Job Posting

Job Posting: First Assistant Attorney General

The Colorado Department of Law, Attorney General's Team, is seeking a First Assistant Attorney General for their Parks, Wildlife and Trust Lands Unit. Application Deadline: July 17, 2017 Salary Range: $9,424 - $12,000 month (commensurate with experience) Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Colorado Department of Law and the Attorney General's Team! The 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 Cynthia H. Coffman 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, including on appeal 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 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 PERA's Defined Benefit Plan or PERA's Defined Contribution Plan, 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 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. Job Duties: The Natural Resources and Environment Section is seeking a full-time First Assistant Attorney General to manage the Parks, Wildlife and Trust Lands Unit. This position is responsible for the representation of the Parks and Wildlife Commission and the Division of Parks and Wildlife (collectively Colorado Parks and Wildlife) and the State Land Board and its staff on all their legal matters. Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the State Land Board are both cash funded agencies and operate as state enterprises in the management of parks, wildlife and trust land resources in Colorado. Representation of Colorado Parks and Wildlife includes assisting and advising the Commission in the development of state wildlife and park management programs, for all associated licensing requirements, and for the promulgation of rules and orders concerning wildlife and parks programs, and assisting and advising the Division in the implementation of the Commission's programs, licensing requirements, rules and orders. Representation of the State Land Board includes assisting and advising the Board in the development of management programs for the mineral resources and lands granted to the state in public trust by the federal government, including those for the support of public schools, and other state lands held by the Board in public trust, and assisting and advising the staff in the implementation of the Board's programs. The First Assistant supervises and evaluates ten attorneys and one and a half legal assistants, including case and program consultations on a wide variety of programs and substantive and procedural legal issues, caseload and transaction management, and co-counseling cases and program transactions. The First Assistant also carries a full caseload and takes the lead on many of the more complex cases and transactions involving Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the State Land Board. The First Assistant manages the Unit, including budget/fiscal review and compliance, assigning and monitoring cases and transactions, making hiring decisions and salary recommendations, mentoring and evaluating staff, and reporting to senior management on policy, litigation, transactional and personnel matters. The First Assistant works closely with the other supervising attorneys in the section and reports directly to the Deputy Attorney General of the Natural Resources and Environment Section. Job Qualifications: The candidate must be admitted to the Colorado bar and in good standing or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar at the time of application. The position requires at least 7 years of civil practice and/or in-house counsel. Previous management and supervisory experience is strongly preferred. Natural resource law and policy experience, including federal and state laws regarding wildlife, parks, outdoor recreation, minerals and real estate transactions is strongly preferred. Substantial experience with administrative and judicial proceedings, the State Administrative Procedure Act, and negotiations are strongly preferred. Essential skills include: strong written and oral communication skills, an ability to develop successful team building strategies, excellent client relations skills and strong leadership. All final candidates must successfully pass a thorough criminal background check. How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references via e-mail to: Patti Dubose Office Manager Natural Resources and Environment Section Email:
Job Posting

Job Posting: Land Manager

Newmont Mining Corporation in Greenwood Village, CO is seeking applicants for a Land Manager position. The Land Manager will acquire, maintain and dispose of real property assets for the Company in the U.S. and internationally as needed for the company's operations, exploration, business development and merchant banking; and ensure that the Company acquires and thereafter maintains property rights sufficient for its planned activities to explore, develop, mine, process and sell gold and other minerals, and for other corporate purposes. More information is available at

Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting

The Geological Society of America will be having its 2017 Annual Meeting on 22-25 October 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Call for Papers - Abstract Deadline:1 August 2017. Early Registration Deadline: 18 August 2017. More information available at The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held on 4-7 November 2018 Indianapolis, Indiana. Field Trip Submission Deadline: 1 December 2017. Sessions and Short Courses Deadline: 1 February 2018. Abstract Deadline: 14 August 2018.

DOI collection available

Decision of the Department of Interior collection available: A law firm's library has decided to downsize and wants to give away its collection of Decisions of the Department of the Interior, including Vol. 48 (1922) through Vol. 68 (1961) and Vol. 70 (1963) through Vol. 95 (1988). There are also a Digest of Decisions set covering volumes 52-61, two Dicennial Index-Digest sets covering 1955-1964 and 1965-1974, and then two Quinquennial Index-Digest volumes covering 1975-1979 and 1980-1984. If you are interested in having these books or have a suggestion for where to donate them (other than Colorado School of Mines library), contact Robert A. Bassett.

Getting the Deal Through: Mining

Getting the Deal Through: Mining is now available to the Foundation's constituency at no charge as a PDF or as an eBook at

Proceedings for Sale

Proceedings of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institutes, volumes 1955-2003. Contact the Foundation for details.

Wyoming Water Law

The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of Treatise On Wyoming Water Law, authored by Lawrence J. MacDonnell, who has 30 years' experience as a practitioner and scholar on western water law and recently retired as a professor of law at the University of Wyoming College of Law.