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City and County Attorney

Company: City and County of Broomfield
Location: Broomfield
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

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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 Now”.

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 or restrictive.)

Maintain confidentiality of information consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws and code of professional ethics.

General Duties:

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 outside counsel.

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.

Budget/Resource Management:

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 acquisition.

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.

Public Relations/Communication:

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 required.

Miscellaneous Duties:

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 required.

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.

OR

Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides evidence that the applicant possesses the Necessary Applicant Traits.

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 CBI/FBI.

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 functions.

Keywords: City and County of Broomfield, Broomfield , City and County Attorney, Other , Broomfield, Colorado

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