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Staff Attorney

Date Posted:  Jul 8, 2021
Requisition ID:  223906

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 State Department of Health (IDOH):

The Indiana State Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.


This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $52,000.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

About the Job:

The Attorney serves as legal advisor for the agency.  The overall purpose of the job is to advise and represent the agency.  Objectives of the job include, but are not limited to, (1) providing timely and competent legal advice to agency personnel, and (2) providing timely and competent legal services involving legal agreements, rule promulgation, and other matters.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Providing timely and competent legal advice to agency personnel.
  • Providing timely and competent legal services involving legal agreements, rule promulgation, and other matters.
  • Informing the Director of Legal Affairs and Advisory Chief of matters that may (a)involve unusual or controversial matters, (b) result in unusual or heightened publicity, (c) involve the governor's office or another state agency, (d) result in liability to the agency or its employees, or (e) involve any information the attorney feels merits their attention or the attention of the agency's leadership.
  • Cross-training with other staff attorneys on various job functions.
  • Assisting the Director of Legal Affairs and Deputy Director of Legal Affairs with projects and other matters.
  • Performing related duties assigned by the Director of Legal Affairs, Deputy Director of Legal Affairs and Litigation Chief.


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:

  • The Attorney must be admitted to the Indiana State Bar.
  • The Attorney must be able to identify, analyze and research legal issues.
  • The Attorney must be able to interpret and apply laws, statutes, and administrative and court decisions.
  • The Attorney must be able to write and speak clearly.
  • The Attorney must be able to draft clear and accurate pleadings and other legal documents.
  • The Attorney must be able to review and draft proposed statutes and rules.
  • The Attorney must be able to manage a case load.  
  • The Attorney must be able to manage and organize documents and files.
  • The Attorney must be able to prepare administrative cases and present them in a logical and persuasive fashion.  
  • The Attorney must have considerable knowledge of computer skills in word processing.
  • The Attorney must have advanced knowledge of the computerized research service that the agency makes available for the Office of Legal Affairs. 
  • The Attorney must have a thorough knowledge of administrative law and procedures, state and federal laws, regulations, rules, guidelines and standards pertinent to the cases and agency programs assigned to the Attorney.


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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