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Staff Attorney

Date Posted:  Jan 7, 2022
Requisition ID:  301801
Location: 

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 Horse Racing Commission (IHRC):
 

We know real Hoosier horsepower!  The Indiana Horse Racing Commission oversees pari-mutuel horse racing in Indiana while protecting the integrity of the sport through active and diligent regulation.
  
Salary:
 

This position typically starts at $47,476 annully and may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

 

The General Counsel serves in an executive capacity for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.  Duties are conducted in a confidential manner and may, at times, be sensitive in nature and controversial.  The Counsel is required to make independent decisions while meeting the requirements set forth by policies and procedures established by the Commission.  The Counsel has a direct report to the General Counsel of the agency.

A Day in the Life:

 

The counsel will make a significant contribution to the agency in formulating and enforcing policy that assures the Commission’s effectiveness as regulator of pari-mutuel horse racing in Indiana. 
Representative tasks include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Apprises the Executive Director of all pertinent issues; 
  • Participate in all stages of the prosecution of racing violations from the investigation through the administrative (adjudicative) process;
  • Works closely with General Counsel and outside counsel in various legal matters affecting the Horse Racing Commission;
  • Oversees the drafting and amending all Commission regulations;
  • Assists in drafting proposed legislation and attends legislative hearings;
  • Assists Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director in developing agency policies, including with respect to proposed legislation affecting the Indiana Horse Racing Commission;
  • Prepares legal documents, including orders and resolutions to be considered/enacted by the full Commission, and conducts legal research on an as-needed basis;
  • Conducts administrative hearings pursuant to the Administrative Orders and Procedures Act;
  • Assists in negotiating inter-agency agreements;
  • Provides counsel to the Commission regarding applicable laws and procedures; 
  • Development of the agency’s legal strategy for pursuing licensure disciplinary proceedings and for other relevant hearings conducted under the  Administrative Orders and Procedures Act; 
  • Responsible for overseeing the drafting and negotiating all agency contracts and inter-agency agreements/MOUs;
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of developments in other jurisdictions.

 

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:

 

Required for position:

  • Admission to the Indiana Bar;
  • Knowledge and skill normally acquired through acquisition of a graduate degree in law; admission to Indiana State Bar; and extensive experience in the legal field;
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws, rules and regulations;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task; 
  • Ability to formulate and carry out internally and externally applicable policies and directives;
  • Ability to research and evaluate legal precedents;
  • Participation in continuing legal education programs;
  • Ability to apply legal principles;
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and make sound resolutions of problems;
  • Ability to communicate tactfully with a wide variety of administrators and involved officials to resolve disputed problems.

 

Preferred Experience:

  • Admission to the Indiana Bar;
  • Knowledge and skill normally acquired through acquisition of a graduate degree in law; admission to Indiana State Bar; and extensive experience in the legal field;
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws, rules and regulations;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task; 
  • Ability to formulate and carry out internally and externally applicable policies and directives;
  • Ability to research and evaluate legal precedents;
  • Participation in continuing legal education programs;
  • Ability to apply legal principles;
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and make sound resolutions of problems;
  • Ability to communicate tactfully with a wide variety of administrators and involved officials to resolve disputed problems.

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) 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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