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Senior Legal Counsel - Staff Attorney Supervisor

State of Minnesota
Posted Jan 20
Full Time
St Paul, Minnesota

Working Title: Senior Legal Counsel

Job Class: Staff Attorney Supervisor

Agency: Transportation Dept

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted : 01/19/2024
  • Closing Date : 02/08/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Transportation Dept / Transportation-MMA
  • Division/Unit : Chief Counsel / Chief Counsel
  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift
  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required : No
  • Salary Range: $44.89 - $64.12 / hourly; $93,730 - $133,882 / annually
  • Classified Status : Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 216 - Middle Management Association/MMA
  • FLSA Status : Exempt - Executive
  • 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.

This position is located at Central Office in St. Paul and has the flexibility to telecommute, work a hybrid schedule, or work in the office. The incumbent will be required to complete a telework acknowledgement form. The incumbent may be expected to work in the office on occasion.

This position supervises staff of the Office of Chief Counsel’s Contract Management section. Responsibilities include supervising staff attorneys in providing consultation and advice on the management, strategic planning, and implementation of contract management processes and providing legal, ethical, and practical guidance on laws, rules, and policies that govern MnDOT contracting.

Additionally, the position is responsible for ensuring consistent, accurate, timely, and legally sufficient reviews of MnDOT contracts; providing contract-related guidance and legal advice to MnDOT staff to ensure that MnDOT complies with applicable laws and policies and has legally sound contracts; representing MnDOT on contract issues to other state agencies and outside stakeholders; developing and implementing contract management training; and supervising a variety of other transactional legal work.

  • MnDOT does not sponsor applicants for work visas or Optional Practical Training Extensions for STEM Students. Individuals must be legally authorized to work in the US at the start of employment.

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must possess a Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association-accredited law school AND be licensed to practice law in Minnesota


have two (2) years of professional supervisory experience OR three (3) years advanced professional contract management experience. Experience must demonstrate:

  • Legal drafting skills sufficient to draft complex contracts.
  • Legal analysis skills sufficient to comprehend case law, statutes, and regulations and to apply findings to specific facts and circumstances.
  • Client counseling skills sufficient to provide complex information in a useful manner.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience supervising staff.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws regulating contracting in a government setting.

Additional Requirements

Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and criminal history check

It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components: SEMA4 Records Check, Criminal History Check, Employment Reference Check, Driver’s License Check, Math and Reading Assessment, Drug and Alcohol Test, Education/License Verification and Pre-Employment Physical.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . Please indicate what assistance is needed.

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