Gunnison County, Colorado Gunnison, CO, USA
Jul 08, 2020Full Time
DEPUTY COUNTY ATTORNEY Gunnison County, Colorado Salary : $99,983 - $128,090 Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in central western Colorado, Gunnison County, (pop. 17,200), is known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes and amazing outdoor recreational opportunities. Surrounded by the 1.6 million-acre Gunnison National Forest, Gunnison County is considered the “unspoiled heart of Colorado." Gunnison County cherishes its sense of community and place and strives to preserve and promote the well-being of the County’s citizens, natural environment, and rural character. The County Attorney's Office provides legal counsel to the Board of County Commissioners of Gunnison County, all elected Gunnison County officials, and all Gunnison County departments. In addition, the County Attorney’s Office also represents various county boards and commissions, such as the Board of Adjustments, Board of Appeals, Environmental Health Board, Gunnison/Hinsdale Board of Human Services, Planning Commission, and Weed Commission. The County Attorney reports directly to the three-person Board of County Commissioners with no intervening supervision. The Deputy Attorney – through the County Attorney – reports directly to the Board. The Attorney's Office is a very stable organization with a governance philosophy in which there is high value placed on accurate, complete, and neutral legal counsel. The Gunnison County Attorney’s Office maintains 5 FTE’s and operates on a 2020 net cost of $607,520. The current County Attorney will retire at the end of 2020, and the current Deputy County Attorney will become the County Attorney in January of 2021. The Deputy County Attorney works under the direct supervision of the County Attorney and under the policy direction of the Board of County Commissioners. The Deputy County Attorney must have the education, experience, and demonstrated ability to immediately assume primary responsibility for the litigation and transactional matters handled by the Office, such as child welfare, child support enforcement, land use permitting and enforcement, property tax appeals, employment matters, building code enforcement, and contract negotiations and drafting. A Juris Doctor from an accredited law school with five to seven years of increasingly responsible professional experience in county, municipal or other government law. Any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the level of required knowledge and abilities will be considered. Membership in good standing with the Colorado Bar is required, or the ability to obtain Colorado Bar admission within six months of hire. For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ , click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Gunnison County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: August 23, 2020 (open until filled).