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Senior Attorney – Civil Litigation *Open Until Filled*

City of Saint Paul - City Attorney Office

Posted 3 weeks ago

About the Position

Positions in this class perform a wide variety of very complex professional legal work at the full performance level in the City of Saint Paul City Attorney’s Office to include representing the City and City employees in civil litigation, and providing general legal services to various City departments, divisions, offices, authorities, boards, commissions and committees; and performs related duties as required.

Information Specific to this Position: 
There are currently two vacancies in the Civil Litigation division. These positions will involve litigation of a wide range of civil actions including civil rights, land use, contracts, employment and various tort claims. The successful candidates must:

  • Conduct legal analysis of standard and complex civil actions initiated against the City of Saint Paul, city employees and elected officials.
  • Develop sustainable litigation strategies for a variety of pending and threatened civil actions.
  • Represent the City of Saint Paul, city employees and elected officials through all phases of civil litigation in state and federal district and appellate courts.

The City of Saint Paul offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement contributions and paid time off.

Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Senior Attorney Job Description.

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 this position will have at least a Juris Doctorate Degree and a license to practice law from the Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota and at least five years of experience practicing law as an Attorney at the intermediate to senior level with the City of Saint Paul or equivalent. Preferred candidates will be admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Continued employment as a Senior Attorney is contingent upon maintaining a license to practice law from the Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota. 

Ideal candidates will have five years of civil litigation experience. Qualified candidates must have strong writing and communication skills, a demonstrated ability to maintain consistent professionalism, and a license to practice law in Minnesota.

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.)
    • Statement of Interest
    • Resume
    • Writing Sample
    • 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. All who meet the criteria and requirements stated on the job posting will be placed on a hiring list for consideration. Hiring Managers may interview/hire anyone from the list.

Final Selection Process: You will be notified if you are invited to participate in the final selection process.  

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
E-mail: jobs@stpaul.gov

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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