Assistant City Attorney

The City of Aspen is Hiring for an Assistant City Attorney. Apply now!

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

The deadline for the first review of applications is August 14, 2020 5:00pm. ?Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.

?The application must be filled out completely; stating “see resume” anywhere in the application, is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.

Who We Are:

Aspens unique character and history give this resort destination a distinctive small-town feel for the biggest little city in the west. With 6,700 year-round residents, Aspens population grows to 25,000 in peak seasons with second homeowners, seasonal work force and visitors. Known for more than its world class skiing, Aspen has become a year-round destination for outdoor adventures along with a vibrant cultural and arts scene. The City of Aspen government is a diverse and dynamic organization, with over 300 employees dedicated to public service, thriving on a culture of teamwork, innovation and building a better tomorrow.

Surrounded by rugged mountain and wilderness areas, Aspen is located in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Roaring Fork Valley also is home to Snowmass Village, Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs, all served by the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA). RFTA is the largest rural transit system in the United States, and a highly acclaimed public transit system. Aspen is approximately 205 miles southwest of Denver and 130 miles east of Grand Junction. The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport serves the city, and Denver International Airport is about four hours away.

The City of Aspen’s mission is to engage with positive civil dialogue, provide the highest quality innovative and efficient municipal services, steward the natural environment, and support a healthy, sustainable community for the benefit of future generations and with respect for the work of our predecessors.

The Job:

The City of Aspen Assistant City Attorney is responsible for advising City Council, City of Aspen departments, and boards and commissions. This position has responsibility for prosecuting code violations in Municipal Court and representing City of Aspen in other state and federal courts. The ideal candidate will present the ability work independently, establish priorities, and maintain a high level of organization.

This role researches legal problems and makes recommendations on actions, inactions and decisions of City Council, City Departments, and boards and commissions. Knowledge of Colorado local government law is a desirable qualification for this role. This position acts in place of, as directed by and under the direct supervision of the City Attorney.

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Minimum Requirements:

Education: J.D. Degree

Experience: Three (3) to Five (5) years of experience as a practicing attorney.

NOTE: This position requires a Criminal Background Check upon hire. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

NOTE: Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required abilities, knowledge and skills as determined by the City of Aspen may be substituted for the requirements above.

Benefits Package:

The City of Aspen offers a competitive benefits package including:

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts

401(a) Employer Retirement Contributions

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Homeowners Assistance Loan Program

Tuition Reimbursement Assistance

Wellness Incentives

And more

The City of Aspen is an equal opportunity employer.

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