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Prosecuting Attorneys Training Coordinator (PATC)

Date Posted
July 3, 2024
Full Time

Job Details

Attorney General Brenna Bird is accepting applications for a Coordinator to perform the duties specified pursuant to Iowa Code Section 13A whose main function is to keep the prosecuting attorneys of the state informed of all changes in law and matters pertaining to their office and to maintain a uniform system of conduct, duty and procedure is established in each county of the state.

Appointed by the Attorney General and with the advice and consent of the Prosecuting Attorneys Training Coordination Counsel this is a 4-year term renewable term.


As the Coordinator you will:

  • Serve as Executive Director of the Iowa County Attorneys Association to encourage and maintain close coordination among county attorneys and the Attorney General’s Office and to promote the uniform and efficient administration of the criminal justice system;
  • Supervise, organize, and meet with the various committees of the Iowa County Attorneys Association and give guidance to prosecutors;
  • Administer GTSB grant funds provided through the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau to perform established contract conditions for the education and training of prosecutors and law enforcement personnel statewide;
  • Monitor and review cases and new legislation, prepare memoranda or bulletins, and communicate advice to all county attorneys and their assistants regarding developments in the law;
  • Exercise responsibility for the development, preparation and presentation of education training conferences for all Iowa prosecuting attorneys and some law enforcement personnel;
  • Delegate work within the division to PATC staff and manages PATC staff;
  • Administer the Attorney General’s asset forfeiture program established by Iowa Code Chapter 809A which collects 10% of cash proceeds for the AGs office, facilitates transfer of forfeited vehicles, and return 90% of cash proceeds to law enforcement agencies for the enhancement of public safety.


Candidates must have a passion for public service and criminal prosecution. The most competitive candidates will have experience as an elected county attorney. This position requires a license, or the ability to obtain a license, to practice law in Iowa.

Pay and Benefits

In addition to a collegial environment among those who share your passion for public service, perks of working for the Office of the Attorney General include flexible work-from-home schedules; excellent work-life balance and benefits; and no hourly billing. Annual pay ranges from $116,084.80 –$165,110.40 depending on experience.

Contact Information

Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Mr. Aaron McKay, Chief of Staff, at or 1305 E. Walnut St., 2nd Floor, Des Moines, IA 50319. The State of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted until July 19, 2024.

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