Senior Specialist Assistant Attorney General – Employment Litigation Specialist


Civil Litigation and Employment Law
Position Number:
LAA 09820
Salary Range:
$106,309.00 - $140,000.00 Yearly
Apply By:
Friday, March 22, 2024, 11:59 pm
Work Unit:
Employment Personnel/CCRD
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Employment Type:
Position Type:

Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General!

The Department of Law/Office of the Attorney General, Civil Litigation and Employment Law Section is seeking a talented and enthusiastic attorney with significant experience in state and federal court employment litigation for an Employment Litigation Specialist position in our Employment Practices and Civil Rights Unit. This position offers an exciting opportunity to serve as a lead litigator and mentor, focusing on employment actions filed against state agencies, institutions of higher education, and their employees in state and federal court. This position is best suited for an attorney with strong communication skills who enjoys working collaboratively, mentoring attorneys and staff, and excels at developing and implementing a successful litigation strategy.



In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Litigate complex employment lawsuits at all phases of litigation in state and federal court, including investigation, evaluation, discovery, pleadings, trial, appeal, and settlement.
  • Defend claims brought under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. Sections 1981, 1983, and 1985, the American with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the Whistleblower Act, and Colorado Antidiscrimination Act (CADA).  This position may also litigate employment-related breach of contract and state tort claims implicating the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act (CGIA).
  • Lead litigation teams while providing mentoring, coaching, and professional growth opportunities to other lawyers and professional staff.
  • Provide day-to-day employment advice to executives, Human Resources professionals and front-line supervisors throughout state government.
  • Investigate and respond to Colorado Civil Rights Division and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Requests for Information.
  • Develop and/or deliver training on employment litigation and developments in state and federal employment law.


Salary Note: The Department of Law uses a wage progression compensation model. 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.



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 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.

For this Senior Specialist attorney position, we are seeking applicants who have a minimum of five years of demonstrated experience with state and federal court employment litigation. Experience in the government sector will be particularly helpful.

Applicants should highlight in their cover letter any employment litigation experience. Applicants are also encouraged to describe their experience mentoring lawyers and staff and advising clients on employment issues.

We are looking for a teammate who has excellent interpersonal and client relationship skills, who thrives in and enjoys fostering a collaborative and friendly work environment but who can also effectively work independently. The strongest candidates will also have:

  • More than the minimum of five years of employment litigation experience in state and/or federal court.
  • Knowledge of and experience with employment law, including litigating employment discrimination and retaliation claims.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle a large portfolio of cases and advice work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong litigation, analytical, research, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and client relationship skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Maturity and judgment when dealing with high-level stakeholders, including knowing when to consult teammates and supervisors.
  • The ability to be a self-starter who is capable of and enjoys working independently.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and public service.

Conditions of employment:

  • Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.

The Office of the Attorney General offers 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 to the public. Candidates with diverse qualities and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


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

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