First Assistant Attorney General (Consumer Fraud)
- Consumer Protection
- Position Number:
- Salary Range:
- $135,684.00 - $180,948.00 Yearly
- Apply By:
- Thursday, July 27, 2023, 11:59 pm
- Work Unit:
- Consumer Fraud
- Job Location:
- 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
- Release Date:
- Friday, July 14, 2023
- Employment Type:
- Position Type:
The Colorado Department of Law, Consumer Protection Section, is seeking a First Assistant Attorney General to lead the Consumer Fraud Unit. This is a career opportunity for an attorney seeking a leadership position to further the development and implementation of the Office of the Attorney General’s consumer protection enforcement strategies. Our strategies are designed to protect Colorado consumers and businesses by upholding Colorado and Federal laws. If you are a leader with a passion for public service, apply today!
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The Consumer Fraud Unit within the Consumer Protection Section is responsible for investigating and prosecuting violations of state and federal consumer protection statutes, including the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, the Charitable Solicitations Act, and Colorado cyber security laws.
The First Attorney General will work with a multi-disciplinary team on consumer protection investigations and cases. This individual will be responsible for developing and evaluating all aspects of consumer protection/fraud investigations and participating in the decision process regarding initiating investigations and filing formal legal actions. The First will be involved in investigations and legal actions relating to consumer protection and consumer fraud with other States’ Attorneys General offices and other Colorado law enforcement offices and agencies. The First will also be responsible for analyzing legislative bills, rules and regulations; be involved in educational efforts involving consumer protection; and will work closely with investigative staff and administrators of consumer programs, such as complaint intake staff.
The First facilitates the work and operations of the Unit, promoting collaboration, engagement, integrity, and exceptional legal service. The First assigns and oversees cases, coordinates workflow, and carries an independent workload. In addition, the First has management responsibilities that include making hiring and salary recommendations; coaching and evaluating the attorneys and paralegals; and reporting to senior management on legal, operational, and personnel matters. The First leads the Unit in monitoring legislative and legal developments related to consumer protection matters and ensures the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective and efficient legal work while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.
The First is expected to handle a caseload of complex or high-profile cases, supervise staff, and serve as a frontline leader. Specifically, the First is responsible for employee performance management activities and assisting the Deputy Attorney General with personnel, budget, and various administrative duties affecting the work of the Unit and the Department of Law.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
The First Assistant Attorney General is part of the Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law leadership team. As such, 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. 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
Client Service, Interpersonal Skills, and Emotional Intelligence– Demonstrates and models self- awareness, self-regulation, empathy, and sensitivity in working with clients, colleagues, and staff
Applicants for the First Assistant Attorney General – Consumer Fraud Unit position must be admitted to the Colorado bar or 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.
While we know that no candidate is perfect, given the high-level and supervisory nature of this role, our ideal candidates will have most, if not all, of the following:
- Strong experience as a litigator and trial lawyer with substantial depth in consumer fraud and consumer protection issues;
- Demonstrated competency in litigating complex cases;
- Prior management or supervisory experience leading a diverse workforce and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a leader;
- Outstanding writing, analytical, and communication skills;
- Ability to work collaboratively with a variety and diversity of personalities;
- Ability to lead with empathy and be a big-picture problem solver; and
- Commitment to serving the public interest and/or have prior public sector or public service experience.
View the full job announcement for more information and to apply online.