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Job: Prosecuting Attorney

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Job Description

Job Title:  Prosecuting Attorney
Closing Date/Time:  Mon. 08/12/13 11:59 PM Mountain Time
Salary:  $56,000.00 - $69,000.00 Annually
Job Type:  Full-time
FLSA:  Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation.
Location:  City Attorney - City of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Department:City Attorney

*Salary Range – In accordance with City Council's Ordinance No. 07-198, the salary range for a qualified attorney is $56,000 to $69,000/year. The salary is determined based on years of legal experience and other requirements/factors and the City Attorney's Office Policy on Compensation and Benefits for Attorneys (available upon request).

City of Colorado Springs
This position will perform legal services for the City of Colorado Springs in the City Attorney's Office. The City of Colorado Springs, Colorado (the 'City') is a municipal corporation and a home rule city duly organized and existing pursuant to Article XX of the Constitution of the State of Colorado and the Charter of the City. Colorado Springs is the 41st largest city in the United States and is currently enjoying historic achievements on many fronts. More information about the City is available at

This attorney will be a part of the Colorado Springs City Attorney's Office – Prosecution Division. Prosecutors prosecute City Code violations before the Municipal Court, advise City departments regarding prosecution issues, appear in administrative hearings regarding City business licensing violations, and initiate/defend municipal prosecution appeals before applicable appellate courts. This attorney is expected to assist on related legal matters for other divisions of the City Attorney's Office when requested.

This attorney will prosecute municipal violations in Municipal Court, render legal advice to staff on prosecution matters, initiate/defend appeals from Municipal Court decisions, and represent the City of Colorado Springs in administrative proceedings brought pursuant to City business licensing provisions, primarily Liquor Code violations. Knowledge of criminal and administrative law, rules of evidence, applicable rules of procedure, applicable case law, federal and state statutes, and City ordinances is helpful. The attorney in this position must be able to analyze, interpret, and apply legal principles, facts, evidence, and legal precedent. The attorney must possess superior oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and collaboration skills, and the ability to work as a successful member of a team of attorneys representing the City in all its many functions.

Minimum Qualifications:
J.D. or L.L.B. from an ABA accredited law school ranking in at least the upper one-half of their law school class.

Experience which demonstrates superior research, writing, academic, and oral/written communication skills. Work experience in a prosecution office, or in a comparable work environment, is helpful. This is an entry-level position and applicants with less than 4 years of relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.

Admission to the Colorado Bar.

Preferred Qualifications:

It is preferred that the attorney possess a working knowledge of the Colorado Rules of Municipal Court Procedure, and of state statutes regarding municipal courts, criminal law, and traffic enforcement. It is also preferred that the attorney has experience with administrative law, including a familiarity with the Colorado Liquor Code and related regulations and case law. Knowledge regarding electronic case management systems is also helpful in this position.

Additional Information:
The City of Colorado Springs applications are online at In addition to completing the City's online application by the closing date, forward your resume/cover letter and writing sample (no longer than 3 pages with confidential information redacted) to Christopher J. Melcher, City Attorney/Chief Legal Officer, City of Colorado Springs, P. O. Box 1575/MC 510, Colorado Springs, CO 80901-1575, and/or email Kandi Anthony at no later than 4:00 p.m. on 08/12/13. Resume/cover letter must include law school ranking, references and whether past employers can be contacted. Questions are encouraged.

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