Assistant Attorney General (Real Estate Professional Boards and Commissions)
- Business & Licensing
- Position Number:
- Salary Range:
- $83,292.00 - $120,000.00 Yearly
- Apply By:
- Monday, May 15, 2023, 11:59 pm
- Work Unit:
- Real Estate
- Job Location:
- 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
- Release Date:
- Friday, March 31, 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 Real Estate Unit. In this role, you will help protect Coloradans through the state’s regulation of real estate professions. This dedicated public servant will be involved in diverse licensing litigation work as well as providing general counsel legal advice 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.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The attorney represents the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers in a general counsel role and will litigate cases on its behalf and also on behalf of the Real Estate Commission and the Board of Mortgage Loan Originators. The attorney will litigate professional licensing cases involving these real estate professions before the Office of Administrative Courts and throughout the judicial review process in state district and appellate courts. The successful candidate also will advise the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers in all aspects of its regulatory functions and responsibilities including enforcement, injunctive and defense matters and will assist with the promulgation of rules and compliance with open meeting and open record laws. The position also may include representation of state agencies in federal courts and other state licensing boards and programs represented within the unit.
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 Real Estate Appraisers, the Real Estate Commission, and the Board of Mortgage Loan Originators, and other clients the unit represents;
- Advise the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers;
- Litigate matters that require immediate action including injunctive proceedings and restraining orders, responding to subpoenas;
- Enforce Colorado real estate licensing law against unauthorized persons through actions for injunctive relief in District Court;
- Assist other attorneys with counseling and litigating cases on behalf of other clients the Real Estate 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 general counsel to the Board of Real Estate Appraisers and as litigation counsel to the Real Estate Commission, the Board of Real Estate Appraisers, and the Board of Mortgage Loan Originators. This is a fantastic opportunity for an attorney who is (1) interested in real estate regulatory practice and litigation, (2) eager to work in a supportive multi- disciplinary team, and (3) motivated to do work that directly impacts the lives of Coloradans.
New ranges will go into effect for employees starting after July 1, 2023.
Attorneys with less than 3 years of experience as a practicing attorney will be hired as an Assistant Attorney General I (AAG I). The salary range for an AAG I is $83,292-$92,400/annually.
Attorneys with more than 3 years of experience practicing as an attorney will be hired as an Assistant Attorney General II (AAG II). The AAG II salary range is $96,420-$120,000/annually.
Current salary range is $7,100-9,000/month through June 30, 2023.
Salary will be paid on a biweekly basis for any new employees starting after July 1, 2023
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 appraiser practice or regulation is also helpful, as is work with experts in real estate matters. The ideal candidate will be skilled at maintaining strong client relationships; have a passion for litigation, trials, 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
THIS POSITION REQUIRES AT LEAST ONE WRITING SAMPLE. PLEASE REVIEW THE “HOW TO APPLY” SECTION OF THE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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.
Please view the full job announcement for more information and to apply online.