Englewood, CO (population 34,957) Englewood, a thriving, progressive community in the heart of the Denver metro, is seeking collaborative and solution-oriented leaders as candidates for its next City Attorney. Located 15 minutes from Downtown Denver with two regional light rail stations, Englewood is an ideal place to live, work and play – Englewood and the region have numerous recreational and entertainment opportunities. Englewood is a home rule community, and its ideal location has led to considerable small and larger business growth and redevelopment along with a growing arts community.
The City Attorney provides legal services and advice to the City of Englewood, its City Council, staff, and boards and commissions. The City Attorney is a full time City of Englewood employee and is appointed by the Mayor and Council and reports to the City Council. The City Attorney oversees two Assistant City Attorneys as well as the City’s Prosecution function. The Prosecutor’s office is responsible for the day-to-day prosecution of municipal ordinances and violations heard in Municipal Court.
The City Attorney works in close partnership with the City Manager and other key leaders for the benefit of the City of Englewood and to ensure the City and its municipal ordinances, policies and procedures comply with all federal and state law and reflect best practices in municipal governance and law.
Candidate Must Haves:
A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
Five (5) or more years of experience in the active practice of law.
Five (5) or more years of experience of active practice of local government law.
Excellent analytical and communication skills.
Experience with litigation and/or prosecution is preferred.
Candidates must be licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado upon hire or within 30 days of hire.
Familiarity with Colorado Water Rights and public sector employment law is a plus.
The Ideal Candidate Will Be:
A versatile and highly collaborative leader with a communicative, team-oriented management style.
Able to develop, coach and mentor staff.
Able to build and maintain strong partnerships and relationships with a variety of stakeholders and enthusiastic about the City of Englewood.
Pro-active in assessing the city’s legal risks and identifying strategies to reduce such risk.
Experienced in the public sector and knowledgeable of all aspects of municipal operations.
Solution orientated and able to provide sound legal guidance in a clear, firm and confident manner while also respecting differing viewpoints.
The starting salary range is $156,190 - $170,000 +/- DOQ. The City offers a comprehensive benefits package. Residency within the City is not required. Interested candidates should with apply with a resume, cover letter and five professional references by March 13, 2021 to Heidi Voorhees, President, and/or Charlene Stevens, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA. Apply online at www.GovHRjobs.com. The City of Englewood is an EOE.
GovHR USA was founded by Heidi Voorhees and Joellen Cademartori to serve as a vehicle for excellence in public service, through recruitment and selection, human resources and management consulting, and temporary staffing services for local governments across the United States. Throughout their careers, Voorhees and Cademartori have strongly believed in the importance of local innovation, cost effectiveness, and responsiveness for local government. To further these goals, local government leaders must recruit, attract and retain talented employees who are dedicated to the highest standards of public service. Both Voorhees and Cademartori have served and excelled in local government leadership positions, working closely with elected officials, employees, residents, businesses and related stakeholders to enhance the quality of life in the communities they have served.