Closing Date: 26th June, 2024


Job Posting Details:
The Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Office of General Counsel, is seeking an enthusiastic and detail-orientated attorney to serve as Administrative Law Judge in the Bureau of Administrative Hearings. The ideal candidate will be responsible for conducting all administrative hearings that the department must provide to individuals adversely affected by an official department action.

The ideal candidate will have experience conducting hearings, eliciting sufficient information to be able to find all necessary facts to issue a final administrative decision, correctly identifying and analyzing the main issue on appeal, maintaining control of a courtroom, and treating parties respectfully. The candidate will also possess strong drafting, organizational and communication skills, be adaptable, work collaboratively, prioritize tasks to ensure timely completion of work, and achieve set goals while demonstrating independent initiative.

HFS values employees with different backgrounds, life experiences, and talents. HFS employees work Monday-Friday and may request flexible work schedules in many program areas. Employees receive excellent benefits, including, health, vision, and dental insurance; paid maternity/paternity leave, a pension plan, deferred compensation, and other pre-tax benefit programs. In addition, state employees earn (12) paid sick days, (10-25) paid vacation days (based on years of service), (3) paid personal days and (12-13) paid state holidays annually. If this opportunity appeals to you, please apply today.

At the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), we value staff as our greatest asset. We work in a spirit of teamwork to help millions of Illinoisans access high quality healthcare and fulfill child support obligations to advance their physical, mental, and financial well-being. We provide healthcare coverage for children and adults through Medicaid and other medical programs, and we help ensure that children receive financial resources from both their parents through Child Support Services. The HFS Office of the Inspector General investigates, audits and reviews program activity to ensure the integrity of our programs is maintained.

HFS is committed to promoting and preserving a workplace culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome and value employees with different backgrounds, life experiences, and talents. It is the collective sum of our individual differences that provides a broad perspective, leading to greater innovation and achievement. In recruiting for our team, we recognize the unique contributions of each applicant regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, disability, and sexual orientation. HFS is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Serves as Administrative Law Judge in conducting administrative hearings pursuant to Administrative Rules for the Department of Healthcare & Family Services
  • Drafts written recommendations for the Director
  • Develops answers for cases in administrative review to comply with statutory requirements and local court rules for transmittal to the Attorney General
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Requires graduation from a recognized law school
  • Requires the possession of a license to practice law in Illinois
  • Requires prior experience equivalent to three (3) years of progressively responsible legal experience in a public or private organization

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three (3) years of professional experience in litigation and administrative hearings for an organization such as a state agency
  • Three (3) years of professional experience interpreting and applying Illinois state and federal law
  • Three (3) years of experience conducting legal research
  • Three years of experience applying and interpreting statutes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures for an organization