Second Assistant Attorney General- Insurance Unit
- Business & Licensing
- Position Number:
- Salary Range:
- $9,511.00 - $11,500.00 Monthly
- Apply By:
- Monday, February 20, 2023, 11:59 pm
- Work Unit:
- Job Location:
- 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
- Release Date:
- Tuesday, January 17, 2023
- Employment Type:
- Position Type:
Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General!
The Business & Licensing Section has a unique opportunity for a Second Assistant Attorney General in the Insurance Unit. The Insurance Unit advises the Division of Insurance (Division) and its Commissioner in various areas such as financial examinations, market conduct examinations, producer licensing and enforcement investigations, rate reviews, regulatory reviews of mergers and acquisitions, general legal compliance, reviews of proposed legislation, Colorado sunshine laws, rehabilitation and liquidation of insurance companies, and drafting and promulgation of Division regulations. The work of the Insurance Unit pertains to all types of insurance, including health, long-term care, life, property and casualty insurance, title, commercial bail, and immigration bonding. Our attorneys also litigate on behalf of the Division, primarily in the Office of Administrative Courts, but also in state and federal district and appellate courts in cases involving insurance companies and producers.
The Insurance Unit is a team currently comprised of ten attorneys, including the First Assistant Attorney General and the Second Assistant Attorney General, who model the Department’s four values: public servants, principled, innovative, and better together. The Second Assistant Attorney General reports to the First Assistant Attorney General and participates in management and leadership teams for the Office and Business & Licensing (B&L) Section.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The Second Assistant Attorney General helps facilitate the work and operations of the Unit, promoting collaboration, engagement, integrity, and exceptional legal service to the Unit’s primary client, the Division of Insurance. The Second Assistant Attorney General is responsible for assigning and overseeing cases and other legal responsibilities coming from various sections of the Division. The Second Assistant Attorney General also carries an independent workload consisting of cases and general counsel assignments that may originate from any of the sections of the Division.
In addition, the Second Assistant Attorney General assists the First Assistant Attorney General with management responsibilities for the Unit that include coaching, mentoring, and evaluating the attorneys. The Second Assistant Attorney General works closely with the First Assistant Attorney General in the development and maintenance of strong client partnerships to ensure the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective legal services while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. This individual also serves as the primary point of contact for several programs and sections within the Division.
The duties of the Second Assistant Attorney General will include, but are not limited to:
Supervision & Administration
- Manage and oversee Unit workload from the Division pertaining to:
- Market Conduct Examinations, including advice relating to call letters, comment cards, draft reports, and final reports as well as representation during written hearings;
- Producer Licensing & Enforcement investigations and actions, including advice relating to investigations and representation during settlements, administrative hearings, written exceptions, and appeals; and
- Property Casualty & Administration section of the Division, including advice relating to insurance company and producer compliance oversight.
- Provide guidance, support, strategy advice, feedback, and general assistance to attorneys in the Unit related to these matters.
- Manage progression of cases originating from Market Conduct and Producer Licensing & Enforcement and ensure deadlines are met.
- Provide guidance and oversight of client advice during investigations and examinations in Market Conduct and Producer Licensing & Enforcement; help develop general counsel advice and litigation plans as necessary.
- Serve as primary point of contact for client for Market Conduct, Producer Licensing & Enforcement, and Property Casualty & Administration section.
- Continue to develop and strengthen relationships with Chief Deputy Commissioner Property Casualty & Administration, Director of the Market Regulation Section, and Director of Producer Licensing & Enforcement.
- Collaborate with B&L Office Manager regarding administrative support for the Unit.
- Report to the First AAG of the Unit on a regular basis and seek supervisory or managerial assistance from the First as necessary.
Unit Leadership & Strategic Guidance
- Assist the First in tracking and enhancing attorney job satisfaction and professional development opportunities within the Unit.
- Work with the First to monitor workload and capacity of attorneys and paralegal.
- Work with the First to help ensure balanced and varied workload across Unit attorneys, that each attorney within the Unit expands contacts with the client, and that all Unit attorneys have the opportunity to work in multiple subject areas and develop professionally.
- Work with the First to manage tracking and electronically storing litigation files, client advice requests and consistent advice given by the Unit for general counsel matters.
- Work with First to help ensure the Unit structure allows Unit attorneys to develop areas of specialization while still maintaining general insurance knowledge and skills.
- Coordinate Unit attorneys’ reports relating to examination and enforcement matters as needed.
- Assist the First with hiring processes for attorneys and classified staff as well as engagement within the Unit.
- Refine and implement onboarding practices for new attorneys and paralegals.
Individual Support & Coaching
- Provide input on performance management and supervision of all Unit AAGs through the Gold Star process/program relating to previously identified managed programs.
- Identify areas of opportunity for growth and professional development for attorneys, fellows and paralegal.
- Assist the First with identifying Unit attorneys for potential promotion and assisting the First and B&L Deputy with the promotion process.
- Provide mentoring to less experienced AAGs in the Unit.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in the Department of Law.
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.
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 are particularly interested in candidates who have the following skills and attributes:
- A minimum of seven years’ legal experience; any candidates with less than seven years’ legal experience should address how they demonstrate the competencies necessary to help lead a team of attorneys, maintain positive client relationships, and oversee matters handled by the Unit.
- Outstanding writing and analytical skills.
- Prior experience in providing general counsel guidance to a client.
- Litigation experience, including before administrative agencies.
- Prior legal experience in insurance regulation.
- Ability to work collaboratively with a variety and diversity of personalities.
- A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and public service .
- Previous experience providing training and mentorship to others.
- Strong organizational, client management, and matter management skills.
Conditions of Employment:
- 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.
- The final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.
View the full job announcement for more information and to apply online.