City and County of Denver Assistant City Attorney, Senior, Municipal Operations in Denver, Colorado

Assistant City Attorney, Senior, Municipal Operations



Assistant City Attorney, Senior, Municipal Operations


$114,529.00 - $183,246.00 Annually


Denver, CO

Job Type

Unlimited Regular


Law (CA)

Job Number

CL0357 16485


8/30/2017 11:59 PM Mountain

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About Us

The Denver City's Attorney's Office seeks an Assistant City Attorney - Senior 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 with significant legal experience in contracts, municipal law, administrative law, and/or advising clients in complex matters. The selected candidate will be responsible for negotiating agreements, advising City agencies and officials, and representing the City before administrative agencies and/or courts.

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 include:

  • Advising and counseling City officials and agencies regarding municipal law, administrative law, and related topics;

  • Representing City agencies in administrative hearings, trial courts and appellate courts;

  • Preparing memoranda, motions, briefs and pleadings filed in judicial and administrative proceedings;

  • Negotiating transactions, drafting contracts and defending claims arising from contracts;

  • 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

Education Requirement:

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

Experience Requirement:

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

Education/Experience Equivalency:


Licensure and/or Certification:

Possession of a license to practice law in Colorado from the Colorado Supreme Court at the time of application.

About Everything Else

Classification Title: The official job classification title 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

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