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Minnesota Attorney General's Office
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Start date
May 26, 2023
Closing date
Jun 12, 2023

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Full Time

Job Details

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants

Date Posted: 5/26/2023

Closing Date: 6/12/2023

S1 Salary Level: $32.33 - $50.22 / hourly; $67,505 - $104,859 / annually

S2 Salary Level: $39.80 - $58.82 / hourly; $83,102 - $122,816 / annually

S3 Salary Level: $44.77 - $72.37 / hourly; $93,479 - $151,108 / annually

Telework Eligible:  Yes


Job Summary

The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison — one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices and recognized as a 2021/2022 Star Tribune Top Workplace Minnesota and 2022/2023 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 choose public service as a calling, and we are actively and intentionally committed to supporting an internal culture that supports that calling.

The Office is currently seeking nine Assistant Attorneys General (AAG) for the Consumer Protection Section of the Office. This section investigates companies and individuals who are violating Minnesota’s civil consumer-protection laws.  The sections’s enforcement work includes litigating in Minnesota State courts and the U.S. District of Minnesota.

Specific openings are detailed below:

  • 2 AAG for the Antitrust Unit
  • 3 AAG for the Charities Division
  • 2 AAG for the Special Outreach and Protection Unit
  • 2 AAG for the Wage Theft Unit

A successful candidate in this position will be able to:

  • Manage several investigations and lawsuits simultaneously;
  • Develop expertise in the field of consumer-protection and civil rights;
  • Engage in high level and challenging civil investigations and impact litigation;
  • Use discovery tools to obtain and then analyze evidence to ascertain compliance with Minnesota’s consumer-protection and civil rights laws; and
  • Work with witnesses and victims from diverse communities.

This position is eligible for a hybrid work environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from a law school accredited by the ABA
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota or ability to obtain licensure within 90 days of hire
  • Demonstrated outstanding skill in:
    • Research and writing (submission of a writing sample is required)
    • Critical thinking
    • Communication
  • Ability to:
    • Perform responsibilities with a high level of professionalism
    • Demonstrate excellent judgement, character, and work ethic
    • Interact respectfully and successfully with members of the public, victims, and government regulators
    • Contribute positively to a team and work in a diverse, inclusive, creative, and collaborative work environment    


IMPORTANT! Applicants must include a writing sample with a cover letter to be considered for this position.

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

  • Three or more years civil litigation experience
  • Knowledge of Minnesota’s civil and consumer rights
  • Clerkship in the Minnesota courts and/or the U.S. District of Minnesota court
  • Experience working in public service
  • Experience in some or all of the following areas:
    • supervision of lawyers or legal assistants
    • bankruptcy law
    • working in public service
    • volunteer legal services

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, June 12, 2023.

  1. Review all opportunities on the Attorney Generals’ Office Careers Page
  2. Go to;
  3. Apply for applicable posting number(s)
  4. 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 Sarah Spence-Koivisto at or (651) 757-1050.

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, fostering 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.


The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the State of Minnesota. The Office of the Attorney General represents the State of Minnesota on important legal matters that make a difference in the lives of our citizens and establishes and effectuates the legal policy for the State of Minnesota. The Office’s work involves significant and challenging constitutional, statutory, and enforcement matters.

Responsibilities and Opportunities Offered: The Office provides a range of legal practice opportunities to highly capable attorneys with the professional drive and abilities to perform exceptional legal work. We offer our lawyers the opportunity to do important legal work on behalf of the public, to assume a significant amount of responsibility over their files, and to expand on their litigation and courtroom experience.

Required Qualifications: Attorneys who wish to be considered for appointment as an Assistant Attorney General must have a proven and successful track record, superior academic credentials, outstanding analytical, research, writing, and communication skills, excellent judgment and character, and a professional deportment. Applicants must have the desire to serve the public with distinction and the professionalism, skills, and work ethic to put forth the very best legal work on behalf of the public. The selection process is highly competitive.

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445 Minnesota Street
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