Assistant City Attorney, Entry - Municipal Operations

City and County of Denver - Denver, CO3.7

About Our Job
The posting will close at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

The Denver City’s Attorney’s Office seeks an entry level Assistant City Attorney for the Municipal Operations Section.

Municipal Operations provides full service legal representation and advice to City officials, agencies and employees in the areas of general municipal law, environmental regulation and compliance, construction contracts, procurement, government contracting, tax, municipal finance, bankruptcy, real estate, land use and commercial litigation. This section offers a steady stream of clients with an incredible variety of legal needs.

The Denver City's Attorney's Office is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with over 230 attorneys and staff members comprised of paralegals, victim advocates, and other support and supervisory staff members. It may have the most diverse practice of any law firm in Colorado. Clients include the Mayor; the Auditor; the Clerk and Recorder; City Council; and all city agencies, departments, offices, boards, commissions and authorities. The City Attorney's Office is dedicated to providing an inclusive and diverse work environment in which every person has the opportunity to achieve the highest professional and personal development and is accorded the highest degree of dignity and respect.

We currently seek an attorney with legal experience in finance law, affordable housing, and government contracting to support a variety of large projects. The selected candidate will be responsible for assisting City agencies with negotiating agreements including agreements related to affordable housing, and advising City agencies and officials.

The responsibilities for this position include:
Advising and counseling City officials and agencies regarding the City’s government contracting, municipal law, finance, representing and advising City officials with regard to the Public Utilities Commission and other related topics.
Negotiating transactions and drafting contracts,
Drafting and interpreting City ordinances, rules and regulations, and charter requirements.
Performs routine legal research and assists with research of more complex legal problems, under the supervision of a higher-level attorney.
Assists attorneys working in specialized areas with litigation, research and related activities.
Assists in drafting memoranda, motions, briefs and pleadings.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
The complete job specification is Assistant City Attorney - Entry .
While the full pay range of this Job Classification is $74,426.00 - $119,082.00. our target hiring salary for this position is between $74,426.00 - $96,754.00 depending on education, experience and qualifications.

About You

The preferred candidates will be attorneys who have:
Experience/knowledge in Public Financing, Property Tax, Government contracting and Municipal law experience.
A strong commitment to public service.
Strong written and oral advocacy skills’.
Strong problem-solving skills.
We realize your time if valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following minimum qualifications:

Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence degree or Bachelor of Laws degree.
Experience: None.
License/Certifications: Possession of a license to practice law in Colorado from the Colorado Supreme Court at the time of application or possession of license from U.S. states that have a reciprocity agreement with the state of Colorado, excluding the following states: California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, and South Carolina. The preceding list of non-reciprocal admission jurisdictions is intended to be used only as a guide, as rules and regulations of every jurisdiction are subject to change at any time. Positions with the Denver City Attorney’s Office are dependent upon the rules and regulations in place at the time of application and subsequent hiring.
Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted
To be considered for this position, you must include a resume AND an attachment that addresses the following questions to your application (Upload the multiple attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

The Municipal Operations section offers a steady stream of clients with an incredible breath of legal needs. Please indicate if you have two years of experience in the following areas:
Finance law;
Property Tax;
Public Utilities Commission;
Government contracting; and
Municipal law experience
For each area you have two years of experience as indicated above, please describe your experience, including (1) the number of years of experience you have with each area of law, (2) the dates of such experience, and (3) the name of the employer(s)/firm(s). Describe one matter for each area of law by providing a specific example and the outcome.
Describe your experience with Municipal Law. What part of the Municipal Law practice do you find most challenging? If none, indicate N/A.
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Job Profile

CL0356 Assistant City Attorney Entry
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Position Type

Pay Range

Pay Range $74,426.00 - $119,082.00

City Attorney's Office
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