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.
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
More information on the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Iowa can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/usao/ian/
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. The attorney in this position will be responsible for investigating and prosecuting a variety of criminal cases, including, but not limited to, cases involving narcotics trafficking, child exploitation, violent crime, white collar crime, firearms offenses, environmental offenses, cyber crime, and immigration offenses. The attorney in this position will also spend a portion of his or her time on community outreach efforts designed to combat and prevent violent crime.
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 1 year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
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
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 Wednesday, August 10, 2016; mailed applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, August 10, 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 Wednesday, August 10, 2016. (Note: The Northern District of Iowa cannot be responsible for lost/misrouted/delayed email transmissions.)