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CAREER CENTER

Welcome to the CWBA Career Center. As a service to our members, the CWBA posts judicial vacancies and nominating commission opportunities, as well as law-related employment and volunteer opportunities.

To request to have an opportunity posted on our website, please send the pertinent information including application deadline to the CWBA at execdir@cwba.org.

Postings are published for 30 days or until closing date.  (No professional recruiting firms, please.) 

JUDICIAL OPENINGS AND NOMINATIONS

"Get Benched!"  The CWBA and Colorado's other diversity bar associations encourage members to seek appointment for upcoming judicial vacancies.  When a vacancy is announced by the Judicial Branch, information about the vacancy is posted here and publicized to members.

Information on Colorado's Merit Selection System, specific commission rosters and rules, and judicial vacancies may be found on the nominating commission portion of the Colorado Judicial Branch website. (Visit this site to download the nominating commission application in editable PDF format.)  

You'll also find Colorado Judicial Openings on the Colorado Judicial Branch website.

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS OPENINGS

The Governor’s Office of Boards & Commissions - Seeking Applicants

The Governor’s Office of Boards & Commissions is continually seeking applicants for a wide range of state boards and commissions. The Boards and Commissions book, listing all boards/commissions and expiration terms, may be downloaded from their website.   Click here for the application, or contact the Governor's Office of Boards & Commissions at (303) 866-6380 for more information. If individuals have questions regarding whether they may qualify or not, or questions about board/commission service generally, please contact (303) 866-6380 or boards@state.co.us.   


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS


JOB OPENINGS


CWBA Part-Time Administrative/Membership Assistant (posted 11/30
/17)

The Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA) is a vibrant, growing organization with more than 1,700 members and a very active board of directors which also leads the work of eight committees.  We seek an enthusiastic, self-starting, detail-oriented assistant for our Executive Director to help us support the many events and programs of the association as well as continue to build and strengthen our membership network.  This position is currently a part-time (20 hours per week)/work-from-home position. 

Here are the basics about the opportunity:  

The Administrative/Membership Assistant position is designed to directly support the Executive Director. The person in this role reports to (and takes direction from) the Executive Director and is generally responsible for the following, but responsibilities may be adjusted based on the skills level of the person hired and the needs of the organization:

  • Provide general, administrative, membership, and marketing support for the Executive Director;
  • Manage and enhance record keeping, membership, and fundraising databases and records, both online and electronic, including reports and distribution list updates and preparation;
  • Provide general support as needed to the CWBA board and committee members;
  • Assist with event/program administration, accounting, registrations, and preparation details;
  • Help ensure consistent, reliable quality of business administration, sponsorship/fundraising, and systems; and, 
  • Assist with website maintenance and updates as needed. 

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Entrepreneurial, self-starter skills with ability to multi-task and juggle multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability in data entry and database management, including creating mail merges and running reports.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  
  • Knowledge of other office management software systems, including online database systems and graphic design software (i.e. Adobe PhotoShop and InDesign) a plus.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and from home.
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings for events and meetings as needed. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Exceptional member/customer service skills and interpersonal, verbal, and written skills.
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for the mission and work of the CWBA.  
  • Nonprofit, association management, fundraising, and/or event management skills and experience a plus.  

Compensation:
Current salary is $17/hr with no benefits but a flexible working schedule. Occasional evening work required for events and committee planning meetings.

To Apply: 
Please send a resume and brief cover letter/email as either a PDF file or Word document to CWBA Executive Director Kim Sporrer at execdir@cwba.org.

Applications are being accepted through December 15, 2017.


City and County of Denver - Housing Development Officer, Office of Economic Development  (posted 12/11/17)

The Office of Economic Development Division of Housing facilitates the development of viable urban neighborhoods by providing quality affordable housing, an enhanced living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents. The Housing Division offers finance assistance for residential housing, technical assistance for neighborhood revitalization, asset management and compliance assistance, and finance assistance for developers.
 
This position exists to achieve the goals related to affordable housing in ensuring delivery of services and products through housing programs and development. Services as they relate to the Five-year plan – Housing An Inclusive Denver, and products (units) as it relates to achieving goals as outlined in the annual action plan.

ABOUT OUR JOB

As a Housing Development Officer you will administer a variety of federally-funded Housing Programs and manage the development and financing of affordable housing projects , as well as other special needs projects, including analysis of housing development funding applications. 

For more info and to apply, please click here.  Apply by Dec. 20, 2017.


Denver Assistant City Attorney - Division Director, Prosecution and Code Enforcement  (posted 12/6/17)

The Denver City Attorney's Office is searching for a Division Director for the Prosecution and Code Enforcement (PACE) section. This senior prosecutorial management position reports to the Mayor-appointed Deputy City Attorney.  

The Denver City Attorney's Office (CAO) is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with over 125 attorneys and approximately 100 staff members, including paralegals, victim advocates, and other support staff members. Clients include the Mayor; the Auditor; the Clerk and Recorder; City Council; and all city agencies, departments, offices, boards, commissions and authorities. The CAO is dedicated to providing an inclusive and diverse work environment in which every person has the opportunity to achieve the highest professional and personal development and is accorded the highest degree of dignity and respect. 

The City and County of Denver's (the City) core values are integrity, transparency, collaboration, mutual respect and support, inclusivity, trust and organizational excellence. The successful candidate must demonstrate these core operating principles and work ethic.

The target hiring range for this position is $139,911 - $170,000. 
Click here for the job description and details.  Position closes December 25.


Denver Assistant City Attorney - Deputy Legislative Counsel  (posted 12/4
/17)

The Denver City Attorney's Office (CAO) is searching for an Assistant City Attorney to serve as Deputy Legislative Counsel for the Denver City Council and to assist in managing the CAO's legislative matters.   The Deputy Legislative Counsel advises clients on highly complex issues of municipal law.

The CAO is one of the largest public law offices in Colorado, with over 100 attorneys and approximately 100 staff members, including paralegals, victim advocates, and other support staff members. The CAO serves as chief legal counsel to all City agencies, departments, offices, boards, commissions and authorities, including the Mayor, the Auditor, the Clerk and Recorder and City Council. The CAO provides an inclusive and diverse work environment in which every person has the opportunity to achieve the highest professional and personal development and is accorded the highest degree of dignity and respect.  

About The Job:

The Deputy Legislative Counsel will assist the Legislative Counsel in the representation of the thirteen elected members of the City Council.   The position will provide back up to the Legislative Counsel in covering all City Council meetings, Mayor-Council meetings, and the City Council committees.    The Deputy Legislative Counsel should have experience in municipal law, including home rule authority, TABOR, elections law, open records laws, administrative hearings, constitutional questions, land use law, municipal finance, and charter and code interpretation.

The Deputy Legislative Counsel will have a primary role in staying abreast of all changes in the law at the local, state, and federal level that may impact the city. Annually from January to May, the Legislative Counsel assists the Mayor and the City Council to formulate positions on state legislation introduced in the Colorado General Assembly. As part of this process the Deputy Legislative Counsel will assist the City team in gathering information and determining the potential impact of such proposed legislation and help develop a strategy for the City's response.     The Deputy Legislative Counsel must have experience determining the relative authority between the Colorado General Assembly and municipal home rule as it pertains to matters of local and statewide concern. 

Job responsibilities include: 

  • Monitor and assist in briefing City and CAO leadership on local, state and federal legislation that may impact Denver, including proposed legislation.
  • Draft complex legislation, charter amendments, ordinances, and resolutions requested by City Council.
  • Conduct legal research and draft legal memoranda.
  • Monitor cases affecting home rule authority and assist with amicus brief writing.
  • Assist in responding to open records requests.
  • Troubleshoot and help resolve problems and critical incidents, and communicate timely issues directly to the Legislative Counsel.
  • Organize and present CLE's on key municipal law changes to CAO.
  • Demonstrate flexibility to learn and become proficient in new areas of the law as they emerge.
  • Balance internal and external pressures in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Manage issues that arise during both regular business hours and off hours, including weekends and holidays, in a calm, thoughtful manner and ensure lines of communications are open and transparent.
  • Resolve issues and make decisions that include multiple perspectives and solve underlying problems.
  • Remain abreast of news and current affairs. 

We are looking for a skilled local government practitioner who exhibits good common sense and sound judgment and understands the City's unique and diverse demographics. The Legislative Counsel operates at the intersection of law and policy and the Deputy must be able to consider political considerations when rendering legal advice. The Deputy must have extensive experience working with elected and appointed public officials and a demonstrated ability to develop and manage projects and advise legislative bodies.The successful candidate should have experience researching and drafting legislation, experience with initiatives and administrative hearings, strong research and writing skills, and an understanding of the interplay between federal, state, and local laws.

Competitive candidates will also have:

  • Significant local government experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Substantial experience advising legislative bodies and working in a political environment
  • Demonstrated track record of collaborating with a senior management team
  • Significant experience resolving issues in a fast paced and complex legal environment
  • Extensive knowledge of the local, state, and federal legislative process
  • Strong legal editing, writing and analytical skills
  • Mastered the art of collaboration

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications: 

  • Graduation from a college of law with attainment of a J.D. or a LL. B Degree
  • Three years of experience as an attorney at law.

Education & Experience Equivalency
No substitution of experience for education is permitted.

Licensure & Certification
Possession of a license to practice law in Colorado from the Colorado Supreme Court at the time of application.

Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.  

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/denver/jobs/1909917/assistant-city-attorney-senior-deputy-legislative-counsel?keywords=assistant%20city%20&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Assistant Attorney General, Business & Licensing Section, Insurance Unit
(posted 11/30
/17)
Application deadline:  December 22, 2017
Salary range: $6,486 - $8,000/month

Job Duties:  The Department of Law is looking for an energetic attorney who enjoys public service to provide litigation and general counsel assistance to the Colorado Division of Insurance (Division).  This attorney will be part of a team in the Insurance Unit of the Business & Licensing Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. 

Litigation on behalf of the Division may involve licenses (revocation and application denial) and insurance companies in matters pertaining to numerous types of insurance including health, long-term care, life, property and casualty (auto/home), preneed funeral contracts, and commercial bail and immigration bonding.  Litigation is conducted in the Office of Administrative Courts, state districts courts, the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court.  This attorney will also provide general counsel assistance to the Division in areas such as legislation and rulemaking.

Job Qualifications:  Must have a license to practice law in Colorado (or be clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar), a minimum of three years of experience practicing law, and demonstrated litigation, analytical, oral, written, and negotiation skills.  A working knowledge of insurance law and administrative law is also required.  The successful candidate will be skilled at maintaining strong client relationships and must be able to eventually assume his or her own caseload with minimal supervision.

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

Please submit a cover letter, resumé and a writing sample (no more than 10 pages) via email to:
Maria Ruiz, Office Manager
Business and Licensing Section
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 8th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80203
Email: maria.ruiz@coag.gov


Davis & Ceriani P.C. - Associate Attorney (posted 11/28/17)

Davis & Ceriani P.C. is seeking an associate with two to six years of experience to join its transactional group. The candidate should have experience in complex commercial real estate transactions and entity formation. Experience with owners associations, metropolitan districts, construction contracts or insurance would be beneficial. We offer a competitive compensation package and work/life balance. The ideal candidate is a self-starter willing to take on a high level of responsibility. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to ehusband@davisandceriani.com.


Senior Assistant City Attorney - Denver International Airport (posted 11/28
/17)

In this role you will work with the Airport Legal team to provide legal representation and advice to Airport officials and employees in the areas of land use, real estate, environmental regulation and compliance, construction contracts, procurement, government contracting, tax, municipal finance, environmental law and bankruptcy. On average you will oversee 50 to 60 contracts per year and serve on negotiating teams settling issues related to airline matters, construction contracts, claims, concessionaires and other tenant agreements. The selected candidate will be responsible for negotiating agreements, advising City agencies and officials, and representing the City before administrative agencies and/or courts.

  • Advising and counseling City officials and agencies regarding municipal law, administrative law, and related topics;
  • Representing City agencies in administrative hearings, trial courts and appellate courts;
  • Preparing memoranda, motions, briefs and pleadings filed in judicial and administrative proceedings;
  • Negotiating transactions, drafting contracts and defending claims arising from contracts;
  • Drafting and interpreting City ordinances, rules and regulations, and charter requirements;
  • Conducting and/or supervising legal research;
  • Assisting attorneys working in specialized areas with litigation, research and related activities;
  • As assigned by the City Attorney, providing City officers and employees with counsel and advice and formal legal opinions on complex matters, in specialized legal areas;
  • Providing guidance to subordinate attorneys; and
  • Performing other related duties as assigned or requested.

We currently seek an land use attorney with significant legal experience in land use, commercial real estate law, land planning or environmental law. You must be outcome and results oriented, and have demonstrated experience at an enterprise or corporate level. The ideal person will be someone who focuses on continuous improvement and the ability to develop, manage, and maintain plans, programs, and people.

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • At least seven (7) years of experience practicing land use, commercial real estate law, land planning or environmental law;
  • Experience managing contracts: sourcing, vetting requests for proposals, selecting and managing a contract within budget;
  • Experience with government and/ or municipal law

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Graduation from a college of law with attainment of a J.D. or a LL.B Degree and at least three years of experience as an attorney at law, with at least two years of experience in municipal law, municipal finance, government contracting and/or real estate. Licensure and/or Certification: Admission by the Supreme Court of Colorado to practice law in the State of Colorado or admission in another state with reciprocity and the opportunity to waive into the Colorado Bar at the time of application. Completion of the Career Service supervisory training program prior to completion of the probationary period. License must be kept current as a condition of continued employment in this class.
Deadline to apply December 11, 2017.


City of Thornton- Assistant City Attorney I/II (posted 11/22/17)

Under specific supervision, provides a wide range of legal services to City Council, City boards and commissions and City departments including representing the City in litigation, and drafting and reviewing resolutions, ordinances, contracts, and other legal documents. 

Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from level I or, when filled from the outside, require prior directly related experience. 

3 or more years’ experience of dedicated transactional work (e.g., commercial real estate, business contracts, and/or construction contracts) is a bonus factor

You must submit a cover letter and copy of your resume to holly.archer@cityofthornton.net in addition to completing the City’s application process if the electronic application process is available. 

Assistant City Attorney I: 

Under direction, this is the journey-level class in the Assistant City Attorney series. Incumbents assigned to this class are expected to perform the full range of work assigned to this class and to work with considerable independence and initiative. Employees receive only occasional instruction or assistance. 

Assistant City Attorney II: 

Under general direction, this is the master-level position in the Assistant City Attorney series, exercising independent judgment and initiative. May exercise direct or functional supervision over Municipal Court Prosecutor, Assistant City Attorney I or other office support staff. 

Click here for more information.


American Constitution Society - Assistant Director of Lawyer Chapters (posted 11/14/17)

The Assistant Director of Lawyer Chapters will:

·         Help manage the existing network of ACS lawyer chapters across the country and strategic expansion of ACS lawyer chapters in new cities and states;
·         Build a vibrant, diverse, active and cohesive network for members at all stages of their careers;
·         Facilitate programming for lawyer chapters;
·         Approve and handle funding for lawyer chapter events;
·         Implement the lawyer chapter division’s budget and strategic priorities;
·         Integrate lawyer chapter activities and chapter members into ACS’s various substantive initiatives;
·         Develop and plan signature events to raise money and to raise ACS’s profile and broaden its impact in key legal markets around the country;
·         Facilitate outreach to student chapter members and outside organizations;
·         Work with the Director of Lawyer Chapters, other Assistant Director of Lawyer Chapters, Vice President of Network Advancement, and Director of Student Chapters to ensure career-long engagement of young lawyers and law students with the ACS network;
·         Help coordinate the participation of network members with ACS special projects and career opportunities; and
·         Other duties as may be assigned from time to time within the overall department

*ACS values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. ACS encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability and veteran status.

The ideal candidate will possess many of the following qualifications and personal attributes:

  • Campaign or other organizing experience
  • Would do anything for a networking opportunity (loves it, loves it, loves it!)
  • Details are your friends
  • Ability to absorb information about several moving parts
  • Works equally well with millennials, law students, new and seasoned lawyers, scholars, judges and public officials
  • Event planning and/or fundraising experience
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Thrives in an outcome-driven work culture
  • Knowledge of current legal and public policy issues
  • Some travel for meetings and events is required
  • JD and 2+ years of post-law school experience
  • Social media, HTML and Excel experience are a plus
  • Being based in a southern or western state is a plus

How To Apply:  Please send a resume, cover letter, 1-3 page writing sample, and 3-5 references to: jobs@acslaw.org




"Getting Benched"  The CWBA and Colorado's other specialty bar associations encourage members to seek appointment for upcoming judicial vacancies.  When a vacancy is announced by the Judicial Branch, information about the vacancy is posted here and publicized to members.
"Getting Benched"  The CWBA and Colorado's other specialty bar associations encourage members to seek appointment for upcoming judicial vacancies.  When a vacancy is announced by the Judicial Branch, information about the vacancy is posted here and publicized to members.

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