Administrative Law Judge Ii

State of Colorado
Full Time $7,606 - $9,700 Per year CO Hanson Insurance, 3215 Austin Pl, Colorado Springs, CO 80909, United States


Department Information

This position is only open to Colorado state residents.

NOTE: This posting may fill more than one vacancy.

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Description of Job

This position exists to preside over and govern the conduct of workers’ compensation hearings, resolve evidence issues, rule on motions, and write formal decisions pursuant to statutes, rules of evidence and procedure in the Denver and outlying areas.

A summary of the duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Hearings – Preside over and conduct impartial hearings
  • Pretrial – Issue oral and written rulings by holding pretrial hearings
  • Decision writing – Resolve disputed factual and legal issues by composing written decisions after weighing and evaluating evidence
  • Legal research – Determine relevant legal and factual issues using critical thinking, legal research, reviewing legal briefs and determining applicable law
  • Mediations – Conduct and oversee settlement conferences, mediation sessions and other forms of alternative dispute resolution

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

*A Human Resources Analyst will only review the work experience/job duties sections of the online job application to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Cover letters and resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of the official State of Colorado online application, but may be attached. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience and qualifications must be specifically documented on your online application. Do not use "see resume" or "see attached" statements on your application. Resumes WILL NOT be reviewed for minimum qualification screening. If it is determined that you meet the minimum qualifications, your application will also be used as part of the comparative analysis process to identify a top group for further consideration.

Residency Requirement: 

 This posting is only open to residents of the State of Colorado at the time of submitting your application. 

Class Code & Classification Description: (New)



Graduation from an accredited law school AND at least five (5) years of experience practicing law (legal experience acquired after admission to the bar), two (2) of which must have included experience appropriate to the work assignment, and qualified candidates shall have been licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado for at least five (5) years

No Substitutions

The exceptional candidate will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following preferred qualifications:

  • Prior experience adjudicating as an administrative law judge, hearing officer, magistrate or municipal/county judge
  • Prior experience in employment law and administrative law
  • Previous State Service related to the work assigned to the position

Conditions of Employment: 

  • A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process.

  • Travel within the state for hearings and mediations. 

Appeal Rights: 

An applicant who has been removed from an employment list or removed from consideration during the selection process may request a review by the State Personnel Director.

As an applicant directly affected by the results of the selection or comparative analysis process, you may file a written appeal with the State Personnel Director.

Review of the completed, signed and submitted appeal will be timely on the basis of written material submitted by you, using the official appeal form signed by you or your representative. This form must be completed and delivered to the State Personnel Board by email at  within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the Department’s action.

For further information on the Board Rules, you can refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at.