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Assistant Attorney General – Residential Utilities Division – OFFICE OF THE MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL KEITH ELLISON

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants
Date Posted: 12/2/2021
Closing Date: 12/20/2021
S1 Salary Range: $30.80 – $47.82/hourly; $64,310 – $99,848/annually
S2 Salary Range: $37.90 – $56.02/hourly; $79,135 – $116,969/annually
S3 Salary Range: $42.64 – $68.93/hourly; $89,032 – $143,925/annually

Job Summary
The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison — one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices and recently recognized as a Star Tribune 2021 Top Workplace — 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 could all work elsewhere but choose public service as a calling, and we are actively building an internal culture that supports that calling.

The Office seeks an attorney to join its Residential Utilities Division. The attorney’s primary caseload will involve advocating for residential and small business ratepayers before the Public Utilities Commission and the Office of Administrative Hearings. This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly committed team that makes a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

As an Assistant Attorney General, you will work alongside analysts to advocate for policies that will improve the lives of Minnesota’s residential and small business ratepayers. The division primarily appears before the Public Utilities Commission and the Office of Administrative Hearings. The position may also provide opportunities to appear before Minnesota’s appellate courts and to participate in formal and informal stakeholder groups addressing areas of emerging public utility policy.

Minimum Qualifications
• Graduation from a law school accredited by the ABA;
• Licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota or ability to obtain licensure within 90 days of hire;
• An interest in handling public utilities cases on behalf of residential and small business ratepayers before administrative tribunals and in the appellate courts;
• Ability to travel throughout the state, with the possibility of out-of-state travel as required;
• Ability to use electronic files and case management tools;
• The ability to contribute positively to a team and interact successfully with co-workers, state and federal law enforcement colleagues, and members of the public;
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills (a writing sample of up to five pages is required to be attached to a cover letter);
• Ability to multitask by managing an active caseload and meeting tight deadlines; and
• Ability to work in an inclusive, creative, and collaborative work environment.

To be considered at the Staff Attorney 2 (S2) level applicants must have 5 or more years of civil litigation experience or equivalent.

To be considered at the Staff Attorney 3 (S3) level applicants must have 10 or more years of civil litigation experience or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications
• More than three years of civil litigation or regulatory experience;
• Public utilities experience; and
• Knowledge/experience in accounting, finance, economics, and/or engineering.

Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short- and longterm disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Public service with this office may qualify applicants to have part of their student loans forgiven under a federal student loan forgiveness program for state government employees.

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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, and 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.

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 December 20, 2021.

  1. Go to;

2. Apply for posting number 50895

3. Please ensure to include a writing sample (of up to five pages) within the cover letter.

If you have questions, contact Sarah Spence-Koivisto at or 651/757-1050.

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