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Staff Attorney - Office of Inspector General

Date Posted:  Sep 9, 2019
Requisition ID:  17262

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 OIG:

The Indiana Inspector General is responsible for investigating and addressing fraud, waste, abuse, and wrongdoing in any agency within the executive branch of Indiana state government. This includes any authority, board, branch, commission, committee, department, division or other instrumentality of the executive branch of Indiana state government. The Inspector General does not have jurisdiction over the judicial or legislative branches of state government or over local or county government.

The State Ethics Commission has jurisdiction over: (1) a current or former state officer; (2) a current or former employee of a state agency; (3) a person who has a business relationship with a state agency; or (4) a current or former special state appointee. The State Ethics Commission has ultimate authority to interpret the Indiana Code of Ethics.


Within the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the incumbent serves as a Staff Attorney.  The role of this position is to provide support in activities related to the legal, advisory and investigative functions of the office.  The primary duties of a staff attorney may include drafting of advisory opinions, conducting legal research, representing the OIG in ethics and criminal trials, coordinating collections, and drafting reports, among other duties. 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Participate in the delivery of all OIG training activities, including the statewide ELM-delivered Code of Ethics training administered to all state employees every two years.
  • Draft informal advisory opinions.
  • Conduct legal research and draft reports, legal memoranda, and other legal documents.
  • Assist in the drafting and promulgation of administrative rules.
  • Represent the OIG in cases litigated before the State Ethics Commission (SEC).  (alleged ethics violations)
  • Represent the OIG in criminal cases prepared by the OIG and brought to county prosecutors for consideration of criminal charge filing.  Requires working in concert with prosecuting attorneys' offices and staff.
  • Assist in the collection efforts on behalf of OIG and SEC. 

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.

  • Knowledge of and experience in legal proceedings and enabling statutes of the OIG and SEC.  Must understand and observe the Indiana Administrative Orders and Procedures Act under IC 4-21.5.
  • Admission to the Indiana State Bar and maintain an active attorney licensure.
  • Thorough knowledge of state government organization and procedures as well as state statutes, rules, and law governing areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to be creative in developing alternatives to meet department’s needs;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain cooperative work relationships.


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

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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