City Attorney

JOBUnder the sole direction of the City Council, the City Attorney serves as the chief legal advisor to the City, including the City Council, City Boards and Commissions, City Manager, and City staff relating to all of their official duties. The City Attorney will attend City Council meetings and will be responsible for providing legal advice to the City, reviewing or preparing ordinances, resolutions, bonds, contracts, policies, and other written instruments, prosecuting ordinance violations, and representing the City in court and administrative matters. Please include a cover letter and resume when applying.Following the close date, Human Resources will begin the screening of all applications to identify eligible applicants, based on the city?s established criteria published in the position announcement. The city may invite candidates for onsite or virtual interviews after a complete review of references, background, and academic verifications with the applicant?s authorization. The target hiring range will be $184k - $215k ($88.4615/hr - $103.3653/hr).Please review a job brochure with more details here.EXAMPLE OF DUTIESPrepares or reviews contracts, ordinances, bonds, resolutions, policies, and other legal documentsRepresents the City at various court or administrative hearings and proceedings Retains and supervises outside counselAttends City Council, Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Board of Building Adjustment, and licensing authority meetings and other City meetings as required to provide legal advice to the City and perform other duties as required by the City Charter, ordinances, and policiesPresents cases on behalf of the City in municipal court and administrative hearings Maintains strong community and professional legal contacts to represent City interests Maintains legal records in accordance with applicable policiesRepresents the City in the negotiation of agreements, as neededParticipates with City Council and City staff in the development of goals, objectives, and plansInterprets the City Charter, ordinances, codes, resolutions, and policies as requested by City Council, City staff, or City boards and commissionsAdvises the City on all issues of municipal, state, federal, civil, business, and constitutional law  Attends various City meetings to advise the City on legal questions and issues that ariseConducts legal research, including using the internet and other web-based technologiesIdentifies potential legal issues raised by City ordinances, policies, and procedures and recommends remedial actions to the CityInforms City Council and City staff of developments in municipal, state, federal, civil, business, and constitutional lawPrepares and delivers legal opinions to the City both verbally and in written formAttempts to find solutions to disputes that arise in the course of City businessCreates an inclusive environment by acknowledging the differences, perspectives, and ideas of others Models and demonstrates the City Values at all times during the course of employment; to include: Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation, Respect, and Excellence.Supervisory DutiesDocuments performance highlights and provides regular feedback to employees and prepares timely performance evaluations that clearly define expectations; coaches and mentors staff and identifies training opportunities to maximize performancePlans and manages workloads effectively assigns work, and oversees employment actions such as hiring, termination, and salary changesMonitors training outcomes based on established training standards and requirements Creates an open and safe communication environmentPerforms supervisory activities including instructing, assigning, and reviewing work; maintaining standards, allocating personnel, acting on employee problems, selecting new employees; and implementing discipline, termination, and evaluation proceduresMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSJuris Doctorate from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado. At least five years of experience as a practicing attorney is required; municipal experience is preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesSolid knowledge of the principles and procedures of municipal, state, federal, civil, business, and constitutional lawSolid knowledge of judicial procedures and rules of evidenceSolid knowledge of local ordinances, state and federal laws, and constitutional provisions affecting municipal operationsSolid knowledge of the ordinances, codes, policies, procedures, practices, and activities of the CityAdvance knowledge in any required legal specialtyKnowledge of techniques and resources for conducting legal researchStrong conflict resolution and mediation skillsAbility to negotiate resolutions to legal issuesAbility to read, interpret and explain policies and the law to a variety of constituentsAbility to analyze and organize facts and evidence in order to present and argue effectively on behalf of the CityAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, employees, court officials, and the publicAbility to resolve conflict and build consensus Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality regarding City legal mattersSUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONDriving: May need, or have ability, to drive a city or personal vehicle in the normal course of businessOffice Equipment: Daily use of computer, keyboard, copier, scanner, printer, calculator, phone (desk and cell). Daily use of software programs including Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Word, Excel.Other Equipment: NonePhysical Activities: Sits for long periods of time; light physical activity that may include walking, sitting, standing, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and carryingLifting: Ability to lift, carry, and exert up to 25 poundsVision and Hearing: Must have visual acuity to see and read paper and electronic documents. Must be able to answer telephones, communicate conversation and respond to verbal inquiresExposure to Environmental Conditions: Position generally works in an office setting with overhead lighting and long periods of screen time Schedule : Position generally scheduled Monday - Friday; occasionally weekend work. Will require attendance at off-site and evening meetings, council sessions or after-hour eventsAdditional Working Conditions: None

Salary Range
$65,000.00 - $111,000.00
per Year
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7887 E. 60th Ave, CO, 80022, US