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Assistant Attorney General (Residential Utilities)

Minnesota Office of Attorney General

Posted 2 months ago

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants
Date Posted: 12/8/2023
Closing Date: 1/2/2024
S1 Salary Range: $36.40 – $57.47 / hourly; $76,003 – $119,997 / annually
S2 Salary Range: $50.53 – $78.30 / hourly; $105,506 – $163,490 / annually
S3 Salary Range: $54.12 – $83.57 / hourly; $113,002 – $174,494 / 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 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 Residential Utilities
Division of the Office. 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 everyday 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 receiving electric, gas, and landline telephone service. 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 and licensed to practice in
the State of Minnesota or ability to obtain licensure within 90 days of hire 
 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: 
o use electronic files and case management tools
o multitask by managing an active caseload and meeting tight deadlines 
o work in an inclusive, creative, and collaborative work environment
o contribute positively to a team and interact successfully with co-workers,
state and federal law enforcement colleagues, and members of the public 
o travel throughout the state with possible out-of-state travel as required 

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
 Three or more years of civil litigation or regulatory experience
 Public utilities experience 
 Knowledge/experience in accounting, finance, economics, and/or engineering 

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 Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

  1. Go to www.mn.gov/careers;
  2. Apply for posting number 71901
    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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