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Assistant Attorney General

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Section: Civil Litigation and Employment Law
Work Unit: Corrections & Public Safety
Job Location: 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Salary Range: $6,616.00 - $8,200.00
Release Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:30pm
Apply By: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 5:00pm
Employment Type: Full-Time
FLSA: Exempt
Position Type: Non-Classified

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Duties

Find a rewarding career making a difference:
Join the Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law Team!

The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law is the largest law firm in the State.  The Attorney General is elected by popular vote of the statewide electorate and is the State's chief lawyer and law enforcement official.

Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman oversees the Department and manages a wide range of responsibilities, including:

• Prosecuting and defending all civil and criminal actions in which the State has an interest, including on appeal
• Defending the laws and the Constitution of the State of Colorado
• Protecting consumers from scams and fraudulent activity
• Serving as legal advisor to officers of the State of Colorado and defending them from legal challenge
• Protecting and preserving Colorado’s natural resources
• Advocating for policies that help law enforcement improve community safety
• Investigating and prosecuting Medicaid fraud throughout the State

In addition to the challenging and impactful work being done at the Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law, there are many other benefits to joining the Attorney General’s team:

• Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State system
• Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA’s Defined Benefit Plan or PERA’s Defined Contribution Plan, including 401K and 457 plans
• Medical and dental health plans
• Paid life insurance
• Short and long-term disability coverage
• Paid vacation and sick leave earned each month
• 10 paid holidays per year
• Free access to a fitness center located in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
• Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible work schedules, professional development opportunities, and an employee discount program

The Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law is an equal opportunity employer and understands that a diverse work force adds quality and perspective to the services we provide to the public.  We encourage candidates with diverse qualities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply.

To learn more about our benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits.  

Job Duties:  The Corrections and Public Safety Unit of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office is looking for a talented, enthusiastic, and experienced litigation attorney.  The Corrections and Public Safety Unit provides representation to the Colorado Department of Corrections, the Colorado Parole Board, and the various division of the Colorado Department of Public Safety including the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Division of Criminal Justice, the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.  The Unit defends lawsuits involving various issues, including constitutional rights, time computation, prison discipline proceedings, habeas corpus petitions, parole, administrative law, and contract-related matters. Unit lawyers also provide general legal advice to the Department of Corrections, the Parole Board, the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Division of Criminal Justice, the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management on a daily basis on matters such as open records requests, environmental issues, sentencing issues, internal discipline, and procedural matters, compliance issues, and administrative regulations. The attorney’s duties will include all aspects of litigation: an active motions practice, discovery, preparing witnesses for hearing and trial, filing prehearing documents, trying cases in both state and federal court, and briefing and arguing appeals before the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, and the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Job Qualifications: Candidate 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. Position requires a minimum of 3 years of litigation experience.  Interest in and specific experience with corrections law, C.R.C.P. 106, 42 U.S.C. §1983, administrative law, and federal and state appeals is strongly desired.  Strong written and oral communication skills and an ability to develop a successful litigation strategy are essential.

All final candidates must successfully pass a thorough criminal background check.

How to Apply:  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via e-mail to:
Elaine Sanchez, Program Assistant
Civil Litigation and Employment Law Section

Email: elaine.sanchez@coag.gov