Assistant Attorney General

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants
Date Posted: 2/1/2022
S1 Salary Range: $30.80 - $47.82/hourly; $64,310 - $99,848/annually
S2 Salary Range: $37.90 - $56.02/hourly; $79,135 - $116,969/annually
S3 Salary Range: $42.64 - $68.93/hourly; $89,032 - $143,925/annually

Job Summary

The Office of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison — one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices and recently recognized as a 2021 Star Tribune Top Workplace Minnesota and a 2022 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 could all work elsewhere but choose public service as a calling, and we are actively building an internal culture that supports that calling.

Attorney General Keith Ellison is accepting applications on a rolling basis from attorneys at all levels of experience who are interested in a career of public service and representing the government in significant lawsuits to help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect.

Assistant Attorneys General appear on behalf of the State of Minnesota in administrative, state, and federal district and appellate courts in a wide variety of case types. The work of the Office of the Attorney General protects public safety, everyday consumers and workers, the environment, and the State and its various agencies and boards. Attorneys can expect excellent litigation experience in handling their own cases and helping to build and create a better, safer, and more equitable Minnesota.

This posting may be used to fill multiple positions. Applications received from this posting will be used to fill current and future vacancies in these job classes at the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General through November 15, 2022.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered at the Staff Attorney 2 (S2) level applicants must have 5 or more years of civil litigation experience or equivalent.

To be considered at the Staff Attorney 3 (S3) level applicants must have 10 or more years of civil litigation experience or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Public service with this office may qualify applicants to have part of their student loans forgiven under a federal student loan forgiveness program for state government employees. (Visit for more information.)

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, and 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.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online through the State of Minnesota Careers website, which is the State’s official application and hiring site.

  1. Go to;
  2. Apply for posting number 52647
  3. Please ensure to include a writing sample (up to five pages) within the cover letter.


If you have questions, contact Sarah Spence-Koivisto at or 651/757-1050.