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Litigation - General Attorney in Olympia, WA

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Company name

Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Olympia, WA

Date Last Verified

Apr 16,2018

Posted on

Mar 26,2018

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Administrative Law Judge - Social and Health Services Caseload Pool DUTIES: Conduct hearings that are fair in substance and appearance and issue well-reasoned timely decisions. See the direct result of their work and justice provided in each decision made. Work on a variety of caseloads including but not limited to vulnerable adult and child abuse, neglect, child support, food assistance, medical benefits, business and professional licensing matters, among others. Cases range from half hour hearings to multi-day hearings that may involve more than two parties. 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. Most hearings will be over the phone, with some in person either at an OAH office or offsite location (ex. community service office, assisted living facility, etc.) Become proficient in using our electronic case management system (PRISM) to manage your 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. Effectively deal with persons who are upset, having difficulty understanding the proceeding, or communicating through an interpreter. Swear in witnesses, qualify interpreters, take testimony, and rule on exhibits. Determine the relevancy of testimony as it is occurring; rule on admissibility of evidence. Analyze legal problems, some of which may be difficult and complex; apply legal principles and precedents with a commitment to making an unbiased and legally correct decision. Issue well-written, clear, decisions within strict timelines required by OAH standards and the governing federal and state law, or program. Issue well-written initial and final orders consistent with OAH quality standards, containing necessary findings of fact and conclusions of law disposing of all legal issues. Develop and maintain current and accurate knowledge of administrative rules, policies and procedures, and other substantive law for caseloads. Travel throughout Washington State may be required with extended work hours up to and including overnight stays.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: A JD Degree. 5+ years' legal experience. Active or Judicial membership with the Washington State Bar Association or any state’s bar association. Demonstrated knowledge of administrative law and procedures. Demonstrated the ability to make timely and logical decisions, adapt to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities. Proven success earning the trust and respect of parties, party representatives, staff, peers, and management and promoted cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables. Ability to meet challenges with resourcefulness, generate suggestions for improving work, and develop innovative approaches and ideas. Extensive practice in legal writing and proofreading, including the ability to independently draft and edit legal documents. Demonstrated ability to respond positively to constructive feedback, changing processes, and make improvements to overall performance. A high stress tolerance, judicial decorum, calm demeanor, and ability to de-escalate confrontational behavior. Tolerance of repeated interruptions, ability to adjust priorities as needed, and the ability to maintain mental focus. Ability to interpret, apply, and advise on rules and policies. Proven success demonstrating honesty, respectfulness, and integrity in all interactions. Demonstrated skill with Microsoft Office programs including; Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability to produce accurately formatted and typed documents. Ability to learn and use new technology systems.
CLOSING DATE: 04/17/18 11:59 PM

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings
PO Box 42489
Olympia, WA 98504-2489
Phone: 800-833-6388