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ProfileAssistant Attorney General I The candidate will represent state in environmental law matters, including advice, administrative hearings, litigation and appeals. Prepares tentative drafts, letters, opinions, memoranda and legal documents for use by attorneys of a higher level in the preparation of opinions, legislative reports, briefs, contracts, and other papers or legal documents. Prepares cases for filing by drafting complaints, order to show cause, indictment, preliminary motions and supporting affidavits and briefs. Prepares drafts of pleadings, motions and interrogations in connection with cases in litigations. Assists attorneys of a higher level in court cases or administrative proceedings by interviewing and selecting appropriate witnesses, preparing them to give testimony, taking depositions, conducting direct examination, suggesting questions to be asked in cross-examination and cross-examining witnesses in line with established line of questions. Assists in the preparation of drafts of finding of fact, conclusions of law and orders based on the records. Conducts investigations of a limited scope to obtain facts, studies legal precedents and prepares recommendations for the review of a supervisor. Briefs and argues minor cases in the appellate courts, subject to close supervision. Must have graduation from an accredited school of law. Excellent academic background is required. Admission to Iowa Bar and appropriate federal courts is needed. Should have knowledge of legal principles and their application; of legal research methods and their application. Knowledge of the scope and character of Iowa statutory laws, and provisions of the Iowa and Federal Constitutions. Knowledge of administrative and constitutional law; of trial and administrative hearing procedures, the rules of evidence, and appellate procedure. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, superiors, agency personnel and the general public. Ability to present statements of fact and law, and to argue clearly and logically in written and oral form. Ability to draft statutes and other legal instruments and documents; to dictate correspondence involving the explanation of legal matters. Deadline: April 22, 2018.
Class Code: 45007. Send resume/cover letter
Iowa Attorney General's Office
1305 E. Walnut Street
2nd Floor Hoover Building
Des Moines, IA 50319