Chief Examiner


Consumer Protection
Position Number:
Salary Range:
$86,916.00 - $126,000.00 Yearly
Apply By:
Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 11:59 pm
Work Unit:
Consumer Credit
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Employment Type:
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Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General!

The Consumer Protection Section has an opportunity for a professional with a passion for public service and drive to work on behalf of Colorado consumers. The Chief Examiner will work to protect our states residents by supervising the financial and credit examinations of the consumer lending and mortgage servicing program. The Chief Examiner position offers the opportunity to work with a highly engaged and collaborative group of Department of Law staff, while protecting Colorado consumers.  If you’re interested in joining a collaborative team of public servants, apply today!

This position is open only to residents of Colorado.


The Consumer Credit Unit issues licenses to supervised lenders, collection agencies, debt-management companies, and student loan servicers; and receives notification filings from retail sellers, sales finance companies, rent-to-own companies, and non-bank mortgage servicers. The CCU conducts compliance examinations of regulated entities; and investigates and disciplines companies and individuals suspected of violating the law.

The CCU works with the Consumer Credit Enforcement Unit (CCEU) to bring enforcement actions in administrative and state district courts.  The CCEU attorneys and legal assistants work with CCU examiners to prepare the enforcement actions including but not limited to complaints, other disciplinary actions such as letters of admonition, assurances of discontinuance, settlement agreements, and final orders.

The Chief Examiner  will be responsible for:

  • Supervising financial examiners who perform complex compliance examinations, resolving consumer complaints, supervising review of license applications and renewals, and notifications.
  • Notifying licensees and companies regarding licensure or examination results.
  • Prioritizing and assigning compliance examinations and investigations
  • Reviewing examinations performed by direct reports
  • Reviewing licensee responses to determine if proper corrective measure were taken and overseeing the licensure processes
  • Analyzing industry trends and determines fees necessary to meet annual budget appropriation
  • Assisting with decisions regarding litigation, including verification of evidence, interpretation of regulations and determinations of appropriate restitution

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 other positions in the Department of Law.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Nine years of professional experience in financial regulation, accounting, finance, lending, credit counseling, banking, economics, or related field.  


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution AND
  • Five years of professional experience in financial regulation, accounting, finance, lending, credit counseling, banking, economics, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the minimum qualifications, if you possess any of the following specifically include the details on your application, as this information will be used to assess your qualifications and may be used to determine a top group of applicants.

  • Prior supervisory, management, or leadership experience
  • Experience conducting compliance examinations
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Audit certification
  • Strong communication skills including demonstrated strong writing and editing skills
  • Professional experience with report writing
  • Experience with document and data management
  • Experience compiling and organizing evidence
  • Good investigative skills
  • Ability to interpret financial records
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience as a user of SalesForce
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to solve problems
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with the public and regulated entities
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service

Required Competencies:

  • Requires proficiency with MS Office Suite including MS Excel

Substitutions:   Professional experience in consumer finance, auditing, regulatory analysis, or consumer complaints investigation and evaluation will substitute for the required bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis. A master’s in accounting, public administration, business administration, or finance will substitute for one year of the required experience.

Note: Candidates possessing a foreign degree must submit a translation (evaluation) of their degree from an accredited institution, such as The National Association of Credential Evaluations Services in order to be given credit for the degree.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
  • The successful applicant must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Requires occasional in-state and out-of-state travel.

View the full job announcement for more information, including information about compensation and benefits, and to apply online.

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