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Assistant Attorney General - Transportation Section

Date Posted
May 26, 2023
Full Time
Salary Range
55,952 - 135,262

Job Details

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.

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Please send cover letter, résumé, and writing samples by June 12, 2023 to:

Sam Langholz, Chief Deputy Attorney General by email at or Second Floor Hoover Building, Des Moines, IA 50319.

The State of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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