Assistant Attorney General

Details

Section:
Business & Licensing
Position Number:
LAA 09301
Salary Range:
$6,550.00 - $8,200.00 Monthly
Apply By:
Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 11:59 pm
FLSA:
Exempt
Work Unit:
Nursing & Professional Boards
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Monday, June 22, 2020
Employment Type:
Full-Time
Position Type:
Non-Classified

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 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:
This attorney will work in the Nursing & Professional Boards Unit within the Business & Licensing Section, representing the Colorado Board of Nursing and other regulatory programs within the Department of Regulatory Agencies.  Responsibilities may include representation in any of the following matters:

  • Hearings, mediations, trials, or appeals;
  • Assist in representation of the Board of Nursing and other programs at regular meetings and as necessary;
  • Enforcement of the Nurse Practice Act through actions in the district court for injunctive relief; and
  • Any other legal matter for the programs.

In addition, this position will handle matters on an as-needed basis to assist other attorneys in the unit and in the section.

The Nursing & Professional Boards team provides legal services that touch on diverse legal issues and handles matters in administrative, state, and appellate courts.

Job Qualifications:  Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing. Applicants must have a minimum of four years of experience practicing law, and a demonstrated ability to handle courtroom litigation and discovery matters effectively.  The successful candidate should have well-developed litigation skills, and strong writing, editing, and research abilities, along with a strong ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people.  Previous background in administrative law, the Colorado Open Meetings Law, and the Open Records Act is highly desirable.  The ideal candidate will have an excellent ability to work with client agencies, have a passion for litigation, and demonstrate a strong desire to serve the public interest.

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

How to apply: Please submit a resume, writing sample and a minimum of three professional references via e-mail to:
Maria Ruiz, Office Manager
Business and Licensing Section
maria.ruiz@coag.gov
Fax:  720-508-6037