Assistant Attorney General – Consumer Protection Section

Minnesota Attorney General's Office   Saint Paul, MN   Full-time     Legal
Posted on May 26, 2023
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Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants

Date Posted: 5/26/2023

Closing Date: 6/12/2023

S1 Salary Level: $32.33 - $50.22 / hourly; $67,505 - $104,859 / annually

S2 Salary Level: $39.80 - $58.82 / hourly; $83,102 - $122,816 / annually

S3 Salary Level: $44.77 - $72.37 / hourly; $93,479 - $151,108 / annually

Telework Eligible:  Yes

Job Summary

The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison — one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices and recognized as a 2021/2022 Star Tribune Top Workplace Minnesota and 2022/2023 Top Workplace USA — has a clear mission: we help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect.  We are a dynamic group of dedicated professionals who choose public service as a calling, and we are actively and intentionally committed to supporting an internal culture that supports that calling.

The Office is currently seeking nine Assistant Attorneys General (AAG) for the Consumer Protection Section of the Office. This section investigates companies and individuals who are violating Minnesota’s civil consumer-protection laws.  The sections’s enforcement work includes litigating in Minnesota State courts and the U.S. District of Minnesota.

Specific openings are detailed below:

  • 2 AAG for the Antitrust Unit
  • 3 AAG for the Charities Division
  • 2 AAG for the Special Outreach and Protection Unit
  • 2 AAG for the Wage Theft Unit

A successful candidate in this position will be able to:

  • Manage several investigations and lawsuits simultaneously;
  • Develop expertise in the field of consumer-protection and civil rights;
  • Engage in high level and challenging civil investigations and impact litigation;
  • Use discovery tools to obtain and then analyze evidence to ascertain compliance with Minnesota’s consumer-protection and civil rights laws; and
  • Work with witnesses and victims from diverse communities.

This position is eligible for a hybrid work environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from a law school accredited by the ABA
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota or ability to obtain licensure within 90 days of hire
  • Demonstrated outstanding skill in:
    • Research and writing (submission of a writing sample is required)
    • Critical thinking
    • Communication
  • Ability to:
    • Perform responsibilities with a high level of professionalism
    • Demonstrate excellent judgement, character, and work ethic
    • Interact respectfully and successfully with members of the public, victims, and government regulators
    • Contribute positively to a team and work in a diverse, inclusive, creative, and collaborative work environment    

IMPORTANT! Applicants must include a writing sample with a cover letter to be considered for this position.

To be considered at the S2 level, candidates must have 6 years of related experience. To be considered at the S3 level, candidates must have 12 years of related experience.       

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years civil litigation experience
  • Knowledge of Minnesota’s civil and consumer rights
  • Clerkship in the Minnesota courts and/or the U.S. District of Minnesota court
  • Experience working in public service
  • Experience in some or all of the following areas:
    • supervision of lawyers or legal assistants
    • bankruptcy law
    • working in public service
    • volunteer legal services

Why Work For Us 

Diverse Workforce Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence, fostering understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

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:

  • 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)
  • 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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive service to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.