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Associate Legal Counsel, Department of Transportation

Posted 4 months ago

Associate Legal Counsel

$50,175 – $98,428 annually

St. Paul, MN

This position serves in the Office of the Chief Counsel as an Associate Legal Counsel and reports to the Senior Legal Counsel or Deputy Chief Counsel.  

This vacancy is being announced at two different job classes at the same time:

At the State Program Administrative Coordinator level, you will provide a variety of legal services in multiple substantive areas of law. Your work will encompass providing legal advice and direction to ensure that MnDOT administers programs and policies in compliance with applicable laws.  This is a transactional law position that is focused on researching and analyzing state and federal statutes, regulations, and case law in order to develop and provide legal advice and guidance; developing and conducting training on legal matters for a variety of internal and external audiences; drafting, analyzing, and making recommendations on a variety of transactional and governance documents; and providing general business advice and guidance with a focus on making effective decisions that take legal risk into account.

At the State Program Administrative Senior level, this entry level transactional law attorney position will draft and review contracts and other legal documents to ensure that the contracts and documents comply with MnDOT’s legal requirements, including the Contract Manual, and meets program goals and objectives.  You will assist, and be mentored by, other attorneys in the Office of Chief Counsel in preparing and providing legal advice to ensure that MnDOT administers programs and policies in compliance with applicable law.  This position will also assist in factual research by gathering information from MnDOT offices and staff, legal and non-legal resources, and then organizing and summarizing the information for potential use in litigation or settlement planning.  This position will also assist in the preparation of legislative reviews of new bills.

WHY WORK FOR US

We offer excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage. Other benefits include:

ABOUT MnDOT

We are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota’s nationally recognized transportation system. We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable, and leading-edge transportation system. You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good.  You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota.   You can set your sights high and use your strengths to grow within the organization. MnDOT offers superior health and retirement benefits as well as a solid commitment to work-life balance, which provides you the tools to thrive both at work and outside of work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

SPA Coordinator Minimum Qualifications:

A Juris Doctorate degree, an active license to practice law in the State of Minnesota, AND a minimum of two (2) years advanced professional experience and demonstrated knowledge in the following areas:

  • Legal research and analysis, sufficient to comprehend statutes, regulations, case law, and other regulatory materials and to apply findings to specific facts and circumstances.  
  • Legal drafting sufficient to draft contracts and other transactional documents, write clear and concise memos, bulletins, articles, correspondence, and training materials and presentations.
  • Counseling and advising clients in a law firm, business, or clinical setting.

* In order to be considered for the position, an applicant must clearly demonstrate how you meet the minimum requirements on the submitted resume/application.

SPA Senior Minimum Qualifications:

A Juris Doctorate degree AND a minimum of one (1) year of professional experience in law and demonstrated knowledge in the following areas:

  • Legal research and analysis, sufficient to comprehend statutes, regulations, case law, and other regulatory materials and to apply findings to specific facts and circumstances.  
  • Legal drafting sufficient to draft contracts and other transactional documents, write clear and concise memos, bulletins, articles, correspondence, and training materials and presentations.
  • Counseling and advising clients in a law firm, business, or clinical setting.

* In order to be considered for the position, an applicant must clearly demonstrate how you meet the minimum requirements on the submitted resume/application.

APPLY ONLINE BY 5/27/2021:

  1. Go to www.mn.gov/careers
  2. Click “External Applicants”.
  3. On the Job Search, enter the Job Opening ID ”45765” in the Keywords search box and click Search. 
  4. Click on the Job Title to view the job posting.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. When prompted for your Referral Source, please list:  Other – MHBA.

Only applicants received on mn.gov/careers will be considered.

CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMAITON:

Lena Garcia, MnDOT Recruitment Specialist

Lena.garcia@state.mn.us

612-257-2388

Apply Online