Deputy County Attorney

Lake County Government
$0 - 0
Posted Jan 17
Full Time
Leadville, Colorado
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Compensation: $80,000 - $100,000 annually

FSLA Status: Full-time, Exempt

Position Summary

Under general direction of the County Attorney, assist in providing legal advice, representation, and legal services to the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, County agencies, departments and other elected officials as requested and approved.

General Duties And Responsibilities

The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. The County retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.

Essential Functions

  • Provide counsel and legal representation for Lake County in various matters, policy review, and general legal advice regarding pending issues under consideration by the County.
  • Assume responsibility for legal matters handled by the County Attorney’s Office, including but not limited to the following:
  • Property tax matters and appeals.
  • Responses to public records requests.
  • Review of land use applications and enforcement of the County’s Building and Land Use Code and Regulations.
  • Review contracts, draft resolutions, ordinances, property transactions and other legal instruments for legal sufficiency.
  • Otherwise perform tasks related to providing legal advice and representation of the County, its elected and appointed officials, departments and agencies.
  • Handle various litigation matters, including without limitation draft and respond to motions; research legal issues; analyze cases; prepare cases for hearings/trials and present evidence, including witness testimony at various hearings, adjudicatory trials.
  • Review and monitor case law, statutes, legislation, and regulations having a possible application to the County; conduct legal research.
  • Prepare legal briefs, reports, records, and correspondence; make presentations to groups and individuals; review, interpret, recommend, and prepare policies, procedures, leases and contracts, and other documents.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

May delegate tasks, instructions, and assignments to administrative staff as needed and, if necessary, to other staff in consultation with the County Attorney.

Notice of Emergency/Disaster Responsibilities

All Lake County Employees may be required to work as a Disaster Service Worker when a local declaration of emergency or disaster is declared by the Board of County Commissioners. To be prepared for this role, all employees and emergency service function (ESF) leads will attend emergency management trainings and exercises as requested by the Director of Emergency Management. With advanced notification from OEM, employees will make reasonable efforts to attend training events in coordination with other employees and supervisors.

Other Duties

Please note that this job description does not intend to cover or contain a full comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the level of required knowledge and abilities will be considered.
  • A Juris Doctor from an accredited law school, with a record of strong academic performance.
  • Three to five years of licensed legal practice with county, municipal or other local government experience preferred.
  • Membership in good standing with the Colorado State Bar.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Exhibits the highest levels of independent professional judgment, ethics, and professionalism commensurate with a position of public trust.
  • Desires and is motivated to work in a results-driven, mission-oriented, fast-paced professional environment.
  • Has the ability to independently handle legal matters on behalf of the County.
  • Has the ability to organize and express ideas through excellent oral and written communications to a wide variety of audiences, particularly a demonstrated proficiency with written and oral advocacy.
  • Has the ability to focus proactively on risk management and problem avoidance.
  • Has the ability to find workable solutions to problems either independently or in collaboration with the County Attorney.
  • Has experience making timely analytical, unbiased, and reasoned professional judgment, and the ability to accept and support decisions of the County in a positive manner, but at the same time provide candid advice and counsel to the County.
  • Has the proven ability to be a good listener and communicator, both orally and in writing.
  • Has the ability to provide high quality, timely, accurate and responsive work product.

Hazard Notice

Not applicable

Physical Activity & Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of the job in an office setting, public meeting rooms and courtroom. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
  • This job may require you to work from a remote location.

_All job descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been included. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the position. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities and requirements be interpreted as all-inclusive. The County Attorney may assign additional functions and requirements as deemed appropriate.

_ _In accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodation will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which may pose undue hardships on the organization.

_ _This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the need of the employer and requirements of the job change.

_ EOE Statement

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Assistance or accommodation during the application process due to a disability is available upon request.

Lake County Benefits - Full-Time Employees

As a reflection of the value we place on the contributions of our employees, the County offers a competitive benefits package for full-time employees. Please review the for full details. The Guide provides information on Lake County Government's benefit offerings, including:

  • Employer-Sponsored Medical and Dental Insurance Plans
  • 100% Employer Paid Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Employer-Sponsored Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% Employer Paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% Employer Paid Term Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
  • 401(a) and 457(b) Employer Matched Retirement Plans
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, Personal Days and Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Public Health Emergency Leave
  • Discounts on concerts, major sporting events, electronics, travel, cars and more!

Lake County Benefits - Part-Time Employees

Lake County is also proud to offer paid sick time off and flexible work schedules for our part-time employees.

EOE Statement

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Assistance or accommodation during the application process due to a disability is available upon request.

Notice of Work Authorization Requirement

Applicants must be authorized to lawfully work for any employer in the United States. Lake County is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa.

Notice Of Emergency/Disaster Responsibilities

All Lake County Employees may be required to work as a Disaster Service Worker when a local declaration of emergency or disaster is declared by the Board of County Commissioners. To be prepared for this role, all employees and emergency service function (ESF) leads will attend emergency management trainings and exercises as requested by the Director of Emergency Management. With advanced notification from OEM, employees will make reasonable efforts to attend training events in coordination with other employees and supervisors.

Other Duties

Please note that this job description does not intend to cover or contain a full comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Expected Duration of the Application Process

Due to the nature of the application and selection process for Lake County full-time positions, applicants can reasonably expect the application process to take a significant amount of time to complete before a decision is made to hire or not to hire. Typically, it takes approximately four (4) to six (6) weeks from the date of application to complete the entire selection process. The length of time it takes to complete the process can vary depending on a variety of factors. Please note that this is an estimated duration of the selection process.

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