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Legal Analyst

MN Department of Labor & Industry

Posted 11 months ago
  • Job ID: 68130
  • Location: St. Paul
  • Full/Part Time: Intermittent
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 08/03/2023
  • Closing Date: 08/16/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Labor & Industry Dept / Labor and Industry-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Dept of Labor & Industry / Legal Services 2
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Varies
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $26.14 – $38.38 / hourly
  • Classified Status: Unclassified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • End Date: 05/31/2026
  • FLSA Status: Exempt – Professional
  • Telework Eligible: Yes – Conditional
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: No

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

This position offers a hybrid work schedule which includes telework days and in office days at a DLI office building as required by business need.

This position is part-time intermittent, requiring approximately 20 hours per week for two (2)+ years.

This temporary position exists to support Office of General Counsel attorneys and a third-party research team with advanced professional legal analysis and consultative work on a legislatively required research study.  The study will identify systemic or regulatory changes to improve the experience and outcomes of employees with work-related post-traumatic stress disorder. This position will also support the regulatory, legislative, and rulemaking needs of DLI through legal research and analysis.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two years of professional legal experience* OR three years of advanced technical/paraprofessional legal experience* performing legal research and analysis sufficient to aid a third-party research team’s completion of a study. Demonstrated experience to include:
    • Completing legal research
    • Preparing legal documents for attorney review**
    • Preparing summaries and reports

*Associate degree in the areas of legal studies, public administration, or a related field may substitute for six months of experience, a Bachelor’s degree in the areas of legal studies, public administration or a related field may substitute for one year of professional legal experience. Juris doctor degree may substitute for two years of professional legal experience.

  •  Analytical and research skills to resolve complex problems.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with stakeholders and work collaboratively with a research team and Office of General Counsel attorneys.
  • Written communication skills sufficient to draft clear, concise and complete legal documents and reports with the ability to convey complex information in a plain language.
  • Ability to use legal resources such as statutes, rules, Westlaw, legal periodicals, case law reports and the internet to conduct legal research. Ability to organize work and prioritize among multiple demands under time constraints.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals with a wide range of backgrounds, who do not share your same culture, ethnicity, language, or other common experiences. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Language skills other than English (such as Somali, Spanish, Hmong, Karen or ASL).
  • Experience working in a government setting (city, county, or state employment).
  • Knowledge of statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to workers’ compensation.
  • Experience with contract management.
  • Experience with research on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Experience managing a project.

Additional Requirements

It is the policy that all final candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment.  The background check may consist of the following components: SEMA4 Records Check, Employment Reference Check, Driver’s License Check, Education/License Verification.

How to Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email For additional information about the application process, go to

Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five Recently Separated Veterans, who apply and meet the qualifications for the vacancy, must be granted an interview.  To be considered a Recently Separated Veteran, you must meet all the following criteria:

  • Have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States;
  • Have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty OR have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty;
  • Be a United States citizen or resident alien;
  • Have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001 as shown on your form DD-214. 

To be considered under this legislation, you must meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; meet all of the above RSV criteria; and submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date via mail, e-mail or fax to: Caren Miller 443 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN 55155, or

Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a non-competitive basis if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • Meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%.
  • Provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability.
  • Meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting.

To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date via mail, e-mail or fax to: Caren Miller 443 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN 55155, or, or fax 651-284-5723.

If you have questions about the position, contact Caren Miller at or 651-284-5119.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Caren Miller at

About Labor & Industry Dept

The Department of Labor and Industry ensures Minnesota’s work and living environments are equitable, healthy and safe. The agency oversees the state’s programs for apprenticeship, construction codes and licensing, dual-training pipeline, occupational safety and health, wage and hour standards, workers’ compensation and youth skills training programs. 

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

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:

  • Public pension plan
  • 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)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 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.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. 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 and indicate what assistance is needed.

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