Under direction of the County Attorney, performs a variety of administrative, technical, and advanced professional legal work of moderate to considerable difficulty in representing the County in criminal, juvenile, and civil cases by either the Code of Iowa or the Johnson County Code.
Knowledge of & Ability to
Code of Iowa and Iowa Administrative Code
Iowa and Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure and Rules of Evidence
Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct
Code of Federal Regulations
Advanced mathematical concepts
English language to include grammar, spelling, sentence structure, vocabulary and proofreading skills
Represent the State of Iowa and Johnson County in Iowa State Court proceedings
Understand, interpret, apply and explain Code of Iowa/Iowa Administrative Code, federal laws and all rules, including the Rules of Professional Conduct, Evidence, and Criminal and Civil Procedure
Conduct legal research and produce accurate legal arguments for briefs, memorandums and other documents as needed
Present evidence in civil commitment hearings
Exercise sound professional judgment and prosecutorial discretion concerning cases, taking into consideration laws, policies, standards, precedents and the interests of justice
Work with minimum supervision in often difficult circumstances
Maintain confidentiality and security of information as appropriate
Represent Johnson County and perform duties in a professional, responsible and trustworthy manner
Be detail oriented while performing duties
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, victims and witnesses, judges, defense attorneys, law enforcement and members of the public
Interact effectively with persons representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests and points of view
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias
Collect data, keep accurate records, and prepare reports
Handle multiple tasks and competing priorities
Use a computer for the purp9ses of word processing, data entry, legal filings, spreadsheets, presentations, e-mall, case management, scanning, e-filing and Internet
Operate common office equipment such as calculators, fax and postage machines, photo copiers, multi-line telephones and scanners
Handle moderate to high levels of stress, meet deadlines and solve problems appropriate to the position
Follow complex oral and written instructions
Organize and present facts, ideas, and opinions clearly and concisely, orally and in writing to groups and individuals in formal and informal situations
Have clarity of speech and hearing which permits effective communication
Have sufficient vision which permits moderate to heavy production and review of a wide variety of materials in both electronic and hardcopy forms
Have sufficient manual dexterity to make handwritten notations and which permits moderate to heavy use of a keyboard and mouse
Lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
Sit, stand, walk, climb, squat, kneel, bend, twist and reach
Have sufficient personal mobility to complete work at various facilities
Work flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays, and additional time as needed
Minimum Education, Training & Experience & Special Requirements
Juris Doctor degree and admission to practice law in Iowa, or in the alternative to admission to practice law in Iowa, proof of qualification pursuant to Iowa Ct. R 31.15(6) permitting practice by recent graduates.
Special requirements: Valid driver's license and insurable under county liability coverage. May require use of personal vehicle for official county business. Must pass background check.
to be performed satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Prosecute State of Iowa and Johnson County charges in State court, including pre- and post-trial proceedings, probations revocations, forfeiture, and extradition hearings.
Carry out duties relating to civil commitment proceedings.
Assist law enforcement and other appropriate agencies on legal issues and investigations of criminal actions including taking calls after hours as assigned.
Keep victims and witnesses informed about the status of cases and utilize advocacy programs to assist victims and witnesses.
Represent the State of Iowa in post-conviction relief proceedings.
Research issues as needed and as directed by the County Attorney.
Represent the State of Iowa in other legal hearings and proceedings as needed.
Assist with training law enforcement and the public as requested by the County Attorney.
Participate in trainings/education opportunities, conferences, seminars and work-related meetings as requested. Represent the County Attorney in community meetings and organizations as requested by the County Attorney.
Maintain records of continuing legal education training and file all required reports in a timely manner to maintain valid Iowa law license.
Assist in parrying out duties of the County Attorney as directed by the County Attorney.
Perform all work activities in accordance with County Attorney's Office and County policies, procedures and safety practices.
Attend work regularly.
Resume and cover letter must be attached to online application.