County Attorney

County Attorney

Description :

Years of Experience:  Minimum of 2 years required.  5 years preferred

Practice Area:  General Counsel for County

Duties:  Provides legal services, advice, and representation to the Board of County Commissioners, Department Directors of the County and County Elected Officials.  Advises county staff on legal aspects of employment issues, contractual issues and compliance with Federal and State requirements and mandates.  Interprets the Colorado Revised Statutes and Colorado Code of Regulations pertaining to issues relevant to serving as general counsel for Prowers County, Colorado. Researches and advises regarding State and Federal statutory and common law, regulations, policies, agency letters, legal treatises, articles, manuals, and writing in the field as needed to serve as general counsel for Prowers County, Colorado.  Drafts, reviews and revises contracts, intergovernmental agreements, policies and procedures and legal documents as needed for Prowers County. Attends, in person, 2-3 meetings of the Board of County Commissioners per month, and other meetings with agencies, organizations, and groups as directed by the Board of County Commissioners.  Executes administrative duties as requested by the Board of County Commissioners.  Utilizes State court and State agency computer systems. Conducts computer-based legal research. Performs other legal services as requested by the Board of County Commissioners.

Qualification and Experience Qualifications:  JD Degree from an accredited law school required. License in good standing as Attorney issued by the Colorado Supreme Court.  Admission to and a member in good standing with the Colorado Bar. Two years of representing a local government or agency preferred, but not required.  Knowledge of the Colorado Revised Statutes and Colorado Code of Regulations pertaining to local government. Sufficient knowledge of contract law, employment law and regulatory law. Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with clients and others with whom contact is had in this professional capacity. Sufficient computer skills to perform essential job functions. Experience with Microsoft Office and various databases, software, and computer systems. Ability to communicate effectively and establish effective working relationships. Ability to prepare, manage and organize legal tasks. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or direction. Maintain regular and punctual attendance at meetings.

Compensation: Negotiable depending on a determination of position as in-house counsel or independent contractor.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

All applications should be addressed to the Prowers County Commissioners, 301 S. Main Street, Suite 215, Lamar, CO 81052.

Contact :

Janet Lundy
Prowers County
Finance Director / Budget Officer
Assistant to the Board
301 S. Main Street, Ste. 215, Lamar, CO   
719-336-8029

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled