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Administrative Law Judge - Temporary

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Date Last Verified

Jun 11, 2021

Valid Through

Sep 24, 2021

Posted on

May 01, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 74604 to 102816 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Olympia, WA, United States

Employment Type

Contract, Full-time


Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Administrative Law Judge - Temporary
Duties: Provide high quality and timely administrative hearings and decisions under Chapter 34.05 RCW and other applicable laws consistent with the requirements of due process. Conduct fair, impartial hearings accessible for all parties. ES hearings are almost exclusively conducted over the phone. Become proficient in using case management system to manage caseload. Ensure a clear and complete hearing record. Preside and rule on pre-hearing, hearing, and post-hearing matters. Read or view exhibits, pleadings, and legal reference materials to prepare for proceedings. Swear in witnesses, take testimony, and rule on exhibits. Determine the relevancy of testimony as it is occurring; rule on admissibility of evidence. Maintain control of the hearing, which may include parties who are upset or are having difficulty understanding the proceeding. Analyze legal problems, some of which may be difficult and complex; and apply legal principles and precedents with a commitment to making an unbiased and legally correct decision. Issue well-written decisions consistent with OAH quality standards, containing necessary findings of fact and conclusions of law disposing of all legal issues. Issue decisions within strict timelines required by OAH standards and the governing federal and state law. Develop and maintain current and accurate knowledge of administrative rules, policies and procedures, and other substantive law for caseloads.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification: A Juris Doctor degree. 5+ years of legal experience as a licensed attorney. Active or Judicial membership with the Washington State Bar Association or any state's bar association. Demonstrated the ability to make timely and logical decisions, adapt to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities. Extensive practice in legal writing and proofreading, including the ability to independently draft and edit legal documents. A high stress tolerance, judicial decorum, calm demeanor, and ability to de-escalate confrontational behavior. Demonstrated ability to respond positively to constructive feedback, changing processes, and make improvements to overall performance. Tolerance of repeated interruptions, ability to adjust priorities as needed, and the ability to maintain mental focus. Ability to interpret, apply rules and policies. Ethical conduct, including a history of maintaining the highest standards of professional conduct and personal integrity. Skill with Microsoft Office programs including Word and Outlook and the ability to produce accurately formatted and typed documents.

Additional info

Send an attached letter of interest, an attached detailed chronological resume; an attached legal writing sample that demonstrates your professional work; and, a completed online application profile that includes education and employment history; and, Three professional references, including at least one supervisor, with current contact information.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
State of Washington Office of Administrative Hearings
2420 Bristol Court SW
Olympia, WA 98502