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Administrative Law Judge

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Lewiston, Maine, United States

Job Description

Administrative Law Judge

Lewiston , Maine , United States | Legal | Full-time Apply by: Dec. 14, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Maine Workers’ Compensation Board

Administrative Law Judge

(Anticipated Vacancy)

JOB CLASS CODE: 0844 SALARY:90 – $89,003.20 – $127,275.20/Annually

(Lewiston office)

OPEN: November 30, 2021

CLOSES: December 14, 2021

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Workers’ Compensation Board is seeking an experienced attorney who is qualified by background and training to serve as a full-time Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in its Lewiston Regional Office.

Administrative Law Judges rule on motions, conduct conferences and preside over formal hearings in which workers’ compensation claims are litigated. ALJs issue subpoenas, administer oaths, hear witnesses, admit and exclude evidence (both oral and written), and are responsible for efficiently managing a caseload.

After the close of evidence, ALJs review position papers, and, in a summary manner, decide and write decisions on the merits of contested workers’ compensation cases. Absent fraud, an Administrative Law Judge’s decision on a question of fact is final and not subject to appellate review.

Administrative Law Judges also staff the Board’s Appellate Division. In this capacity, Administrative Law Judges, working in panels, are required to preside over oral arguments; review briefs and records; and collaborate to write decisions affirming, vacating, remanding or modifying decrees issued by other Administrative Law Judges.

REQUIREMENTS

+ Candidates must have graduated from a recognized school of law and be admitted to the practice of law in the State of Maine or be eligible for admission.

+ Knowledge of laws, rules and cases pertaining to workers’ compensation.

+ Knowledge of court procedures and rules of evidence.

+ Ability to handle complex cases and large caseloads in a timely manner and without detailed instructions.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé, writing sample, and three (3) references.

Benefits:

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 17.96% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($412.23) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/benefits/som-health-plan/premium-rates) ). Participation in the HealthPremium Credit Program (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/benefits/health-premium-credit) can decrease state-paid health insurance benefits by 5%.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC198871670

Posted On: Dec 03, 2021

Updated On: Dec 17, 2021