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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. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process, as well as perform the essential functions of a role.

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

About the Indiana Department of Revenue:

The Indiana Department of Revenue Agency & Business System Support Division. is responsible for providing service and support to Indiana Tax paying customers. This is a fabulous opportunity to join a team named IndyStar Top Workplaces for five straight years - 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022,& 2023- where we learn, have fun, and are committed to providing the Best-in-Class Customer Service.

Salary Statement: The salary for this position traditionally starts at $67,314.00 with 1-5 years, or $85,020.00 with 5+ years of experience while admitted to a state bar association but may be greater commensurate with education or work experience.

Role Overview:
This position serves as a Counsel for the Legal division's Legal Services department. The purpose of the position is to perform numerous professional legal services and provide legal assistance, guidance, and advice to the department. The counsel will provide legal support for the formation, negotiation, execution, and administration of the entire range of essential legal services for department operations in accordance with the expectations of business areas and internal shareholder objectives. However, the counsel shall ensure that the department and business areas are presented with options and solutions to follow applicable laws and statutes, drafts and reviews legal documents related to the conduct of department business, and many other responsibilities set forth below.

This position will help the Legal Services department in a variety of legal areas. Examples of areas of legal work for the position include:
  • Records Retention
    • Serve as the DOR's Chief Record Retention Officer
    • Assist record disclosures in accordance with department confidentiality laws Document Retention for Legal/Policy division and legal consult for others department areas on retention, including representative liaison with Indiana Archives and Records Administration
    • Educates, trains, and answers department staff questions on retention
  • Negotiate and draft Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with instrumentalities in accordance with State Budget Agency Financial Management Circular #2009-2
    • This will include amendments and renewals
    • Assist with compliance and education of internal stakeholders
  • Agreements with other instrumentalities not covered until MOUs, such as other states or federal agencies
  • Tax Settlements - drafts and assists to negotiate settlement agreements for AGC-Appeals and Hearing Officers, as needed
  • Inheritance Tax / Estate Tax / Asbestos Claims – finalization of clean-up for repealed tax
  • Internal and External Legal Correspondence/Website/Presentation Review for the department
  • Power of Attorney (non-DOR form review or POA-1 legal issue review)
  • Secondary Review Conference Process (adjustments and application denials)
  • General Legal Assistance (any area) – internal legal advice
  • Legislative implementation
  • Motor Carrier Services
    • International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA-interstate)/Motor Carrier Fuel Tax (MCFT-intrastate)
      • Respond to legal questions
      • Serve as a citation check to the lead hearing officer
      • Serve as back-up hearing officer on Motor Carrier IFTA protests
    • International Registration Program (IRP-interstate)/Base Plate Registration (BPR-intrastate)
      • Respond to legal questions
      • Serve as a citation check to the lead hearing officer
      • Serve as a back-up hearing officer on Motor Carrier IRP protests
    • Oversize/Overweight (OSW)
      • Civil Penalties - negotiation, drafting, and maintenance of settlement agreements
      • Serve as a citation check to the lead hearing officer
      • Serve as a back-up hearing officer on Motor Carrier OSW protests
      • Serve as consult, as needed for OSW team

This position will also perform or lead projects, as necessary, for the result of continuous improvement in the Legal Services department.

*This position performs internal legal functions relative to the Legal Services team's responsibilities.

This position may access Federal Tax Information while performing daily job duties. All taxpayer information, federal and state, obtained by an employee in the performance of his/her duties is confidential and not to be shared with anyone outside the Department of Revenue, except as specified by Indiana Statute. Any employee or officer of the Department of Revenue who accesses tax information without a business reason, unofficially or without approval, will be dismissed from employment.

Essential Duites/Responsibilities include:
  • Check legal forms for accuracy.
  • Review and monitor updated laws (federal, state, and other states)
  • Supports Legal Services team by proofreading, editing, formatting, and finalizing legal documents through to execution, at all times exhibiting a diligent and meticulous approach to detail.
  • Provide day to day support as needed to the Assistant General Counsel – Legal Services.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Support's and actively demonstrates the department's mission, vision, and core values.
  • The General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, and Assistant General Counsel reserve the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of this position.

Essential Duites/Responsibilities cont.
  • Assists in the preparation of various legal documentation.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and
  • implement recommendations in support of Legal division goals and those of the department.
  • Determine alternative legal and administrative approaches to solving problems.
  • Analyze and prepare a wide variety of legal documents.
  • Composes complex correspondence and reports that are submitted to internal stakeholders to provide for leadership decisions and direction.
  • Examines legality of existing Department policies and rules, as needed.
  • Drafts and negotiates for the best interest of the department.
  • As needed, provides/distributes guidance on legal matters to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Evaluates and recommends changes in existing methods to improve efficient operation of the Legal Services department, Legal division, and the department.
  • Implements changes upon approval.
  • Assists in the review of department policies and helps draft business rules.

A day in the life:
The essential functions of this role are as follows:
  • May train, manage, delegate to, and/or provide support for any legal support staff;
  • Advises and provides legal support to agency staff on various program and legal areas;
  • May oversee, draft, review, or provide legal advice relating to contracts;
  • Researches, interprets, and provides legal advice about laws, rules, policies, and legal opinions about agency operations;
  • May draft and review legislation and administrative rules;
  • Utilizes legal resources, dockets, legal files, and official records relating to legal procedures;
  • Creates, prepares, and distributes documents related to hearings, including orders and decisions;
  • Recruits, selects, onboards, and trains employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development;
  • Sets expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees. Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures;
  • May handle administrative matters and hearings while maintaining appropriate decorum, hear evidence, rule on the admissibility of evidence, and/or make reasoned decisions supported by evidence;
  • May be required to utilize litigation skills and experience relating to agency operations;
  • Organizes and manages caseload in the preparation of hearings and/or litigation;
  • May review pleadings, motions, and discovery;
  • May draft appeals or briefs, or perform legal writing assignments.

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 ideal candidate for this role should minimally have
  • A Doctorate of Jurisprudence with 5+ years of legal experience as a practicing attorney;
  • Indiana Bar Admission license in good standing;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply relevant statutes, case law, and rules;
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to successfully utilize a case management system to manage a docket, case information, party information, and serve orders;
  • Strong legal research, writing, and litigation skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
  • This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.
  • This role provides direct supervision for two or more attorneys.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which includes:
  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at

The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.