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ProfileAssistant County Attorney The candidate will perform professional duties as required to expedite the efficient and effective enforcement of child welfare and adult protection laws and regulations. Will provide legal support to the Department of Human Services. Negotiates, prepares and enforces agreements, leases and other contracts to which the County is a party. Represents the County in connection with litigation, administrative proceedings, settlement discussions and similar adversary proceedings as assigned by the County Attorney. Provides legal support to other departments and elected officials as assigned by the County Attorney. The Assistant County Attorney serves at the pleasure of the County Attorney. Represents the People of the State of Colorado in dependency and neglect cases in the district and appellate courts. Represents the Department of Human Services in cases of conservatorship, guardianships and estates for at risk adults. Represents the People of the State of Colorado in state administrative hearings regarding intentional program violations for various programs, including TANF, food stamps, Medicaid. Provides training in testifying and negotiating to case workers and train and advise case teams regarding cases, case flow, compliance deadlines and trial preparation standards. Coordinates and directs investigative functions. Utilizes clerical support staff to coordinate the preparation of necessary documentation as needed to expedite proceedings. Prepares writs, subpoenas, motions and other legal documents; submits regular reports, written or verbal to apprise Department Director and caseworker supervisor of status of assigned projects. Develops and improves internal systems and coordination between the County Attorney’s Office and the Department of Human Services. Drafts and reviews leases, contracts and other legal documents as required. When directed by the County Attorney, represents the County and its elected officials, employees, representatives and appointed board members and commissions and their members; attends public hearings of the Board of County Commissioners and other County commissions. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with court officials, County officials and personnel and the general public. Drafts resolutions, ordinances, regulations and rules as requested or required. Conducts complex legal research and drafts memoranda providing legal advice. Coordinates responses to Open Records requests as required. Provides coverage for the County Attorney when the County Attorney is absent. Periodically participates in training or conferences provided by the State Department of Human Services and the County Attorney Association related to Child Welfare, Child Support Enforcement and Adult Protection matters.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have law degree from an ABA accredited law school. Colorado State Bar license. Admission to practice before all Colorado State Courts and Federal District Court of the District of Colorado is essential. Should have 3+ years of legal experience with 2 years of experience in some or all of the following areas of law: family law, child welfare, child support, and adult protection, including experience conducting jury trials. Working knowledge of: advocacy techniques; child welfare and adult protection laws and regulations; the Rules of Evidence; Rules of Civil Procedure; constitutional provisions and local ordinances as they apply to county government and its operation; principles and practices of federal and state statutes, case law, rules, regulations and procedures concerning county government, administrative procedures and the judicial process; the Colorado Open Records Act and the Colorado Open Meetings law; the organizational structure of county government and the services and functions provided by each department is needed. English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar is needed.
Job Tracking ID: 512496-599878