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Job Class: State Program Administrator Coordinator

Posted 3 years ago

Working Title:  COVID Legal Advisor (Temporary)

Job Summary

Want to help make a dent in the universe? Join the Minnesota Department of Health’s Legal Unit for immediate immersion in Minnesota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This position serves a unique role during a unique time and will work closely with the Governor’s Office. The response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic presents numerous questions and issues not regularly encountered. Thus, the person in the position will at times need to be resourceful and creative in identifying and applying useful information and legal resources.


Minimum Qualifications

Must be a licensed attorney in the State of Minnesota

Three years of professional experience including performing legal research; drafting legal documents, legislation or rules; and providing formal written and oral advice

Comprehensive knowledge of the substantive law pertaining to Minnesota government data practices

Ability to explain and present technical and legal information to diverse audiences

Ability to write complete, comprehensive and effective reports, memoranda, rules, statements, and correspondence

Ability to express legal concepts and requirements in plain language

Problem solving skills necessary to ensure compliance with technical requirements of laws and rules while working cooperatively with colleagues and stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

Background in public health

Experience as an attorney representing a Minnesota governmental entity

Additional Requirements

Must successfully pass a background check

Application Details

Why Work For Us

Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee longevity and job satisfaction.

How to Apply

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