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Staff Attorney - Gaming Comm.

Date Posted:  Nov 22, 2021
Requisition ID:  287366

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.


About the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC): 
The mission of the Indiana Gaming Commission is to provide a fair, transparent, and dynamic regulatory environment that encourages economic development while requiring the highest level of integrity of all activities under its jurisdiction. 



The salary for this position traditionally starts at $52,000 per year.


This position serves the Indiana Gaming Commission and will be required to apply laws, court decisions, precedents, and administrative rules that may be unclear in nature and broad in scope.  The Attorney will participate in the collaborative decision-making process and will report directly to the Deputy General Counsel.


The salary for this position is commensurate with education and experience.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Research, understand and interpret laws, regulations and legal opinions pertaining to agency operations and casino gaming in Indiana.
  • Possess or acquire in-depth knowledge of proper procedures for promulgating agency regulations and participate in drafting and amending regulations by, among other things, analyzing public comments on rule revisions; reviewing rules from other jurisdictions; and acquiring subject matter expertise necessary to promulgate rules to effectively regulate the gaming industry.
  • Analyze and research selected license applications and process denials and disciplinary actions, where appropriate, for licensees in accordance with due process law.
  • Act as a review officer for felony waiver requests and will represent the Commission before an administrative law judge on variety of regulatory issues as needed. Incumbent
  • Possess or acquire knowledge of debt financing so as to serve as lead attorney for the analysis and approval of debt transactions proposed by casino licensees.
  • Assist lead attorney and Information Analyst in drafting responses to public records requests. May assist in the compilation of public records and review records for purposes of identifying all responsive and disclosable materials.
  • Assist lead attorney and Information Analyst on matters related to records retention, forms management and may assist with issues relating to minority and women owned business participation
  • Negotiate and draft inter-agency agreements and professional service contracts incorporating appropriate boilerplate language and negotiated terms.
  • Individual will also be required to perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and/or General Counsel.

Preferred Experience:

  • Admission to the Indiana Bar
  • Ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws, rules and regulations; specifically those applying to gaming
  • Ability to work in participative, team-oriented work environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to formulate and carry out case litigation and initiate policies
  • Must have good written and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to research and evaluate legal precedents
  • Ability to apply legal principles
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and make sound recommendations
  • Must have ability to communicate with all levels of administrators and involved officials to resolve disputed problems
  • Must participate in continuing legal education programs


  • Doctor 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:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted 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


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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