Assistant Attorney General

Details

Section:
Business & Licensing
Position Number:
9327
Salary Range:
$7,100.00 - $9,000.00 Monthly
Apply By:
Monday, July 18, 2022, 11:59 pm
FLSA:
Exempt
Work Unit:
Healthcare
Job Location:
Denver
Release Date:
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Employment Type:
Full-Time
Position Type:
Non-Classified

The Healthcare Unit is seeking an attorney to represent Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Agencies. This agency provides consumer protection by regulating more than 50 professions, occupations, and businesses in the State of Colorado. Our team is composed of 8 individuals with diverse backgrounds in civil litigation, criminal justice, and healthcare law who thrive on working collaboratively. As our newest attorney will handle both litigation and general counsel work, we are seeking someone who is driven, brings diverse career experiences, and is passionate about doing work that directly impacts the lives of Coloradans.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

This attorney will primarily represent the Department of Regulatory Agencies as General and Litigation counsel in the Office of Administrative Courts, state district courts, and federal courts.  The Healthcare Unit represents the state’s Dental Board, Physical Therapy Board, Pharmacy Board, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Optometrist Board, Veterinary Board, and other programs within the Division of Professions and Occupations. The unit also provides representation to Colorado State Board of Parole and the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training board. This attorney will assist the promotion of consumer protection through regulating, licensing, and taking disciplinary action against licensees and registrants who violate their respective practice acts.

This selection process may also be used to fill a second position on the Healthcare team, and may be used to fill other positions at the Department of Law.

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.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
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.

For this role, we are eager to see applications from those who have had substantive and practical legal training, including clerkships and fellowships; experience as a prosecutors or litigators; and/or those whose diverse experiences and background would add value to the Department of Law and our clients.

Essential skills for this position include:

  • Complex litigation experience in both federal and state court and the ability to effectively handle all aspects of litigation;
  • Effective and responsive communication skills and experience advising clients in a general counsel role;
  • Excellent research, writing, and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience in negotiating settlements and working with opposing counsel;
  • Capable of independently managing a full workload;
  • Goal-oriented and a self-starter who is comfortable working both independently and collaboratively;
  • Commitment and eagerness to serve the public in a consumer protection-related role; and
  • Enthusiasm about working with a smart, collaborative, and fun team – while still able to work independently and exercise strong professional judgment.

Conditions of Employment:

  • The final candidate for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.
  • 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 and to apply please visit the State of Colorado jobs page.