Assistant Attorney General – Medicaid Fraud Division

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Mar 07, 2023
Mar 20, 2023
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time


Assistant Attorney General – Medicaid Fraud Division

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants

Date Posted: 3/6/2023

Closing Date: 3/20/2023


S1 Salary Range: $67,515 - $104,850 annually

S2 Salary Range: $83,094 - $122,809 annually

S3 Salary Range: $93,480 - $151,116 annually


Job Summary

The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison — one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices and recognized as a 2022 Star Tribune Top Workplace Minnesota and 2023 Top Workplace USA — 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 currently seeking an Assistant Attorney General in the Medicaid Fraud Division of the Office.

The incumbent will serve primarily as a criminal prosecutor working to protect the integrity of Minnesota’s medical assistance program and ensure accountability for those who defraud it. The division also prosecutes abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of vulnerable adults upon referral from county attorneys’ offices, many of whom come from lesser populated counties.  The division responds to criminal appeals and post-conviction petitions as well.  Finally, the incumbent may also handle a limited civil case load of False Claims Act cases.

A successful candidate in this position will be able to:


  • Travel periodically throughout Minnesota, as cases can be venued anywhere in the state
  • Contribute positively to a team and interact successfully with clients and members of the public
  • Litigate independently and make strategic legal decisions on a diverse caseload
  • Multitask by managing an active caseload and meeting tight deadlines
  • Work in an inclusive, creative, and collaborative work environment


Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from a law school accredited by the ABA and license to practice in the State of Minnesota
  • Ability to travel to counties across the state
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Strong research, analytical, and trial strategy skills


Along with a cover letter, applicants must also submit a writing sample of up to 5 pages.


To be considered at the S2 level, candidates must have 6 years of related experience.

To be considered at the S3 level, candidates must have 12 years of related experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience practicing criminal law as a prosecutor or defense attorney
  • Experience using electronic files and case management tools
  • Familiarity with Medicaid Experience with, or interest in, working on lengthy, complex, document-intensive cases


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 Monday, March 20, 2023.


  1. Go to;
  2. Apply for posting number 63669
  3. Direct Link

IMPORTANT! Applicants must submit a writing sample of up to 5 pages with their cover letter.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Jake Pleschourt at or (651) 757-1057.


Why Work For Us 

Diverse Workforce 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.

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive service to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at (651) 259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.


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