Colorado State Workers' Compensation Administrative Law Judge I in Denver, Colorado

Workers' Compensation Administrative Law Judge I

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Workers' Compensation Administrative Law Judge I

Salary

$6,400.00 - $9,600.00 Monthly

Location

Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Department of Labor and Employment

Job Number

KAA ALJI 3075 4/18

Max Number of Applicants

50

Closing

4/27/2018 5:00 PM Mountain

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Department Information

The Department of Labor and Employment keeps Colorado strong and competitive. We connect workers with great jobs and assist those who have been injured on the job. We help people who are unemployed through no fault of their own by providing temporary wage replacement and we ensure fair labor practices. We provide an up-to-date and accurate picture of the economy that helps in decision making. And we protect the workplace – and Colorado communities – with a variety of consumer protection and safety programs.

This is a values-driven organization, committed to teamwork, collaboration, accountability, adaptability, excellence, integrity and respect.

We believe in outstanding customer service, an inclusive culture, continued process improvement and in our role as a trusted and strategic partner. Recognizing that knowledgeable employees drive our success, we are seeking dedicated individuals who exhibit our shared values and our passion for quality and excellence in all we do.

In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401(k) and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

  • Discounted RTD EcoPass (Denver Metro locations)

  • BenefitHub state employee discount program

  • CafeWell employee wellness program

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

Our agency website: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer.

Description of Job

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 5 PM ON NOVEMBER 30, 2015, OR UNTIL 75 APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST.

The Pre-Hearings Unit provides a forum for pre-hearing conferences, settlement conferences, and arbitrations before an administrative law judge (ALJ). The work unit fulfills the Division's statutory mandate to provide these services pursuant to §8-43-205, 206, 206.5 and 207.5, C.R.S. The work unit also provides a forum for ALJs to review and decide motions filed with the Division pursuant to the Workers' Compensation Rules of Procedure.

This position exists to function as an Administrative Law Judge to preside over pre-hearings and settlement conferences with the principal objective of deciding legal and factual issues in workers' compensation claims through the issuance of written orders so as to minimize the issues requiring formal adjudication before ALJs in the Office of Administrative Courts (OAC). The position also exists to provide assistance, as may be permissible under applicable law and guiding ethical principles, as requested by the Director or other Division staff member in the analysis and resolution of legal issues arising from the overall administration of the Workers' Compensation Act.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited law school.

Five years of experience practicing Colorado Workers' Compensation law (legal experience acquired after admission to the bar. Must be a resident of Colorado, have a current license to practice law in Colorado, and shall have been licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado for five years.

Substitutions:

None.

APPEAL RIGHTS:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a Colorado resident at time of application.

  • As a condition of employment, you must successfully pass a background check (both criminal and unemployment insurance benefit overpayments).

Minimum Qualification Screening

A Human Resources Analyst will only review the work experience/job duties sections of the online job application to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Cover letters and resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of the official State of Colorado online application, but may be attached. Part-time work experience will be prorated.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience and qualifications must be specifically documented on your online application. Do not use "see resume" or "see attached" statements on your application. Resumes WILL NOT be reviewed for minimum qualification screening.

Comparative Analysis Process – Structured Application Review

After minimum qualification screening, the comparative analysis process for this position will involve a review and rating of all the information you submit with your application materials. Therefore, it is extremely important to document in the work experience/job duties portion of your online application the extent to which you possess the education, experience, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications as outlined in the job announcement. It is also important to thoroughly answer all supplemental questions (if listed) as your answers to these questions will be evaluated during this phase. Any attachments such as cover letters, resumes or other documents that support your experience may also be reviewed during this phase.

Supplemental Questions

Answer the supplemental questions on the application completely and thoughtfully. Your answers may be rated based on your writing ability (spelling, grammar, and clarity of your writing) as well as the content of your answer.