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Legal Analyst

Date Posted:  Jan 4, 2022
Requisition ID:  299542

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 in an effort 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 starting salary for this position is $30,082 and may be commensurate with education and experience.

About the Job:

The Legal Analyst serves as a legal consultant assisting with policy and procedural matters that have legal ramifications impacting the agency. This role is responsible for performing highly complex and analytical work, researching legal documents and providing input on precedent setting matters in order to achieve desired results while ensuring compliance with, and enforcement of, state and federal laws, regulations and standards.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Serves as a liaison on legal matters to governmental and non-governmental parties;
  • Conducts research of substantive and procedural legal matters directly pertinent to assigned agency mission and objectives;
  • Assists in drafting and preparing legal memorandum and briefs on a wide variety of legal issues;
  • Assists agency management with reviewing legal information or legal documents;
  • Assists agency management and/or general counsel on legislative matters;
  • Coordinates board meetings and prepares meeting minutes;
  • Receives and reviews inquiries from the general public and various interested parties responding as necessary;
  • Develops and monitors the legal division database tracking legal and/or legislative actions and modifying if necessary;
  • Consults with agency program and policy developers on legal matters impacting the organization’s mission and objectives;
  • Conducts administrative hearings to determine if agency policy and procedures were properly administered and/or followed;
  • Prepares investigative reports and submits recommendations for appropriate action;
  • Participates in the review of pertinent legislation and the promulgation of rules;
  • Reviews agency policies and practices in individual cases to ensure just and equitable application;
  • Performs legal administrative support duties as required;
  • Performs related duties as required.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • A legal secretary or paralegal degree, or equivalent years of experience (4+ years).
  • Specialized knowledge and understanding of the limited body of federal and state laws and procedures relating to the assigned program area;
  • Working knowledge of legal resources and legal research procedures;
  • 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;
  • Strong communication and writing skills.

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

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis