Assistant City Attorney
The City of Littleton is searching for an experienced Assistant City Attorney.
The Assistant City Attorney prosecutes criminal cases and traffic and code violations in the Municipal Court and handles a variety of other Municipal related projects and duties as assigned. The Assistant City Attorney reports to the City Attorney.
The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America’s Best Small Cities. Home to a charming and historic downtown, a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks to our employees. For more information, please see our Benefit Guide.
In addition to completing the online application materials, include a cover letter and tell us why you are the best candidate for this position.
Starting salary at or near $88,400
Salary Range: $66,300 - $110,500
This full-time position is exempt per FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation.
SAVE THE DATE: Interviews are tentatively being scheduled for the mornings of 10/6 and 10/7.
- Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Performs a variety of litigation functions, including the prosecution of criminal cases, municipal traffic and code violations, plea negotiations, and presenting a variety of cases in Municipal Court.
- Provides legal research, advice, and training to the Police Department and other City staff.
- Conducts research for trials and appellate briefs.
- Interviews victims and witnesses of crimes.
- Prepares pleadings, undertakes discovery and drafts appeals.
- Answers letters of inquiry and speaks with citizens.
- Addresses public and civic organizations on policies, ordinances, and procedures.
- Handles cases brought before the Licensing Authority, to include presenting cases for show cause hearings and reaching dispositions with licensees.
- Serves as a resource for the City's Code Enforcement staff on issues related to enforcing a wide variety of ordinances, codes, rules, and regulations.
- Conducts and/or appears at administrative and legal hearings on behalf of the city.
- Performs other related duties at the direction of the City Attorney.
- May serve as an Emergency Worker.
- Minimum Qualifications
- Requires a Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university.
- Two (2) years of experience as a practicing attorney, specifically in criminal prosecution or criminal defense.
- An equivalent combination of formal education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position may be considered.
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
- Experience with local, state or federal government.
- Currently able to practice law in the State of Colorado.
- Demonstrated experience creating training materials and presenting legal topics to a variety of audiences.
- Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Requires advanced knowledge of municipal court procedures; criminal and civil law; trial/hearing preparation and presentation, legal research and legal ethics.
- Requires advanced negotiation skills.
- Requires knowledge of legal terms and the principles of government regulation; the ability to read, interpret, apply, and communicate the requirements of selected provisions of the state and federal law, city charter, codes, regulations and court orders.
- Requires advanced interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to perceive and appropriately respond to customer's needs; the ability to effectively communicate and interact with individuals of all backgrounds and deescalate when appropriate.
- Requires advanced analytical skills including the ability to gather and analyze data, identify problems, compare results, and consider options for solutions.
- Requires advanced project management skills and abilities including the ability to determine overall plans, outline tasks, delegate responsibilities, set deadlines, get feedback, review and report results.
- Ability to reach effective decisions quickly and improvise.
- Ability to work independently and efficiently.
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3230041