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. This attorney in this position will be responsible for investigating and prosecuting a variety of criminal cases. In addition, the person selected to fill this position will serve as the Public Information Officer for the district, communicating with the public and media. Likewise, the attorney filling this vacancy will assume responsibility for maintaining and enhancing the office’s coordination and cooperation among various federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations and stakeholders critical to the mission of the office.
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 of post-JD professional legal 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 professional legal experience involving federal and/or state regulatory enforcement. Preferred applicants will also demonstrate excellent communication and coalition building skills, along with experience conducting programmatic evaluations. Preferred applicants will have excellent interpersonal skills, including experience working with multi-agency task forces and/or other law enforcement officials.
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.
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 Friday, October 7, 2016; mailed applications must be postmarked by Friday, October 7, 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 Friday, October 7, 2016. (Note: The Northern District of Iowa cannot be responsible for lost/misrouted/delayed email transmissions.)