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Assistant Attorney General (Consumer)

Employer
Minnesota Attorney General's Office
Location
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Start date
Feb 29, 2024
Closing date
Mar 14, 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: 2/28/2024

Closing Date: 3/14/2024

 

S1 Salary Range: $36.40 - $57.47/hourly; $76,000 - $120,000/annually

S2 Salary Range: $50.53 - $78.30/hourly; $105,500 - $163,500/annually

S3 Salary Range: $54.12 - $83.57 /hourly; $113,000 - $174,500/annually

 

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 Consumer Protection Division of the Office, where they will work to enforce Minnesota’s consumer protection laws as well as lead an enhanced effort to enforce false claims matters pursuant to Minnesota’s False Claims Act, Minn. Stat. Ch. 15C.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on important consumer protection and false claims investigations and litigation that seek to protect state agencies and some of Minnesota’s most vulnerable and underserved communities around the State.  While the Office’s consumer protection work is for the benefit of all Minnesota consumers, much of the Office’s investigative work and enforcement actions are focused on unlawful business practices that target people of limited means, the elderly, students, children, and youth, as well as immigrant communities.  In this position, you would be at the forefront of cutting-edge consumer protection investigations that have a direct, measurable impact on the lives of Minnesota consumers.

As an AAG in the Consumer Protection Division, you will conduct and supervise confidential investigations and litigation addressing violations of Minnesota’s consumer protection laws and False Claims Act, as well as engage in community outreach, consumer protection trainings, and education to state agencies and personnel relating to the False Claims Act.  Primary responsibilities also include identifying enforcement and litigation priorities, developing legal strategies, and collaborating with federal and state enforcement partners. 

This position offers engaging, interesting, and fulfilling work well suited to the experience level and interests of individual AAGs.  The Office strives to balance the staffing needs of various consumer protection matters with the interests of AAGs in particular subjects and industries.  AAGs are encouraged to take on more responsibility as their careers progress, and will receive ongoing training, leadership opportunities, professional development, and mentorship opportunities to support their growth.  If you are offered this position, you can expect to have a great deal of responsibility for and control over your daily work and will be expected to manage your caseload to ensure matters are moving expeditiously.  A successful candidate in this position must be detail-oriented, creative, a problem solver, have a strong initiative and work ethic, and enjoy working within a fast-paced team-oriented community.  A commitment to public service work and to being a great consumer protection attorney is a must!

This position is eligible for a hybrid work environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from a law school accredited by the ABA and licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota
  • Outstanding writing, research, and oral advocacy skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Three years of civil or criminal litigation experience

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

  • Five or more years of complex civil litigation experience
  • Knowledge of federal and state consumer protection laws
  • Experience handling cases involving consumer protection issues
  • Experience investigating and building cases for litigation, including cases involving consumer protection or False Claims Act claims
  • Experience using electronic files, case management tools, and e-discovery platforms

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 Friday, March 15, 2024.

  1. Go to www.mn.gov/careers;
  2. Apply for posting number 74353
  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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