Deputy District Attorney III

Larimer County
Posted Nov 08
Full Time
Fort Collins, Colorado


** The District Attorney’s Office for the 8th Judicial District (Larimer and Jackson Counties) has an opening for a Deputy District Attorney III

Our primary office is in Fort Collins with our second office in Loveland. In our district, we have Cache La Poudre and Big Thompson rivers, Horsetooth Reservoir, and the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Staff are encouraged to take 2 long lunches a week to exercise and enjoy our community which could be running on one of our many local trails, biking (Fort Collins is a Platinum-rated bicycle-friendly community with miles of dedicated bike lanes), or enjoying a yoga class in Old Town.

Our staff has recently won awards for innovations to improve efficiencies and forward-thinking projects. In addition to great benefits (medical, dental, vision) Larimer County provides a wellness clinic to staff for preventative health screening and coaching, primary care services, and physical therapy. We value the well-being of our staff and have a resiliency program with 13 clinicians who are readily available to all employees (appointments available as soon as the next day) plus we have trained peer support specialists in our office for anyone who needs to decompress.

For those applying from outside of Colorado, an offer from the District Attorney's Office may include a moving stipend and/or costs of applying to join the Colorado bar.

**If you could see yourself fitting into our office and community then apply today!

** **Responsibilities

** It is REQUIRED that candidates upload a cover letter addressed to Brian Hardouin **, Chief Deputy District Attorney.

** **Specifically, This Position


  • Receives and reviews felony case filing materials, including examining the evidence, witness statements, the nature of the crime, and whether the evidence justifies continued prosecution; and makes independent filing decisions.
  • Conducts legal research; prepares reports and develops recommendations related to the District Attorney's Office policies, procedures and operations.
  • Represents the County in felony-level criminal calendar proceedings including the scheduling of cases, plea negotiations, probation revocation hearings, motions, and sentencings.
  • Serves as prosecuting attorney for jury and court trials.

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**We Are Looking For a Candidate That Will


  • Have prior experience handling felony-level matters
  • Examine evidence, witness statements, the nature of the crime, and whether the evidence justifies continued prosecution; and make independent filing decisions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff.
  • Know about legal principles and practices with a specialization in Colorado criminal law.


** All candidates will be screened for the following required minimum qualifications. Any candidate who does not meet all of the qualifications listed as required will be eliminated from the process.

  • Deputy District Attorney III positions are generally filled by the advancement of a Deputy District Attorney II or similarly qualified candidate.
  • Equivalent to a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school required.
  • Current license to practice law in Colorado, or obtain it within two (2) months of hire required.


** For all temporary positions, sick leave and our Employee Assistance Program are available and other benefits may be available.

Larimer County offers the following for all Regular/Limited Term positions:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts / Health Savings Account
  • Short and Long Term Disability.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Basic Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Retirement Plan 401(a) with employer match.
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation.
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick and holidays.

To view information on Larimer County's Benefits, visit .

Supplemental Information

The typical schedule is Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, with paid holidays.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of required pre-employment testing. Depending on the position, these checks may include, but are not limited to; reference checks, motor vehicle reports, employment verification, education verification, fingerprinting, criminal history information, physical, and a drug screening. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. Successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

**All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed.

** Larimer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment in all employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law or regulation.