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The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is currently hiring for the following position:

Assistant Legal Counsel

Are you an attorney who is looking for an opportunity to join a team oriented, dynamic employer and enjoy work/life balance?  The Iowa Economic Development Authority is seeking an Assistant Legal Counsel to join its Legal Team.  

Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Legal Counsel, this position will provide legal counsel and assistance for IEDA’s grant and loan programs and teams, including Enhance Iowa and the Iowa Energy Center. You will advise staff and committee and board members regarding agency policies and procedures and managing multiple state and federal programs. This position will draft, review and negotiate contracts. You will work closely with IEDA’s Legislative Liaison to draft legislation and rules and provide information to stakeholders, the Legislature, and the Governor’s office regarding current and proposed agency programs, law, administrative rules, policies and procedures. This position will also serve as the agency’s Open Records and Open Meetings officer and subject matter expert and, as a member of the legal team, you will meet regularly and on an ad hoc basis with other members of the team to confer regarding a wide range of agency legal matters and develop recommendations to present to the Director, Division Administrators and Team Leaders.  

The ideal candidate will have experience advising and presenting to boards and committees, experience with state and federal grant and loan programs, and experience drafting and reviewing contract templates and negotiating contracts with service providers, vendors, and state and federal agencies. Experience/familiarity with economic and/or community development and IEDA’s programs is desired.

Requirements: Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school; licensed to practice law in the state of Iowa; a minimum of six months of experience involving contract law, administrative law, legal research and writing, corporate law/corporate structure or public law.

The position will be housed in Des Moines, Iowa, at the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Salary range is $52,041.60 - $95,680.00.  Send cover letter and resume no later than September 13 to Melissa.harshbarger@iowaeda.com.

The State of Iowa is an EEO/AA Employer

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