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Assistant Attorney General


Section: Revenue & Utilities
Work Unit: Motor Vehicles and Enforcement Unit
Job Location: 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Salary Range: $6,616.00 - $8,200.00
Release Date: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
Apply By: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 5:00pm
Employment Type: Full-Time
FLSA: Exempt
Position Type: Non-Classified


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.

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About the Position: This attorney will join the Revenue & Utilities Section as a member of the Motor Vehicle & Enforcement Unit. The attorney will be part of a dynamic and collaborative legal team. Attorneys in the unit address a wide variety of interesting and complex legal issues of significant importance to the state of Colorado. This unit represents several divisions and commissions within the Department of Revenue:

  • Motor Vehicle Division
  • Gaming Division and Limited Gaming Control Commission
  • Racing Division and Racing Commission
  • Auto Industry Division and Motor Vehicle Dealer Board
  • Lottery Division and Lottery Commission. 

These client agencies are responsible for licensing and regulating businesses and individuals in each of these areas and industries. Representation will include general counsel and advice, as well as litigation in judicial and administrative forums.

The Motor Vehicle & Enforcement Unit also represents the Transportation Section within the Department of Regulatory Agencies, Public Utilities Commission.  The Transportation Section is charged with licensure, disciplinary, and regulatory matters regarding Common Carriers, Contract Carriers, Hazardous Materials Carriers, Household Goods Carriers, Limited Regulation Carriers, Towing Carriers, and Transportation Network Companies, such as Uber and Lyft.

The selected attorney will handle a diverse caseload of significant administrative, licensure and disciplinary actions for the Racing Commission, Lottery Commission, and Transportation Section from inception through administrative hearing, judicial review and appeal. These cases range in complexity from license denials or administrative discipline to complex appeals before the appellate courts. The attorney will also provide general counsel to the Transportation Section regarding rulemaking, legislative review, policies and processes, open meetings and open records laws, and all aspects of the client’s responsibilities. This attorney will also assist with representation of other unit clients.

Job Qualifications:  All candidates must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar. The attorney should have a minimum of 3 years of experience practicing law. Suitable judicial clerkship experience will be strongly considered. The ideal candidate will have a passion for excellent writing, research, litigation and analytical abilities, a background in administrative law, and familiarity with the substantive areas of law important to our clients, including constitutional law. The final candidate must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation and be in current good standing with state tax authorities.

Please submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume to:
Sherry Penfold, Office Manager
Ralph L. Carr, Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 8th floor
Denver, Colorado  80203