Des Moines, Iowa

Posted Date

June 10, 2024

Contact Information

Amy Monaghan

Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird seeks multiple attorneys for the Statewide Prosecutions Section


Attorneys in this section primarily handle major offense prosecutions referred from local county attorneys across the State of Iowa. Eighty percent of the criminal cases prosecuted by Statewide Prosecutions are either death or sexual assault cases involving both adult and child victims. Cases referred by local county attorneys are done on either an expertise or conflict basis. Another significant portion of the caseload in Statewide Prosecutions involve sexually violent predator civil commitments filed pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 229A, election misconduct cases filed pursuant to Iowa Code 39A, elder fraud and abuse cases, tax fraud, securities fraud, environmental cases, and judicial qualifications commission investigations and prosecutions. Each Statewide Prosecutor is also expected to conduct various trainings of prosecutors, law enforcement officers, prosecution support staff, and advocates around the state when requested to do so in their area of expertise.


Requirements and Preferences

Candidates must have a passion for public service and prosecution at the trial level.  The most competitive applicants will have excellent courtroom skills, experience trying criminal cases at the local level, a working knowledge of criminal prosecution trial practice, and a willingness to learn and gain experience from their fellow prosecutors. This position requires a license, or the ability to obtain a license, to practice law in Iowa.

Pay and Benefits

In addition to working with the best prosecutors in the state, perks of this position include flexible work-from-home schedules and comprehensive health and retirement benefits. Annual pay ranges from $57,636.80–$139,318.40 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.

Applications will be considered beginning June 10, 2024.