The Administrative Law Judge works for the Department of Workforce Development and is responsible for holding unemployment insurance appeal hearings and issuing decisions based upon the hearings.
A Day in the Life:
The essential functions of this role are as follows:
Receives and reviews case files prior to scheduling hearings;
Schedules administrative hearings;
Rules upon any pre-hearing motions;
Holds administrative hearings pursuant to the Indiana Code, Indiana Administrative Code and the USDOL Criteria Handbook;
Issues decisions consistent with Indiana law;
Assigns work to clerk;
Reviews and certifies hearing transcripts when necessary;
Maintains knowledge of current, applicable law;
Researches statutory and case law, when necessary.
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
What We're Looking For:
The ideal candidate in this role should minimally have a valid license to practice law in the State of Indiana and must remain in good standing with the Indiana Bar Association.
What You'll Need for Success:
Knowledge of Indiana Unemployment Insurance law;
Knowledge of USDOL Criteria Handbook;
Knowledge of the Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure;
Knowledge of DWD hearing procedures;
Ability to effectively conduct hearings in a stressed environment;
Ability to analyze the evidence presented and expeditiously issue decision-based upon the evidence;
Ability to maintain a high volume workload;
Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.