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Staff Attorney – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul

Posted 4 months ago

This position reports to the General Counsel and works closely with DNR’s Data Practices Compliance Official to provide legal advice to the DNR concerning the protection and release of data under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA) as well as to advise the DNR on legal issues associated with compliance with the MGDPA.  Research and interpret federal and state laws, regulations, and court cases; advise agency on natural resources issues and provide legal research and assist senior attorneys on more complex natural resource questions.  Requires the ability to develop and draft legal memoranda for the agency; analyze laws, regulations, literature, and reports in order to develop and provide guidance for programs and procedures of the agency; develop and conduct technical training on legal matters particularly around the MGDPA and assist the agency with non-controversial rulemaking.

For more information including minimum and preferred qualifications, contacts, and how to apply, go to the https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/ and search for Job ID 37445. Closing date for applications: 12/30/19.

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