Assistant County Attorney I

Johnson County

Iowa City, IA Legal / Municipal & Government $75,962 to $91,154 yearly

Under direction of the County Attorney, The Assistant County Attorney, Criminal Division 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. Prosecute misdemeanor and felony criminal cases; supervise diversion programs; represent the petitioner in civil commitments; advise law enforcement agencies; represent the State and County in other legal proceedings; other duties as assigned.


  • Juris Doctor degree and admission to practice law in Iowa.
  • Special requirements: Valid driver's license and insurable under county liability coverage.
  • May require use of personal vehicle for official county business.

Salary and Benefits
SALARY RANGE: $75,961.82 - $91,154.19; excellent benefits

Knowledge of:

  • 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

Ability to:

  • 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
  • Collect data, keep accurate records, and prepare reports

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Application Instructions:

TO APPLY: Complete employment application at Required to
attach cover letter and resume. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5 pm

Job ID: 71401

Posted 22 days ago

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