The Denver City’s Attorney’s Office seeks an entry level Assistant City Attorney for the Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section of the Department of Law. An entry level Assistant City Attorney prosecutes violations of the Denver Revised Municipal Code, criminal prosecution of ordinance violations, quality of life issues and domestic violence cases in municipal, district, and appellate courts.
The Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section (also known as "PACE") prosecutes some minor state violations and all municipal ordinance matters, including:
Traffic and arraignment;
City code enforcement;
Excise and license matters;
General Sessions/General Violations cases;
Domestic violence cases;
Mental health commitments;
Drug and alcohol commitments; and
Developmental disabilities commitments. 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.
The responsibilities for this position include:
Prepares routine cases for litigation and represents the City in those proceedings.
Provides City agencies with legal advice, including rules of evidence and rules of procedure.
Performs routine legal research and assists with research of more complex legal problems, under the supervision of a higher level attorney.
Assists with representation of City agencies concerning administrative remedies and initiatives and on interpretation of policy, ordinances and charter requirements.
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 .
Required Education (must be demonstrated on application/resume):
Graduation from college of law with attainment of a J.D. or an LL.B. degree
Preferred Experience (Must be demonstrated on application/resume):
The preferred candidates, in addition to having the required qualifications as listed above, will be attorneys who have:
Experience/knowledge in the prosecution of criminal cases;
Experience having served as co-counsel in jury trials in Federal or State Court;
the ability to quickly step into a courtroom and handle a docket
a background working with domestic violence cases;
A strong commitment to public service; and/or
Strong written and oral advocacy skills. Required Experience :
Licensure and Certification:
Possession of a license to practice law in Colorado from the Colorado Supreme Court at the time of application.
The City and County of Denver values leadership that influences the commitment, ability and willingness of employees to provide quality service to the citizens of Denver.
Denver offers a very competitive benefits package including:
Medical, Dental & Vision Plans (multiple programs)
Paid Time Off (combined vacation/sick leave)
Retirement (Pension Plan!)
Flex Spending Account
RTD EcoPass Discounts
Parking Flex Cash
Life Insurance; Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
On-site perks such as dry cleaning, mail service and lobby convenience stores No relocation assistance is available.
To apply for this position, please select the apply button at the top of this page, or visit http://www.denvergov.org/jobs .
Classification Title: Assistant City Attorney Entry CL0356
Pay Grade: 811-L
Testing: 100% Scored Supplemental
Probationary Period: The successful candidate will be required to complete at least a six-month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. Benefits are active during probation, but employees cannot use vacation leave during this period.