Assistant City Attorney, Senior, Municipal Operations

City of Denver Denver, CO
About Us

The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #Where Denver Works.

The Denver City's Attorney's Office is hiring for an Assistant City Attorney - Senior position for the Municipal Operations Section. This Section 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. We currently seek an attorney who specializes in general municipal law, contracts, and/or municipal finance. The selected candidate will be responsible for negotiating and drafting agreements, providing analysis and guidance on municipal law issues, and advising City agencies and officials. Help shape Denver's future as a great place to live and work!

The Denver City's Attorney's Office is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with over 90 attorneys and approximately 90 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.

About Our Job

The responsibilities for this position includes:

* Negotiating and drafting commercial contracts, including loan agreements and related documents;

* Advising and counseling City officials and agencies regarding municipal law, contracting, municipal finance, real estate finance, and related topics;

* Drafting and interpreting City ordinances, rules and regulations, and charter requirements;

* Conducting and/or supervising legal research;

* Assisting attorneys working in specialized areas with litigation, research and related activities;

* As assigned by the City Attorney, providing City officers and employees with counsel and advice and formal legal opinions on complex matters, in specialized legal areas;

* Providing guidance to subordinate attorneys; and

* Performing other related duties as assigned or requested.

About You

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

* Graduation from a college of law with attainment of a J.D. or a LL.B Degree.

* At least three years of experience as an attorney at law, with at least two years of experience in municipal law, commercial contracting, and/or government contracting.

* 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.

About Everything Else

The official job classification is Assistant City Attorney, Senior

Hiring Range: $114,529 to $148,888

Assessments/Testing: This position does not require an assessment.

Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.

Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six-month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Recruiter: KK