SVU Deputy District Attorney

Legal @Colorado 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office
  • Post Date : March 8, 2023
  • Salary: $95,000.00 - $105,000.00 / Annual
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  • Job ID 12532

Job Description

The District Attorney’s Office seeks an applicant for our Deputy District Attorney III opening, specifically to work in our SVU unit. A DDA III may rotate to handle a District Court, Special Victims Unit, Juvenile, or Treatment Court docket. Our primary office is in Fort Collins with our second office in Loveland. In our district, we have Cache La Poudre and Big Thompson rivers, Horsetooth Reservoir, and the Rocky Mountain National Park.  Staff are encouraged to take 2 long lunches a week to exercise and enjoy our community which could be running on one of our many local trails, biking (Fort Collins is a Platinum-rated bicycle-friendly community with miles of dedicated bike lanes), or enjoying a yoga class in Old Town.  We value the well-being of our staff and have a resiliency program with 13 clinicians who are readily available to all employees (appointments available as soon as the next day) plus we have trained peer support specialists in our office for anyone who needs to decompress.
Specifically, this position:
  • Receives and reviews felony case filing materials, including examining the evidence, witness statements, the nature of the crime, and whether the evidence justifies continued prosecution; and makes independent filing decisions.
  • Conducts legal research; prepares reports and develops recommendations related to the District Attorney’s Office policies, procedures and operations.
  • Represents the County in felony-level criminal calendar proceedings including the scheduling of cases, plea negotiations, probation revocation hearings, motions, and sentencings.
  • Serves as prosecuting attorney for jury and court trials.

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We are looking for a candidate that will:

  • Have prior experience handling felony level matters, ideally SVU cases.
  • Examine evidence, witness statements, the nature of the crime, and whether the evidence justifies continued prosecution; and makes independent filing decisions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff.
  • Know about legal principles and practices with a specialization in Colorado criminal law.


  • Deputy District Attorney III positions are generally filled by the advancement of a Deputy District Attorney II or similarly qualified candidate.
  • Equivalent to a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school required.
  • Current license to practice law in Colorado, or obtain it within two (2) months of hire required.


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

  • 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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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.

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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