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BMV Deputy General Counsel

Date Posted:  Jul 27, 2022
Requisition ID:  374685

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.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.



About the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV):

The BMV’s mission is to serve all Hoosiers by providing best-in-class driver and vehicle services in a timely and accurate manner while ensuring security and transparency. The BMV team works throughout the state of Indiana and is dedicated to fostering an environment where we:


  • Invest in our employees
  • Engage our customers
  • Provide sustainable systems
  • Embrace product innovation

About the Job:

The Deputy General Counsel provides sound and timely legal counsel for the Bureau of Motor Vehicle's departmental representatives. The incumbent is charged with ensuring compliance with all state and federal laws and statutes.

A Day in the Life:

  • Advise Chief Legal Officer and BMV departments on legal matters, applicable laws and policies, and potential resolutions;
  • Provide advisory counsel to the leadership of assigned lines of business, including Finance, Communications, IT, HR, and others;
  • Monitor the status of Legal Department projects and work with department legal staff to ensure prioritization and completion of projects
  • Review and respond to Material Error Reviews submitted by customers;
  • Oversee all contracting, procurement, and MOU legal efforts for the agency;
  • Manage the Contracts Staff Attorney as a direct report;
  • Formulate recommended solutions that are workable within the structure of applicable law; 
  • Interpreting court orders and providing legal advice regarding the management of driver and vehicle records;
  • Research and draft legal memos on various topics, as need;
  • Research recent legal decisions and changes in Federal and State motor vehicle laws; 
  • Receive Customer communications, investigate issues and formulate proper resolutions;
  • Respond to correspondence concerning legal matters;
  • Work with assigned lines of business on rulemaking efforts;
  • Assist department supervisors with reviewing and editing their departments’ policies; 
  • Work with the BMV legislative director and staff on agency legislation efforts; 
  • Review and edit BMV notices and state forms; 
  • Participate in continuing legal education programs; and
  • Performing additional assignments as assigned.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence;
  • Indiana Bar Admission; license in good standing;
  • Strong legal research and writing skills;
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills;
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge and ability to apply relevant statutes, case law, and rules.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of all functions of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles;
  • Strong interpersonal skills; and
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to research, interpret, and apply federal and state laws and regulations.

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: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • 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.


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