Closing Date: 1st December, 2023


Position Title: Municipal Court Prosecutor (Hourly)
Requisition #: req7359
Department: City Attorney's Office
Location: CITY HALL
Benefit Category: Variable Hourly View Classifications & Benefits (
Employment Type: Part-Time Hourly
Hourly Rate: $55.00 - 65.00 per hour (based on relevant experience)
Selection Process: Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 12/1/2023.

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Position Summary: Serve as a contractual municipal prosecutor for an average of 15 - 20 hours per week, as part of the City's prosecution team, with the exact schedule to be determined by the hourly prosecutor and the supervising prosecutor. Duties include prosecution of violations of the City's ordinances, including traffic laws, criminal laws, building codes, and nuisance and zoning enforcement. The contract is for one year with the option to renew.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties and responsibilities of this position are expected to include the following:
  • Conduct pre-trial conferences with members of the public and defense attorneys concerning alleged ordinance violations, and complete related paperwork.
  • Represent the City in municipal court hearing and trials regarding ordinance violations.
  • Defend appeals of municipal court convictions.
  • Write briefs and motions and respond to motions; conduct legal research and draft legal opinions.
  • Interpret laws, rules and regulations.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with law enforcement, code enforcement and other specially commissioned officers, and partner agencies.
  • Support the City and City Attorney's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

City Competencies
  • Demonstrated cultural competence to effectively interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of diverse identities, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong learning orientation. Leverages all resources and is creative in ways of learning for self to continue adapting to changing issues and trends.
  • A desire and ability to understand the diverse needs of internal and external customers, and to create experiences and deliver services that exceed their expectations.
  • A desire and ability to utilize digital tools for organizational information, individual, and teamwork.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • General knowledge of Colorado law and relevant regulations.
  • Specific knowledge of criminal law and procedure.
  • Courtroom experience.
  • Skilled in legal writing and research, producing memos, agreements, legal opinions, ordinances, code language and other materials that are logical, concise, accurate, easy to follow for clients without legal training, and free of spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.
  • Ability to participate in team problem solving.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Comfortable dealing with a variety of people.
  • Ability to use court and police databases, video conferencing systems, word processing, time tracking and presentation software, and do on-line research.

Education and Experience:
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school; prosecution or litigation experience and specific knowledge of criminal law or municipal enforcement helpful.

Language Skills:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common legal, scientific, and technical journals, basic financial information, and legal documents. Ability to respond clearly, accurately, and appropriately to inquiries or complaints from citizens, City staff, or regulatory agencies. Ability to effectively present information to courts, administrative agencies, City Council, City staff, public groups, and City boards and commissions, both orally and in writing. Ability to educate and train others regarding laws, legal issues, and procedures.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to travel to various meeting sites. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job are those of a normal office environment but including substantial public contact.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, think critically, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret and apply an extensive variety of legal theories and principles and deal simultaneously with several abstract and concrete variables.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
License in good standing to practice law in the State of Colorado required prior to hire.

The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use:
Because the possession and use of marijuana, whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy.

The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation (including perceived sexual orientation), gender identity and expression, disability, age 40 years or older, pregnancy or related condition, genetic information, and, in certain specific circumstances, marriage to a coworker or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


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