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BMV Staff Attorney

Date Posted:  May 17, 2022
Requisition ID:  300361

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.


About the 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 are dedicated to fostering an environment where we:

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



The starting salary for this position may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

The BMV Staff Attorney provides legal counsel for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and provides sound and timely legal advice to agency departmental representatives. The BMV Staff Attorney is charged with ensuring compliance with all state, federal laws, and statutes.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:


  • Reports to Deputy General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
  • Advises BMV Contracts, Branch Operations, and Document Management departments
  • Reviews, edits, and approves all BMV MOUs, contracts, statements of work, web service agreements, or any similar agreements as well as any amendments, addendums, extensions, or renewals thereto
  • Subject matter expert with regard to agency insurance questions, records request, rulemaking, bulk data sales, data releases, BMV Enhanced Access agreement, and self-insurance
  • Oversees appeal process of personalized license plate messages
  • Advises APRA request responses, including appropriate redacting personal information and responding to inquiries
  • Oversees Special Group Recognition license plate program
  • Oversees agency rulemaking processes
  • Agency Title VI and ADA Coordinator

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:

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

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: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the 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 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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