Deputy District Attorney Jackson County

Legal @Colorado 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office
  • Post Date : March 8, 2023
  • Salary: $58,926.00 - $62,000.00 / Annual
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  • Job ID 12530

Job Description

The District Attorney’s Office seeks an attorney to represent the 8th Judicial District in Jackson County. This employee will have supervisory support but will need to be able to work independently in Walden (Jackson County) and appear in person in Walden on a regular basis for Jackson County dockets. There is a docket most Tuesdays in Walden, with additional hearings and trials set as needed. The person in this position should demonstrate the ability to develop relationships with agency and community partners in addition to performing the duties required of a Deputy District Attorney II.

Specifically, this position:

  • Receives and reviews summons, or tickets, filed by arresting officers, reviews and examines the evidence, and witness statements, determines whether a crime has been committed, the nature of the crime, and whether the evidence justifies prosecution.
  • Represents Jackson County in criminal proceedings including the scheduling of cases, plea negotiations, probation revocation hearings, motions, and sentencings.
  • Performs legal work involving the use of independent judgment.
  • Prepares proper legal instruments.
  • Investigates and prosecutes civil and criminal complaints.

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We are looking for a candidate that will:

  • Follow the District Attorney’s policies and procedures and work with Jackson County agencies to ensure consistency in application across our two counties.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other county employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Experience in understanding legal principles and practices with an emphasis on criminal law, understanding of court procedure and rules of evidence, and ability to analyze and apply legal principles.
  • Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Present laws, facts, and arguments clearly and logically in written and oral form.


All candidates will be screened for the following required minimum qualifications. Any candidate who does not meet all of the qualifications listed as required will be eliminated from the process.

  • Equivalent to a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school required.
  • A current license to practice law in Colorado required.

For all temporary positions, sick leave and our Employee Assistance Program are available and other benefits may be available.

Larimer County offers the following for all Regular/Limited Term positions:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts / Health Savings Account
  • Short and Long Term Disability.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Basic Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Retirement Plan 401(a) with employer match.
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation.
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick, and holidays.

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Supplemental Information

This employee is expected to work approximately 30 hours a week and may require overnight travel to Walden depending on the employee’s home location and weather. The employee does not accrue vacation leave but is eligible for all other county benefits.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. Successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed.

Larimer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment in all employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law or regulation.

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