LOVELAND, CO (82,460 est.Nestled in a lush valley at the entrance to the Big Thompson Canyon, Loveland is hailed as the Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, where visitors can experience the picturesque fall colors, and enjoy northern Colorado adventures. As the second most populous city in Larimer County and the 14th most populous in Colorado, Loveland is a Home Rule Municipality offering the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city. Located off I-25 and U.S. Highway 34 just 45 minutes north of Denver and just 35 minutes east of Rocky Mountain National Park, Loveland can be the basecamp of northern Colorado. 

Loveland is a city where art and science meet and where innovation manifests itself in both the technology and the creative sectors. It is situated in the center of northern Colorado, the heart of Colorado’s growing innovation cluster and one of the top regions for high-tech startup density. Loveland is proud of its entrepreneurial spirit and is committed to the success of existing and new businesses. 
One of two incorporated cities within Larimer County, Loveland enjoys over 300 days of sunshine with warm summers and snowy winters, making the area an outdoor paradise with an abundance of both indoor and outdoor activities. Residents and visitors are surrounded with over 5,000 acres of open space and natural areas, available for scenic views, camping, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, motorized off roading, and winter snow-based activities. The area has a multitude of scenic lakes, rivers, and streams available for swimming, water skiing and boarding, rafting, boating, and fishing. 

Loveland operates as a home rule city according to their city charter and ordinances and under a council-manager form of government. Voters select members of the City Council in elections on the first Tuesday in November of odd-numbered years. The Council has a total of nine members. Each of the four city wards elects two councilors to serve staggered four-year terms. The mayor is elected at large to serve a two-year term. The mayor pro-tem is chosen by the Council from its membership.
Created by City Charter, Loveland’s Law Department is a team of 10 employees that contribute to the organizations and the department’s success by ensuring adherence to proper legal procedures and processes. Led by a City Council-appointed City Attorney and working with an annual budget of $1.8 million, the department serves as legal advisor to the City Council, City officers, boards, and commissions.
The City of Loveland is seeking a skilled and dedicated public servant with experience to lead its fast-paced Legal Department.  This position requires someone with substantial experience in a municipal or similar setting, working with and providing legal guidance to a City Council or similar body and leading a professional legal staff. 
  • Salary: $270,000-$320,000, DOQ/E with a comprehensive benefits package available through this Link: Loveland Benefits Guide  
  • The position requires the equivalent of a juris doctorate from an accredited law school and eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal or other government law, including at least five (5) years of practicing municipal law. 
  • The selected candidate must be a member of the state bar of Colorado or candidates who are members in good standing of another State Bar with ability to obtain a Colorado state license prior to hire and have the ability to maintain their status as a member of the state bar of Colorado throughout their tenure. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, their license to practice before the U.S. District Court, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court is also required.  The City Attorney shall not engage in the private practice of law while employed with the City. 
Interested candidates should apply with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least five professional references by July 10, 2024. For further information, contact Senior Vice President Sarah McKee at 847-380-3240 ext. 120 or Senior Vice President, John Prejzner at 224-326-1360. 

The City of Loveland is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity and inclusion are critical to their success. They seek to recruit the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourage all qualified candidates to apply.  

Application Deadline: July 10, 2024

Posted: 2024-06-13

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