Stafforward is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Attorney's.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is the agency charged with administering the federal unemployment insurance (UI) benefits program - a public assistance program. At a high level, the UI program is responsible for determining and assessing UI taxes on covered employers, for determining whether an individual is eligible for UI benefits, and for detecting, investigating, and preventing all sources of fraud within the program. The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) requires DWD to adjudicate all appeals of initial determinations issued by the Department, and for certain types of cases, render their own initial determinations. DWD's Appellate Division (Lower Authority) is responsible for conducting unemployment insurance, liability, fraud, and garnishment hearings and rendering legal decisions in order to fulfill the USDOL requirements. Administrative Law Judges, support staff, and supervisors facilitate Appellate's operations. The type of legal action that can result from unemployment insurance, fraud, and garnishment work in the Appellate Division includes an appeal to the Review Board or an appeal to the DWD Commissioner. Incumbent is an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) within the Appellate Division. Incumbent serves as an intergral part of fulfilling DWD's duty to administer the State’s UI program and is imperative to the success of DWD UI benefits program. Work completed by the incumbent has a direct and significant impact on the UI program’s federal metrics and the UI trust fund account. This position is located in the DWD Central Administrative Office in Indianapolis, or in an outstation location in Evansville, Fort Wayne, or Portage. Essential Duties/Responsibilities : • Receive and review case files prior to scheduling hearings to determine whether any additional issues need added to the hearing; • Schedule administrative hearings; • Rule upon pre-hearing Motions, such as requests for subpoenas or continuances, as necessary; • Develop any necessary Orders to ensure they are legally sound and consistent with the Appellate Division’s policy and precedent; • Hold administrative hearings pursuant to the Indiana Code, Indiana Administrative Code, and the USDOL Criteria Handbook; • Fully develop the hearing record by developing the relevant questions to ask the parties; • Maintain control of the hearing in a professional manner; • Create a complete and thorough record that can withstand judicial review; • Assist the Appellate Division by conducting cases on short notice for ALJs who are unable to conduct their own cases due to illness or another hearing exceeding its designated block of time; • Conduct research on legal issues, as necessary; • Draft and issue decisions consistent with law, regulations, and policies and procedures of the Department of Workforce Development and the Appellate Division. • Issue timely decisions consistent with Indiana law; • On a weekly basis, accurately report the status of case production and cases pending; • Maintain knowledge of current, applicable law; • Satisfy the continuing legal education requirements necessary to remain in good standing with the Indiana Bar • Review and certify hearing transcripts, when necessary; • Travel for a hearing or training, when necessary; and • Perform other related duties as necessary or as assigned.
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