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Staff Attorney for Land Remediation Programs and Data Management - Job ID 64084

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Job Summary
As a staff attorney at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), this position serves as an in-house staff attorney to advise agency leadership and staff regarding Land Remediation programs, data practices, and records management; and to ensure that programs and policies are administered in compliance with applicable laws and regulations; to research and interpret federal and state laws, regulations, and court cases; to analyze laws, regulations, literature and reports in order to develop and provide guidance for programs and procedures of the agency; and to develop and conduct technical training on legal matters associated with assigned agency programs and policies as requested, and other duties as assigned by the General Counsel.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must clearly demonstrate the following qualifications:

Juris Doctor Degree with two years of experience in the practice of law with working knowledge of administrative or regulatory law. Active license to practice law in the State of Minnesota or in another U.S. state with licensure in Minnesota within 6-9 months.

Experience with or ability to develop, review, and analyze proposed legislation.

General knowledge of environmental laws and statutes, governmental organization, and legislative process.

General knowledge of Minnesota Data Practices Act, Federal Freedom of Information Act, or other state law equivalents.

General knowledge of records or document management and of Minnesota official records laws or other state law equivalents.

Effective communication skills to work effectively with a wide range of people, including technical and scientific staff, and the ability to understand scientific and technical information and data.

Self-motivated with ability to work collaboratively with other lawyers and program staff and to independently research and resolve legal and policy issues as they arise.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in the application of federal and state environmental laws and regulations.

Experience with the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Federal Freedom of Information Act, or other state law equivalents.

Experience or knowledge of the legislative process as well as developing, reviewing, and analyzing proposed legislation and legislative policy.

Experience writing legal memoranda and other legal documents.

Experience with management of large volumes of document and records.

Experience with development of or participating in training programs.

Experience with the Administrative Procedure Act and administrative process as it pertains to public participation, public hearing requirements and all other legal requirements.