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Tompkins County Announces Search for the Next County Attorney

Tompkins County is recruiting candidates for the role of County Attorney. The County Attorney plays a crucial role in the organization, providing counsel to the County Legislature, Administration, and various departments and advisory boards on wide range of legal matters. The County Attorney is frequently called upon to solve complex problems and navigate legal questions of great interest to the organization and the community at large. 

The County Attorney also directs and manages all aspects of the County Attorney’s office including case referrals, assignments, and staffing. The County Attorney obtains outside counsel and resources in the event that additional expertise is needed on a topic. The County Attorney’s work helps shape the legal landscape of Tompkins County and contributes to the wider community as well as the government organization.

The application deadline is February 25. More information on the position and working at Tompkins County can be found at:

Chair of the Tompkins County Legislature Dan Klein is encouraging qualified attorneys to submit application materials, “We’re looking for a strategic attorney who is interested in leading a team. A successful candidate will be able to provide advice and guidance to the Legislature on important and wide-ranging topics. This role is a unique opportunity to be a leader while practicing several areas of law. As I mentioned in this year’s State of the County address, hiring a great County Attorney is a top priority for this year. If you see yourself in this type of role, please consider applying.”

Tompkins County Commissioner of Human Resources Ruby Pulliam stated, “Working in a leadership role in County government has a huge impact on the community and the organization. The County Attorney reports directly to the Legislature and works closely with a team to serve our nearly 30 departments across all different issue areas. We’re looking for a leader whose guidance and insight help set the direction for our local government.”