County Attorney- Ouray County, CO

  • Full Time
  • Ouray, CO

Ouray County lies in southwest Colorado and encompasses a diverse landscape, including the headwaters of the Uncompahgre River in the high country of the San Juan Mountains, the broad mesas of the Uncompahgre Plateau region, and the valley of the Uncompahgre River. The county covers 542 square miles, has a population of approximately 4,800 residents, and has two incorporated municipalities: the City of Ouray, the county seat, and the Town of Ridgway. Visitors from around the world are drawn to Ouray County for its history, natural beauty, and variety of outdoor activities.

Ouray County operates with 67 FTEs on a 2021 total budget of $14,960,876. The County operates under the direction of a three-member Board of County Commissioners, each elected to one of three districts. The Board hires a County Administrator who directs the day-to-day operations of Ouray County government.

The County Attorney serves as the legal advisor to the Board of County Commissioners of Ouray County, as well as to all elected officials, county departments and to Board appointed commissions and boards. The County Attorney also manages all legal affairs in which Ouray County may be involved, and assures that all contracts, deeds, bonds, and other official documents are approved for form and are valid and enforceable.

A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school, and a minimum of 10 years of legal experience is required. Candidates must be a member of the bar in good standing in Colorado and admitted to practice before the courts of the State of Colorado. An emphasis in local government law, litigation, and land use is desirable. Knowledge of water law is also desirable.

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on “Open Recruitments” and then click the position title. To apply, click on “Apply Online” and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Ouray County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: February 28, 2021 (open until filled).

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