Closing Date: 5th June, 2024


If you are looking for an interesting opportunity in providing unique support in the state government enterprise, the Ohio Office of Budget and Management (OBM) is the place for you!

The mission of OBM is to provide policy analysis, fiscal research, and financial management services to the Governor and state agencies, helping to ensure the proper and responsible use of state resources.

OBM welcomes applications for our next Associate Legal Counsel! Working at OBM provides a unique perspective into how state government is run and specifically how funding supports the initiatives and policies of the Governor's administration across all state agencies. The ideal candidate is a self-directed problem solver with a desire to learn and advise clients on a wide range of topics.

What You'll Do:
We are seeking a highly dedicated individual who has experience in the legal field and has been licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio for at least one year. The Associate Counsel will be responsible for:
  • Providing legal advice and consultation to OBM's Director, Assistant Director, and all levels of management staff.
  • Acting as in-house counsel for the agency by conducting research, negotiating contracts, and interpreting law and legislation.
  • Drafting proposed legislation and agency administrative rules.
  • Conducting disciplinary hearings.
  • Representing OBM at meetings.
  • Advising internal staff as well as other agencies on all issues related to state finances.

This position is unclassified in accordance with ORC 124.11 (A)(9).

What's in it for you:
At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage
Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the available Ohio Med plans.

Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance
Dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums are free after completed eligibility period. Length of eligibility period is dependent on union representation.

Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance
  • Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Childbirth/Adoption leave

Employee Development Funds
The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee's salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.

Deferred Compensation
The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.

Subject to OBM's teleworking policy and an approved teleworking agreement, this position is eligible to work from a remote location on a hybrid basis. The selected applicant may be required to complete initial trainings prior to being eligible to telework. All requests to telework are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by OBM's Director of Human Resources and management, subject to the conditions outlined in the agency policy and teleworking agreement.

Admission to Ohio Bar pursuant to Section 4705.01 of Revised Code; 12 months experience as licensed attorney; 6 months experience in employee training & development.

Job Skills: Attorney/Legal, Basic Documentation, Law, Records Management, Research, Active Learning, Attention to Detail, Analyzation, Consultation, Critical Thinking.