Assistant Attorney General- Nursing & Professional Boards
- Business & Licensing
- Position Number:
- Salary Range:
- $7,100.00 - $9,000.00 Monthly
- Apply By:
- Monday, March 20, 2023, 11:59 pm
- Work Unit:
- Nursing & Professional Boards
- Job Location:
- 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
- Release Date:
- Monday, February 13, 2023
- Employment Type:
- Position Type:
Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General!
The Business & Licensing section of the Colorado Department of Law is seeking a dynamic and committed attorney to join their team in the Nursing & Professional Boards unit. In this role, you will help protect Coloradans through the state’s regulation of nursing and other professions. This dedicated public servant will be involved in diverse licensing litigation work as well as providing occasional general counsel to clients within the unit. This position is a great opportunity for an attorney with a passion for litigation and challenging work. If you are an individual looking for a diverse career that directly impacts the lives of Coloradans, apply today!
Applications for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews may be conducted prior to the job closing. We encourage you submit your application early if possible.
The Nursing & Professional Boards unit is one of seven units within the Business & Licensing section. The Business & Licensing section represents state regulatory agencies, including the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), the Department of Agriculture, and the State Personnel Board. Our DORA clients consist of programs and boards in DORA’s Divisions of Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Professions and Occupations, Real Estate, and Securities. The Board of Nursing is within the Division of Professions and Occupations, which licenses over 50 different professions, occupations, and industries statewide including: accountants; architects; banking; chiropractors; dentists; electricians; engineers; funeral homes; insurance and real estate agents; nurses; massage, occupational, physical, and respiratory therapists; pharmacists; physicians; plumbers; psychologists and professional counselors; ski lifts; and veterinarians. The work of the B&L Section is critical to ensuring all licensees are providing fair services to Coloradans and protecting consumers through oversight of these industries and professions to protect public health and safety.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The Nursing & Professional Boards unit represents the state’s Board of Nursing; Plumbing and Electrical Boards; Accountancy Board; Board for Licensure of Architects, Professional Engineers, and Professional Land Surveyors; and other programs within the Business & Licensing section. This work promotes consumer protection through regulating, licensing, and taking disciplinary action against licensees and pursuing litigation against unlicensed persons who engage in a regulated profession without a license.
The attorney’s responsibilities may include any of the following matters:
- Independently handle litigation, negotiation, hearings, and appeals of cases on behalf of the Board of Nursing, the Office of Funeral Home & Crematory Registration, and other clients the unit represents;
- Advise the Office of Funeral Home & Crematory Registration;
- Litigate matters that require immediate action including prosecuting license suspensions and defending actions to seal criminal records;
- Enforce the Nurse and Nurse Aide Practice Act against unauthorized persons through actions for injunctive relief in District Court;
- Advise the Nursing Board’s Inquiry and Licensing Panels; and
- Assist other attorneys with counseling and litigating cases on behalf of other clients the Nursing & Professional Boards unit and the section represent.
The attorneys on our team represent our clients’ interests in a variety of settings, including professional 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 litigation counsel to the Board of Nursing and represent the Office of Funeral Home & Crematory Registration in all matters. This is a fantastic opportunity for an attorney who is (1) interested in healthcare litigation, (2) eager to work in a supportive multi- disciplinary team, and (3) motivated to do work that directly impacts the lives of Coloradans.
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.
Candidates should have 1) a strong litigation background; 2) a demonstrated ability to handle negotiations, litigation, and trials independently and effectively; 3) experience or capacity to manage a caseload autonomously; 4) proficient client communication skills; and 5) excellent writing skills. A background in healthcare is also helpful, as is work with experts in the nursing or medical fields. The ideal candidate will be skilled at maintaining strong client relationships; have a passion for litigation, trials, and learning new areas of law and the healing arts; and demonstrate a strong commitment to serving the public interest.
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
- Committed and eager to serve the public in a consumer protection-related role
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Enthusiastic about working with a smart, collaborative, and fun team – while still able to work independently and exercise strong professional judgment
Conditions of Employment:
- 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.
- The final candidate for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.
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.