Assistant Attorney General


State Services
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Salary Range:
$83,292.00 - $120,000.00 Yearly
Apply By:
Monday, October 9, 2023, 11:59 pm
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Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Friday, September 22, 2023
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The Labor Unit is seeking a collaborative attorney to enjoy their dynamic team. This role offers the opportunity to be constantly learning and work on an array of labor and employment topics. For this position, we need a dedicated attorney with exceptional critical thinking skills and excellent written communications skills; we can teach you the subject matter! If  you love a challenge, enjoy civil litigation and general counsel work, and want to  work with interesting clients and a great team – this position is for you!

The Labor Unit of the State Services Section in the Colorado Department of Law serves  as general counsel to three departments in state government: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA), and the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Board of Assessment Appeals (BAA). The Unit advises on a variety of issues, including: board representation, open meetings and open records, rulemaking, drafting formal and informal opinions on wide variety of legal topics. The  Unit handles litigation in state, federal, and administrative courts at both the trial and appellate court levels.  The Unit occasionally handles some transactional work, including contract drafting, review, and negotiation in a variety of settings, from simple service agreements to software contracts, real estate transactions, and construction contracts. The attorney’s work will include a mixture of litigation, general legal advice (both oral and written), and may include some transactional support. The attorney will co-counsel various civil litigation cases and will also provide advice, draft formal and information opinions, and draft and interpret rules and policies. The attorney will write appellate briefs and perform oral argument at the Colorado Court of Appeals and Colorado Supreme Court.

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

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 must have strong writing skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrate exceptional communication skills. This position regularly interacts with clients and staff and you must be committed to building effective and collaborative relationships with various internal and external stakeholders. While not a requirement, experience in civil litigation is strongly preferred. A background in labor law, workers compensation, or property tax law is also desirable, but not required.

Conditions of employment:

  • The final candidate for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.
  • The Labor Unit offers the opportunity to work a hybrid schedule. Employees are required to come into the office 3 days per week.  Additional flexibility may be considered for employees after a successful onboarding and training period.

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 strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is non-classified and is not subject to appeal rights.

View the full job announcement for more information, including compensation and benefits, and to apply online.

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