The City Attorney’s Office Legal Team is experiencing growth and adding multiple positions to the Office. This newly-created Assistant City Attorney position will be a part of the growing Colorado Springs City Attorney's Office – Corporate Division. In addition to being Legislative Counsel to the City Council, this Assistant City Attorney is expected to assist on related legal matters for other divisions of the City Attorney's Office when requested.
As Legislative Counsel, this Assistant City Attorney will provide legal services to the nine-member City Council and its administrative staff including legal research, daily legal advising, drafting legislation, monitoring state and federal legislation impacting the City, attending legislative and quasi-judicial sessions of the Council, coordinating legal services with the other members of the City Attorney’s Office, and attending committee and individual meetings with members of City Council and their staff. The attorney in this position must be able to analyze, interpret, and apply legal principles, facts, evidence, and legal precedent. The Assistant City 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, the Mayor, senior-level executive City staff, the City Council, and other elected officials.
Successful candidate will have
Ideal candidates will also have:
- Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Law degree from an ABA (American Bar Association) accredited law school
- Nine years of full-time professional experience in the practice of law related to municipal or local government law, land use law, civil litigation, employment, real estate, transactions, utilities, commercial law, regulatory law, legislative drafting, ethics, and/or non-profit and non-profit board advising
- Admission to the Colorado Bar as an attorney in good standing
- Experience which demonstrates excellent research, writing, academic, and oral/written communication skills
- Experience providing legal advice to elected officials or appointed board members
- Experience which demonstrates the ability to interact positively with elected officials and senior-level executive staff in a fast-paced, public-facing environment
- Experience with the Colorado Open Meetings Law.
- Experience advising elected officials and/or hearing officers in quasi-judicial or administrative proceedings
- The City of Colorado Springs offers additional compensation depending on the position, area of assignment, and specific job assignments, including shift differential, pay differential, acting or lead, special assignment, hazard pay, longevity, cell phone allowance, uniform allowance, relocation, awards, standby, call out, compensatory time off, tuition, overtime, extra duty, incentive, holiday premium, proficiency, and vacation sell back.