Assistant Attorney General (Technology Law)
- State Services
- Position Number:
- Salary Range:
- $83,292.00 - $120,000.00 Yearly
- Apply By:
- Friday, June 30, 2023, 11:59 pm
- Work Unit:
- Technology Law
- Job Location:
- 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
- Release Date:
- Friday, June 16, 2023
- Employment Type:
- Position Type:
The Technology Law Unit is seeking an attorney to join its new and unique legal team. The Unit is responsible for tackling a spectrum of tech law and policy issues on behalf of its clients, including data privacy, intellectual property, cyber security, and other technology related work. This unit is unique in that it not only serves other state agencies, but partners with internal Department of Law staff as well to help with their tech law issues. If you are looking to join a new team where you can be involved from the ground up to find the best legal strategies and solutions, this position is for you!
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
The Technology Law Unit provides centralized advice to state agencies on legal issues associated with the use and deployment of technology within state agencies, and the governance of federal and state grant funds made available for the deployment of broadband networks and the promotion of digital equity throughout the State. This team collaborates with other attorneys within the Department of Law on key areas that relate to technology law and policy including product development, intellectual property, privacy, cybersecurity, spectrum policy, use of technology in government services, and other similar niche areas. The Unit also provides input to the AG, and State and Federal agencies on technology policy issues.
The Unit’s clients include all state agencies, boards, and commissions, but the Unit primarily interfaces with the Governor’s Office of Information Technology and the Colorado Broadband Office.
This individual will work cross functionally with other attorneys across the office and in collaboration with other Unit members on legal matters related to technology use and deployment by state government. This individual will also work alongside other Unit members to provide the Unit’s primary clients transactional, administrative, and general counsel advice (e.g., rule-making; legislative review; open records requests; appeals of administrative or agency decisions; grant/contract negotiation, drafting, and enforcement or defense of any breach; advising government agencies and boards on compliance with state and federal laws). This individual will also provide advice and counseling on intellectual property matters, including protecting state intellectual property, filing trademarks, and advising on the use, licensing and litigation related to intellectual property assets.
The position requires a collaborative attitude, creative problem-solving skills, a willingness to learn about technology and new areas of tech law, and the capacity to provide counsel on often-undefined areas of the law.
The Department of Law uses a wage progression compensation model. 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. Salary will be paid on a biweekly basis.
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.
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.
We welcome applications from individuals that have confidence in their legal abilities and have either experience or a passion for technology law. We are also interested in candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences who are eager to draw on those experiences to bring a different perspective to our work.
The following qualifications are needed to be successful in this role:
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create relationships with stakeholders
- Curiosity for technology law and strong research skills
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to deal with ambiguity
In addition, the following qualifications and skills would be preferred:
- Experience in any one of the following areas of law: intellectual property, privacy or administrative law practice
- Experience working on a small team and assisting with diverse and competing priorities
- Experience establishing relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Conditions of Employment
- Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
- The Technology Law Unit functions on a hybrid work model. Employees typically work in-office 3-days a week. Additional flexibility may be considered for employees after a 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 encouraged to apply.