopping, sports and recreation abound in the Cedar Rapids area. For more information on Cedar Rapids visit: http://www.cedar-rapids.com/
The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa has a criminal attorney vacancy to be filled in our Cedar Rapids office. This attorney in this position will be responsible for investigating and prosecuting a variety of criminal cases, including those involving narcotics trafficking, child exploitation, and white collar crime.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post-JD legal or other relevant experience. Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing, and must be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must be proficient in the use of computers.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred applicants will possess significant experience, skills, and/or interest in prosecuting federal crimes. Preferred applicants will demonstrate excellent oral and written advocacy skills. Preferred applicants will have excellent interpersonal skills, including experience working with multi-agency task forces and/or other law enforcement officials. Preferred applicants will have experience and familiarity with federal grand jury practice. Preferred applicants will have experience in preparation of appellate briefs and presentation of appellate arguments.
United States citizenship is required.
Interested persons should direct cover letters and resumes to:
Human Resources Specialist
United States Attorney's Office
111 7th Ave SE, Box 1
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
No phone calls please. Hand-carried applications must be received by 5:00 pm Central Time on Friday, August 1, 2014; mailed applications must be postmarked by Friday, August 1, 2014. Applications may also be emailed to: USAIAN.HR@usdoj.gov
Persons applying by email are responsible for ensuring that email and any attachments are received no later than 11:59 pm Central Time on Friday, August 1, 2014. (Note: The Northern District of Iowa cannot be responsible for lost/misrouted/delayed email transmissions.)