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Deputy Attorney General

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Section: Consumer Protection
Work Unit: Consumer Protection
Job Location: 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Salary Range: $13,226.00 - $13,226.00
Release Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:15am
Apply By: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 5:00pm
Employment Type: Full-Time
FLSA: Exempt
Position Type: Non-Classified

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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 Phil Weiser 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
• 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 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 offers the opportunity to be involved in 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.  We encourage candidates with diverse qualities and backgrounds to apply.

Information about the Job: This Deputy Attorney General manages the Consumer Protection Section of the Department of Law, which includes overseeing approximately 40 staff, consisting of attorneys, criminal investigators, compliance investigators, financial credit examiners, legal assistants, and complaint intake and other support staff. This Section is responsible for: (1) investigating and prosecuting violations of numerous state and federal consumer protection statutes, including the Colorado Consumer Protection Act and the Charitable Solicitations Act; (2) investigating and prosecuting violations of state and federal antitrust laws; (3) licensing and regulation of consumer lenders, debt collectors, and debt settlement providers; (4) investigating and prosecuting – in district courts and administrative tribunals – violations of the Colorado Uniform Consumer Credit Code, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Debt Management Services Act; (5) representing the Office of Consumer Counsel in gas and electric rate cases before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission; and (6) enforcing the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement and related statutes.

The Deputy of the Consumer Protection Section is expected to manage the overall work of the Section, including: the conduct of investigations and litigation; personnel management, including hiring, performance management, and planning; development of the Section’s strategic plan and annual budget; working with the Attorney General on policy development, legislation, media relations, and local, state, and national consumer issues; the oversight and management of the office’s consumer outreach and education efforts; and monthly and annual reports on Section activities.

The Deputy Attorney General will have the opportunity to lead major consumer protection litigation in federal and state courts, act as a liaison with other local, state, and national law enforcement partners, and participate in consumer education and outreach initiatives.  The Deputy will lead and oversee case selection and litigation strategy, and reviews briefs and other written work generated within the Section.  The Deputy is also a member of the Attorney General’s leadership team and will be an integral part of developing and implementing the Attorney General’s vision for the Department of Law.

Minimum Job Qualifications:  Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar with a minimum of seven years of experience practicing law and significant complex litigation experience.  Familiarity with consumer protection law, antitrust law, and regulatory experience is a critical consideration.  Supervisory or management experience is also required.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of dedication to public service. 

Candidates must have exceptional written and oral communication skills, strong leadership/management skills, and a commitment to collaboration and creative problem solving.

The final candidate for employment must successfully pass a thorough background investigation.

Please submit a resume, professional references and a writing sample to:
Alex Martinez
Office of the Attorney General
alex.martinez@coag.gov
720-508-6560