Company: Adams County
Posted on: May 3, 2021
What Success Looks Like In This Job We are seeking an entry
level Assistant County Attorney for our civil office. This position
will perform professional legal work for the County Attorney,
including representation of the County in hearings and trials, and
advising the Board of County Commissioners, elected officials, and
directors. Primarily, this position will litigate zoning, code
enforcement, and land use matters on behalf of the County, perform
legal drafting and review of resolutions for the Board of County
Commissioners, and assist with legal research and document drafting
on civil issues within the County. Examples of Duties for Success
Important and essential duties vary based on particular assignment.
Litigate zoning, code enforcement, and land use matters and provide
legal support to the Department of Community Safety and Wellbeing.
Advise the Board of County's Commissioners, elected officials, and
directors on legal issues. Research legal questions and prepare
opinions, ordinances, resolutions, and other legal documents.
Monitor legal developments, including proposed legislation and
court decisions. Perform other related duties and responsibilities
as required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to establish,
maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships
with those contacted in the course of work. Ability to communicate
effectively and calmly in situations of conflict, whether with
opposing counsel, employees, elected officials, or co-worker.
Ability to perform statutory interpretation and legal research
analysis and writing. Desire and ability to try cases and
competently and professionally present arguments/evidence in court.
Working knowledge of judicial procedures and rules of evidence.
Ability to interpret and apply legal principles. Ability to "think
on one's feet" and easily adapt to arguments/issues presented in
court. Ability to use initiative and independent judgment and work
effectively without close supervision. Ability to communicate
clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Proficiency in
current computer software programs used for daily job functions,
including knowledge of Lexis-Nexis and/or Westlaw legal software.
Qualifications for Success Requirements Experience : 0-5 years of
experience as an attorney. Education and Training : Must possess a
law degree from an accredited law school. License or Certificate :
Must be licensed to practice law with the State of Colorado at the
time of application; must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a
valid Colorado Driver's License. Background Check : Must pass a
criminal background check. Special Requirements Cover Letter : To
be considered for this position, a cover letter MUST be attached to
Keywords: Adams County, Denver , Attorney, Other , Brighton, Colorado
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