Investigator – Health & Teacher Licensing #77860

Minnesota Attorney General's Office   Saint Paul, MN   Full-time     Education
Posted on June 25, 2024
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Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants

Date Posted: 6/25/2024

Closing Date: 7/9/2024

Legal Assistant 5 Salary Range: $25.14 - $37.60/hourly; $52,492 - $78,508/annually

Legal Assistant 6 Salary Range: $28.26 - $41.43/hourly; $59,006 - $86,505/annually

Legal Assistant 7 Salary Range: $31.61 - $47.69/hourly; $66,001 - $99,576/annually

Telework Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison 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 affirms that calling. The Office is one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices and as of 2024, has been recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplace Minnesota for four years in a row and Top Workplace USA for three years in a row.

The Office is seeking a highly capable individual with the skills and drive to work on behalf of the public in improving the quality of healthcare for all Minnesotans by investigating complaints received by the state’s health-related licensing boards alleging misconduct by healthcare providers.  The Office's Health and Teacher Licensing Division represents Minnesota’s 16 health-related licensing boards in litigation and administrative actions related to the boards’ licensure and regulatory oversight of healthcare providers.  Key functions of this position include collaborating with assistant attorneys general and board staff, obtaining and reviewing records, conducting interviews of witnesses and licensees, and drafting reports summarizing investigative findings.

Investigators conduct civil investigations on behalf of the health-related licensing boards into allegations of misconduct by healthcare providers.  Complaints against healthcare providers generally involve allegations of substandard practice, unprofessional or unethical conduct, fraudulent or abusive billing, improper prescribing of controlled substances, sexual misconduct, or violation of professional boundaries with patients.  Investigators review complaints against healthcare providers; collaborate with assistant attorneys general and board staff; evaluate and analyze documents, such as medical records, billing records, and employment records; interview complainants, patients, witnesses, and healthcare providers who are the subject of complaints; draft reports summarizing investigative findings; and sometimes work with attorneys to prepare cases for evidentiary hearings or trials. 

This position may be eligible for hybrid work environment with some days in the office required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of demonstrable similar experience
  • Ability to perform assigned job responsibilities with a high level of professionalism
  • Proven ability to show excellent judgement, character, and work ethic
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated skill in
    • Research and writing
    • Critical thinking
    • Communication

To be considered at the Legal Assistant 6 (LA6) level applicants must have 5 or more years related experience.

To be considered at the Legal Assistant 7 (LA7) level applicants must have 10 or more years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education or experience in healthcare
  • Education or experience in civil or administrative investigations
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, medical recordkeeping, and prescribing practices

Why Work For Us 

Working together to improve the state we love. 

What do Minnesota's State employees have in common? 

  • A sense of purpose in their work Connection with their coworkers and communities Opportunities for personal and professional growth

Benefits 

As an employee, you'll have access to one of the most affordable health insurance plans in Minnesota, along with other benefits to help you and your family be well.

Your benefits may include: 

  • Paid vacation and sick leave  12 paid holidays each year  Low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug plans  Fertility care, including IVF Diabetes care Dental and orthodontic care for adults and children 

6 weeks paid leave for parents of newborn or newly adopted children Pension plan that provides income when you retire (after working at least three years) Employer paid life insurance to provide support for your family in the event of death Short-term and long-term disability insurance that can provide income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury Tax-free expense accounts for health, dental, and dependent care  Resources that provide support and promote physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being Support to help you reach your career goals:

  • Training, classes, and professional development Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (Some positions may qualify; for more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website at studentaid.gov)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for work/life support:

  • A voluntary confidential program that helps employees and their families with life challenges that may impact overall health, personal well-being, or job performance Common sources of stress can be addressed through the EAP: mental health, relationship challenges (personal and work), grief and loss, finances, and legal issues Daily Living/Convenience Services: Chore services, home repair, trip planning, child/elder care

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.