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Staff Attorney - Dept of Ins

Date Posted:  May 7, 2022
Requisition ID:  322403

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 Indiana Department of Insurance (IDOI):

The Indiana Department of Insurance protects Hoosiers as they purchase and use insurance products to keep their assets and their families from loss or harm.  The IDOI also monitors the financial solvency of insurance companies in Indiana so that legal promises in insurance policies are honored.


Role Overview:


The IDOI Staff Attorney provides sound and timely legal advice to all IDOI divisions. The IDOI Staff Attorney must have a thorough knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws, rules, and regulations related to insurance. The IDOI Staff Attorney oversees the administrative rule promulgation process and provides representation for the Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund. 


About the Job:


An Attorney E7 is responsible for rendering legal advice and services to an agency or division.

A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Advises agency staff on various program and legal areas;
  • Drafts and reviews contracts and correspondence;
  • Serves as a liaison to the Indiana Office of Attorney General on litigation and tort claims matters;
  • Drafts and reviews legislation and administrative rules;
  • Performs legal research and writing assignments;
  • Provides general legal support for the agency;
  • Oversees contract process for local office attorneys;
  • Conducts legal trainings for lower-level attorneys and others;
  • Litigates cases in State Courts representing the agency;
  • Handles administrative matters and hearings;
  • Organizes and manages caseload in preparation of hearings and/or litigation;
  • Generates appropriate pleadings, motions and discovery, and responses;
  • Delegates to and provides support for any legal support staff;
  • Drafts appeals and appellate briefs;
  • May be required to participate in committees, groups, or teams such as screen out committees;
  • May be required to serve as local counsel for the Indiana Office of Attorney General


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;
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply relevant statutes, case law, and rules.

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) 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




Salary is commensurate with education and expeience.


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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