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El Paso County: Job Posting

5 Jan 2022 12:36 PM | Britt Kwan (Administrator)

Assistant County Attorney
Senior Assistant County Attorney
Civil Division

SALARY: See Position Description

OPENING DATE: 01/02/22

CLOSING DATE: 01/23/22 05:00 PM

DEPARTMENT: County Attorney's Office

JOB TYPE: Full-Time

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

JOB NUMBER: 22004 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications

Assistant County Attorney:

Salary Range: $75,600.00 - $113,500.00 Annually

Senior Assistant County Attorney:

Salary Range: $98,900.00 - $148,420.00 Annually

El Paso County Benefits

  • Work-Life Balance
  • 15 vacation days (120 hours, accrued per pay period) annually
  • 3 personal days (24 hours) annually
  • 12 sick days (96 hours) annually
  • 11 holidays annually
  • Employee Fitness Centers
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance (click here for more information)
  • 2 Onsite Health Centers
  • Retirement plan (click here for more information)
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (click here for more information)

Serves at the will and pleasure of the County Attorney. Provides legal services, advice and representation regarding the County's legal affairs and assumes and coordinates major specialized projects as assigned by the County Attorney.

  • Prepares, drafts, and develops a variety of legal documents including pleadings, motions, briefs, memoranda, policies, contracts, resolutions, and agreements.
  • Appears before courts and administrative proceedings at the state and federal level to represent the County's interests as required.
  • Represents the County in civil litigation and administrative hearings.
  • Under direction of the County Attorney, performs liaison responsibilities related to managing, overseeing, and coordinating the development and implementation of major specialized projects.
  • Prepares and participates in the development of policies; trains various County staff in implementing policy.
  • Leads, plans, and coordinates the work of staff responsible for special legal projects.
  • Provides legal advice and support to Elected Officials, Boards, Commissions, and Committees.
  • Researches and writes legal opinions on County matters.
  • Is readily available for consultation with the County Attorney, internal staff, department directors, Elected or Appointed Officials, and staff.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of trends and new innovations in county government and in other assigned areas of the law.
  • May manage trials including, but not limited to, gathering, analyzing, and organizing evidence, conducting discovery, meeting court and rule-imposed time deadlines, interviewing and preparing witnesses for deposition and trial preparation of pre-trial and post-trial pleadings, motions, briefs; conducts jury selection, presentation of opening and closing statements, the direct, cross examination and re-direct examination of witnesses, and preparation of all post-trial matters, including preparation of appellate level briefs.
  • Provides assistance to the County Attorney.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Additional Senior Assistant County Attorney – Civil Division Function:

  • Possesses extensive government knowledge on a wide variety of practice areas related to the County's legal affairs and is readily available for consultation with the County Attorney, Assistant County Attorneys, County department directors and staff, and County Elected and Appointed Officials.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school required.
  • Admission to and a member in good standing with the Colorado Bar required.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience as a practicing attorney. Experience in litigation and local government matters preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations and procedures concerning county government and administrative/civil judicial processes and judicial decisions interpreting the same.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, superiors, clients, other attorneys, community representatives, the judiciary and the general public.
  • Ability to exercise sound and professional judgment in conformance with the policies and procedures of the Office of the County Attorney and the objectives and goals of the County.
  • Ability to exercise tact and impartiality.
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, make decisions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Discretion both in the ability to make decisions and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to set work priorities and accomplish the same in the required time period.
  • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.
  • Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, motor vehicle record check and drug screen.

To qualify as Senior Assistant County Attorney – Civil Division:

  • Minimum ten (10) years experience as a practicing attorney with extensive knowledge and related experience in the area of general civil and local government law or a minimum of seven (7) years experience as a practicing attorney with the Office of the County Attorney-Civil Division.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience handling complex transactions, navigating complex legal and regulatory issues in the areas of real estate and land use, and identifying, resolving, and documenting complex interactions and agreements between government entities and between the government and private sector businesses.
  • Demonstrated ability and success in working in a government and political environment.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATES:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.
  • License in good standing as Attorney issued by the Colorado Supreme Court.
  • Eligible for admission to U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit.

WORK CONDITIONS:

Duties are performed in an office, remote, and/or court environment; some travel may be required.

This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities, and qualifications associated with the position; however, it is representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.

Applications must be filed online; each applicant is considered only for the current vacancy stated on that particular application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor any future openings and to submit a separate application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For inquiries, please call (719) 520-7486. Each new employee and rehire must provide documentation of authorization to work as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL99-603).               

EL PASO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE.          

For inquiries, call 719-520-7401. Each applicant is considered only for the current vacancy indicated on your application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor any future openings and to submit a separate application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any new employee and re-hires must provide documentation of authorization to work as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL99-603). EL PASO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

El Paso County Bar Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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