Closing Date: 6th February, 2023

Description:

Position Overview
The Office of General Counsel is seeking to hire a dynamic, organized, detail-oriented licensed attorney in Illinois to serve as a Supervising Administrative Law Judge for the Department. The Administrative Law Judge Supervisor will review subordinates’ draft Final Administrative Decisions for completeness, accuracy, and consistency with applicable Federal and State regulations, administrative code, and case law as well as Department policy and Bureau guidance and practice. This individual will be responsible for conducting fair and impartial administrative hearings involving appeals filed by clients of Department of Human Services (IDHS) in connection with a variety of State and Federal programs as well as conferring and advising management on policy, legal or administrative problems related to the appeals process. The Supervising Administrative Law Judge will be responsible for the regular evaluations of subordinate Administrative Law Judges, including providing guidance and training, as well as administering counseling and discipline in accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements.

Job Responsibilities
  • Serves as Administrative Law Judge Supervisor.
  • Serves as full-line supervisor.
  • Conducts fair and impartial administrative hearings involving appeals filed by clients of Department of Human Services (DHS) in connection with a variety of State and Federal programs.
  • Confers and advises management on policy, legal or administrative problems related to the appeals process.
  • Reviews draft decisions transmitted by other supervisors for consistency with applicable Federal and State regulations, administrative code, and case law as well as Department policy and Bureau guidance and practice.
  • Investigates and drafts responses to correspondence about hearings and decisions.
  • 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 the State of Illinois.
  • Requires three (3) years progressively responsible administrative legal experience for a public or private organization.

Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)
  • Three (3) years of professional experience in administrative law, including but not limited to analyzing and researching legal documents and instruments in order to prepare and conduct formal or informal administrative hearings, from initial pleadings and responses, through discovery, hearing, and post-hearing filings.
  • Three (3) years of professional experience working with statutes and administrative rules, case law, and other legal literature.
  • Three (3) years of professional experience with electronic case management software and the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Two (2) years of professional supervisory experience assigning work and providing guidance to subordinates, recommending counseling and/or discipline following collective bargaining agreements, evaluating staff, training staff, and approving time off.
  • Two (2) years of professional supervisory experience reviewing and editing the written legal work product of subordinate staff.
  • Two (2) years of professional experience in advising management or clients on policy, legal, or administrative problems related to policies and operating procedures.