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Victim Compensation Specialist

Date Posted
March 10, 2023
Full Time
Salary Range
48,796.80 - 74,110.40

Job Details

Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird seeks a Compensation Specialist (Investigator II) to serve in the Victim Assistance Section of Iowa Department of Justice. Compensation Specialists work directly with victims of crime, victim service agencies, law enforcement, and prosecutor offices. The work is impactful and involves processing eligibility and benefit determinations for the Victim Compensation Program.  Duties include assessment of law enforcement reports, medical and counseling records, lost wage verification, and funeral and other billings to determine program eligibility and benefit payment levels.

A successful candidate will be passionate about public service and committed to protecting and assisting victims, supporting law enforcement, and achieving justice for Iowans. The position involves significant paperwork and use of database systems; telephone contact with crime victims, law enforcement, and service providers; teamwork; and attention to detail. 

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The employee must possess high levels of organization, judgment, prioritization, customer service, written and verbal communication, math computation, and data entry skills. Experience working with confidential information and the capability to work with distressed persons from diverse backgrounds is necessary. Bi-lingual or multi-lingual capabilities are a plus.

Salary range is $48,796.80–74,110.40, depending on experience.

Contact Information

Please send cover letter and résumé by March 27, 2023 to

Sam Langholz, Chief Deputy Attorney General, by email at


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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