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PARALEGAL – PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION

Employer
Minnesota Attorney General's Office
Location
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Start date
Apr 12, 2024
Closing date
Apr 24, 2024

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Category
Administrative / Clerical, Legal
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Details

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants

Date Posted: 04/10/2024

Closing Date: 04/24/2024

 

LA5 Salary Range: $52,500 - $78,500 / annually

LA6 Salary Range: $59,000 - $86,500 / 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 2024, has been recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplace Minnesota and Top Workplace USA for three years in a row.

The Public Safety Division serves an important role within the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General. Our paralegals perform meaningful work that makes a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.  A paralegal in the Public Safety Division will support attorneys on a variety of state litigation and appellate cases, primarily related to implied consent and other vehicle and licensing related litigation, including drafting pleadings, assisting with discovery, interviewing witnesses, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of formal paralegal coursework which resulted in a program certificate, associate degree, or bachelor's degree OR two years of experience working in a litigation setting as a paralegal or equivalent paraprofessional legal support position
  • Knowledge of court procedures, legal terminology, legal document formatting, legal citations, electronic case management, e-filing/serving, and witness meetings
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to:
    • Multitask by managing an active caseload and meet tight deadlines
    • Contribute positively to a team and interact effectively with clients and members of the public and work in an inclusive work environment
    • Show excellent judgement, character, professionalism, and maintain confidentiality

 

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

 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience using electronic files and case management tools including experience using SharePoint to store and edit documents.

 

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 Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

 

  1. Go to www.mn.gov/careers;
  2. Apply for posting number 75678
  3. Direct Link

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Grace Cabrera at grace.cabrera@ag.state.mn.us or (651) 757-1280.

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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