County Attorney III

Website Summit County, Colorado

Breckenridge, Colorado

Description
The County Attorney’s office works closely with County personnel and elected officials to provide legal advice and representation, including explaining and interpreting statutes, regulations, and cases to County officials and employees. The Assistant County Attorney III is a Senior Staff Attorney that assists County personnel and elected officials with developing and drafting a variety of legal documents including contracts, deeds, easements, resolutions, ordinances, and regulations. The incumbent in this role represents the County in legal matters concerning the Board of County Commissioners, elected officials and various County departments in meetings, administrative hearings, public hearings, and court proceedings. The position requires legal research, preparing legal briefs, and developing strategy, arguments, and testimony in preparation for presentation of cases as well as advancement of the County’s goals both locally and statewide. Additionally, the Attorney’s office works closely with County staff to create and maintain partnerships with various local entities, including municipalities, nonprofits, ski areas, and the United States Forest Service.

Typical Qualifications
Experienced attorney with thorough knowledge of civil law, court procedures, the Colorado Code of Regulations and Rules of Evidence. Considerable knowledge and experience interpreting and implementing state statutes, case law, and appellate decisions. Should have at least 7 years’ experience with progressive responsibility in the preparation and trial of lawsuits and/or legal transactional work, including contract and public-private partnership negotiations. Ability to work effectively with other employees, agencies, departments and the public and demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with community partners. Proficiency in standard office computer software systems and judicial system/legal applications. In-house counsel or government experience is preferred but is not necessary if a candidate can demonstrate the requisite qualities through other experience.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND FORMAL TRAINING:
• Graduation from an accredited law school with an LL.B./J.D. degree and is an accomplished practicing attorney.

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:
• Admitted by the Colorado Supreme Court to practice law in the State of Colorado
• Valid Colorado Driver’s License

Supplemental Information
Open until filled. To apply, please submit a Summit County Government application, resume, and cover letter online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/summitco or mail to Summit County Human Resources, PO Box 68, Breckenridge, CO 80424. For questions regarding the position, please reach out to Jeffrey Huntley at Jeffrey.Huntley@summitcountyco.gov or Caitlin Johnson at Caitlin.Johnson@summitcountyco.gov. 
All positions are subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, and requires proof of citizenship or authorization for employment in the U.S.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply for this job email your details to jeff.huntley@summitcountyco.gov