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Attorney Senior

Date Posted:  Jul 5, 2024
Requisition ID:  446179

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana Department of Labor:

The Indiana Department of Labor advances the safety, health, and prosperity of Hoosiers in the workplace. We maintain a proactive focus of prevention, training, and good communication by collaborating with businesses, labor, trade associations, and schools, all with the goal of making Indiana safer and more productive.


Role Overview

This attorney position reports to the IDOL General Counsel to support the agency’s legal needs. Primary responsibilities will be to represent the agency in administrative legal proceedings before the Board of Safety Review and review and redact documents responsive to public records requests.


Salary Statement

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $85,020.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • May train, manage, delegate to, and/or provide support for any legal support staff;
  • Advises and provides legal support to agency staff on various program and legal areas;
  • May oversee, draft, review, or provide legal advice relating to contracts;
  • Researches, interprets, and provides legal advice in relation to laws, rules, policies, and legal opinions pertaining to agency operations;
  • May draft and review legislation and administrative rules;
  • Utilizes legal resources, dockets, legal files, and official records relating to legal procedures;
  • Creates, prepares, and distributes documents related to hearings, including orders and decisions;
  • Recruits, selects, onboards, and trains employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development;
  • Sets expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees. Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures;
  • May handle administrative matters and hearings while maintaining appropriate decorum, hear evidence, rule on the admissibility of evidence, and/or make reasoned decisions supported by evidence;
  • May be required to utilize litigation skills and experience relating to agency operations;
  • Organizes and manages caseload in the preparation of hearings and/or litigation;
  • May review pleadings, motions, and discovery;
  • May draft appeals or briefs, or perform legal writing assignments.

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'll Need for Success:

The ideal candidate in this role should minimally have 

  • A Doctorate of Jurisprudence with 5+ years of legal experience as a practicing attorney;
  • Indiana Bar Admission license in good standing;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply relevant statutes, case law, and rules;
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to successfully utilize a case management system to manage a docket, case information, party information, and serve orders;
  • Strong legal research, writing, and litigation skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.
This role provides direct supervision for two or more attorneys.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

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

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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