Assistant Attorney General – Worker Protection
- 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:
- Wednesday, January 18, 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 collaborate with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to enforce state law to protect Colorado workers from worker misclassification related to unemployment and wage theft. This is an exciting opportunity to develop a new team at the Office of the Attorney General which will enforce worker rights laws by engaging worker rights and labor stakeholders, initiating and leading investigations, and representing the Attorney General in legal actions enforcing wage and worker protection employment laws. This is a great opportunity for an attorney with passion for worker rights and public service and desire to protect Colorado’s most vulnerable workers.
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
In collaboration with other Department of Law teammates and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, this Assistant Attorney General will enforce the following laws:
- the Colorado Employment Security Act;
- the Colorado Wage Claim Act;
- C.R.S. § 8-2-113(8)(b).
This Assistant Attorney General may also at times enforce other laws under the authority of the Attorney General, including provisions of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act.
This Assistant Attorney General will work with a small team, in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, to enforce state law to protect Colorado workers against misclassification and wage theft. This attorney will work closely with and supervise investigative staff to initiate and conduct investigations. Our newest team member will analyze facts and legal issues; draft compliance letters, guidance documents, and cease and desist letters; represent the Attorney General in legal actions enforcing wage and worker protection employment 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 analyze bills, rules, and regulations.
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.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in the Department of Law.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
At a minimum, 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.
We are seeking someone who is collaborative, has great client relationship skills, can establish partnerships with key stakeholders in the community and state agencies; and can develop consumer education materials. This individual also should be a self-starter and strategic thinker because they will serve a critical role in developing the worker protection practice in the Department of Law.
Our ideal candidate will also 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 wage, employment, and labor laws or other civil rights laws, and/or pattern and practice investigations and enforcement.
- Understanding of Colorado wage law and Colorado Consumer Protection Act.
- Experience with initiating and conducting investigations culminating in litigation or settlement.
- 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 a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Candidates demonstrating expertise in Colorado or federal wage, employment, and labor laws?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 Colorado or federal wage, employment, and labor 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 the opportunity to be involved in 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. We strongly encourage candidates with diverse qualities and backgrounds to apply.
Conditions of Employment:
- 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.