Company: City of Colorado Springs
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Description / Position Overview
Colorado Springs is One of the Best Places to Live according to
City of Colorado Springs
The City of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado is a
municipal corporation and a home rule city duly organized and
existing pursuant to Article XX of the Constitution of the State of
Colorado and the Charter of the City of Colorado Springs. The City
is the 39th largest city in the United States and has been
identified by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best places to
live in the United States. More information about the City is
available at .
This attorney will be a part of the Colorado Springs City
Attorney's Office - Prosecution Division. Prosecutors prosecute
City Code violations before the Municipal Court, advise City
departments regarding prosecution issues, appear in administrative
hearings regarding City business licensing violations, and
initiate/defend municipal prosecution appeals before applicable
appellate courts. This attorney is expected to assist on related
legal matters for other divisions of the City Attorney's Office
This attorney will prosecute municipal violations before the
Municipal Court, render legal advice to staff on prosecution
matters, initiate/defend appeals from Municipal Court decisions,
and represent the City of Colorado Springs in administrative
proceedings brought pursuant to City business licensing provisions,
administrative enforcement provisions, liquor code, and marijuana
code provisions. Knowledge of criminal and administrative law,
rules of evidence, applicable rules of procedure, applicable case
law, federal and state statutes, and City ordinances is helpful.
This attorney must possess a working knowledge of the Colorado
Municipal Court Rules and state statutes regarding municipal
courts, criminal law, and traffic enforcement. The attorney in this
position must be able to analyze, interpret, and apply legal
principles, facts, evidence, and legal precedent. The attorney must
also possess superior oral and written communication,
interpersonal, and collaboration skills and the ability to work as
a successful member of a team of attorneys representing the City in
all its many functions. Successful candidate will have
* Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Law degree from an ABA (American Bar
Association) accredited law school.
* Admission to the Colorado Bar in good standing
* Possess and maintain a valid, non-probationary Colorado driver's
license not subject to restriction related to alcohol and/or drug
violations or pending charges
Ideal candidates will also have
* Experience which demonstrates excellent research, writing,
academic, and oral/written communication skills
* Work experience in a prosecution office or a comparable work
* Experience with administrative law, including a familiarity with
the Colorado Liquor Code and related regulations/case law
* Knowledge regarding electronic case management systems
The background check process for this position includes being
fingerprinted. Fingerprints will be used to check the FBI's
criminal history records.
In addition to completing the City's online application by the
closing date, forward your resume/cover letter and writing sample,
six pages or less, to Wynetta Massey, City Attorney, City of
Colorado Springs, P. O. Box 1575/MC 510, Colorado Springs, CO 80,
and/or email Kandi Anthony at no later than 11:59 p.m. (MDT) on May
31, 2021. Resume and cover letter must include references and
whether past employers may be contacted. Questions are
NOTE: This job announcement is not intended to include a complete
listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities
associated with the position.
The City does not sponsor applicants for work visas. If hired, you
will be required to provide proof of your eligibility to work in
the United States.
Apply to Join Our Team
* Please visit Colorado Springs Jobs and click on 'Apply for a City
Career' > 'City Career Postings - Apply Now' button to complete
an online application. All job applicants will need to create a new
login and online application (unless you already have a
NEOGOV/governmentjobs.com user ID and password).
* Completing your application in full, including the entire work
experience section, will assist Human Resources (HR) in the
applicant screening process. Your application may not be considered
if all of the information requested for each employer you list is
* Our NEOGOV application system does not allow you to edit your
application after it has been submitted for a position. If you want
to make changes, you may submit another application prior to the
position's closing date and time listed in the job posting.
The City's job classifications, including physical demands and
descriptions can be found on the website.
You can view the status of your application here.
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