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Metropolitan Council – General Counsel

This position with the Metropolitan Council will manage the Office of General Counsel, and provide legal counsel and representation to the Council and staff; will direct and supervise legal staff; and retain and supervise outside counsel for specific assignments as needed. This is an appointed position and serves at the pleasure of the Metropolitan Council. Applications received on or before APRIL 10, 2017, will be given preference.

Education and Experience: Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association accredited institution; currently licensed to practice law in Minnesota; has never been suspended or disbarred from practice of law in any jurisdiction; 10 or more years of experience practicing law including substantial experience as legal counsel for a large governmental entity preferred; directly related real estate, government contracts, construction, environment, transit labor & employment law experience is highly desirable; and experience hiring, developing, and managing legal staff including outside counsel.

TO APPLY: Applicants MUST submit the Metropolitan Council’s online employment application – more information and application instructions at

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