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Prosecuting Attorney

Company: City of Colorado Springs
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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 when requested.

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 environment
* Experience with administrative law, including a familiarity with the Colorado Liquor Code and related regulations/case law
* Knowledge regarding electronic case management systems

Additional Information

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 encouraged.

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 not provided.
* 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.

To be notified of future career opportunities, go to coloradosprings.gov/jic

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