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Civil Rights Attorney

Date Posted:  May 12, 2022
Requisition ID:  322023

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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC):

 The Indiana Civil Rights Commission enforces the Indiana civil rights laws and provides education and services to the public to ensure equal opportunity for all Hoosiers and visitors to the State of Indiana. The Indiana Civil Rights Commission will be an important societal influence working to eliminate illegal discrimination in Indiana.



The salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

About the Job:

 The Attorney serves as the legal resource to the agency's investigation and intake teams before a finding of the cause or no cause is issued by the Deputy Director or Director.  The staff Attorney also provides legal advice to the agency generally as well as assists the Executive Team with developing and implementing training and with the structuring and executing of organizational goals. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Researches and interprets law promulgated rules and legal opinions about agency operations;
  • Investigates legality of agency actions and validity of public complaints;
  • Prepares administrative orders;
  • Drafts proposed legislation and develop new administrative regulations;
  • Attends legislative committee meetings;
  • Prepares legal briefs and opinions;
  • Summarizes new legislation and determines its impact on the agency’s programs;
  • Advises agency or department heads on legal matters;
  • Investigates possible cases of fraud or legal violation;
  • May work with Attorney General’s office in representing the agency or department in court cases.

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:

  • Must be a licensed attorney;
  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local law, procedures, and precedents about the agency function and purpose;
  • Considerable knowledge of legal resources and legal research procedures;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing;
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local law, procedures, and precedents;
  • Ability to research and evaluate legal precedents;
  • Ability to analyze complex problems;
  • Ability to tactfully deal with a wide variety of administration and officials to resolve disputed problems.

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 premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards) 
  • 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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