Town Attorney

Town of Timnath, CO

Timnath’s next Town Attorney is an experienced municipal lawyer or an attorney with extensive land use experience, with high integrity, unassailable character, unquestionable ethics, and sound legal judgment. Technically competent in all respects, they are experienced in the practice areas customary to local government, with special emphasis on annexation, home rule, impact fees, intergovernmental agreements, land use, planning and development, special districts (including service plans), subdivision improvement agreements, tax increment financing, real estate transactions, and urban renewal. In addition, a strong foundation in as many of the following practice areas as possible is preferred: drafting (ordinances, code, charter, etc.), elections, employment law, local budget and audit laws, municipal finance, open meetings (including parliamentary procedure), public records, real property, right of way acquisition, sales taxes, TABOR, and water law, among others.

Hiring Salary Range: Exempt, $147,805 - $184,756 depending on qualifications and experience of selected candidate
Annual Salary Range: Exempt, $147,805 - $191,265
Department: Legal
Reports to: Town Council and Mayor
Deadline to apply April 7, 2023


Provide clear and concise legal advice and consultation on a daily basis as requested or required to members of the Town Council, the Town Manager, and Town Staff. Contacts are usually made via telephone and email, and generally same- or next-day response is expected.
Shall maintain most office hours on site. Office hours shall generally be established and negotiated as part of any contract for legal services, and the Town Manager or Mayor may adjust the schedule upon a showing of good cause. Office hours may be coordinated with days of attendance at Council meetings.
Attendance at Town Council meetings is required, unless excused. Be prepared to advise the Council and Staff on matters on the agenda, as well as parliamentary procedure and substantive issues that arise during the meeting.
Attendance at Planning Commission meetings may be requested from time to time, unless excused. Attendance at Town Council subcommittee meetings or joint meetings with outside agencies may be requested from time to time.
Prepare, review, and revise staff documents, including, but not limited to, initiation of memoranda concerning legal issues, contracts, agreements, ordinances, resolutions, land use decisions, including appeals, public improvements, easements, dedications, rights-of-way, and Town Council Staff reports. Clear, concise, well-organized writing in plain English is a pre-requisite.
Represent, coordinate and/or advise the Town in litigation not covered by CIRSA (which provides coverage for tort claims), or otherwise handled by outside counsel. Oversee coordination of additional outside counsel as may be needed.
Manage and oversee outside counsel as needed.
Manage and supervise all staff in the Town’s legal department including the current paralegal.
Represent the Town in inter-agency projects and other legal matters.
Review compliance with public records for public records requests, records destruction and assist with contract development.
Counsel the Town (or retain appropriate alternative representation) regarding taxes, assessments, fees, and other financial matters.
Counsel the Town regarding urban renewal and special district matters.
Counsel the Town regarding capital projects, construction contracts, and the like.
Counsel the Town on all contract matters, including the development of procurement policies and standard purchasing contracts for goods and services.
Draft and propose updates to home rule charter, municipal code, etc.
Additional duties as may be assigned or negotiated.

The desired candidate will be a clear and concise writer and speaker (no “legalese”), articulate, and intellectually honest.
The successful candidate must be diplomatic and politically astute but apolitical, with strong situational awareness.
They will be a proactive problem-solver, committed to the council-manager form of government and to providing Town Council with legal options consistent with the council’s policy priorities. They will be approachable and collaborative and passionate about the law and the Town of Timnath.

Bachelor’s degree
Law degree

Six (6) years of municipal law experience

Licensed attorney for the State of Colorado in good standing, or willing to become licensed within six months of relocating
Possession of a valid Colorado driver’s license
Must pass background check
Residency in Timnath is preferred

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Send cover letter and resume to or apply through Indeed:

Job Details

Job Function
Other, Department Head/Director
Position Type
Full Time

Town of Timnath


4800 Goodman St
Timnath, CO 80547-2296
United States

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