Assistant Attorney General

Details

Section:
Business & Licensing
Position Number:
9440
Salary Range:
$7,100.00 - $9,000.00 Monthly
Apply By:
Thursday, August 18, 2022, 11:59 pm
FLSA:
Exempt
Work Unit:
Financial & Health Services
Job Location:
Denver
Release Date:
Monday, July 25, 2022
Employment Type:
Full-Time
Position Type:
Non-Classified

The Business & Licensing section of the Colorado Department of Law is seeking a dedicated and driven attorney to join the Financial and Health Services team.  In this role, you will help protect Coloradans through the state’s regulation of various healthcare professions. These dedicated public servants will be involved with diverse work, including litigation and general counsel. If you are an individual looking for a diverse career that directly impacts the lives of Coloradans, apply today!

WHAT YOU WILL DO
The Financial & Health Services Unit represents the state’s Mental Health Boards and the Occupational Therapy Program, the Office of Public Guardianship, and other programs within the Business & Licensing Section. This work promotes consumer protection through regulating, licensing, and taking disciplinary action against the respective licensees, and pursing litigation against unlicensed persons who engage in a regulated profession without a license.

The attorneys on our team represent our clients’ interests in a variety of settings, including administrative licensure and disciplinary actions. The position involves an administrative law practice before the Office of Administrative Courts, as well as some practice in District Court and the Court of Appeals. Additionally, our work involves advising clients in all aspects of its regulatory functions and responsibilities, including open meetings and open records laws and assisting with the promulgation of rules. This attorney’s primary role will be to serve as general counsel to three of the Mental Health Boards, the Occupational Therapy Program, and the Office of Public Guardianship.  This is a fantastic opportunity for an attorney who is eager to work in a multi-disciplinary team, and to do work that directly impacts the lives of Coloradans.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple attorney positions in the Department of Law.  

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:

  • Ability to manage a heavy caseload
  • Comfortable litigating cases and advising clients in a general counsel role
  • Excellent research, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide advice on complex matters
  • Enjoys wearing different hats, sometimes multiple times per day
  • Committed and eager to serve the public in a consumer protection-related role
  • Enthusiastic about working with a smart, collaborative, and fun team – while still able to work independently and exercise strong professional judgment

THIS POSITION REQUIRES TWO WRITING SAMPLES. PLEASE REVIEW THE “HOW TO APPLY” SECTION OF THE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MORE INFORMATION. 

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.