Assistant Attorney General – Fair Housing
- Consumer Protection
- Position Number:
- Salary Range:
- $7,100.00 - $9,000.00 Monthly
- Apply By:
- Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 11:59 pm
- Work Unit:
- Consumer Protection
- Job Location:
- 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
- Release Date:
- Tuesday, January 17, 2023
- Employment Type:
- Position Type:
Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General!
The Office of the Attorney General is seeking an experienced attorney to enforce state laws protecting Colorado tenants and residents against fraud, abuse, and discrimination in housing. This is an exciting opportunity to represent the Attorney General in conducting investigations, engaging housing stakeholders, and legal actions enforcing housing laws. This is a great opportunity for an attorney with passion for civil rights, public service, and desire to protect the social and economic justice of some of Colorado’s most vulnerable residents and to be an important part of a new team.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
In collaboration with other Department of Law teammates and other state agencies, this Assistant Attorney General will enforce the following laws:
- the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act;
- the Mobile Home Park Act;
- the Mobile Home Park Act Dispute Resolution and Enforcement Program;
- Part 1 of Article 12 of Title 38 (Wrongful Withholding of Security Deposits);
- Part 7 of Article 12 of Title 38 (Notice of Rent Increase) ;
- C.R.S. § 38-12-904(1)(b) of the Rental Application Fairness Act; and,
- C.R.S. § 24-34-505.5.
This Assistant Attorney General may also enforce other sections of law under the authority of the Attorney General, including the Colorado Consumer Protection Act and the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act.
This Assistant Attorney General will work with a small team to enforce state law to protect Colorado tenants against fraud, abuse, and discrimination in housing. This Assistant Attorney General will work closely with investigative staff, other department programs, such as complaint intake staff, and other state agencies, such as the Mobile Home Park Oversight Program. This attorney will conduct and supervise investigations, analyze facts and legal issues, and draft compliance letters, guidance documents, subpoenas and cease and desist letters; represent the Attorney General in legal actions enforcing housing laws in litigation, including by preparing pleadings, motions, and briefs; plan and conduct written and deposition discovery; handle court hearings and conferences; first- and second-chair all aspects of trials; negotiate settlements; and handle post-trial matters, including appeals and enforcement and collection. This individual may also develop consumer education materials and analyze bills, rules, and regulations.
This recruitment may be used to fill more than one Assistant Attorney General position from this recruitment.
Salary note: Although a salary range is listed, 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
To be qualified for this position, applicants must be:
- Admitted to the Colorado bar or be clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing at the time of application. 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 seeking someone who is collaborative, has great client relationship skills, and who can establish partnerships with key housing stakeholders in the community. This individual should be a self-starter and strategic thinker. They will serve a critical role in developing the housing practice in the Department of Law. We are also looking for candidates that have most of the following attributes and experiences:
- Significant litigation experience, including with investigations, discovery, and depositions; and courtroom experience (trial or oral argument).
- Experience with or knowledge of the Colorado fair housing laws or other civil rights laws, real estate law, and/or pattern and practice investigations and enforcement.
- Understanding of Colorado fair housing law and Colorado Consumer Protection Act.
- Demonstrated ability to jump-start investigations and litigation by identifying issues and creating case strategies that lead to either the settlement or prosecution of claim
- Interest in providing public outreach and education.
- Strong drafting skills, negotiation skills, and communication skills.
- Ability to think strategically.
- Experience working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders.
- Demonstrated desire to serve the public and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Candidates demonstrating expertise in fair housing practice at the time of application may be considered for appointment as a Senior Specialist Assistant Attorney General (AAG). In order to be appointed as Senior Specialist AAG, candidates must demonstrate a minimum of five years of experience with Colorado fair housing laws. Salary range for Senior Specialist AAG is $8,035-11,730/month, commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications.
The Office of the Attorney General offers challenging, interesting, and meaningful work. We are an equal opportunity employer and believe 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.
- Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
- Candidates eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar will be required to submit proof of their completed application and application for Practice Pending Admission before the first day of employment. For more information about admission to the Colorado bar please review information on the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel website.
View the full job announcement for more information and to apply online.