City of Colorado Springs
Salary Range: $7,469.80 - $8,967.35 Monthly
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Competencies
In this position, you will be part of the Colorado Springs City Attorney's Office Corporate Division. You will provide general transactional and advisory legal services for the City, including providing appropriate legal advice and drafting services to the City Council, various boards, commissions, departments, and enterprises. Other job duties will include issuing or reviewing legal opinions, overseeing the drafting and negotiations of contracts, drafting City Ordinances and Resolutions, analyzing City Charter and City Code provisions, providing legislative counsel services to City Council and the executive staff of the City on all applicable laws and regulations, and communicating with the public on occasion. In addition, you will also perform duties and responsibilities assigned by the City Attorney/Chief Legal Officer, Deputy City Attorney, or Corporate Division Chief. This position will also support attorneys in other Divisions on projects and assignments related to the City of Colorado Springs.
This position requires knowledge of substantive law; use of an electronic case management system; the ability to analyze, interpret, and apply legal principles, facts, evidence, and legal precedent; computer proficiency; superior oral and written communication skills; superior research, interpersonal, and collaboration skills; and the ability to work as a successful member of a team of attorneys representing the City in all its functions are also required.Successful candidates will have
- Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Law from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
- Admission to the Colorado Bar as an attorney in good standing or eligibility to waive-in to the Colorado Bar on motion or through a passing UBE score
- Four years of full-time professional municipal, government, regulatory, or transactional law experience.
Ideal candidates will also have
- Experience advising a city council or other legislative/advisory board.
- Experience drafting or interpreting laws and regulations.
- Experience representing clients before legislative/administrative bodies.
- Experience reviewing, negotiating, and drafting contracts.
The City of Colorado Springs offers additional compensation depending on the position, area of assignment, and specific job assignments, including shift differential, pay differential, acting or lead, special assignment, hazard pay, longevity, cell phone allowance, uniform allowance, relocation, awards, standby, call out, compensatory time off, tuition, overtime, extra duty, incentive, holiday premium, proficiency, and vacation sell back.
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