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. 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 Housing and Community Development Corporation (IHCDA):
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) is a quasi-agency of the State of Indiana and is committed to serving the entire spectrum of housing, from homelessness to homeownership. Our charge is to provide housing opportunities, promote self-sufficiency and strengthen communities, in order to build an Indiana with a sustainable quality of life for all Hoosiers in the community of their choice. To learn more about IHCDA visit us at

The starting salary for this position is commensurate with education and/or prior work experience.

About the Job:
The Staff Attorney contributes to the IHCDA mission by ensuring that IHCDA and its staff are in compliance with the rules and regulations of state, local and federal funders and other regulatory agencies and that IHCDA policies and procedures are being followed.

A day in the life:
The Essential Functions of This Role Are As Follows:
  • Develop understanding of IHCDA, its mission and its work
  • Understand vision, mission and strategic priorities of IHCDA
  • Develop understanding of IHCDA initiatives and programs
  • Draft and review contracts, memorandums of understanding, and other agreements. Negotiate terms when needed. Ensure agency compliance with IHCDA, federal and state contract and procurement policies.
  • Review notes, mortgages, subordination agreements, and other loan documents as requested by IHCDA's Real Estate Department.
  • Review federal grants and sub-recipient agreements for various programs to ensure compliance with federal requirements.
  • Represent IHCDA in foreclosure and bankruptcy cases involving properties in which IHCDA has an interest.
  • In coordination with IHCDA's Real Estate Department, ensure sales and other transfers of single-family and multi-family properties in which IHCDA has an interest are done in compliance with IHCDA, state and federal requirements. Draft or review necessary documentation such as assignments and assumptions and lien amendments and releases.
  • Monitor federal regulations directly related to IHCDA programs (such as HOME regulations) or broadly affecting IHCDA (such as the Fair Housing Act) to ensure IHCDA's continued compliance.
  • Ensure IHCDA's timely compliance with the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, which includes the following:
  • Making determinations on behalf of IHCDA regarding whether information must, may or must not be provided, consulting with General Counsel as needed
  • Ensuring that documents are reviewed and redacted as necessary prior to delivery to the requesting party
  • Serving as IHCDA's liaison with the State Public Access Counselor
  • Preparing and defending IHCDA's position and decision in the event of a dispute
  • Notifying General Counsel if an APRA decision appears that it will be contentious or result in further attention needed at IHCDA
  • Provide general legal support in coordination with the Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel as requested by staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What You'll Need for Success:
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana
  • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant legal experience or experience with affordable housing, federal grants, federal compliance, foreclosures, or real estate.
  • Strong commitment to community service
  • Experience in real estate law, property law, housing assistance programs, or federal grant administration or compliance is preferred.
  • Dedication to IHCDA's mission and strategic priorities.
  • Possesses strong listening skills and sound judgment.
  • Able to draw a reasoned conclusion from research and investigation and support and present this conclusion.
  • Must be able to handle delicate and sensitive situations with professionalism. There may be instances where this position will need to demand repayment of funds from a partner, for example.
  • Must be able to develop and maintain relationships while executing difficult tasks.
  • Capable of efficiently assessing issues arising from multiple state and federal programs.
  • Demonstrates highly effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proactive in anticipating and alerting others to problems with projects or processes.
  • Able to effectively communicate with a variety of individuals with diverse backgrounds, education, and economic levels.
  • Demonstrates strong presentation skills.
  • Demonstrates high-level customer service orientation.
  • Able to think logically and analytically.
  • Proactive in anticipating and alerting others to problems with projects or processes.
  • High detail orientation and accuracy.
  • Takes initiative and needs little supervision.
  • Able to prioritize, organize tasks and time, and follow up.
  • Performs responsibilities efficiently and timely.
  • Able to coordinate multiple requests and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Able to work well in a team environment and as part of a team.

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) 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 recruit, select, develop, and promote 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 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.