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Advisory Chief

Date Posted:  Oct 2, 2019
Requisition ID:  24749
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

Indiana State Department of Health
The Indiana State Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.

 

This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $55,900.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

 

About The Job:

The overall purpose of the job is to advise and represent the agency and supervise three staff attorneys who provide legal services that primarily involve research, legal agreements, rule promulgation and compliance with federal regulations involving the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

A Day In The Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Supervising 3 attorneys who primarily focus on advisory matters such as legal agreements, rule     promulgation, compliance with ethics laws, and compliance with federal regulations involving the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).   
  • Providing timely and competent legal services involving legal agreements, rule promulgation, compliance with ethics laws, and compliance with federal regulations involving HIPAA.   
  • Ensuring that agency attorneys provide timely and competent legal services involving legal agreements, rule promulgation, compliance with ethics laws, and compliance with federal regulations involving HIPAA.   
  • Assigning advisory matters to agency attorneys, assisting them when appropriate, and ensuring that they receive the training that they need to perform their jobs. 
  • Providing legal advice regarding legal agreements, rule promulgation, compliance with ethics laws, and compliance with federal regulations involving HIPAA.
  • Ensuring that the HIPAA Privacy Officer acts appropriately to ensure that the agency compliance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Serving as back-up to the HIPAA Privacy Officer and resource for HIPAA-related matters when the Privacy Officer is unavailable.
  • Ensuring that the Ethics Officer acts appropriately to ensure that the agency compliance with Ethics laws.
  • Serving as back-up to the Ethics Officer and resource for Ethics-related matters when the Ethics Officer is unavailable.
  • Informing the Director of Legal Affairs and Deputy Director of Legal Affairs of matters that may (a)involve unusual or controversial matters, (b) result in unusual or heightened publicity, (c) involve the governor's office or another state agency, (d) result in liability to the agency or its employees, or (e) involve any information the attorney feels merits their attention or the attention of the agency's leadership.
  • Assisting the Director of Legal Affairs and Deputy Director of Legal Affairs with projects and other matters.
  • Performing related duties assigned by the Director of Legal Affairs and Deputy Director of Legal Affairs.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You Need For Success:
  • Must have at least three (3) years of work experience practicing law.
  • Must be able to manage, evaluate and discipline staff attorneys.
  • Must be able to identify, analyze and research legal issues.
  • Must be able to interpret and apply laws, statutes, and administrative and court decisions.
  • Must be able to write and speak clearly.
  • Must be able to draft clear and accurate pleadings and other legal documents.
  • Must be able to review and draft proposed statutes and rules.
  • Must be able to prepare administrative cases and present them in a logical and persuasive fashion.
  • Must be able to manage and organize documents and files.
  • Must have considerable knowledge of computer skills in word processing.
  • Must have advanced knowledge of the computerized research service that the agency makes available for the Office of Legal Affairs.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of administrative law and procedures, state and federal laws, regulations, rules, guidelines and standards pertinent to the cases and agency programs assigned to staff attorneys.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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