National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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MN State Retirement System General Counsel
General Counsel
Salary: $95,171 - $136,263/annually
About the Opportunity:
This position acts as the General Counsel for the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS).  The incumbent provides legal advice to the Executive Director and staff including the interpretation of federal and state laws, tax regulations, and published guidance governing qualified retirement plans. Coordinating the participant appeal process by providing legal representation to MSRS staff at fact finding conferences with the Office of Administrative Hearings and presenting the appeal to the Board of Directors. In addition, the incumbent acts as the liaison between MSRS and the Office of the Attorney General and participates in requests for proposal and contract administration for mission-critical vendor relationships.
Position: MN State Retirement System General Counsel
Organization: MN State Retirement System
Location: St Paul,  MN 
United States
Salary: $95,171 - $136,263/annually
Posting Start Date: 11/21/2022
Date Posted: 11/21/2022
Requirements Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications –
  • Three (3) years of managerial or advanced supervisory experience leading legal services or similar activities.
  • Seven (7) years as a licensed attorney conducting legal research, writing, and analysis.
  • J.D. Degree from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota and current with continuing legal education requirements.
Experience of candidates considered must include:
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas of law: tax, retirement, employment, procurement, data practices and conflicts of interest, and ethics.
  • Experience providing legal advice to senior management or executives.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with peers, superiors and staff and to work both within the agency and among other agencies and organizations to identify legal issues and resolve problems effectively and efficiently.
  • Demonstrated strong communication and management skills.
  • Excellent legal analysis and writing skills.
  • Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations.
Preferred Qualifications –
  • Experience handling issues related to state and federal laws as they relate to tax qualified governmental retirement and healthcare plans.
  • Experience in litigation practices and techniques, assessment of legal risk, knowledge of negotiation and settlement strategies and techniques, and legal considerations related to settling or compromising lawsuits and claims.
  • Experience working with the Minnesota Attorney General's Office and/or State government agencies.
  • Knowledge of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and ability to analyze data, determine classification of data, and provide protection of not public data.
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills.
Additional Requirements:
It is the policy of the Retirement Systems of MN that all employees submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:
  • SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past State employees only)
  • Criminal History Check
  • Employment Reference Check
  • Social Security and Address Verification
  • Education Verification
  • Driver's License Check
The Retirement Systems will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

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Status: This listing expires on: 1/20/2023
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MN State Retirement System
60 Empire Dr

St Paul,  MN 55103
United States
Annie Mueller