Employment Opportunity with Labor & Industry Dept
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State Program Administrator Manager (SPAM) Principal
Legal Services Director
Legal Services, General Support Division
$39.02 - $55.97/hourly, $81,474 - $116,865/annually
Days of Work:
Monday-Friday , 8:00 am-4:30 pm
220- Managerial Plan
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The Legal Services Director serves as chief general counsel to the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioners and Managers on legal, legislative and policy issues. This position advises staff on issues that arise as a result of the agency’s administration and enforcement of the laws, rules and regulations regarding programs under the purview of the Department of Labor and Industry in workers compensation, occupational safety and health, wage and hour, prevailing wage, combative sports, construction code and licensing, and apprenticeship areas.
Three (3) years of experience in managing, leading or having authority over an extensive program area(s) to include; substantial legal responsibility of the program(s); significant responsibility in program planning, direction, implementation and results; and the ability to give clear, concise and organized legal advice on complex legal issues as well as practical legal advice and guidance on policy issues.
Graduate of an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota.
Comprehensive knowledge of Minnesota statutes, rules, case law, and regulations in several of the following areas of law: workers compensation; occupational safety and health; construction codes and licensing; federal wage, hour and employment statutes and regulations; or federal apprenticeship laws and regulations. Ability to set priorities consistent with agency goals and initiatives, supervise and evaluate the work of others, and prepare and maintain budgets.
How to Apply:
Excellent human relations and interpersonal communication skills sufficient to
motivate and lead staff; and communicate with diverse audiences, such as the
Minnesota Legislature, employer groups, employee groups, insurers, industry and
trade associations, educational institutions, internal and external committees, work
teams, complainants, injured workers, and regulated parties.
Written communication skills sufficient to draft clear and concise training materials,
policies, procedures, letters, memoranda, pleadings, briefs, legislation, and rules; and
to effectively respond to oral or written inquiries from citizens, the legal community,
licensees, regulated parties, media, agency personnel, enforcement agencies, and
Key knowledge of the laws that govern administrative rulemaking, contested case
proceedings, government ethics, data practices, open meeting, records retention and
other laws that apply to executive branch agencies, boards, panels and councils.
Broad knowledge of state employment laws and rules, state organization, employee
bargaining agreements, and state fiscal policy and procedures, including a working
understanding of the legislative and rulemaking process.
If you are interested in applying for this position you will need to submit an
online application. To apply for this position, log on to Employee Self Service at
www.s4web.state.mn.us , and click the “Careers” link. This will open the Job search
page. In the keywords search, type in the Job ID for this position, (24182). Click on the
link for the position, and click “Apply for this job opening”. Application is due no later
than June 14, 2018.
Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five Recently Separated
Veterans (RSV), who apply and meet the qualifications for the vacancy, must be
granted an interview. To be considered a Recently Separated Veteran (RSV), you
must meet all of the following criteria:
1) Have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed
forces of the United States;
2) Have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full
period ordered to active duty OR have separated by reason of disability
incurred while serving on active duty;
3) Be a United States citizen or resident alien;
4) Have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11,
2001 as shown on your form DD-214.
To be considered under this legislation, you must meet all of the Minimum
Qualifications identified in this posting; meet all of the above RSV criteria; and submit
a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date via mail, e-mail or fax to: Maggie
Strugala 443 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN 55155, or Maggie.Strugala@state.mn.us ,
or fax 651-284-5723.
Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to
appoint certain disabled veterans on a non-competitive basis if you meet all of the
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1) Meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability
rating of at least 30%.
2) Provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability.
3) Meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting.
To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the
closing date via mail, e-mail or fax to: Maggie Strugala 443 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul,
MN 55155, or Maggie.Strugala@state.mn.us , or fax 651-284-5723.
Maggie Strugala, 651-284-5119, Maggie.Strugala@state.mn.us.
Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer
This information can be made available in alternative formats to individuals with
disabilities by calling (651) 259-3637 or (651) 282-2699 (TTY).