Orange County Insight September 2021

Citizens Ask...

By Michelle Williams

Q: Can the County Attorney help me with my legal issue? A: The County Attorney represents the Orange County Board of Supervisors, and the various departments in the county government. As such, he cannot provide legal advice or opinions to citizens, or private individuals. If you need private representation, you may wish to consult your personal attorney, contact the Legal Aid Justice Center at (434) 977 - 0553, or the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service at (800) 552 - 7977. Q: Where can I find job opportunities with the County? How can I apply? A: Current openings can be found on the County ’ s Human Resources ’ Job Opportunities page and on To apply directly with the County, applications can be picked up from the County Administrator ’ s Office, located at 112 W. Main Street, Orange, downloaded from the website, or apply online. To be notified of the latest job openings, sign up for notifications.

Karen Gibson

Get to know Orange County staff... The Personnel File:

Specialist, Human Resources Department Employment Start: July 2008

Human Resources Specialist, Karen Gibson, has worked for Orange County since July 2008.

Karen is the backbone of the Human Resources department. She brings many years of HR experience to the table and that depth of knowledge is relied upon daily. Employees are always met by her welcoming demeanor and contagious smile. She has been instrumental in ensuring that employee needs and requests are responded to and works tirelessly to maintain a solid new - hire employee experience. Her ability and willingness to jump in and take on additional tasks on the busiest of days is extremely valued. “ I could not be on this journey without her, and I appreciate everything she has done for the Human Resources Department and the employees of Orange County, ” said Jenny Carpenter, Human Resources Director.

When Karen isn ’ t at work, she enjoys quilting, crocheting, spending time with her two granddaughters, Ashton and Abigail, and spreading the importance of practicing compassion toward others. In Karen ’ s own words, “ be still. ”

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