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Deputy Director/Chief Legal Counsel

Minnesota Cannabis Expungement Board

Posted 3 weeks ago

The Minnesota Cannabis Expungement Board (CEB) is an executive branch agency dedicated to the review of cannabis felonies for expungement or resentencing. To learn more about the CEB, visit

The Deputy Director/Chief Legal Counsel (Deputy) of the CEB is accountable to the Executive Director and serves as the second in command to the Executive Director. The Deputy also serves as the Chief Operating Officer, Chief legal Counsel, and Chief Data Practices Compliance Officer for the agency. The Deputy will also represent the Board and the functions of the Executive Director when that individual is not available.

The Deputy will be a key member of the Board’s executive team providing executive leadership and guidance to the executive team and to the staff of the Board. In the first year, the Deputy will be responsible for creating the organizational and governance structure and framework of the agency to ensure the Board carries out its statutory responsibilities equitably, efficiently, and transparently.

The Deputy has significant independent responsibility to formulate and direct legal and administrative strategies to achieve the transformational and equity goals of the CEB. The deputy will direct the work of the operations teams including but not limited to the legal unit, the operations unit, and the data practices unit. The Deputy will provide strategic legal advice to the Executive Director, and other members of the executive team, regarding all complex legal issues relating to the administration of agency operations and programs and policies to ensure compliance with all applicable laws to minimize exposure for liability and advance the mission of the agency. The Deputy Director/Chief Legal Counsel has significant decision-making latitude and will be responsible for determining overall strategy of what and how to achieve overall goals. In addition, the Deputy Director/Chief Legal Counsel will be the CEB’s Data Practices Compliance Officer and work with other members of the executive team to ensure compliance with Data Practices in all phases of the work.

Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctor and licensed to practice law in Minnesota
5 years professional experience in criminal law or prosecution.
Knowledge of and experience with setting program objectives.
Interpersonal and relationship building skills

Preferred Qualifications

Extensive experience in and deep working knowledge of criminal justice and expungement law
Experience as a criminal prosecutor and/or defender
Experience in the public sector managing or leading agency strategic initiatives, operations, budgets, personnel.
Experience planning, organizing, coordination, implementing, and reporting on program objectives
Experience in interpreting government rules, regulations, and laws, including the MN Government Data Practices Act
Experience implementing or monitoring compliance with data practices/data privacy requirements
Experience with the legislative process
Demonstrated leadership experience. Leadership experience can include experience as a supervisor, lead worker, team lead, project lead, or completion of a State of Minnesota leadership program (e.g. ELI or SLI), or comparable leadership program
Demonstrated ability to partner with public and private organizations, special interest groups, elected and appointed officials
Team building skills, including superior communication, written and public speaking skills
Well established negotiation skills and an aptitude for building consensus through cooperation and coalition-building

Interested candidates can apply on; Job ID: 76646

Application deadline: 6/13/2024

Pay range in St Paul, MN
Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.

Base salary
$100,411/yr – $143,758/yr

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