Assistant County Attorney IV

Greeley, CO
Full Time
01-11-2019
Job #: 12732-0119 Exp.: 3+ Years
Description:
 Perform in a legal advisory role to the Board of County Commissioners of Weld County, and to other Weld County elected officials and department heads, under the direction of the Weld County Attorney.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned. (any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.)
  • Upon direction of the County Attorney, provide legal advice, representation, and/or legal services to County departments or its affiliated agencies, including, but not limited to, Accounting, Assessor, Buildings and Grounds, Extension, Finance and Administration, Clerk and Recorder, Coroner, Human Resources, Health, Human Services, Justice Services, Planning, Public Works, Purchasing, Records, Sheriff, and Treasurer.
  • Write and interpret contracts between Weld County and private and public entities.
  • Perform research, conduct interview and witnesses, and handle other details in preparation for litigation.
  • Prepare legal briefs and pleadings, develop strategy and present arguments and testimony in court.
  • Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for assigned elected officials or department heads.
  • Confer with colleagues with specialty in specific areas of the law to establish and verify basis for legal proceedings.
  • Prepare memoranda of law and opinion letters as needed.
  • Communicate current and anticipated legal problems to the County Attorney.
  • Perform related work as required.
  • Provide other legal services and duties as requested by the County Attorney.

Qualifications
Education:
Juris Doctorate

Experience:
  • Minimum of three years experience.
  • Licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado, and in good standing.
  • License to practice in Federal District Court preferred, but not required.


Closing Date: 1st February, 2019
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