Become an Attorney with the Office of the Attorney General

Office of the Attorney General attorney positions are non-classified — they are exempt from overtime and the state personnel system. Attorney positions receive competitive benefits, including health, dental, disability, life insurance, retirement, and paid vacation, sick and holiday leave. Employment at the Department of Law is contingent upon passing a thorough background check, being in good standing with the Bar of the State of Colorado, and not having disciplinary action by any other bar to which you are admitted to practice law. Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the Attorney General.

Applicants for attorney positions may submit a resume and cover letter directly to the hiring attorney, as indicated on the job announcement.  Your cover letter should indicate your bar status in Colorado as well as any specific areas of law you are particularly interested in, or in which you have special expertise or training. 

Open Attorney Positions

First Assistant Attorney General - K-12 Education Unit, State Services Section

The K12 Education Unit of the State Services Section in the Colorado Department of Law is a group of 5 attorneys, a legal assistant and an administrative assistant.

Assistant Attorney General - Income Tax & Transportation Unit, Revenue & Utilities Section

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office seeks a talented attorney to join its tax litigation team.  This position is in the Revenue & Utilities Section, working in the Income Tax & Transportation Unit, with assignments dependent in part upon the successful candidate’s background and interest, and the team needs.  This attorney will join a team of dynamic, talented and collaborative attorneys representing the Colorado Department of Revenue in state and local taxation matters.  These cases often address complex constitutional, legal and policy-related issues of first imp

Assistant Attorney General - Higher Education Unit, State Services Section

The Higher Education Unit of the State Services Section in the Attorney General’s office represents the subdivisions of Colorado government responsible for higher education, including the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Colorado public institutions of higher education, and the Division of Private Occupational Schools.  The unit advises over 20 public universities, colleges, and community colleges, including the University of Colorado System, Colorado State University System, University of Northern Colorado, the State Board of Community Colleges and Occupational Education Syste

Assistant Attorney General - Water Conservation Unit and Water Resources Unit, Natural Resources and Environment Section

The Water Conservation Unit assists Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) to adopt and implement programs regarding instream flow protection, recreational in-channel diversions, flood management, water conservation and weather modification.  The Unit helps draft contracts for CWCB’s grant and loan program which provides funding for many purposes including water studies, conservation efforts, water rights purchases, reservoir construction, and dam rehabilitation.  The Unit also acts to acquire and protect water rights on behalf of CWCB, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the State Lan

First Assistant Attorney General - Income Tax & Transportation Unit, Revenue and Utilities Section

The Revenue & Utilities Section is hiring a First Assistant Attorney General to lead the Income Tax and Transportation (ITT) Unit.  The First Assistant will supervise approximately seven attorneys and one paralegal.


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