Closing Date: 1st December, 2023


Job Details:
Job Class: Staff Attorney 2
Agency: Public Safety Dept

Who May Apply: This vacancy is open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Eligible bidders should apply through self-service AND confirm their interest bid by emailing by 11/25/2023.
Date Posted: 11/18/2023
Closing Date: 12/01/2023
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Public Safety Dept / Public Safety-MAPE
Division/Unit: Central Office District 2000 / State Patrol Special Operation
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $36.34 - $54.07 / hourly; $75,877 - $112,898 / annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional
Telework Eligible: Yes
Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities ( Yes

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 provides legal research, analysis, counsel, and assistance to Minnesota State Patrol leadership and staff. The incumbent acts as liaison to DPS General Counsel and counterparts with the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General, as well as legal counterparts from other entities. This position may be directed to specific districts within the Minnesota State Patrol, providing targeted counsel and assistance to meet with the agency's needs.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctorate law degree from an accredited law school and a valid MN attorney law license.
  • Three years experience interpreting state and federal law and conducting legal analysis and research.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and underserved communities.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge and understanding of MN criminal justice system.
  • Experience with data practices.
  • Experience drafting contracting and other agreements.
  • Experience with the MN legislative process.
  • Experience creating and delivery training.

Physical Requirements:
Very Light: Requires occasionally moving and transporting such articles as file folders and small tools. May need to maintain a stationary position for long periods of time while carrying out job duties.

Additional Requirements:
It is the policy of the Department of Public Safety that all employees submit to a background investigation prior to employment, which includes the following components:
  • Criminal history
  • Reference check
  • Drug screen
  • Fingerprint check
  • Education verification

Application Details
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

If you have questions about the position, contact Marcia Reding at

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 Marcia Reding at

About Public Safety Dept
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) is a diverse, complex agency dedicated to serving communities across the state. DPS has 10 public facing and four support divisions with about 2,200 dedicated employees operating programs statewide that all have one goal: Building a safer Minnesota.

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
  • 11 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 (!/pslf/launch)

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 services 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.

We provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities throughout the application and interview process.

If you need alternative access to the online applications system, please email the job information line at or call 651-259-3637.

For accommodations or questions about accessibility specifically relating to this job announcement, please email the Affirmative Action Division at or call 651-201-7136.