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Staff Attorney - Department of Insurance

Date Posted:  Sep 20, 2022
Requisition ID:  397324

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.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


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. 


A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Advise and provide general legal support to agency staff on various program and legal areas.
  • May train, delegate to, and/or provide support for any legal support staff.
  • May oversee, draft, or review contracts.
  • Research and interpret laws, promulgated rules, and legal opinions pertaining to agency operations.
  • May draft and review legislation and administrative rules.
  • Maintain legal resources, dockets, legal files, and official records of proceedings relating to cases.
  • Organize and manage caseload in the preparation of hearings and/or litigation.
  • Responsible for the creation, preparation, and distribution of documents related to hearings, including orders and decisions.
  • May review appropriate pleadings, motions, and discovery, and/or responses, draft appeals, and appellate briefs, or perform legal writing assignments.
  • Utilize litigation skills and experience relating to agency operations.
  • May handle administrative matters and hearings while maintaining appropriate decorum, hear evidence, rule on the admissibility of evidence, and/or make reasoned decisions supported by evidence.


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:


You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence.
  • Indiana Bar Admission; license in good standing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply relevant statutes, case law, and rules.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to successfully utilize a case management system to manage a docket, case information, party information, and serve orders.
  • Strong legal research, writing, and litigation 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) 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




This position traditionally starts at $60,000 - $65,000 per year and may be commensureate with education and experience.


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis