Assistant Attorney General - Transportation Section
Iowa Department of Justice - Attorney General
Location: Ames, Iowa
Type: Full Time
Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird seeks an assistant attorney general to represent the Iowa Department of Transportation. The position is located at the Iowa Department of Transportation campus in Ames.
Attorneys representing the Iowa Department of Transportation are charged with providing all legal services for the Iowa DOT and acting as the legal advisors to the transportation commission and the director. This includes many areas of law including providing daily guidance to a state agency, contracts, human resources, open records requests, administrative rules, real estate, and licensing. These attorneys practice before administrative law judges, Iowa district courts, the Iowa Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, as well as on occasion in the federal district courts.
The ideal candidate will have experience and interest in civil litigation, including personal injury and property damage torts, contracts, and condemnations. This position will require courtroom and appellate work. There may be some travel, but over-night travel should be rare.
Some perks of working in this division include an office at the Iowa DOT in Ames; flexible work from home schedules; the opportunity to work on a wide variety of interesting, novel, or exciting issues; excellent work-life balance and benefits; and no hourly billing.
Successful applicants will have a dedication to public service and demonstrated superlative research, writing, and oral advocacy skills. Previous appellate practice, judicial clerkship, and/or law review experience desired.
Please send cover letter, résumé, and writing samples to Sam Langholz, Chief Deputy Attorney General, by email at AGHumanResources@ag.iowa.gov or Second Floor Hoover Building, Des Moines, IA 50319 by June 12, 2023. The State of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
About Iowa Department of Justice - Attorney General
Provide quality, professional legal representation to the State of Iowa, its agencies and departments; to guarantee effective enforcement of the state's criminal law by providing technical assistance to county attorneys, upholding criminal convictions at the appellate level, and administering programs to assist crime victims; to provide vigorous enforcement of the State's Consumer Fraud and Environmental laws; to provide written legal opinions to assist public officials in their duties; and to advocate for the interests of the State and its citizens.