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ProfileAttorney E7 The candidate provides legal advice and support for the Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Mental Health and Addiction and other FSSA divisions where necessary. Other duties include: promulgating rules, representing divisions at administrative hearings, providing litigation support, and reviewing draft legislation. Provide legal counsel to one or more FSSA divisions and public benefit programs. Perform legal research and prepare memoranda relating to legal questions, and FSSA policies and procedures to various divisions. Represent one or more FSSA divisions at administrative hearings. Representation includes developing case strategy, working with client to achieve goals, preparing motions and briefs, prepping witnesses, and litigating cases before an administrative law judge. Assist in the administrative rule promulgation process. Duties include: reviewing, managing, and drafting administrative rules, and providing legal guidance to the client regarding the options to achieve policy goals and to ensure the client’s proposed rules meet all the legal requirements. Liaison to the Office of the Attorney General (AG) and outside counsel in devising strategies for litigation involving benefit programs administered by FSSA. Assist the AG and outside counsel in understanding client programs and goals. Analyze allegations of lawsuits by recipients, applicants, and providers. Assist with drafting pleadings. Review settlement proposals and make recommendations to FSSA divisions. Provide analysis for proposed and final legislative bills set forth in the Indiana Legislature, recommend alternatives, and advise on implementation for all assigned program areas. Respond to Indiana Access to Public Records Act (APRA) requests and advise agency on Open Door Law. Provide legal analysis and develop appropriate responses on public access laws, including responses to informal and formal complaints made to the Indiana Public Access Counselor. Respond to inquiries from legislators, general public, and attorneys for all assigned program areas. Must possess a doctorate of law from an accredited law school and be a member in good standing of the Indiana State Bar. Deadline: 21 March 2018.
Submit a complete application and professional writing sample. Job ID: 614081.
Indiana Family and Social Service Administration
P. O. Box 7083
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7083