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Legal Analyst

Date Posted:  Jan 9, 2022
Requisition ID:  247501

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.


The Indiana Protection Advocacy Services Commission:
The Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services (IPAS) Commission is the governing authority of Indiana Disability Rights. The Commission is responsible for assuring adequate legal and advocacy services for the protection, promotion, and empowerment of the rights and interests of individuals with disabilities throughout Indiana.
The Commission provides direction and advice on Indiana Disability Rights' activities, goals, and policies.


Mission and Vision
Indiana Disability Rights is the service arm of the Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services (IPAS) Commission. Our mission and vision guide our work every day.
Mission - To protect and promote the rights of individuals with disabilities through empowerment and advocacy.
Vision - To live in a society where persons with disabilities are free from abuse and neglect, are free to be effective self-advocates, and are free of discrimination; allowing for full inclusion in society.

Salary Information:

This position normally begins at $30,082.00 annually, but is commensurate with experience and education.

About the Job:

As a Legal Analyst, you will assist with policy and procedural matters that have legal ramifications impacting the agency. You will perform highly complex and analytical work, research legal documents and provide input on precedent-setting matters to achieve desired results while ensuring compliance with, and enforcement of, state and federal laws, regulations, and standards. Additionally, you will identify complex or high-profile matters for escalation to superiors for necessary responses. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Serve as a liaison on legal matters to governmental and non-governmental parties.
  • Conduct research of substantive and procedural legal matters directly pertinent to assigned agency mission and objectives.
  • Assist in drafting and preparing legal memorandum and briefs on a wide variety of legal issues.
  • Assist agency management with reviewing legal information or legal documents.
  • Assist agency management and/or general counsel on legislative matters.
  • Coordinate board meetings and prepares meeting minutes.
  • Receive and review inquiries from the general public and various interested parties responding as necessary.
  • Develop and monitors the legal division database tracking legal and/or legislative actions and modifying if necessary.
  • Consult with agency program and policy developers on legal matters impacting the organization’s mission and objectives.
  • Conduct administrative hearings to determine if agency policy and procedures were properly administered and/or followed.
  • Prepare investigative reports and submits recommendations for appropriate action.
  • Participate in the review of pertinent legislation and the promulgation of rules.
  • Review agency policies and practices in individual cases to ensure just and equitable application.
  • Perform legal administrative support duties as required.

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.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • At least two (2) years of legal experience (including but not limited to experience in preparing discovery responses, drafting contracts, conducting legal research, etc.). 
  • A Paralegal degree may be preferred. 
  • Specialized knowledge and understanding of the limited body of federal and state laws and procedures relating to the assigned program area. 
  • Specialized knowledge of law, rules, policy, and guidance associated with relevant subject matter. 
  • General knowledge of rules of evidence and hearing procedures. 
  • Basic knowledge of the agency and of state and federal agencies dealing with the programs, laws, and procedures. 
  • Ability to analyze legal problems and determine method of approach for solving them. 
  • Ability to research legal precedents. 
  • Ability to deal tactfully with individuals in resolving their differences. 
  • Display trustworthiness with confidential and sensitive information and apply ethics requirements to all decisions and actions. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate in the legal environment, both orally and in writing.  
  • Ability to prepare standard legal documents and forms. 

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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