The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa (“USAO”) 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.
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 Sioux City office. The attorney filling this position will be assigned a variety of narcotics and narcotics-related criminal investigations and prosecutions under the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) initiative.
This is a non-federal position and the employer is the Woodbury County (Iowa) Attorney’s Office. The terms, conditions and salary of this position will be administered by the county. The selectee will be cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA). The position does not confer status as a federal employee. The expected duration of this position is two years, but it may be extended without further competition.
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/.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction). 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 narcotics and narcotics-related 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 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 full-field background investigation.
(Note: A separate application is required for each announcement to which you apply with this office; each application must reference the vacancy 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 Monday, July 30, 2018; mailed applications must be postmarked by July 30, 2018.
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 Monday, July 30, 2018. (Note: The Northern District of Iowa cannot be responsible for lost/misrouted/delayed email transmissions.)
Applicants must also complete the Woodbury County Employment Application. The application can be found at www.woodburyiowa.com, (under the Departments/ Human Resources). A hard copy of the completed application must be mailed or hand-carried to the address indicted at the top of the application form: Human Resources Department; Woodbury County Courthouse; 620 Douglas Street, Room 701; Sioux City, Iowa 51101. The Woodbury County Employment Application must be postmarked or hand-delivered by Monday, July 30, 2018.
NOTE: Applicants who previously applied under Vacancy Announcement 2018-NDIA-SAUSA-03, which closed on May 23, 2018, 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.