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1/22/2023 (7:00 PM EST)

Staff Attorney II

Pay Grade

$4,842.47 – $5,686.20 Monthly

Employment Type

Hiring Agency
Public Protection Cabinet | Office of the Secretary

500 Mero St
2nd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601 USA

The agency may authorize the selected candidate to telecommute. The agency may terminate or modify the telecommuting arrangement at any time.

The Department of Insurance (DOI) Legal Division is looking for someone with the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and excellence to become part of its dedicated and positive team. The DOI Legal Division provides outstanding legal services to the Department, which licenses and regulates insurance products and services in Kentucky. The DOI Legal Division represents the Department in administrative hearings and court litigation across the state; drafts and guides passage of administrative regulations, drafts legislative bills, drafts significant documents for the agency, provides legal advice to agency employees, and provides information about insurance laws to industry representatives and the public.

This position provides attractive benefits that come with a professional career as a state employee including competitive pay; paid holidays and time off; potential career advancement such as promotions or access to internal mobility positions; health, vision, dental and life insurance; and, participation in the state retirement plan, just to name a few.

The Staff Attorney II will have the following responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Providing legal advice to the Department’s divisions relating to insurance regulatory matters.
  • Attending meetings, conducting legal research, providing timely and well-supported opinions and drafts proposed orders.
  • Preparing, litigating, and arguing administrative cases, and at times institute or defend the Department in district or circuit court setting.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and revising proposed legislation, administrative regulations, opinions, bulletins, advisories, orders, and other documents requiring legal analysis and research.
  • Responding to inquiries from the public, industry, and government.

The preferred skills and abilities for the position:

  • Has a positive attitude and is a self-starter.
  • Is professional, competent, and polite.
  • Meets necessary educational requirements or experience substitute.

Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: See Special Requirements.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: Must have one year of experience as a licensed attorney in the practice of law.

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: A Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) will substitute for the one year required experience.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): Must be admitted to practice law and in good standing in the Commonwealth of Kentucky OR comply with Kentucky Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 2.111 (limited certification of admission to practice), SCR 2.112 (attorney participants in defender or legal services programs), SCR 2.117 (practice pending admission). Must maintain any required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this job classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possesses and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials.

Working Conditions
Duties are performed primarily in both office and courtroom settings. Travel is required.

Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.

If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Benjamin Siegel at [email protected] or 502-782-0604.

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D