The Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa prosecutes federal criminal offenses and defends the interests of the United States in civil cases. The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa covers 52 of the state's 99 counties. The headquarters office is located in the eastern Iowa community of Cedar Rapids, with a branch office located in Sioux City on the western border of Iowa.
Sioux City is located on the Missouri River and is approximately half-way between Minneapolis and Kansas City. Twice named an All-American City by the National Civic League, Sioux City serves as a regional hub for business, employment, industry, retail trade, medical care, educational opportunities and tourism in Northwest Iowa, Southeast South Dakota and Northeast Nebraska. More than 140,000 people live in this tri-state metropolitan area. For more information about Sioux City, visit: http://visitsiouxcity.org/.
More information on the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/usao/ian/
This is a re-announcement of Vacancy Announcement 2016-AUSA-NDIA-02. Persons who applied under the previous announcement DO NOT need to apply again, as they will automatically be considered under this new announcement.
The person filling this position will handle a variety of civil cases and matters, including both affirmative and defensive cases. Cases may include civil frauds, bankruptcy; foreclosure work; social security work; and fraud, waste, and abuse matters where federal agencies and taxpayers are the victims. The hired attorney’s responsibilities include researching legal issues, drafting legal pleadings and memoranda, drafting and responding to discovery requests, document review and organization, taking and defending depositions, and representing the United States as primary and/or secondary counsel in judicial proceedings, such as hearings, trials, and appeals in various federal, bankruptcy, and state court actions.
The person filling this position will also devote significant time to advancing civil rights in a variety of affirmative civil enforcement practice areas that may include practice areas such as housing and fair lending, ADA enforcement, allegations relating to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act, voting rights, service members’ rights, pattern and practice policing investigations, and employment discrimination. The person filling the position will coordinate with the Northern District’s Criminal Division in criminal civil rights cases involving human trafficking, hate crimes, and color of law prosecutions. The person filling the position will work closely with the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and will participate in significant community outreach events throughout the district.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred qualifications: Preferred applicants will possess affirmative civil rights and/or civil litigation experience. Applicants should be committed to public service, possess superior oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and should demonstrate incisive analytical ability, excellent judgment, and strong advocacy skills.
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
Please specify as to which vacancy announcement you are applying. A separate application package is required for each vacancy announcement.
No phone calls please. Hand-carried applications must be received by 5:00 pm Central Time on Thursday, September 1, 2016; mailed applications must be postmarked by Thursday, September 1, 2016.
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 Thursday, September 1, 2016. (Note: The Northern District of Iowa cannot be responsible for lost/misrouted/delayed email transmissions.)