Interim Los Alamos County Administrator Randy Autio may be heading back down south soon.
Bernallilo County Commissioners tapped Autio to become the county attorney in a meeting Tuesday. Autio emerged as the top candidate from among a field of 18 applicants.
Autio's salary and contract have yet to be negotiated.
Autio came to Los Alamos in mid-2010 as the new county attorney hired to replace Mary McInerny who retired from the post. By December, Autio found himself elevated to interim county administrator after Anthony Mortillaro's contract with the county was terminated.