Assistant County Attorney

Assistant County Attorney

Salary Range: $103,750-129,687. The maximum pay for this position is $155,625.

Performs a wide variety of professional duties under the direction of supervising attorneys, including providing legal advice and services for the Board of County Commissioners and departments, boards, authorities, and commissions of the County; conducting legal research; preparing memoranda, contracts, briefs and other legal documents; rendering legal opinions; responding to requests for public records, and representing the County in litigation.

Essential Functions 

  • Advises department management and staff on questions of law pertaining to County business; responds to queries from elected officials and department heads. Attends meetings as requested for the purpose of providing legal advice.
  • Performs legal research and prepares opinions, briefs, pleadings, memoranda, and correspondence on various legal issues for County departments and officials.
  • Represents the Board of Equalization for tax appeals at all levels
  • Provides advice to the Board of County Commissioners, various county committees, authorities and commissions. (i.e. planning commissions, housing authority and related entities, open space committee, ECAT and the like)
  • Reviews, revises, and drafts complex contracts for all County departments, drafts resolutions, contracts, deeds, leases, and other legal documents and instruments for various county departments; reviews such documents and provides opinions as to legal acceptability.
  • Provides legal advice and guidance on major development and real estate acquisitions.
  • Provides legal advice and guidance on land use and planning matters.
  • Develops efficiencies in processes to serve the needs of internal clients.
  • Investigate claims and complaints by or against the County; recommend action to be taken; assist in preparing and trying cases for damages and other suits and hearings.
  • Reviews new case law and legislation for impact on County business.
  • Represents the County in court and administrative proceedings.
  •  Provides any type of legal assistance as requested by the County Attorney or by senior attorneys in the office.
  • Reviews and responds to, or assists staff with responses to requests for public records under the Colorado Open Records Act.
  • Maintains and upgrades professional knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars and training programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications


Minimum Education (Indicate minimum education or degree required):

  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school.

Minimum Work Experience and Qualifications (Indicate minimum years of job experience, skills or abilities required for the job):

  • Three (3) years in the practice of law with broad contract and real estate experience or, if less than 3 years, a demonstrated ability to perform the tasks based on education and experience.

Preferred Work Experience and Qualifications (Indicate preferred years of job experience, skills or abilities):

  • Background in local government with a focus on complex transactional matters, land use and planning, and representation of and providing legal advice to boards and commissions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong and effective communication skills and ability to write clear and well-reasoned correspondence, memorandum, contracts, motions and briefs.
  • Ability to translate and communicate complex topics in a variety of forums, tailoring communications to effectively fit and influence the targeted audience; strong presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities, multiple constituencies and fast-approaching deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with key internal and external leaders, partners, consultants and community members.
  • Ability to lead the entire range of problem-solving work from problem definition to analysis and recommendation.
  • Makes well-reasoned and timely decisions based on careful, objective review and informed analysis of available considerations and factors.
  • Establishes effective working relationships among team members and participates in solving problems and making decisions.
  • Maintains and upgrades professional knowledge, skills, and development.
  • Proficient in the use of computer technology such as Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration:

  • Must be licensed to practice law by the State of Colorado and in good standing.

Culture & Benefits 

Working in local government is one of the best career paths in the mountains. ‘Your Career will Soar with Eagle County'. Get started with us today! 

  • Why is Eagle County recognized as a Best Place to Work in 2022? Culture of flexibility and support for mental health/wellness. Check out more awards here.
  • Purpose! A modern, values-driven workplace with more than 550 employees embracing a welcoming culture, supportive leaders, and an organization focused on our mission: Creating a Better Eagle County for All. 
  • Learning organization focused on professional development opportunities, FREE CMC classes, and Tuition reimbursement. 
  • Future focused with our Strategic Plan on improving housing, climate change, and more.
  • As a certified healthy workplace, our culture recognizes the importance of individual needs and enjoying life outside of work. Other perks may include flexible work arrangements, paid volunteer time, and daytime fitness classes/bike rides.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

The County is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive for a healthy and prosperous community that promotes all people having equitable access and opportunity. This starts with our internal practices and work. All employees of the County have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other County-sponsored and participative events 

Great benefits! See the details 

  • Comprehensive and low-cost medical, dental, and vision insurance (as low as $75/month for employees only)
  • Wellness program where you can earn cash or extra days off
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Paid time off (starting at 12 days) and additional medical leave 
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • 8% (dollar-for-dollar match) retirement plan
  • Free classes at Colorado Mountain College
  • Eagle County University classes (internal training) 
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Bilingual Pay Incentive
  • Free bus pass and more

Eagle County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Working in a diverse, respectful and inclusive environment is essential for our employees to be successful in serving our community. We do not discriminate with regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. 

Relocation & Housing Information

Additional Info

Organization Name : Eagle County Government

Job Type : Full-Time

Compensation : Yes

Job Title : Assistant County Attorney

Application Link :

Job Location : Eagle

Work Model : In-Person

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