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Staff Attorney

Date Posted:  Nov 5, 2019
Requisition ID:  16220

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.



About the 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 $52,000/year but may be commensurate with education and experience.

About the Job

As a Staff Attorney you serve as legal advisor for the agency.  The overall purpose of the job is to advise and represent the agency.  Objectives of the job include, but are not limited to, (1) providing timely and competent legal advice to agency personnel, and (2) representing the agency in administrative proceedings.

A day in the life
  • Providing timely and competent legal advice to agency personnel.
  • Providing timely and competent legal services involving litigation and potential litigation activities, such as administrative litigation involving enforcement actions and benefit denials, issues involving human resources, lawsuits filed against the agency in state and federal courts, and other matters.
  • Representing the agency in administrative proceedings.
  • Informing the Director of Legal Affairs, Deputy Director of Legal Affairs and Litigation Chief 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.
  •  Coordinating regulatory, investigative and enforcement matters with federal and state agencies and the Office of the Attorney General.
  • Attending Immediate Jeopardy meetings, Informal Dispute Resolution conferences and other meetings as required.
  • Cross-training with other staff attorneys on various job functions.
  • Assisting the Director of Legal Affairs, Deputy Director of Legal Affairs and Litigation Chief with projects and other matters.
What We're Looking For
  • J.D. from an accredited college or university and admitted to the Indiana State Bar.
What You'll Need For Success
  • The Attorney must be able to identify, analyze and research legal issues.
  • The Attorney must be able to interpret and apply laws, statutes, and administrative and court decisions.
  • The Attorney must be able to write and speak clearly.
  • The Attorney must be able to draft clear and accurate pleadings and other legal documents.
  • The Attorney must be able to review and draft proposed statutes and rules.
  • The Attorney must be able to manage a case load. 
  • The Attorney must be able to manage and organize documents and files.
  • The Attorney must be able to prepare administrative cases and present them in a logical and persuasive fashion. 
  • The Attorney must have considerable knowledge of computer skills in word processing.
  • The Attorney must have advanced knowledge of the computerized research service that the agency makes available for the Office of Legal Affairs.
  • The Attorney 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 program assigned to the Attorney.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

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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