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Description The City and County of Broomfield, Colorado is
searching for a City and County Attorney to work under the general
direction of the Mayor and City Council and in cooperation with the
City and County Manager. The City and County Attorney exercises
considerable independence of judgment in meeting assigned goals and
objectives and in implementing legal services and programs.
The hiring range for this position is up to $205,000 annually.
For a detailed position description please click here .
For more information and to apply, go to www.prothman.com
and click on "Open Recruitments", select “City and County of
Broomfield, CO – City and County Attorney”, and click “Apply
Resumes, cover letters, and supplemental questions can be
uploaded once you have logged in.
All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by
September 27, 2020 (first review, open until filled).
Applications, supplemental questions, resumes and cover letters
will only be accepted electronically.
The incumbent is appointed by City Council and directs the
operations and functions of the City and County Attorney’s office
in accordance with applicable federal laws and regulations, state
constitution and statutes, the Broomfield Charter and the
Broomfield Municipal Code. The City and County Attorney is
responsible for serving as the chief legal representative of the
City and County and advises the City Council and Mayor, City
and County Manager, all City and County departments and City and
County Boards and Commissions in matters relating to official
powers and duties. The incumbent will perform such other duties as
Council may prescribe by ordinance or resolution.
The incumbent is committed to innovation, problem-solving
skills, solution-oriented work ethic, service excellence, and
transforming local government through leading ideas and practices.
The incumbent serves as a key designer, promoter, motivator, and
catalyst for the alignment of culture with organizational values
within the department. Provide holistic services to the public by
seeking ways to integrate programs or services provided by other
departments, divisions, and agencies. The incumbent works in
partnership with other employees, departments/divisions, agencies,
and the public in delivering effective and innovative services.
Essential Required Tasks/Examples of Duties (Persons hired in
this position must be able to perform all the essential tasks
required by the position. The following statements are illustrative
of the essential functions of the job and do not include other
nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. The City
and County of Broomfield retains the right to modify or change the
duties or essential tasks and additional functions of the job at
any time. Examples of duties are not intended to be all-inclusive
Maintain confidentiality of information consistent with
applicable federal, state, and local laws and code of professional
The incumbent is responsible for providing legal advice and
legal support for planning, developing, and implementing the
programs and projects of the City and County of Broomfield, as
directed by City Council and in collaboration with the City and
County Manager’s office.
The incumbent oversees and manages the Attorney’s Office. Duties
include establishing short-term and long-term goals and objectives,
reviewing and implementing changes to organizational structure,
methods, and procedures, and developing and implementing
departmental policies and procedures. He or she conducts
planning/ideation sessions with appropriate audience in order to
gather ideas and information to effect innovative and
cost-effective programs. Coordinates and balances activities of
office with those of the Mayor, City Council, City and County
departments, governmental agencies, or community organizations.
Maintains awareness of federal, state, and local laws, rules and
regulations pertaining to City and County Attorney operations.
Assigns work to subordinate personnel. Issues oral and written
guidelines and approves procedures developed by subordinate
personnel. Reviews and analyzes work completed to determine
effectiveness in meeting standard, goals and objectives. Retains
outside counsel as needed, and oversees and manages the work of
Communicates regularly with City Council and the City and County
Manager’s Office on legal issues and projects requiring legal
support. Perform legal research; prepare and review memoranda,
ordinances, resolutions, intergovernmental agreements, contracts,
easements, dedications of right-of-way, leases, deeds and other
legal documents as required. Prepares legal opinions of routine to
complex nature for the Mayor, City Council, City and County
Manager, departments, and various City Boards and Commissions;
prepares briefs and pleadings. Provides legal advice and counsel to
the Mayor, City and County Manager, City Council, and department
heads. Attends City Council work sessions and various other
meetings to advise on legal problems and questions. Supervises the
preparation or prepare cases for hearings, trials and other
judicial proceedings and represents Broomfield in such proceedings.
Represents the City and County in meetings, negotiations, in court,
and in the legislature as required. Interprets legal documents and
legislation and represents the City and County in legal actions.
Serves as legal counsel for various boards and commissions; may
speak as a City and County representative before various civic,
professional, and legislative groups. Directs the preparation and
maintenance of necessary records and reports.
The incumbent prepares the department’s annual budget and
coordinates the budget process for the department. He/she ensures
that responsibilities are performed within budget and performs cost
control activities such as monitoring expenditures to assure sound
fiscal control. The incumbent is responsible for planning,
developing, and implementing the overall vision, mission, programs,
processes and projects of the department. He/she develops short and
long-range goals including annual Performance Metrics to advance
the City and County’s mission, goals, and objectives. He/she
monitors the progress of projects so the goals may be obtained
within the established timeframe. He/she assesses departmental
needs to determine necessity of capital improvements and equipment
Supervision/Development of Subordinates:
The incumbent is responsible for the management and development
of assigned staff. This includes: the recruitment of competent
employees, setting expectations and providing necessary training
for new employees; assignment of work, evaluation of work product,
initiating appropriate corrective or disciplinary action, and
developing and motivating incumbent staff in accordance with the
Personnel Merit System and City and County personnel rules and
policies. Determine work procedures, prepare work schedules, and
expedite workflow; study and standardize procedures to improve
efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Issue written and oral
instructions; assign duties and examine work for exactness,
neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures. Maintain
harmony among workers and resolve grievances; perform or assist
subordinates in performing duties.
The incumbent prepares a variety of reports and projects as
requested by City Council and the Mayor, the City and County
Manager and other City and County officials. The incumbent
addresses inquiries and complaints from the public, the media, or
departments concerning office's programs and activities. He or she
makes presentations regarding operations before civic or school
groups; attends meetings, workshops, and conventions as necessary
for the maintenance of effective services. Reviews proposed
ordinances and regulations, plans, and technical reports related to
divisional activities for content, accuracy, and feasibility.
Provides assistance to other City and County departments as
Operate a personal computer and utilize MS Office software
programs and Google Apps. The incumbent will attend offsite
meetings and travel to various sites within and outside Broomfield.
Evaluates service costs and makes related recommendations.
Identifies and recommends improvements in divisional and
departmental operations to ensure assigned functions are efficient
and cost-effective. Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates
unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents.
Uses all required safety equipment. Performs related duties as
Minimum Qualifications Training – Juris Doctorate from an
American Bar Association accredited law school.
Experience – A minimum of seven years of increasingly
responsible experience as a practicing attorney in Colorado which
has included at least three years in a supervisory capacity and at
least five years experience in the practice and application of
municipal or county law. The Colorado municipal or county law
experience would include experience in: working with City Council
or County Commissioners, statute or ordinance drafting,
investigating civil claims and preparing documentation for civil
cases, and providing legal advice and legal representation on a
broad range of municipal and county issues and services including
land use, oil and gas regulations, etc. Experience advising an
urban renewal authority is preferred.
Any equivalent combination of training and experience that
provides evidence that the applicant possesses the Necessary
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: – Must be an attorney-at-law
admitted to practice in Colorado. Must be a member in good standing
of the Bar of the State of Colorado. New appointees must, as a
condition of employment, pass the following processes: oral board,
reference checks, background checks including local police check
and sex-offender registry, and fingerprinting through the
Working Conditions The work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of the job. The noise
level in the environment is moderate. Work is generally scheduled
Monday through Friday with some weekend hours. Attendance at City
Council meetings is required as well as attendance at all other
hearings/meetings that may be requested by the Mayor, City Council
or the City and County Manager. The physical demands described here
are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently
required to sit, talk or hear, walk and use hands to finger,
handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is
occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, and stand.
Physical demands are described as sedentary (exert up to 10 lbs. of
force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently
or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move
objects, including the human body. Involves sitting most of the
time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.
Data entry and other tasks may require sitting at a computer for
several hours. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision. Reasonable accommodation may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential