Industrial Claims & Appeals: Administrative Law Judge II

Industrial Claims & Appeals: Administrative Law Judge II

01 Apr 2024
Colorado, Denver, 80221 Denver USA

Industrial Claims & Appeals: Administrative Law Judge II

Industrial Claims & Appeals: Administrative Law Judge II Print ( Apply  Industrial Claims & Appeals: Administrative Law Judge II Salary $91,272.00 - $134,100.00 AnnuallyLocation Denver, COJob TypeFull TimeJob NumberKAA 7633 ALJ II 4.24DepartmentDepartment of Labor and EmploymentDivisionIndustrial Claim Appeals OfficeOpening Date04/01/2024Closing Date4/9/2024 5:00 PM MountainFLSADetermined by PositionPrimary Physical Work Address633 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202FLSA StatusExempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation.




Department InformationTHIS POSITION IS OPEN TO CURRENT RESIDENTS OF COLORADO ONLY THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 5:00 PM ON TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2024 This position will have remote and hybrid workplace options available to include 100% remote options. The position may still be required to report to the listed address at the discretion of the supervisor and based on business need. 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 accountability, agility, collaboration, 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

11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

BenefitHub ( state employee discount program

MotivateMe employee wellness program

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

Access to participate in employer-supported employee affinity spaces

RTD EcoPass Commuter Program

Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information go to

Our agency website: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (

CDLE has implemented a pilot program on March 1st, 2022 which will award Disability Hiring Preference Points similar to the Veterans’ Preference Points program. During your application process you will be asked if you would like to be considered for either of these programs for additional points in the hiring process. To learn more about Disability Hiring Preference and what will be required to participate, please visit our website:

PLEASE NOTE: With the beginning of this program, CDLE will no longer accept attachments of any kind with applications. Please be as thorough as possible in documenting your education and work history in the application system. Attachments will not be accepted or considered during any phase of the hiring process including minimum qualification screening, comparative analysis, or interviews.

Description of JobThe salary range for this position is:$43.88 - $64.47 Hourly $3,510.46 - $5,157.69 Biweekly $7,606.00 - $11,175.00 Monthly $91,272.00 - $134,100.00 Annually The Industrial Claim Appeals Office (ICAO) is an administrative appellate court. It is the only appellate body within the Colo. Dept. of Labor and Employment. Unlike trial courts, who hear cases for the first time, appellate judges do not try cases and rarely review new evidence. Appellate judges are concerned with making sure that the trial judges and hearing officers correctly interpreted and applied the law to the facts of the case in front of them. The General Assembly in § 8-1-102 passed enacting legislation for the ICAO which consists of five examiners. Decisions and orders may be made by two appeals examiners. The Panel has the duty and the power to conduct administrative appellate review of any decision or order entered pursuant to the Colorado Employment Security Act (UI) and the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act (WC). This position reviews appeals of administrative law judges or director decisions in workers’ compensation matters and hearing officer decisions in unemployment insurance cases, and issues orders that constitute final agency action. That work requires:

Exercising independent legal judgment in the complex systems that are Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment law.

Reviewing the record of WC hearings and UI hearings which includes review of the transcript of hearings; legal research into the specific issues involved.

Draft a proposed order with recitation of the established facts, conclusions of law, and order of resolution.

Collaborate with the assigned co-author to discuss the proposed order and attempt to resolve any disagreement with the outcome or reasoning underlying the order.

Act as a co-author and review the proposed order drafted by the primary author, also with full collaboration.

Enter a final decision whether to affirm, set aside and remand, or reverse the underlying ALJ’s or Hearing Officer’s decision.

Reconsider orders based on proper additional information.

Present finalized orders to the staff for distribution and publication, as required.

Train and mentor junior staff (paraprofessionals and hearing officers at UI).

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal RightsResidency Requirement: This posting is only open to residents of the State of Colorado at the time of submitting your application. Class Code & Classification Description: H5L2XXADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE II ( MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience:Graduation from an accredited law school.ANDFive years of experience practicing law (legal experience acquired after admission to the bar), two of which must have included experience appropriate to the work assignment to include legal experience in Workers' Compensation and/or Unemployment Insurance, and qualified candidates shall have been licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado for five years.Substitutions:None.Preferred Qualifications:

Legal experience with Unemployment Insurance and/or Unemployment Insurance.

Previous experience performing similar duties as a State of Colorado classified employee.

Conditions of Employment:

Must be a Colorado resident at time of application.

You must pass a thorough background check prior to employment which will include the E-Verify process.

Appeal Rights: (Updated)

An applicant who has been removed from an employment list or removed from consideration during the selection process may request a review by the State Personnel Director.

As an applicant directly affected by the results of the selection or comparative analysis process, you may file a written appeal with the State Personnel Director.

Review of the completed, signed and submitted appeal will be timely on the basis of written material submitted by you, using the official appeal form signed by you or your representative. This form must be completed and delivered to the State Personnel Board by email at within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the Department’s action.

For further information on the Board Rules, you can refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at .

Supplemental InformationFor questions regarding this recruitment, please contact: 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, CDLE does not accept attachments of any kind during the application process. 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. CDLE does not accept attachments of any kind during the application process. 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. 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. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE VACANCIES The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Sean Montoya, at . Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For all other inquiries about this recruitment effort, please call 303-318-8200. While a salary range is posted for this position, an eventual salary offer is determined by a comprehensive salary analysis, which considers multiple factors including but not limited to education and experience compared to others in the organization doing substantially similar work.

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