Deputy Attorney General – Revenue and Utilities


Revenue & Utilities
Position Number:
LAA 09399
Salary Range:
$198,000.00 - $198,000.00 Yearly
Apply By:
Friday, September 29, 2023, 11:59 pm
Work Unit:
Revenue & Utilities Section
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Friday, September 15, 2023
Employment Type:
Position Type:

The Colorado Department of Law invites applications for a Deputy Attorney General, a role which offers a unique leadership opportunity with statewide impact. We are looking for a dynamic and attorney to lead our Revenue and Utilities section.  The legal work of the Section is diverse, including property and income tax, TABOR, bankruptcy, public utility matters, motor vehicle appeals, gaming, mobile home park programs, and marijuana and liquor program enforcement.  The Deputy also serves as a member of the office-wide leadership team, therefore we are seeking an individual who will drive innovative leadership initiatives and help implement the vision and values for the Department of Law.


This Deputy Attorney General manages the Revenue and Utilities Section of the Department of Law which has a staff of approximately 36 attorneys and 9 legal and administrative assistants.  Section clients include the Department of Revenue (the Division of Tax, the Enforcement Business Group, the Lottery and the Division of Motor Vehicles), Trial Staff of the Public Utilities Commission, and the Property Tax Administrator within the Department of Local Affairs.  Additionally, the Revenue and Utilities Section houses the Bankruptcy team providing bankruptcy services to all state clients and represents Colorado’s interest in the Multistate Master Tobacco Settlement. The Section seeks to protect the public by providing general counsel representation to clients and litigating key cases referred by the clients to the Attorney General’s Office.  Litigation is filed primarily in administrative and state and the district courts. The Revenue and Utilities attorneys also handle appeals that originate from the Section.

The Revenue and Utilities Deputy is expected to lead and manage the overall work of the Section.   Leadership of the Section includes developing a supportive Section culture in line with the vision and values of the Department of Law, and fostering professional growth development for all employees, collaboration, and teamwork.  Responsibilities of the Deputy Attorney General include overseeing representation provided by Section attorneys and facilitating client relationships; supervision of attorneys and staff; personnel management, including hiring, performance management, planning and prioritizing the work for both attorneys and support staff; developing the section’s strategic plan and annual budget; working with the Attorney General on policy development, legislative matters, and issues of potential public importance; and reporting on the Section’s activities.

The Revenue and Utilities Deputy provides general counsel to state client agencies and oversees manages major litigation handled by the Revenue and Utilities Section.  In addition, the position offers the Deputy the chance to collaborate with clients and attorneys throughout the office on a wide variety of legal issues and strategy.  The Deputy reviews briefs, opinions, and other written work generated within the Section.  The Deputy also assists in general counsel work, rulemaking, and legislative review.

The Deputy also serves as a member of the Attorney General’s leadership team and will be an integral part of developing and implementing the Attorney General’s vision for the Department of Law.


Given this is a senior leadership role, the strongest candidates will demonstrate excellence in the following competencies:

Communication & Listening – Inspires confidence through active listening and effective communication with clients, leadership, colleagues, and staff.
Flexible & Adaptable Management – Accepts, adapts, and contributes positively to change; leads with new concepts and ideas; and encourages others to be equally adaptive and flexible.
Coaching & Developing People – Invests in our talent through coaching and sponsorship and by pushing individuals outside of their comfort zones to grow as professionals.
Creative & Strategic Problem Solving – Takes a result-oriented, open-minded, and innovative approach to overcoming challenges and dealing with crises.
Enterprise & Growth Mindset – Balances the goals of clients, leadership, colleagues, and staff with the broader interest of the enterprise.
Interpersonal Skills and Emotional Intelligence– Demonstrates and models self- awareness, self-regulation, empathy, and sensitivity in working with colleagues and staff.
Leadership– Demonstrates an ability to successfully lead a team and implement a strong and engaged culture.

Applicants for the Deputy Attorney General position must meet the following criteria:

  • 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. Applicants eligible to waive into the bar must be eligible to Practice Pending Admission.
  • Have 10 years of experience as a practicing attorney that includes practice management, significant complex litigation or general counsel experience
  • Have supervisory or management experience
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills are necessary, as well as strong leadership and management skills.

Our strongest candidates will also have most, if not all, of the following attributes:

  • Knowledge of state, local and federal tax, utilities, and administrative law
  • Experience in leading, coaching and inspiring individuals and teams
  • Knowledge of or experience with state government,  the state budgeting process, and fiscal reporting
  • Demonstrated commitment to client service and public service
  • Ability to balance the needs of the clients and the Department of Law
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession and the greater community

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.

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.


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

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