Saint Paul, Minnesota
Jan 14, 2022
Jan 31, 2022
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants

Date Posted: 01/12/2022

Closing Date: 01/31/2022

LA5 Salary Range: $21.59 - $31.82/hourly; $45,079 - $66,440/annually

LA6 Salary Range: $23.41 - $35.72/hourly; $48,880 - $74,583/annually

LA7 Salary Range: $25.59 - $45.42/hourly; $53,431 - $94,836/annually

Job Summary

The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison — one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices and recently recognized as a Star Tribune 2021 Top Workplace — has a clear mission: we help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect.  We are a dynamic group of dedicated professionals who could all work elsewhere but choose public service as a calling, and we are actively building an internal culture that supports that calling.

The Office is seeking a highly capable individual with the skills and drive to uncover, investigate, and stop fraudulent claims made to taxpayer-funded public health insurance programs.  This investigator makes a difference in the lives of vulnerable people and contributes to the economic well-being of Minnesotans and our state.

Investigators conduct criminal investigations into health care providers suspected of defrauding the Minnesota Medicaid program.  The investigator reviews complaints against public health care providers; evaluates and analyzes claims data, medical records, and financial records; conducts research and surveillance; interviews victims, witnesses, and targets of investigations; participates in the execution of search warrants; drafts reports summarizing investigative findings; and works with attorneys to prepare cases for prosecution.  Investigators are required to testify about their findings at criminal jury trials.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or demonstrable similar experience;
  • Good academic credentials;
  • Ability to perform assigned job responsibilities with a high level of professionalism;
  • Proven ability to show excellent judgement, character, and work ethic;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; and
  • Demonstrated skill in
  • Research and writing;
  • Critical thinking; and
  • Communication.

To be considered at the Legal Assistant 6 (LA6) level applicants must have 5 or more years related experience.

To be considered at the Legal Assistant 7 (LA7) level applicants must have 10 or more years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in Spanish, Hmong, Somali, or other relevant language for Minnesota; and
  • Education or experience in one of the following fields:
  • Accounting or finance; economics or statistics; criminal justice, law enforcement, or investigations; healthcare or nursing.

Why Work For Us 

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Public service with this office may qualify applicants to have part of their student loans forgiven under a federal student loan forgiveness program for state government employees.  (Visit for more information.)

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence, and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online through the State of Minnesota Careers website, which is the State’s official application and hiring site. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2022.

  1. Go to;
  2. Apply for posting number 51765


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Sarah Spence-Koivisto at or (651) 757-1050.

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