Assistant Attorney General (Financial Fraud)


Criminal Justice
Position Number:
Salary Range:
$7,100.00 - $9,000.00 Monthly
Apply By:
Thursday, August 18, 2022, 11:59 pm
Work Unit:
Financial Fraud
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
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The Criminal Justice Section, Financial Fraud Unit within the Colorado Department of Law is seeking a collaborative and team-oriented attorney with a prosecution background. This attorney will work on a multi-disciplinary team to prosecute insurance and securities fraud throughout the state. In this position, you will have the opportunity to dig deep into complex cases and work on a wide variety of diverse cases. You will see cases ranging from staged and caused accidents rings to complex securities fraud. If you are looking for a position where you will constantly be engaged in different work and make a difference in the lives of Coloradans, this position is for you!

The Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law is 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 vision for the Department of Law is: “Together, we serve Colorado and its people, advancing the rule of law, protecting our democracy and promoting justice for all.” Our core values and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, drive our actions and demonstrate our focus on being principled public servants who are innovative and better together. Visit our website to learn more:

The Financial Fraud Unit is a criminal prosecution unit that is statutorily authorized to seek out and prosecute certain financial crimes. This criminal prosecutor will work in a specialized unit with other prosecutors, criminal investigators, and paralegals who are dedicated exclusively to the investigation and prosecution of fraud.  The attorney will work directly with law enforcement, as well as regulatory and private entities throughout the state to bring about criminal investigations and prosecutions.  The attorney will review referrals, assist with investigation of allegations of both securities and insurance fraud, and ultimately make charging decisions. We would be excited to have someone on our team that has strong leadership and collaborative skills, has the ability to lead teams on complex cases, and who would be excited present cases before the statewide grand jury.

Salary note: Although the full salary range is listed, starting salary is typically set at or below the range midpoint. Salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

Qualified applicants must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or be clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar. Candidates eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar will be required to submit proof of their completed application before the first day of employment.

The ideal candidate for this position will have prosecution experience and be a collaborative team member. We have a multi-disciplinary team that works closely together and who rely on one another, so an ability and eagerness to work with others is incredibly important to us. While not required, given the nature of our work our preference is for someone with at least two years of criminal prosecution experience who has independently conducted multiple jury trials as first chair. We are also looking for strong researchers and writers, and individuals who can communicate confidently and effectively with clients and team members.

In your application, please highlight any of the following skills and attributes:

  • Financial fraud/ white collar background
  • Excellent trial skills
  • Experience with Grand Jury
  • Experience with complicated or complex criminal prosecutions

Conditions of Employment:

  • Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
  • Travel within the State will be required as this attorney will be handling cases from all jurisdictions in the state. This attorney may also be required to present trainings and education to law enforcement and private agencies on occasion.
  • Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination.
    • Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer and believes that a diverse work force adds quality and perspective to the services we provide to the public. Candidates with diverse qualities and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

This position is non-classified and is not subject to appeal rights.
To view the full job announcement for this position and for instructions on how to apply please refer to the State of Colorado Employment website.
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