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Assistant Attorney General

Minnesota Attorney General's Office

Posted 11 months ago

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants

Date Posted: 8/9/2023

Closing Date: 8/23/2023

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.

Primary responsibilities also include for overseeing the Office’s (non-Medicaid) false claims enforcement work, including identifying enforcement and litigation priorities, developing legal strategies, and collaborating with federal and state enforcement partners.  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.

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 and false claims 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 and/or False Claims Act law
  • Experience handling cases involving consumer protection or False Claims Act 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 Wednesday, August 23, 2023.

  1. Go to www.mn.gov/careers;
  2. Apply for posting number 68378
  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.

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