Assistant City Attorney I (Prosecutor)

City of Loveland Loveland, CO
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Primarily prosecutes cases in and appeals from Municipal Court, particularly juvenile arraignments, adult arraignments, show cause hearings, pretrial conferences, and trial work. May also be assigned to provide legal representation and advice to the City, City Council, City boards and commissions, and City staff.

The range for this position is $70,900 - $109,800 per year with an expected hiring range of $70,900- $90,350 depending on qualifications and experience.

Our Position:ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

* Prosecutes cases in Municipal Court, which includes meeting with defendants and their attorneys; meeting with police officers, code enforcement officials, witnesses and victims; responding to written motions of defendants; researching the law; and representing the City in appeals from Municipal Court.

* Performs professional legal work carrying the highest levels of volume, complexity, consequence, autonomy and responsibility.

* Regularly drafts, motions, notices and proposed orders.

* Jointly participates with the Court and School District in the Teen Court Program.

* Interprets federal, state and local laws, rulings and regulations.

* May represent the City in negotiations and in administrative and court proceedings

* May perform legal research, write briefs, memorandum and opinions of law for the City Attorney, City Council, City boards and commissions, City staff, and in conjunction with litigation activities.

* May provide legal advice to City Council, City departments and officials, and various City boards and commissions.

* May prepare contracts, ordinances, resolutions and other legal documents.

* May review City contracts and other legal documents for legal sufficiency and potential legal implications.

* May identify potential and actual legal issues raised by City policies and practices, and recommend actions to address such issues.

* Regularly informs the City Attorney of matters being handled as required.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES:

May coordinate student attorney interns

Our Candidate:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the necessary functions of this position and are not intended to be all-inclusive:

* Ability to make sound judgment and exhibit patience when dealing with stressful situations.

* Ability to communicate effectively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, the Municipal Judge, Court staff, City Council, City staff, defendants and their attorneys, and the general public.

* Ability to keep constituents apprised of matters being handled as required.

* Good working knowledge of Colorado Municipal Court Rules of Procedure and the Colorado Rules of Evidence.

* General knowledge of the law.

* General knowledge of City organization and operations.

* Skill in legal writing and research.

* Ability to participate in team problem solving.

* Strong analytical skills.

* Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.

* Ability to use word processing and presentation software, and to do on-line legal research.

* Ability to work independently in protecting the legal interests of the City and in supporting the goals and objectives of the City Council, City Manager and City Attorney.

* Ability to perform with integrity; demonstrate honesty and sensitivity to ethical issues; and avoid actual or apparent impropriety and/or conflicts of interest.

* Ability to exercise appropriate judgment, often under pressure, consistent with the highest levels of volume, complexity, consequence, autonomy and responsibility attending the position.

* Ability to deal with issues timely, effectively, courteously and tactfully.

* Ability to effectively manage a high volume of work.

Core competencies:

Accountability, Collaboration, Courtesy and Kindness, Innovation, Integrity, Safety, Service

Job specific competencies:

Attention to Detail, Time Management, Problem Solving, Independence, Decision making/judgment

Education and/or experience:

A law degree from an ABA-accredited U.S. law school is required. A minimum of two (2) years of experience in criminal prosecution, administrative prosecution, criminal defense, or equivalent courtroom experience is required and experience in other areas of municipal law is desired.

Licensure and/or certifications:

Must be licensed to actively practice law in the State of Colorado and be in good standing with the Colorado Supreme Court. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Working Environment and Required Background Checks:

Performs the job functions primarily in an office and courtroom environment which may require long periods of sitting. Travel by car to and from meetings is necessary. The work requires much mental effort, study and concentration, and often under pressure of time and adverse consequences of error or failure. Working early morning, evening, holiday and weekend hours is sometimes required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear and the demands on the visual senses are very high. Frequently required to stand and walk. Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally lifts and/or positions up to 10 pounds.

Material and equipment directly used:

Telephone, copier, fax machine, computer and computer-based software programs, including Westlaw and Microsoft Office programs, are among the equipment and software used to perform this job.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.

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