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Opportunities For Attorneys

Employment Opportunities for: Attorneys | Support Staff | Law Students | Non-law Students

The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa periodically recruits for Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) or Special Assistant United States Attorneys (SAUSAs) as vacancies occur. In addition, the Department of Justice maintains a current list of attorney vacancies at the following web site: Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management.

Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree; be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction); possess superior oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills; and have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. Additionally, it is desired that the successful candidate have at least three years of post J.D. professional, legal experience. In hiring attorneys for the office, experience, academic record, character, interest in public service, courtroom presence, and the ability to work with and relate to a wide variety of people are all taken into account. The office seeks a diverse complement of lawyers with a wide range of skills, unified by keen intelligence and a sincere commitment to public interest. The office has and will continue to build upon its commitment to develop and maintain a dedicated and diverse staff of AUSAs and SAUSAs in serving the public.

Applicants interested in receiving consideration for AUSA or SAUSA positions in the Northern District of Iowa should write a cover letter expressing their interest in the position and submit the cover letter and resume to the following:

Human Resources Specialist
U. S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Iowa
111 7th Ave SE, Box #1
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401
Or via email to:

Resumes will be retained for six months and may be considered as vacancies occur.  Applicants are also encouraged to monitor the attorney vacancy listings maintained by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management and to apply for specific openings, when they occur.

Updated February 24, 2015