Deputy District Attorney - Denver District Attorney's Office, Denver, Colorado

Created 01/15/2022
Reference 489521
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Colorado
City Denver
About Our Job

Employment Requirement: City employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment. Refer to the COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Mandate Candidate Q&A for additional information.

Please apply as soon as possible as this posting may close without notice.

The Denver District Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer in the City and County of Denver. The District Attorney's Office prosecutes state misdemeanor and felony cases in Denver's County and District Courts, provides assistance to witnesses and victims of crime, and maintains an active community education and crime prevention program. The Office provides training for police officers and sheriff's deputies regarding legal issues in criminal justice.

The Mission of the Denver District Attorney's Office is to professionally and completely prosecute crimes and investigate potential crimes on behalf of the people of the State of Colorado, and in doing so, do justice, advocate for victims' rights and advise and consult in the deterrence and prevention of crime; to ensure the open, evenhanded and humane administration of justice. The office employs approximately 100 attorneys and 150 support staff, who are responsible for more than 6,000 felony and 12,000 misdemeanor prosecutions annually. The elected District Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer in the City and County of Denver, and is responsible for the prosecution of violations of Colorado State Laws. The current Denver District Attorney is Beth McCann.

We are currently seeking a Deputy District Attorney to join the Denver Districts Attorney's Office, District Court Division. In this role you will be representing the People of the State of Colorado in trial and appellate matters. You will be providing legal counsel to law enforcement agencies within the Second Juridical District.

Additionally, the Deputy District Attorney will:
  • Maintain a felony caseload, including making appropriate plea offers, litigating motions and preparing cases for trial
  • Partner with other deputies on cases
  • Partner with members of Denver Police Department and other community agencies
  • Assist victims of crime through the criminal justice system
  • Periodically serving on call to provide legal advice to Denver Police Department's homicide unit
  • Apply sound legal practice and judgment to ensure accurate and sufficient case documentations is preformed
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested by the District Attorney

About You

We are looking for a candidate with some or all the following skills and experience:
  • Has three (3) plus years of experience in District Court

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree or Bachelor of Laws Degree
  • Experience: None
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted
  • License/Certifications: Possession of a license to practice law in Colorado from the Colorado Supreme Court at the time of application

About Everything Else

Job Profile
DL1178 Deputy District Attorney
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$78,718.00 - $129,885.00

Starting Pay
Based on education and experience

District Attorney

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Employer City and County of Denver

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