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Assistant County Attorney

Weld County Human Resources

This is a Contract position in Greeley, CO posted May 9, 2022.

Join our team of dynamic County Attorneys. We are looking for an attorney that likes to be challenged and enjoys working as a team to reach the same goal. We are recruiting for an Assistant County Attorney IV. They will provide legal advice to the Board of County Commissioners of Weld County and to other Weld County elected officials and department heads. $104,931.89 – $132,882.09 annually plus benefits (see benefits tab on job posting). As an applicant for this position, you should be aware of Senate Bill 19-085, the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The act requires employers to announce the pay range for job openings. This range encompasses the nine pay steps available should you receive the position and demonstrate satisfactory performance over time. 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, Facilities, 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. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Education: Juris Doctorate Required 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. To view complete job announcement and to apply, use the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/weld