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Opportunity Title: Administrative Assistant
Location: Denver
Department: Office of the Colorado State Public Defender
Posted Date: 05/20/2020
Closing Date: 06/02/2020
Contact Information
Name: Jenee Bowden
Title: Office Manager
Brief Description

**This is a courtesy posting for the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender**

The Colorado State Public Defender Appellate Division has an opening for a full time Administrative Assistant.  The salary for this position is $2,790 per month.

Position Purpose and Objectives:

Applicants must possess strong attention to detail, proofreading skills, time management, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong computer/keyboard and Microsoft Word skills are also required. 

Applicants with experience drafting and editing legal documents, as well as knowledge of electronic filing through Colorado Courts E-Filing, and a great interest in criminal defense are preferred. Testing will be part of the interview process and will be timed. Instructions for each test will be provided.


This person will provide administrative assistant support to multiple attorneys. It is desired that applicants possess the ability to efficiently manage time, adapt to sudden change, and be able to successfully multitask.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and proofreading various letters and some pleadings.
  • Opening and closing cases.
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand office procedures.

Minimum Educational/Professional Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High School Diploma. Must have the ability to handle high stress and high volume of work. 

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter with your résumé by email only to the attention of:

              Name:                              Jenée Bowden, Office Manager

              Agency:                            Appellate Division/Colorado State Public Defender



Detailed Job Information
NOTICE! Each person employed must present identity and employment eligibility verification.
NOTICE! Employees hired after March 1, 1988, must be on the payroll direct deposit program.
NOTICE! Disabled applicants: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the hiring authority.
NOTICE! All prospective employees of the Colorado Judicial Branch are subject to background investigation prior to hiring.

INFORMATION ALERT: Judicial Department employees may not hold office in a political party, nor may they promote one political party or candidate over another in partisan political elections. Employees may hold not-partisan public office provided that there is no conflict of interest or appearance of impropriety with the duties performed for the Judicial Department. In all cases, it will be within the discretion of the Chief Judge of the judicial district to determine whether such a conflict exists. Employees shall seek the prior approval of the Chief Judge before seeking or assuming any such office. Work related to any office held may not be performed on Judicial Department time. Membership on a board or commission that requires registration or party identification as a qualification is not considered to be partisan political office.
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