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Staff Attorney - Division of Insurance, Department of Labor and Regulation

Staff Attorney - Division of Insurance, Department of Labor and Regulation

Staff Attorney - Division of Insurance, Department of Labor and Regulation

Job ID: 20598

Location: Pierre

Salary: $69,300 to $77,012 DOE

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act. This is a full-time position with the Division of Insurance, part of the Department of Labor and Regulation. For more information on the Division of Insurance, please visit

Why the Division of Insurance?

At the Division of Insurance, our mission is to protect the public by providing assistance, fair regulation, and promoting a health, competitive market and we do so in team focused work environment. The team works hard together to protect the citizens of South Dakota when navigating the insurance and securities markets. Insurance companies, bail bondspersons, investment advisors, complex business transactions, federal/state conflicts, healthcare, auto claims… these are a few of the broad subject areas our team handles on a daily basis. Our collaborative efforts drive professional customer service and contribute to a favorable regulatory climate for business. These fields are evolving rapidly as technology reshapes our world. Along the way you'll gain valuable experiences like:

  • prosecution of insurance and securities violations.
  • legal review of multimillion and multibillion dollar insurance company mergers and acquisitions.
  • consumer complaint support to directly assist claim recovery for citizens.
  • professional growth through new challenges and valuable trainings.
  • collaboration with other states and national companies, including multistate examinations.
  • balance and flexibility for your personal life.

What you will do:

  • represent the Division before the Office of Hearing Examiners and state and federal courts.
  • prosecute investigation files, prep witnesses, perform discovery, prepare briefs, etc.
  • provide legal services and support to all areas of the Division.
  • assist in drafting administrative rules and proposed legislation.
  • provide legal and policy advice to management and staff in a positive mentoring environment.
  • collaborate with other State agencies and departments.

Who we want:

  • an attorney interested in practicing within a broad range of legal subjects within the vast fields of insurance and securities law.
  • a highly motivated attorney with a passion for service and desire to make a difference.
  • a dedicated civil servant who will represent the Division with strong leadership skills and legal advice on a wide range of highly visible and sensitive issues.

What you need:

  • graduate from an accredited law school and member of the South Dakota Bar Association.
  • experience in government practice or in-house legal department is preferred.
  • experience in an administrative law setting as well as state and federal court is a plus.
  • excellent communication skills and legal drafting are required.
  • ability to analyze complex technical issues, facts, and precedent to provide sound advice.
  • ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with diverse groups.
  • equally as important will be a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills, discretion, confidentiality, and a positive approach.

If you enjoy a fast-paced career in a continually evolving field with a great team by your side, apply. You must apply online at Required documents: resume, cover letter, and writing sample. A license to practice law in the South Dakota is desired. Knowledge of insurance and securities law is a plus.


The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire. The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

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