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Hennepin County is hiring the Examiner of Titles. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of real estate law including the powers and duties of the District Court relative to registration of real estate titles; a reputation for fostering cooperation with a demonstrated ability to develop long range plans, resolve issues and problems, and coordinate projects; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills to direct a staff and to personally interact with elected officials, county officials, court leaders and the legal community.

In this role, you will perform duties of the Examiner of Titles as defined in Minnesota Statutes, Chapters 508 and 508A, including planning and directing the examination of titles for Hennepin County, conducting hearings in court cases involving registration of titles and registered land, and serving as legal advisor to the Registrar of Titles.
 
Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program.

Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed both remotely and on-site at the Hennepin County Government Center building in downtown Minneapolis, 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55487 as job duties require. Work hours are flexible and will primarily be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin. 

New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.  About the position type:
This position is full-time, benefit-earning and unclassified. Unclassified positions are non-permanent (at will) and are not subject to HR law/rules. 

This position is internally classified as an Examiner of Titles
Click here to view the job classification specification. 

NOTE: You must attach a resume with your application materials to be considered for this position.

In this position, you will:

  • Perform all statutory duties of the Examiner of Titles and oversee operations and staff in the Examiner of Titles department.
  • Process applications and petitions in district court Torrens proceedings and CPT applications to register land; examine title to land and issue reports to the court; supervise all stages of land registration proceedings and proceedings subsequent to initial registration.
  • Conduct hearings on Torrens cases placed on the land title calendar and other cases referred by District Court receive and review evidence; recommend entry of decrees and orders; review and analyze pleadings and briefs of counsel; draft recommended orders and memoranda of law.
  • Issue certifications regarding probate transfers, trustee's deeds, court ordered transfers, and Directives as authorized by statute.
  • Serve as legal advisor and provide continuous assistance to the Registrar of Titles regarding the technical and legal workings and requirements of the Torrens system.
  • Hire, supervise, and train support staff and deputy examiners; assign deputies to hear cases on the land title calendar; coordinate, review, and monitor deputy examiners' work and projects.
  • Evaluate performance of department employees.
  • Develop, monitor, and control department budget.
  • Assist attorneys, real estate professionals, lenders, title insurance company personnel, and landowners in processing documents, applications, and petitions regarding Torrens land.
  • Develop and update instructional manuals and materials for customers of the Torrens system; keep examiner's webpage current and helpful to customers.
  • Prepare articles and deliver lectures regarding property issues to members of the bar, county recorders, and other persons and organizations interested in the Torrens system.
  • Monitor legislation affecting real estate; coordinate the drafting and sponsorship of proposed legislation regarding the land registration act and related statues.

Need to have:

  • Seven years or more of legal experience as an attorney with a focus on real property law.
  • Three years or more of experience serving as an Examiner of Titles or Deputy Examiner of Titles. 
  • A valid and current Minnesota license to practice law.

And the ability to demonstrate the Director competencies:

  • Customer Focus – Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of current and potential customers; establish and maintain effective relationships with community groups; ability to communicate customer focus to the organization. 
  • Integrity and Trust – Widely trusted; seen as a direct, truthful individual; keep confidences; admit mistakes; establish and maintain trusting and respectful relationships with others. 
  • Create Vision & Purpose – Communicate a vision and sense of core purpose that is in line with that of the county; inspire and motivate all staff. 
  • Relationship Management – Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with partners on the county, regional, state, and national level; establish effective partnerships with labor organizations; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with community, advisory boards, and elected officials. 
  • Organizational Management – Direct and administer complex and changing programs and services. 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Foster commitment and build support for a diverse and inclusive organization that represents the residents we serve. 
  • Leadership – Provide effective leadership to direct reports and the organization; experienced, and visionary leader with excellent people and communication skills; ability to link actions back to vision and mission. 
  • Strategic Resource Management – Effectively manage a broad spectrum of resources including human resources, financial and capital projects, and technology.

Important attributes:

  • Experience:
    • Managing, directing, and evaluating the work of other attorneys and support staff.
    • Developing long range plans, resolving issues, and coordinating projects.
    • Analyzing and applying legal principles, preparing legal documents, and preparing clear and logical statements of fact and conclusions of law. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of real property law, title examination and other court actions affecting title, and the powers and duties of the District Court relative to registration of real estate titles.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to direct staff and to personally interact with elected officials, county officials, court leaders, and the legal community.
  • Provide leadership to further department-based strategies that align with county goals, mission and core values for diversity, equity & inclusion. 

About the department:
The Examiner of Titles and Deputy Examiners are attorneys appointed by the judges of the district court to perform the judicial, administrative, and legal adviser duties specified in the Minnesota Land Registration Act, also sometimes called the Torrens Act. The office consists of the Examiner, 5 deputy examiners, and 3 administrative staff.  In Hennepin County, 41% of tax parcels are registered. This office assists the district court by examining titles, issuing reports and conducting hearings in court cases involving the registration of land titles and in court cases involving problems or disputes with land which has been previously registered.

About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
 
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (select Guest).
 
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
 
Your future. Made here.
 
This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.
 
Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.
Final candidates will be required to complete a background check.

If you have any questions, please contact:Abbie Hugunin
Abbie.Hugunin@hennepin.us

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General Description of Duties: 
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Requirements

Job classification and salary will be commensurate with experience.

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  1. Submit a City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire.
  2. Upload or submit the following required documents via the online application system, mail, in person, email, or fax. (Zip files and web links will not be accepted. Each uploaded attachment is limited to 10MB.)
    • Statement of Interest
    • Resume
    • Writing Sample
    • A legible copy of your proof of license to practice law in the State of Minnesota (required at time of hire)

Selection Process Information

Unclassified Posting: This is an UNCLASSIFIED position and is therefore not governed by City Civil Service Rules.

Selection Process: Applicants who meet the criteria and requirements stated on the job posting will be placed on a hiring list for consideration. Hiring Managers may interview/hire anyone from the list.

Final Selection Process: You will be notified if you are invited to participate in the final selection process which may include an interview, job simulation, work sample submission, or other evaluation method.

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Chrissy Hauge at 651-266-6512
200 City Hall Annex
25 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Fax: 651-266-6490
E-mail: jobs@stpaul.gov

To refer to this information, we recommend you print this job posting before you apply. For technical assistance regarding the online application, please call 1-855-524-5627 during regular business hours. Additionally, City of Saint Paul staff are available for application assistance between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 651-266-6500.
 
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Requirements

Candidates for this position will have at least a Juris Doctorate Degree and a license to practice law from the Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota and at least five years of experience practicing law as an Attorney at the intermediate to senior level with the City of Saint Paul or equivalent. 

Qualified candidates must have strong writing and communication skills, a demonstrated ability to maintain consistent professionalism, and a license to practice law in Minnesota.

By Closing Date, you MUST

  1. Submit a City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire.
  2. Upload or submit the following required documents via the online application system, mail, in person, email, or fax. (Zip files and web links will not be accepted. Each uploaded attachment is limited to 10MB.)
    • Statement of Interest
    • Resume
    • Writing Sample
    • A legible copy of your proof of license to practice law in the State of Minnesota (required at time of hire)

First time applying online? Read our How to Apply Online Guide.

Selection Process Information

Unclassified Posting: This is an UNCLASSIFIED position and is therefore not governed by City Civil Service Rules.

Selection Process: Applicants who meet the criteria and requirements stated on the job posting will be placed on a hiring list for consideration. Hiring Managers may interview/hire anyone from the list.

Final Selection Process: You will be notified if you are invited to participate in the final selection process.  

Human Resources Contact Information:  
Chrissy Hauge at 651-266-6512
200 City Hall Annex
25 West Fourth Street
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Fax: 651-266-6490
E-mail: jobs@stpaul.gov

To refer to this information, we recommend you print this job posting before you apply. For technical assistance regarding the online application, please call 1-855-524-5627 during regular business hours. Additionally, City of Saint Paul staff are available for application assistance between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 651-266-6500.

Veteran’s Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to receive Veteran’s preference in accordance with MN Statute 197.455, you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 preferably at time of application. Click here for more information.

The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 18, 2024

Contact: Claire Lancaster

claire.lancaster@state.mn.us

651-219-2975

Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancy in the Fourth Judicial District

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced a vacancy in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable James A. Moore. This seat will be chambered in Minneapolis in Hennepin County.

The application process is now open for this vacancy. The commission is searching for fair, experienced, and civic-minded individuals to serve on the bench and offer their talents and services to Minnesota’s judicial system. Per statute, the commission will consider the following qualifications for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service. The commission is seeking applicants who reflect Minnesota’s full diversity.

Individuals wishing to apply may request an application by contacting the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor via e-mail at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us. Application materials are due by 4:00 pm on February 8 and should be addressed to the chair of the commission, Erin Sindberg Porter. The commission expects to hold interviews for the vacancy in early March.

The judges of the Fourth Judicial District have offered to provide informational interviews to prospective applicants. To request more information or for other inquiries about the application process, please contact the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us.

For more information about the judicial selection process, please visit the Governor’s Judicial Appointments webpage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2024 Contact: Claire Lancaster claire.lancaster@state.mn.us 651-219-2975 Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancy in the Fourth Judicia...

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is seeking two full-time staff attorneys as part of the Minneapolis Housing Unit. As an equal-opportunity employer, Legal Aid is committed to inclusive hiring and is dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply. We welcome information about how your experience can contribute to serving our diverse client communities. Applicants are encouraged to share in their cover letter how they can further our goal of equal justice for all. We are committed to a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Apply the principles of MMLA's Racial Justice Values Statement in all interactions
  • Focus on civil litigation in housing law to defend evictions, secure safe and healthy housing, and prevent housing discrimination in court and administrative settings
  • Professionally maintain an active litigation caseload, including hearings and trials
  • Additional duties may include complex litigation, policy advocacy, and community education
  • Additional duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Must be licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota or eligible for admission by reciprocity
  • Demonstrate an interest in and commitment to the needs of low income and vulnerable clients
  • Show a commitment to working as a team member to serve client needs and a desire to appear in court to litigate client rights
  • Excellent analytical and written and verbal communication skills
  • Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences preferred 
  • Proficiency in a second language preferred, especially Arabic, Hmong, Oromo, Somali, or Spanish 
  • Legal training, knowledge of community resources, and experience with case management software
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office required

SALARY:  $70,000 to $76,364 per year, depending on experience, plus benefits. Benefits include family medical and dental insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, 403(b) with employer match, FSA, employee assistance programs, and generous paid time off. We operate on a 4.5-day workweek, ending at noon on Fridays.

APPLICATIONS: Submit resume, writing sample, cover letter expressing interest in the position, and three job-related references. Received by February 2nd, 2024, will receive first consideration, but applications received after, will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

If you require a reasonable accommodation for completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in our employee selection process, please contact Ann Cofell at acofell@mylegalaid.org. 

Please direct all other inquiries to hiring@mylegalaid.org.

Legal Services State Support/Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is seeking two full-time staff attorneys as part of the Minneapolis Housing Unit. As an equal-opportunity employer, Legal Aid is committed to inclusive hiring and&h...

Posted 3 months ago

The Second Judicial District has two law clerk opportunities as linked below.  

To apply, please visit:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mncourts

The Second Judicial District has two law clerk opportunities as linked below.   To apply, please visit:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mncourts

Agency: Minnesota Judicial Branch – Court of Appeals

Location: St. Paul, MN

Closing date: January 16, 2024 at 11:59pm

Link to apply for position: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mncourts/jobs/4325045/judicial-executive-assistant?sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Agency: Minnesota Judicial Branch – Court of Appeals Location: St. Paul, MN Closing date: January 16, 2024 at 11:59pm Link to apply for position: https://www.governmentjobs.com/career...

  • Job ID: 72532
  • Location: St. Paul
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 1/9/2024
  • Closing Date: 1/30/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Labor & Industry Dept / Labor and Industry-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Dept of Labor & Industry / Legal Services
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $32.71 - $48.51 / hourly; $68,298 - $101,289 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional
  • Telework Eligible: Yes - Conditional
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

This posting will be used to fill two (2) vacancies. These positions offer a conditional hybrid work schedule which includes telework days and in-office days at the St. Paul Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) office building.

Attorneys in DLI’s Office of General Counsel provide legal representation and advice to DLI by applying knowledge of relevant laws, including those governing occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation, wage and hour, prevailing wage, women’s economic security, child labor, earned sick and safe time, data practices, official records, open meetings, combative sports, apprenticeship, dual training, the State Building Code and associated construction codes, and rulemaking under the Minnesota Administrative Procedure Act. Attorneys also provide legal representation to authoritative boards including the Plumbing Board, Board of Electricity, Board of High Pressure Piping Systems and Nursing Home Workforce Standards Board.

Job duties for this position include:

  • Representing DLI and authoritative boards in rulemaking proceedings.
  • Representing DLI in regulatory and enforcement actions under its jurisdiction.
  • Providing legal advice to DLI staff and authoritative boards on legal issues.
  • Assisting senior attorneys in the Office of General Counsel with legal research, legal writing, rulemaking, contract review, and proposed legislation.
  • Assisting Department staff in redacting not public information from documents in response to data practices requests.
  • Advising the commissioner or designated decisionmaker regarding contested cases.
  • Providing other attorney support as needed.

If selected for an interview, part of the interview process may include responding in writing to a legal scenario.

Minimum Qualifications

Current license to practice law in the State of Minnesota.  The license must be in good standing.

Experiential Requirement:

  • One year of experience providing legal representation or legal advice specializing in one or more areas of law under the purview of the agency (i.e., workers’ compensation, occupational safety and health, wage and hour, prevailing wage, misclassification, construction, combative sports, apprenticeship), OR
  • One year of legal experience with one or more rulemakings subject to Minnesota’s Administrative Procedure Act while employed by a governmental entity, OR 
  • One year of experience providing legal representation or legal advice to a Minnesota governmental entity, OR
  • One year of experience as a judicial law clerk after graduation from law school, if the employment was within the last five years, OR
  • Three years of experience providing legal representation or legal advice specializing in one or more areas of law under the purview of the agency (i.e., workers’ compensation, occupational safety and health, wage and hour, prevailing wage, misclassification, construction, combative sports, apprenticeship) in another US jurisdiction, OR 
  • Three years of experience providing legal representation or legal advice to a governmental entity in another US jurisdiction, OR 
  • Comparable combination of equivalent experience as listed above.
  • Strong legal writing, legal analysis and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to review legal documents for relevance, accuracy, correlation, completeness and compliance with applicable laws.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, who do not share your same culture, ethnicity, language, or other common experiences.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with rulemaking subject to Minnesota’s Administrative Procedure Act.
  • Experience with contested case proceedings subject to Minnesota’s Administrative Procedure Act. 
  • Experience advising on the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, the Official Records Act and the Minnesota Administrative Procedure Act. 
  • Knowledge of workers’ compensation law, administrative law, labor and employment law, construction codes, workplace regulations, workplace safety or other employment-related legal areas.
  • Experience providing legal advice to boards.
  • Experience with areas of law with intersecting state and federal regulations. 
  • Language skills other than English (such as Somali, Spanish, Hmong, Karen or ASL).
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service.

Additional Requirements

It is the policy that all final candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment.  The background check may consist of the following components: SEMA4 Records Check, Employment Reference Check, Driver’s License Check, Education/License Verification.

How to Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five Recently Separated Veterans, who apply and meet the qualifications for the vacancy, must be granted an interview.  To be considered a Recently Separated Veteran, you must meet all the following criteria:

  • Have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States;
  • 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;
  • Be a United States citizen or resident alien;
  • 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: Caren Miller 443 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN 55155, or Caren.Miller@state.mn.us.

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:

  • Meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%.
  • Provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability.
  • 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: Caren Miller 443 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN 55155, or Caren.Miller@state.mn.us, or fax 651-284-5723.

If you have questions about the position, contact Caren Miller at caren.miller@state.mn.us or 651-284-5119.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Caren Miller at caren.miller@state.mn.us.

About Labor & Industry Dept

The Department of Labor and Industry ensures Minnesota’s work and living environments are equitable, healthy and safe. The agency oversees the state's programs for apprenticeship, construction codes and licensing, dual-training pipeline, occupational safety and health, wage and hour standards, workers' compensation and youth skills training programs. 

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

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:

  • Public pension plan
  • 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)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 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

Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. 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 and indicate what assistance is needed.

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans. The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better…