Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Attorney

Details

Section:
State Services
Position Number:
LAA PCSC1
Salary Range:
$6,550.00 - $8,200.00 Monthly
Apply By:
Monday, February 24, 2020, 11:59 pm
FLSA:
Exempt
Work Unit:
Public Officials
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Friday, December 20, 2019
Employment Type:
Full-Time
Position Type:
Non-Classified

Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General!

The Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law is committed to serving as the “People’s Lawyer.” The Attorney General, Phil Weiser, was elected by the people of Colorado and is the State’s chief lawyer and law enforcement official.  Our purpose is:

“Together, we serve Colorado and its people, advancing the rule of law, protecting our democracy and promoting justice for all.” 

 Our core values drive our actions and demonstrate that we are:

Principled – maintain highest ethical standards, rigorous legal analysis, careful evaluation of facts

Public Servants – ensure our work is not about us, it’s about the people of Colorado

Innovative – identify the best approach, make deliberate decisions, always look to improve

Better Together – support each other, partner with others

 

The Attorney General has primary authority for enforcement of consumer protection and antitrust laws, prosecution of criminal appeals and some complex white-collar crimes, the Statewide Grand Jury, training and certification of peace officers, and most natural resource and environmental matters. The Attorney General serves as counsel to all state officials, departments, boards and commissions. Visit our website to learn more: https://coag.gov/.

In addition to the challenging and impactful work being done at the Office of the Attorney General, there are many other benefits to joining our team:

  • Medical and dental health plans
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick leave earned each month
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Free access to an on-site fitness center
  • Strong, flexible retirement benefits including 401K and 457 plans
  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State personnel system
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible work schedules, professional development opportunities, and an employee discount program

To learn more about our benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits.

The DOL offers the opportunity to be involved in challenging, interesting, and meaningful work in a friendly professional environment. The Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law is an equal opportunity employer and understands that a diverse work force adds quality and perspective to the services we provide to the public.  We encourage candidates with diverse qualities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply.

Information About the Job:

Job Duties:  The State Services Section and the Office of the Attorney General are looking for a talented, enthusiastic, and experienced privacy attorney who will guide the Department of Law (DOL) and its client agencies in data privacy and cybersecurity matters. This attorney will serve as the DOL’s subject matter expert on data privacy and cybersecurity matters.  This attorney will develop and implement privacy and cybersecurity legal strategy and design innovative privacy and security solutions for the DOL’s multiple state agency clients as they develop and integrate technology-driven solutions to state government. This attorney will also help lead the DOL’s cross-section Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Impact Team.

The Data Privacy and Cybersecurity attorney should have in-depth knowledge of international, federal and state laws and regulations regarding data protection, privacy, and data security to provide counsel on data privacy and security related matters. Responsibilities include:

  • Advising on legal and regulatory developments impacting data privacy and data security, including identifying trends, legal risks, and potential impacts on the DOL and Colorado State government agencies.
  • Guiding client agencies and effectively counseling multiple state clients on data privacy and data security legal requirements for existing and new services, including in the areas of data analytics (including the use of big data), data sharing, Internet of things, mobile apps, wearables, artificial intelligence, and digital marketing initiatives.
  • Advising on data privacy and data security legal requirements in State contracts, including working with the DOL’s Contracts and Procurement team regarding data privacy and security provisions in agreements with service providers, business partners and other transaction parties.
  • Supporting the DOL and State agency clients regarding IT Security policies, standards, and programs to ensure adherence to applicable data security legal requirements.
  • Providing training on data privacy and security issues to the DOL and to State agencies.
  • Managing potential liability and other legal aspects related to data privacy and data security incidents for DOL and DOL’s state agency clients, including investigating potential incidents, identifying applicable legal obligations, and managing incident response.
  • Responding to regulatory inquiries and serving as a liaison with regulators on privacy and data security issues, in coordination with other stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Developing and updating data privacy templates (e. g., contract language, consents, and privacy notices), and providing counseling on the use of such templates to other DOL attorneys and State agencies.
  • Advising and assisting with privacy litigation involving the DOL’s State agency clients.
  • Reviewing and evaluating data governance systems, evaluating who has access and authorization to access what data, how and for how long data is stored, and how such systems are overseen and audited.

Job Qualifications:  

Applicants should possess a strong commitment to the mission of public service and public protection. Candidates must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing at the time of application.  Position requires 5 years of experience, at least 2 years of active privacy, data breach, cybersecurity, or related experience.  Interest in and specific experience with advising clients on privacy matters, litigation under federal or state privacy, data breach, or cybersecurity statutes is strongly desired.  Strong written and oral communication skills and an ability to develop a successful privacy strategy are essential.  The ideal candidate is also expected to manage urgent situations involving data security; have excellent multitasking, organizational, and communication skills; and enjoy collaborating with other DOL attorneys and their client agencies.  Knowledge of and experience with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Federal Tax Information (FTI), and FTC Guidelines are a definite plus. 

All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough background investigation.

How to apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and a minimum of three professional references via e-mail to:

Terri Connell
State Services Section
Colorado Department of Law
Email:  terri.connell@coag.gov