These positions are in pay schedule-range 09-75 with a starting salary of $81,120-$91,124 annually, plus great benefits. A twelve-month probationary period is required. Pay for current state employees or those with reinstatement eligibility will be determined in accordance with he current Wisconsin State Compensation Plan.
The Department of Administration's Division of Hearings and Appeals is currently recruiting to fill six Administrative Law Judge vacancies. These vacancies exist within the Corrections Unit and the General Government unit and are located on the west side of Madison in the brand new Hill Farms State Office Building. and in Milwaukee at 819 North 6th Street, Milwaukee.
The Division of Hearings and Appeals (DHA) is a quasi-judicial, independent entity created to conduct high quality, impartial, independent, and cost and time efficient hearings that serve customer agencies and the citizens of Wisconsin. DHA currently conducts hearings for fifteen state agencies and is also available to do hearings for other agencies when requested. It is a growing agency with a varied caseload which fall under these administrative units: Corrections Unit, Office of Worker's Compensation Hearings, General Government Unit, and Work & Family Services Unit. To learn more about DHA, please click here.
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Four positions will function under the Corrections Unit. These positions adjudicate requests by the Department of Corrections to revoke adult probation, parole, and extended supervision, as well as juvenile aftercare. These positions manage a daily caseload of revocation hearings, resolve pre-hearing matters, preside over quasi-judicial hearings, rule on objections and evidentiary matters, and issue written decisions that include findings of fact and conclusions of law.
Two positions will function under the General Government Unit. These positions adjudicate contested case hearings involving members of the public and state agencies. Agencies served include the following: Department of Administration, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Department of Children and Families, Department of Employee Trust Funds, Department of Health Services, Department of Justice, Department of Natural resources, Department of Justice, Department of Transportation, Department of Public Instruction, Department of Safety and Professional Services, Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, Department of Workforce Development, and the State Historical Society. The subject matters covered in contested case hearings vary widely and include occupational and care provider licensing, environmental regulation, child abuse and neglect, crime victim compensation, highway safety, and sate employee retirement benefits. Other case types involve the provision of services under federal regulations such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the National School Lunch Program, and Vocational Rehabilitation. These positions manage a caseload that often includes complex litigation. These positions conduct prehearing conferences, direct prehearing motion and discovery practice, issue orders, preside over hearings that may span the course of several days, and issue proposed or final written decisions that include findings of fact and conclusions of law.
Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check.
DHA does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.
In efforts to keep our employees safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to ensure adherence to CDC and local government requirements and business needs, people hired into these positions may at times be permitted or required to work from home.
Candidates must be currently licensed to practice law in the state of Wisconsin in order to be minimally qualified for these positions.
A qualified candidate will have both of the following:
Experience appearing as an attorney or decision-maker in legal proceedings that involve administrative law and/or the administration of due process.
Experience writing legal documents, including writing motions, briefs, or legal memoranda.
In addition to the qualifications listed above, a well-qualified candidate will have experience conducting legal research, analyzing, and writing for the purpose of administering due process for a tribunal. This may include appearing before, clerking for, or acting as a decision-maker in a tribunal.
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Submitted application materials will be reviewed by a panel of job experts. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions on the process can be directed to Hannah Brown at (608) 264-9970 or by email at Hannah.Brown@wi.gov.