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.
More information on the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/usao/ian/
This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/attorneys-vacancies/.
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, and immigration offenses. This attorney’s duties will also spend a portion of his or her time on community outreach efforts designed to combat and prevent violent crime.
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: https://www.gocedarrapids.com/
Required Qualification: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least one year post-J.D. professional 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.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
(Note: A separate application is required for each announcement which must reference the specific announcement to which it pertains.)
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 Thursday, August 30, 2018; mailed applications must be postmarked by Thursday, August 30, 2018.
Applications may also be emailed to USAIAN.HR@usdoj.gov (link sends e-mail)
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, August 30, 2018. (Note: The Northern District of Iowa cannot be responsible for lost/misrouted/delayed email transmissions.)
NOTE: Applicants who previously applied under Vacancy Announcement 2018-AUSA-NDIA-01, and 2018-AUSA-NDIA-03, which closed on January 19, 2018, and May 21, 2018, respectively, need not reapply. Your application materials will be considered along with new applications received under this announcement. If you wish to supplement information previously submitted, you must submit a completely new application which contains all requested information.