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Senior Attorney - Municipal Operation - City Attorney's Office

Company: City and County of Denver
Location: Denver
Posted on: April 11, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Attorney - Municipal Operation - City Attorney's Office Downtown Denver About Our JobThe posting will close at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.Municipal Operations provides full service legal representation and advice to City officials, agencies and employees in the areas of general municipal law, environmental regulation and compliance, construction contracts, procurement, government contracting, tax, municipal finance, bankruptcy, real estate, land use and commercial litigation. This section offers a steady stream of clients with an incredible variety of legal needs. The--Denver City's Attorney's Office--is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with over 230 attorneys and 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. We currently seek an attorney who will work on all aspects of commercial litigation, including contract disputes, eminent domain, and prosecution and defense of administrative hearings in district, federal, appellate courts and before administrative hearing officers. The responsibilities for this position include:

  • Prepares administrative hearings and complex cases for trial, develops motions and civil discovery documents, and represents the City in those proceedings as well as corresponding appellate briefing and argument.
  • Drafts and prepares memoranda, motions, briefs and pleadings to be filed in judicial or quasi-judicial proceedings.
  • Conducts or provides feedback with legal research.
  • Assists attorneys working in specialized areas with legal research and related activities, to include bankruptcy and tax litigation.--
  • Assists subordinate attorneys with legal counseling activities, issues and procedures.
  • Prepares documents and responses for disclosure and discovery processes, as well as record requests.
  • Provides City agencies with legal advice, including rules of evidence and rules of procedure.
  • Represents 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 developing performance evaluation programs, providing ongoing feedback regarding levels of performance, and assists in the formal evaluation of subordinate attorneys.--
  • Provides City officers and employees with counsel and advice and formal legal opinions on complex matters, in specialized legal areas.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned or requested.About YouThe preferred candidates will be attorneys who have:
    • Experience/knowledge in commercial, eminent domain, land use and zoning, real estate, environmental, bankruptcy, tax and municipal law.
    • A strong commitment to public service.
    • Strong written and oral advocacy skills.
    • Strong problem-solving skills.Preferred experience must be demonstrated on application/resume.We realize your time if valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following minimum qualifications:
      • Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence degree or Bachelor of Laws degree.
      • Experience: Three (3) years of experience as an attorney at law.
      • License/Certifications: Possession of a license to practice law in Colorado from the Colorado Supreme Court at the time of application or possession of a license from U.S. states that have a reciprocity agreement with the state of Colorado, excluding the following states: California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, and South Carolina. The preceding list of non-reciprocal admission jurisdictions is intended to be used only as a guide, as rules and regulations of every jurisdiction are subject to change at any time. Positions with the Denver City Attorney's Office are dependent upon the rules and regulations in place at the time of application and subsequent hiring.
      • Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted To be considered for this position, you must include a resume AND an attachment that addresses the following questions to your application (Upload the multiple attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):
        • Describe three (3) years of your experience in litigation, commercial litigation, eminent domain, real estate litigation, construction claims and/or contract claims, or environmental litigation. Indicate how many years of experience you have with this area or aspect of litigation and/or municipal law by providing dates, your title and the name of your employer/firm. If none, indicate N/A.
        • Describe a time when you independently prepared a complex case for an administrative hearing or trial. Please describe a specific case, your involvement and the outcome. Include your title and the name of your employer/firm. If none, indicate N/A.
        • Describe a time when you had to give a client advice that the client did not want to receive. What approach did you take, how did the client respond, what was the outcome, and what did you learn from the experience? If none, indicate N/A.About Everything ElseJob ProfileCL0357 Assistant City Attorney SeniorTo view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click here .Position TypeUnlimitedPosition Salary Range$121,575.00 - $194,520.00Starting Pay$121,575 - $150,000/year based on education and experienceAgencyCity Attorney's Office The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.-- For information about right to work, click here for English or here for Spanish. Full time R0034196 About Us Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play, and we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. Equity, diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of our--values at the City and County of Denver. We celebrate uniqueness and strive to be a world-class city where everyone matters. Join us! Be a part of the city that you love.--#WhereDenverWorks For more information about our hiring process including ADA resources, assessments and testing, pre-employment, and onboarding, click here . For information about employee benefits, click here .

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