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Uniform Consumer Credit Code Administrator (First Assistant Attorney General)

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Section: Consumer Protection
Work Unit: Consumer Protection
Job Location: 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Salary Range: $9,613.00 - $12,500.00
Release Date: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 1:30pm
Apply By: Monday, March 18, 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/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
• 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, 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

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

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.

Information about the Job: The Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office has an opening for a First Assistant Attorney General to serve as the Administrator of the Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC).  The Administrator enforces a number of laws related to consumer credit.  In addition to the UCCC, these include the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Debt-Management Services Act, Credit Services Organization Act, Rental Purchase Agreement Act, and other laws.  This position supervises a staff of approximately sixteen employees including financial/credit examiners, compliance investigators, and support staff. 

The CCU issues licenses to supervised (non-bank) lenders, collection agencies, and debt-management companies, conducts compliance examinations of licensees, investigates and disciplines companies and individuals suspected of violating the law, and brings enforcement actions in administrative and state district courts.  The Administrator consults with the Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit, a type 2 agency appointed by the Governor.  The Administrator determines when to bring administrative discipline against licensees, drafts settlement agreements, issues letters of admonition against licensees, determines when consumer credit laws require additional clarification and drafts administrative interpretations and engages in rulemaking in that regard, and issues Final Agency Orders under the Administrative Procedures Act.  The Administrator may also be asked to issue legal opinion letters, draft legislation and testify before the Colorado General Assembly.

The CCU includes a supervisory compliance examination program and consumer complaint resolution program.  The CCU has a combined annual budget of approximately $2 million dollars.  The Administrator is responsible for managing that budget to ensure collection of sufficient license fee revenue.  The Administrator issues annual reports, compiles annual budget information, provides opinions to attorneys and explanations to the public, and speaks at public forums.

Job Qualifications: Candidate must be admitted to the Colorado bar and in good standing or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar.  The position requires at least ten years of experience as a practicing attorney.  Candidates must have outstanding writing and analytical skills, the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of personalities, a commitment to excellence, strong academic and professional credentials and a desire to serve the public interest. Experience with state or federal consumer credit laws as well as management and supervisory experience is strongly preferred. 

All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.

How to Apply:  Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references via e-mail to:

Heidi Box
Consumer Protection Section
Email: heidi.box@coag.gov