Assistant Attorney General for the State of Colorado
Position Number: LAA 09043 Title: Assistant Attorney General
Section/ Unit: Natural Resources Section, Hazardous & Solid Waste/CERCLA Litigation Unit
Released: January 29, 2020 Application Deadline:
February 14, 2020 has been extended to Friday, February 21st at 11:59pm
Salary: $6,550 ‐ $8,200 Monthly
Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General!
The Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law is committed to serving as the “People’s Lawyer.” The Attorney General, Phil Weiser, was elected by the people of Colorado and is the State’s chief lawyer and law enforcement official.
Their purpose is: “Together, we serve Colorado and its people, advancing the rule of law, protecting our democracy and promoting justice for all.”
Their core values drive their actions and demonstrate that they are:
-Principled – maintain highest ethical standards, rigorous legal analysis, careful evaluation of facts
-Public Servants – ensure their work is not about them, it’s about the people of Colorado
-Innovative – identify the best approach, make deliberate decisions, always look to improve
-Better Together – support each other, partner with others
The Attorney General has primary authority for enforcement of consumer protection and antitrust laws, prosecution of criminal appeals and some complex white‐collar crimes, the Statewide Grand Jury, training and certification of peace officers, and most natural resource and environmental matters. The Attorney General serves as counsel to all state officials, departments, boards and commissions.
Visit their website to learn more: https://coag.gov/.
In addition to the challenging and impactful work being done at the Office of the Attorney General,
there are many other benefits to joining our team:
-Medical and dental health plans
– Employer‐paid life insurance
– Paid vacation and sick leave earned each month
– 10 paid holidays per year
– Free access to an on‐site fitness center
– Strong, flexible retirement benefits including 401K and 457 plans
– Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State personnel system
– Excellent work‐life programs, such as flexible work schedules, professional development opportunities, and an employee discount program
To learn more about their 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. They encourage candidates with diverse qualities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply.
Information About the Job:
The Natural Resources and Environment Section, Solid & Hazardous Waste / CERCLA Unit seeks an experienced attorney to represent the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division and Colorado’s Natural Resources Trustees. This position involves solid and hazardous waste administrative and district court enforcement, and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act matters including natural resources damages, removal actions, remedial actions, and responsible party negotiations. This position also represents the Solid & Hazardous Waste Commission, a Governor‐appointed rule‐making body. The Unit currently contains seven experienced, collaborative attorneys, an expert paralegal, and excellent administrative support. The successful candidate must be able to first chair his or her own cases, successfully negotiate complex documents, and work well with technically and legally sophisticated clients.
Job Qualifications: Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing where admitted. Candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to environmental law and have at least three years of litigation experience. Environmental or regulatory enforcement experience preferred. Representation of or participation on a board or commission preferred. Travel within the State is required but infrequent.
All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.
How to apply: Please submit a resume, writing sample and a minimum of three professional references via e‐mail to:
Natural Resources and Environment
Job Attachment: LAA 09043 AAG NR HazWaste annc 1.2020