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Associate Counsel - Office of Indiana State Chemist

Company: Purdue University
Location: West Lafayette
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link Associate Counsel - Office of Indiana State Chemist Job Summary As the Office of Indiana State Chemist's (OISC) in-house counsel and an attorney attached to the broader Purdue legal team, this position will support OISC by providing advice to the OISC leadership team on wide range of issues revolving around the regulatory responsibilities of the office. The OISC Associate Counsel will research and analyze issues surrounding rule making, proposed statutory changes affecting OISC and any legal issues associated with or raised by any of the boards established under the authority of the Indiana State Chemist. This position will ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws, campus policies, procedures, and standards. The OISC Associate Counsel will be expected to coordinate and collaborate with cooperating agencies and offices such as the Purdue General Counsel's office, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the Indiana Attorney's Generals Office, the Office of the Governor, the Indiana Office of Management and Budget, USDA, FDA and EPA. What You'll be Doing

  • Provide complex legal advice and counsel to the State Chemist and the OISC leadership team and serve as subject matter expert on the rulemaking process for the state of Indiana. Work with program administrators to identify and draft any necessary rulemaking proposals including re-adoption of rules as part of the sunsetting process.
  • Provide legal assistance and procedural advice to program administrators regarding enforcement and regulatory activities such as warning letters, issuance of subpoenas, notice of penalties or fines, and license, permit, certification, or registration denial, rejection, suspension, revocation, or modification. -
  • Coordinate with the OISC Director of Quality Assurance and Ethics Officer to ensure that office policies and procedures are in accordance with both federal and state laws, regulations, and state ethics requirements. -
  • Coordinate with and assist the OISC Chief Inspector regarding audits and investigations into statutorily required submission of records and reports. -
  • Serve as principal prosecutor to present and support OISC's enforcement actions in any formal administrative appeal hearings.
  • Review documents regarding agreements and MOUs between OISC and other agencies such as the FDA, USDA, EPA, the Attorney General's Office, and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. What You Must Have
    • Juris Doctor (JD)
    • Minimum of 8 years of experience in agricultural regulatory and/or legislative and rulemaking areas
    • The ability to develop processes, standard and operational plans independently
    • The ability to perform detailed analysis of issues surrounding rules, laws, and statutory requirements
    • The ability to evaluate complex policies and procedures and recommend improvements
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • The ability to maintain a positive and collaborative work environment What We Want You to Know
      • This position requires occasional travel
      • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position -
      • A background check will be required for employment in this position
      • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions immediately -
      • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply What You'll Get in Return All university employees are afforded a generous benefits package ,, including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions. As part of Purdue University's expansive employee benefit package, the University is proud to offer its employees the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance by offering a tuition remission opportunity at both Purdue University and Purdue Global. Take Your Next Giant Leap We never stop, we keep going, because Discovery is in our DNA, and we want you to discover a Career at Purdue University! Come work alongside a family of diverse culture with faculty, students, and staff who come together to become one, Boilermakers! Our greatest adventures are yet to come, and we want to include you. Come take your Next Giant Leap and Discover your next career!

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