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Attorney – Criminal Division *Open Until Filled*

City of Saint Paul Attorney's Office - Criminal Division

Posted 2 weeks ago

About the Position

The Saint Paul City Attorney’s Office Criminal Division currently has 2 vacancies for a provisional Attorney. Starting salary for these positions is dependent on qualifications. Please note: These positions are grant funded with employment duration through December 31, 2025. 

Positions in this class perform a variety of professional legal work at the intermediate to full performance level in the Saint Paul City Attorney’s Office. Criminal Division attorneys handle high-volumes of a variety of criminal cases from charging through appeal.
General Description of Duties:
These positions will involve prosecuting individuals charged with petty misdemeanor, misdemeanor, and gross misdemeanor offenses. Typical work performed includes:

  • Screening of cases for criminal charges by reviewing and evaluating reports from law enforcement, assessing evidentiary issues and the merits of cases, and recommending approval of or declining of charges. 
  • Representing the City by preparing for and making appearances at arraignments, pretrial hearings, trials, sentencing, and other court proceedings; keeping affected parties informed as to case status; negotiating resolution of cases, and recommending disposition of cases. 
  • Drafting, filing, and/or submitting criminal complaints, memoranda, discovery requests, appeals, proposed court orders, pleadings, motions, letters and other legal documents. 

The City of Saint Paul’s mission is to integrate equity and inclusion into how we approach all our work. Our vision is to be committed to building an equitable and inclusive city that will shift culture in city processes and policies, eliminate structural inequities, and ensure timely and relevant access to services, resources, support, and opportunity to every person in Saint Paul.

Position Requirements

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

Preferred candidates will have at least 3 years of experience as an Attorney in the practice of criminal law.

Continued employment as an Attorney is contingent upon maintaining such licensure.

How to Apply

  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.)
    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • Professional References
    • A legible copy of your proof of license to practice law in the State of Minnesota (required at time of hire)

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Learn more about our Hiring Process

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

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.

Provisional Employment: Provisional employees are not certified employees, but are eligible to receive benefits on the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment.

Human Resources Contact Information:  
Chrissy Hauge at 651-266-6512
200 City Hall Annex
25 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Fax: 651-266-6490

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 LGBTQIA+ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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