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MN Dept. of Labor & Industry: Legal Services Director

12 Jun 2018 10:58 AM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

Employment Opportunity with Labor & Industry Dept

Date Opened For Application:


Date Closed For Application:


Job Classification:

Working Title:

State Program Administrator Manager (SPAM) Principal

Legal Services Director


St. Paul

Work Area:

Legal Services, General Support Division

Salary Range:

$39.02 - $55.97/hourly, $81,474 - $116,865/annually

Work Shift:

Day Shift

Travel Required:


Days of Work:

Monday-Friday , 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Bargaining Unit:

220- Managerial Plan

Employment Condition:

Permanent, Full-time

Position Number:


Classified Status:


Name of Supervisor:

Heather McGannon

FLSA Status:

Executive- Exempt

Job ID:


Initial Days Off:

Sunday, Saturday

Job Duties:

The Legal Services Director serves as chief general counsel to the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioners and Managers on legal, legislative and policy issues. This position advises staff on issues that arise as a result of the agency’s administration and enforcement of the laws, rules and regulations regarding programs under the purview of the Department of Labor and Industry in workers compensation, occupational safety and health, wage and hour, prevailing wage, combative sports, construction code and licensing, and apprenticeship areas.

Minimum Qualifications:

Three (3) years of experience in managing, leading or having authority over an extensive program area(s) to include; substantial legal responsibility of the program(s); significant responsibility in program planning, direction, implementation and results; and the ability to give clear, concise and organized legal advice on complex legal issues as well as practical legal advice and guidance on policy issues.

Graduate of an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota.

Comprehensive knowledge of Minnesota statutes, rules, case law, and regulations in several of the following areas of law: workers compensation; occupational safety and health; construction codes and licensing; federal wage, hour and employment statutes and regulations; or federal apprenticeship laws and regulations. Ability to set priorities consistent with agency goals and initiatives, supervise and evaluate the work of others, and prepare and maintain budgets.



How to Apply:

Excellent human relations and interpersonal communication skills sufficient to

motivate and lead staff; and communicate with diverse audiences, such as the

Minnesota Legislature, employer groups, employee groups, insurers, industry and

trade associations, educational institutions, internal and external committees, work

teams, complainants, injured workers, and regulated parties.

Written communication skills sufficient to draft clear and concise training materials,

policies, procedures, letters, memoranda, pleadings, briefs, legislation, and rules; and

to effectively respond to oral or written inquiries from citizens, the legal community,

licensees, regulated parties, media, agency personnel, enforcement agencies, and

elected officials.

Key knowledge of the laws that govern administrative rulemaking, contested case

proceedings, government ethics, data practices, open meeting, records retention and

other laws that apply to executive branch agencies, boards, panels and councils.

Broad knowledge of state employment laws and rules, state organization, employee

bargaining agreements, and state fiscal policy and procedures, including a working

understanding of the legislative and rulemaking process.

If you are interested in applying for this position you will need to submit an

online application. To apply for this position, log on to Employee Self Service at

www.s4web.state.mn.us , and click the “Careers” link. This will open the Job search

page. In the keywords search, type in the Job ID for this position, (24182). Click on the

link for the position, and click “Apply for this job opening”. Application is due no later

than June 14, 2018.

Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five Recently Separated

Veterans (RSV), who apply and meet the qualifications for the vacancy, must be

granted an interview. To be considered a Recently Separated Veteran (RSV), you

must meet all of the following criteria:

1) Have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed

forces of the United States;

2) Have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full

period ordered to active duty OR have separated by reason of disability

incurred while serving on active duty;

3) Be a United States citizen or resident alien;

4) Have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11,

2001 as shown on your form DD-214.

To be considered under this legislation, you must meet all of the Minimum

Qualifications identified in this posting; meet all of the above RSV criteria; and submit

a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date via mail, e-mail or fax to: Maggie

Strugala 443 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN 55155, or Maggie.Strugala@state.mn.us ,

or fax 651-284-5723.

Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to

appoint certain disabled veterans on a non-competitive basis if you meet all of the

following criteria:

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1) Meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability

rating of at least 30%.

2) Provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability.

3) Meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting.

To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the

closing date via mail, e-mail or fax to: Maggie Strugala 443 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul,

MN 55155, or Maggie.Strugala@state.mn.us , or fax 651-284-5723.

Maggie Strugala, 651-284-5119, Maggie.Strugala@state.mn.us.

Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer

This information can be made available in alternative formats to individuals with

disabilities by calling (651) 259-3637 or (651) 282-2699 (TTY).

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