The Assistant City Attorney provides a wide range of professional legal work, with limited supervision and direction, to City boards, officials, and staff relating to their official duties. The Assistant City Attorney may be assigned to areas of specialty requiring knowledge and expertise in code enforcement, municipal prosecution, licensing, contracts, elections, land use, public records, or other areas of municipal law.
The hiring range for this position is $79,182.00 to $98,978.00/annually
The City of Commerce City has adopted a hybrid work environment that includes remote (telework) and in-person duties. The flexibility in the assigned work schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the specific department and the organization.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Provides comprehensive, timely, and sound legal advice to assigned City boards, officials, and staff in matters relating to their official duties, including investigating questions, identifying legal issues, conducting legal research, and communicating and documenting legal advice.
• Presents cases in administrative proceedings and, as needed, serves as back-up municipal court prosecutor.
• Drafts, reviews, represents municipal clients in the negotiation of, and advises municipal clients of the legal consequences of, complex contracts, procurement documents, ordinances, resolutions, and other legal documents.
• Advises the City Attorney and municipal clients of pertinent changes and proposed changes in municipal, state, federal, civil, business, and constitutional law and recommends action, if appropriate.
• Communicates with municipal clients and third parties on behalf of the City Attorney and municipal clients.
• Acts with professionalism and in conformity with the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct.
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado (including pending admission). One year of experience as a practicing attorney is required; experience including work for municipal government or work in a required field of specialty is preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. Must possess a valid Colorado driver's license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Sound knowledge of the principles and procedures of municipal, state, federal, civil, business, and constitutional law.
• Sound knowledge of the Charter, ordinances, codes, policies, procedures, practices, and activities of the City.
• Advanced knowledge in any required legal specialty.
• Knowledge of the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct. Knowledge of judicial procedures and rules of evidence.
• Advanced knowledge of techniques and resources for conducting legal research.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications. Employees are accountable for all duties associated with this position.