Chief Judge for Fort Collins, CO

  • City of Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Code Enforcement and Inspections Court Administration Management, Mid to Senior Level
  • Salary: Competitive Salary Range, Plus Outstanding Benefits USD Annually
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Phone: 214-842-6478
  • Apply By: Mar 06, 2020



an Equitable, Fair and Impartial Leader as its Next


(Competitive Salary Range, Plus Outstanding Benefits)

The City of Fort Collins, Colorado, located at the northern part of the state and at the base of the Rocky Mountains, is home to the Colorado State University. Fort Collins, located an hour north of Denver, is home to local businesses such as eateries, boutiques, and an outstanding public-school system. The City is experiencing population growth, and with a student enrollment of 32,000, the University affects the composition and culture of Fort Collins. To learn more about the City of Fort Collins, CO, its government, community and its outstanding quality of life, visit

Job Description

The Chief Judge is appointed by the City Council on a two-year contractual basis with the terms of employment outlined in the contract and City Charter. The Fort Collins Municipal Court is responsible for administering the operations of the judicial branch of City government according to the ordinances adopted by City Council. Cases adjudicated in Municipal Court typically include traffic violations, misdemeanors, and civil infractions. Generally, cases are brought to Municipal Court by the Fort Collins Police Services, Colorado State University Police Department, Animal Control, other City departments, and private residents. Liquor Licensing or Marijuana Licensing Authority duties may be included.

Job Requirements

Eligible candidates will hold a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university, and a minimum of five (5) years of related professional experience as a municipal judge, prosecuting or defense attorney and Colorado Bar License are required.  Licensed to practice law in Colorado and in good standing with the Colorado Supreme Court is required. Comprehensive knowledge of Colorado Law, the Colorado Municipal Court Rules of Procedure, the Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure, Fort Collins City Charter, City Code, and City Traffic Code and proficiency in two or more languages desired. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.

Special Instructions

Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume on-line at This position is open until filled; however, first review of applications begins on Friday, March 6, 2020.  Following the first review date, Baker Tilly will begin the classification of all applications to identify eligible applicants, based on the City’s established criteria published in the job announcement brochure. The City of Fort Collins may invite candidates named as finalists for onsite interviews after a complete review of references, background, and academic verifications with applicant’s authorization. For more information, please contact Edward Williams at or at 214-842-6478.

Additional Information

The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce

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