Deputy General Counsel/State Prog Admin Manager Prin

State Of Minnesota Saint Paul , MN 55102

Posted 4 months ago

Job Details

Job Class: State Program Administrator Manager, PrincipalWorking Title: Deputy General Counsel

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified internal and external candidates.

Date Posted: June 22, 2019

Closing Date: July 12, 2019

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Housing/Managerial Plan

Division/Unit: Legal and Risk Management

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $83,311 - $119,496 /annually

Job Class Option: State Program Administrator Manager Principal

Classified Status: Classified

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

Be part of an amazing team that builds strong communities! Minnesota Housing finances affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households.

The Deputy General Counsel will manage the Olmstead Implementation Office, provide legal expertise to Minnesota Housing (MHFA) and the Olmstead Implementation Office (OIO), serve as General Counsel when the General Counsel is absent, and supervise a staff of three attorneys.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provide legal expertise and advice throughout the Agency.

  • Assist the General Counsel in directing, coordinating and supervising legal work throughout the Agency.

  • Supervise legal staff.

  • Advise the MHFA Responsible Authority and the Data Practices Compliance Official

  • Provide legal advice and support to the Chair of the Olmstead Subcabinet (Minnesota Housing Commissioner), to the Commissioner members of the Subcabinet, and to the Olmstead Implementation Office (OIO).

  • Supervise the Olmstead Implementation Office staff.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Law degree from an accredited law school.

  • Member of the Minnesota state bar or, if a member of another state bar, plan to be admitted to the Minnesota state bar within one year of hiring.

  • 2 years of leadership experience, including lead worker and/or management of employees.

  • 5 years of legal experience in the areas of affordable housing, lending and public finance law.

  • Broad knowledge of state and federal housing programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers, superiors and subordinates and to work both within the agency and among other agencies and organizations to identify issues and resolve problems.

  • Experience providing legal guidance regarding federal low income housing tax credits.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing legal guidance to the Minnesota Olmstead Implementation Office.

  • Experience working for a government Agency.

  • Strong customer service skills.

  • Excellent legal analysis and writing skills.

  • Demonstrated strong communication and management skills.

Physical Requirements

Requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following: Reference checks and background checks.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

Our culture consists of passionate, mission-driven employees focused on delivering the best programs possible to help Minnesotans access safe, affordable housing. We invest in our employees' futures by providing a variety of professional development opportunities. We're committed to providing employees with work-life balance by offering many work schedule options, flexible schedules and limited overtime. That's why our average employee tenure is 11 years.

At Minnesota Housing, we know that affordable housing is an essential part of Minnesota's infrastructure. When you work here, you're helping to build stronger communities. We also have a national reputation as one of the finest housing finance agencies in the country.

Our top notch benefits include extremely inexpensive health insurance for employees and dependents, generous vacation and sick leave plans, eleven holidays per year, and tuition assistance. We offer a defined benefit pension plan with a guaranteed, life-long benefit based on tenure plus pre-tax and ROTH options to supplement the pension. For more information, visit our website at www.mnhousing.gov.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact Jodell Swenson, HR Director, at jodell.swenson@state.mn.us.

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 will make reasonable accommodations 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 careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

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