IC Attorney IV (Administrative Law Judge)
Are you ready to work for an exceptional state agency that works to protect the life, health and welfare of the employees in the State of Arizona? Apply with us! The Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) is committed to the highest standards of compliance, demonstrating leadership in all areas, and teaching and working with employers and employees to make them successful. A thriving workforce in Arizona is what we strive for and work towards each day.
We are currently seeking a talented, versatile, and dedicated attorney to join our Administration Law Judge (ALJ) Division in Phoenix, Arizona. Put your law degree and legal experience to good use by contributing to a noble mission: to protect the life, health, safety, and welfare of Arizona’s employees.
The ALJ Division is the administrative tribunal of the Industrial Commission. Its mission is to resolve all disputes coming before it efficiently and equitably, and has jurisdiction over disputes that arise under the Arizona Workers’ Compensation Act and the Arizona Minimum Wage Act. It is also authorized to resolve disputes referred from other State Agencies.
Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) function similar to Superior Court Judges in non-jury trials. This position is ideal for an experienced practitioner seeking a challenging legal work, with a reasonable work/life balance, in a collegial work environment.
This individual will be responsible to:
- Preside over contested matters in administrative hearings, make credibility determinations, resolve medical conflicts, analyze complex legal issues, and apply statutory and decisional law in all relevant areas.
- Perform adjudicatory duties including, but not limited to, scheduling and conducting hearings, ruling on motions, taking testimony, reviewing documentary evidence, and issuing written orders and decisions in all assigned cases.
- Manage and oversee a judicial docket including scheduling conferences and hearings.
- Perform other duties as assigned including, but not limited to, conducting mediations and ruling on matters where no hearing is required such as settlement agreements.
As a State of Arizona agency, the ICA offers an excellent benefits package, including top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans, affordable medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability plans, 10 paid holidays per year, 13 paid vacation days and 12 paid sick days per year, and a deferred compensation plan option.
- Admission to, and good standing with, the Arizona State Bar is required (include on resume the date(s) of admission in Arizona and any other states). An active Arizona State Bar license is required.
- Graduation from an accredited college of law.
- AZ Driver’s License Required
In-State travel is required. Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207 (12). Employees may be required to use their own transportation, as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.