Saint Paul, Minnesota
Jan 03, 2017
Feb 02, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time


The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General seeks an Economist to join the Office’s utilities group, which advocates for residential and small business utility consumers in public utility rate cases and other financial matters.  This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified professional to join a highly committed team that makes a difference in the lives of Minnesota citizens.

Job Duties:

This position provides expert analysis and recommendations in utility rate cases and other matters on behalf of the Office, whose mission is to advocate for small business and individual customers.  This includes a broad array of important areas, including highly technical and complex research on rate setting, including evaluation of cost of service models, cost of capital (e.g., rate of return and capital structure), and statistical forecasts. The Office handles matters involving all sectors of public utilities, including electricity, natural gas, and telecommunications.


  • A PhD or master’s degree in economics. 
  • Past experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated writing skills with technical analysis.

Applicant must have the ability to perform assigned job responsibilities with a high level of professionalism and competency, have good academic credentials, outstanding financial, analytical, and communication skills, and excellent judgment and character.  Applicants must be able to serve the public with a high level of distinction and have the skills and work ethic to put forth the very best work for the people of Minnesota.  The selection process is highly competitive.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.  Please forward a resume and cover letter to the following:

Office of the Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson

Attn:  June Walsh
Suite 900
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101



The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.  If you need reasonable accommodation for a disability, please call June Walsh at (651) 757-1199 or (651) 297-7206 (TTY)

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