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Staff Attorney

Date Posted:  Nov 22, 2021
Requisition ID:  286822

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


Salary Information:
This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $52,000.00.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with job experience.

About the Job:

The Attorney serves as legal counsel for the agency and is responsible for supporting various activities of the IDOH's Office of Legal Affairs (OLA).  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, (2) representing the agency in administrative proceedings, and (3) performing related duties assigned by supervisors.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Provide agency personnel with legal advice, assistance and training regarding legal issues that may involve administrative law, employment law, contracts, and other legal matters.
  • Represent the agency and litigate administrative matters before the Indiana Office of Administrative Law Proceedings (OALP).  The representation may include, but is not limited to, filing, litigating and negotiating administrative enforcement actions and drafting pleadings, motions, affidavits, proposed findings and other documents used in administrative proceedings.
  • Perform related duties assigned by supervisors that may include, but are not limited to, researching and analyzing legal issues, training agency personnel, educating and assisting agency attorneys, and  assisting supervisors with special projects.  
  • Assist agency personnel with drafting policies and proposed legislation.
  • Assist agency personnel with disclosure of documents and confidentiality of information under state and federal law.
  • Coordinate regulatory, investigative and enforcement matters with federal and state agencies and the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.
  • Attend Informal Dispute Resolution conferences and other meetings as required. 

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:

  • 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 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 basic litigation and trial skills, including the ability to present documentary evidence, perform direct and cross-examinaitons of witnesses, and make pursuasive oral arguments.
  • 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 (including and especially the Administrative Orders & Procedures Act, Ind. Code § 4-21.5-1 et seq.), 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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