Deputy District Attorney I - Larimer County

The Office of the District Attorney is a state office constitutionally established to enforce the criminal laws of the State of Colorado. Divisions include Felony, Juvenile, Traffic/Misdemeanor, Intake, Investigations, Central Services/Discovery and Victim/Witness. The mission of the District Attorney’s Office is:

  • To ensure confidence in the criminal justice system
  • To work toward a swift and just outcome
  • To advocate strongly for the rights of victims
  • To develop prosecutors with expertise in criminal law and public prosecution
  • To develop a staff committed to the mission, philosophy and goals of a public prosecutor
  • To support the implementation of quality community education and prevention programs.

This is the entry level class in the Deputy District Attorney class series. Positions in this class will usually perform most of the duties required of District Attorney II but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent direction and judgment on matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits and structured and established usually supervised while in progress and fits a structured and established pattern. Generally, changes in procedures exceptions are explained in detail a they arise.

**Please note that a cover letter is REQUIRED in order for your application to be considered complete for this position. All cover letters must be addressed to:

Emily Humphrey
Second Asst. District Attorney

Also, you must have a law degree and currently be licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado.

The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.

  • Receive and review summons or tickets filed by arresting officers, and review and examine the evidence, witness statements, determine whether or not a crime has been committed, the nature of the crime, and whether or not the evidence justifies prosecution.
  • Prepare briefs and legal opinions; conduct legal research ; prepare reports and develop recommendations related to the District Attorney’s Office policies, procedures and operations.
  • Represent the County in criminal calendar proceedings including the scheduling of cases, plea negotiations, probation revocation hearings, motions, and sentencings.
  • Serve as prosecuting attorney for jury and court trials.


  • No experience required.
  • Equivalent to a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
  • Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado.
  • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. 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. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
    All application components must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.
 Employee Benefits

In addition to competitive, market-based pay, Larimer County offers excellent employee benefits for all ​regular and limited term employees.

Larimer County benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Retirement plans – mandatory 401(a) & voluntary 457(b)
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
  • Long-term and short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • ​E​mployee Wellness Program
  • ​​Wellness Clinic ​(must be enrolled in the County’s medical plan)​
  • Professional development​ trainings

Phone: (970) 498-5989
Email: [email protected]