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Assistant Attorney General (Residential Utilities)

Employer
Minnesota Attorney General's Office
Location
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Start date
Dec 8, 2023
Closing date
Jan 2, 2024

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Category
Legal
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Details

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants

Date Posted: 12/8/2023

Closing Date: 1/2/2024

 

S1 Salary Range: $36.40 - $57.47 / hourly; $76,003 - $119,997 / annually

S2 Salary Range: $50.53 - $78.30 / hourly; $105,506 - $163,490 / annually

S3 Salary Range: $54.12 - $83.57 / hourly; $113,002 - $174,494 / annually

Telework Eligible: Yes, hybrid

Job Summary

The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison 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 affirms that calling. The Office is one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices and as of 2023, has been recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplace Minnesota for three years in a row and Top Workplace USA for two years in a row.

The Office is currently seeking an Assistant Attorney General in the Residential Utilities Division of the Office. The attorney’s primary caseload will involve advocating for residential and small business ratepayers before the Public Utilities Commission and the Office of Administrative Hearings. This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly committed team that makes a difference in the everyday lives of Minnesotans. 

As an Assistant Attorney General, you will work alongside analysts to advocate for policies that will improve the lives of Minnesota’s residential and small business ratepayers receiving electric, gas, and landline telephone service. The division primarily appears before the Public Utilities Commission and the Office of Administrative Hearings. The position may also provide opportunities to appear before Minnesota’s appellate courts and to participate in formal and informal stakeholder groups addressing areas of emerging public utility policy. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from a law school accredited by the ABA and licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota or ability to obtain licensure within 90 days of hire 
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills (a writing sample of up to five pages is required to be attached to a cover letter) 
  • Ability to: 
    • use electronic files and case management tools
    • multitask by managing an active caseload and meeting tight deadlines 
    • work in an inclusive, creative, and collaborative work environment contribute positively to a team and interact successfully with co-workers, state and federal law enforcement colleagues, and members of the public 
    • travel throughout the state with possible out-of-state travel as required 

IMPORTANT! All applicants must prepare two documents to upload and submit with their application: 1) Resume; and 2) A cover letter with a writing sample (of up to five pages) in one document.

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 of civil litigation or regulatory experience
  • Public utilities experience 
  • Knowledge/experience in accounting, finance, economics, and/or engineering 

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 Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

 

  1. Go to www.mn.gov/careers;
  2. Apply for posting number 71901
  3. Direct Link

 

Do not forget to upload: 1) Resume; and 2) A cover letter with a writing sample (of up to five pages).

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact K.C. Moua at kc.moua@ag.state.mn.us or (651) 757-1279.

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 careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

Company

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.

Company info
Website
Telephone
651-757-1199
Location
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul
MN
55101
US

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