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Questions regarding employment opportunities may be directed to Jill Melzarek at (651) 361-7834 or jill.s.melzarek@state.mn.us.

In addition to this website, OAH uses a variety of methods to advertise vacant positions, including, but not limited to, list service announcements, professional trade publications, and the State of Minnesota Career Opportunities website. Periodically, OAH solicits Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for Professional, Technical and Consulting contract work. RFPs are advertised on this site as well as in the Minnesota State Register. The State Register is published every Monday, with the exception of holidays.

Open Positions

Legal Secretary

  • Job Location: St. Paul
  • Closing Date: 11/14/2019
  • View this position's details and apply online at mn.gov/careers with job ID 36546.

Equal Opportunity

OAH is an equal opportunity employer. Download a copy of OAH's Affirmative Action Plan.

Reasonable Accommodations 

In accordance with state and federal laws, reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided to ensure access to services and employment. To request an accommodation for a disability, please contact Jill Melzarek, ADA Coordinator, at (651) 361-7834 or jill.s.melzarek@state.mn.us. Download a copy of OAH's Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Grievance Procedure.

Internships

The Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings accepts applications for student internships, externships and judicial clerkships on a continuous basis. Applicants should submit the following information via email to jill.s.melzarek@state.mn.us, or via mail to Jill Melzarek, Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings, P.O. Box 64620, St. Paul, MN 55164-0620:

  • Cover letter including the following information

    • Reason for interest in an externship/internship at OAH

    • Preferred section assignment (Administrative Law or Workers’ Compensation)

    • Dates (i.e. summer, during the school year) and times (number of hours per week) of availability

    • A brief description of applicable educational and employment history

  • Resume

  • A completed Judicial Internship/Externship Application

  • A legal writing sample of no more than five pages in length written by the applicant

  • Contact information for three professional references

George Beck Fellowship

The Administrative Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association funds the George Beck Fellowship to help provide law students with an opportunity to serve as a legal intern/extern with the Office of Administrative Hearings. George Beck Fellows gain substantial legal experience by observing legal proceedings, conducting legal research and writing, interacting with litigants, and participating in case strategy discussions. George Beck Fellows may also earn law school credit for their fellowship experience.  

To apply, indicate your interest on your Judicial Internship/Externship Application. Applicants for the George Beck Fellowship are encouraged to submit a letter of recommendation from a law school professor or legal practitioner who is familiar with the applicant’s work in administrative law or another relevant subject matter. Preference will be given to second- and third-year law students, but all interested law students are encouraged to apply. Fellowship applications and letters of recommendation should be mailed to:

Geen Mui
MSBA Administrative Law Section
Attn: Beck Fellowship Committee
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Upon completion of an internship/externship, George Beck Fellows must provide a short written summary of their experience to the Minnesota State Bar Association Administrative Law Section Council, and other MSBA Section Councils that provide funding for the George Beck Fellowship. Please refer to the Law School Agreement for George Beck Fellowships for complete information.

Application for the George Beck Fellowship is not required to be considered for a judicial internship/externship at the Office of Administrative Hearings.

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