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Municipal Law Attorney in Denver, CO

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Company name

City and County of Denver

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Municipal Law

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


USA Denver, CO

Date Last Verified

Apr 24,2018

Posted on

Apr 17,2018

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Assistant City Attorney, Division Director, Municipal Operations Duties : Lead and coordinate the Section's work, lead and manage an experienced group of municipal attorneys, and provide legal counsel and representation to City officers and employees. Sets vision and goals for Municipal Operations in partnership with the Municipal Operations leadership team and establishes metrics to measure progress toward goals. In partnership with the Municipal Operations leadership team and the CAO, develops legal strategies, trains leaders, and ensures that Municipal Operations attorneys and staff are current on a wide range of best practices. Leverages working relationships with stakeholders and colleagues to build strong connections, cooperation, and collaboration. Establishes priorities for Municipal Operations and ensures their alignment with section and CAO goals. Develops, implements and maintains the section's policies and procedures, goals and objectives. Sets section standards and promotes effective teamwork among Municipal Operations attorneys and staff. Promotes a positive work culture where members of Municipal Operations feel included, valued for their individual contributions, promote a diverse workforce, and feel comfortable speaking up when concerns arise. Leads and motivates people by modeling interpersonal effectiveness, strong communication skills, trust, advocacy, and political acumen. Shares knowledge and supports peers, staff, and others to increase skills, foster improvements, and enhance outcomes. Attends public meetings and forums on behalf of the City to receive input as well as affirmatively articulate positions on issues important to the City and the CAO. Establishes a culture of two-way communication, trust, and collaboration between Municipal Operations and CAO leadership. Provides positive leadership and encourages employee engagement by communicating progress toward goals, fostering accountability and teamwork, modeling client service, and empowering employees to own their work performance and development. Demonstrates a willingness to listen and learn from staff, peers and leadership; invites input from others and shares ownership and recognition. Oversees personnel actions, including recommendations for hiring, training, performance evaluations and other personnel actions to ensure productivity and compliance with set standards. Assesses subordinate's readiness and skill regarding work diversity and job assignment; provides feedback for improvement. Fosters team communication and dialogue; identifies opportunities to gain consensus for team decisions and outcomes. Leads the Municipal Operations leadership team to work through challenges and arrive at a positive outcome for Municipal Operations, the CAO, and the city overall. Encourages others to appreciate connections within complex issues. Researches financial impacts of proposed projects, programs and actions and provides justification to the Deputy City Attorney for the development and implementation of the Municipal Operations budget. Develops and oversees budgetary expenditures and allocation of resources for Municipal Operations, including forecasting for programing budgets. Ensures that appropriate training, tools, technology, and information is available to meet job performance and challenges for Municipal Operations leaders and staff. Establishes methodology for measuring outcomes; communicates key performance measurements, progress, and results. Uses industry benchmarking and best practice to set and meet operational improvement targets. Seeks input from a variety of constituencies and uses the feedback to redirect efforts as needed. Participates in and promotes organizational and Mayoral priorities such as Peak Performance, employee engagement initiatives, the CAO's action plans and other department policies and initiatives. Champions ongoing process improvement in Municipal Operations. Advises city leaders on community engagement strategies and attends community meetings and forums on behalf of the city to receive input as well as affirmatively articulate positions on issues important to the city and the CAO.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification : The candidate should have Graduation from a college of law with attainment of a J.D. or L.L.B. Degree. Must have 2+ years of experience supervising attorneys which must have included responsibility for operation and staff functions. Possession of a license to practice law in Colorado from the Colorado Supreme Court at the time of application or possession of license from U.S. states that have a reciprocity agreement with the state of Colorado, excluding the following states: California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, and South Carolina. The preceding list of non-reciprocal admission jurisdictions is intended to be used only as a guide, as rules and regulations of every jurisdiction are subject to change at any time. Positions with the Denver City Attorney's Office are dependent upon the rules and regulations in place at the time of application and subsequent hiring. No substitution of experience for education is permitted.

Deadline : 04/29/2018.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
City and County of Denver
City and County Building
1437 Bannock Street , Room 353
Denver, CO 80202