Jeffrey GarciaDouglas County, CO is seeking a County Attorney. The County Attorney serves as legal counsel to the Board of County Commissioners in addition to providing counsel and overseeing legal services to County elected officials, the County Manager, department and division heads, and appointed commissions, boards, and committees. With responsibility for managing the County Attorney’s office of 16 FTE and a budget of $2.6 million, the County Attorney has direct supervisory responsibility for 6 FTE including a Deputy County Attorney, a Managing County Attorney, and four Assistant County Attorneys.
The ideal candidate is an experienced attorney and innovative leader with strong communication skills and the ability to perform with confidence and integrity. With a proven track record for developing creative solutions to complex problems, the ideal candidate will serve as an objective and impartial advisor to the Board of Commissioners. Given responsibility for supervising a high-performing department of attorneys, then ew County Attorney must communicate effectively and take time to mentor and develop the team. The ideal candidate must embrace working in a conservative county while demonstrating political savvy, psychological toughness, and flexibility in a complex and autonomous environment. Competitive candidates will have demonstrated experience applying and evaluating changes in the law/legislation, and familiarity with Douglas County and Colorado issues.