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Hearing Officer/Admin Law Judge - Remote - $31.90/hour
Remote in Phoenix

The State of Arizona is looking for a Hearing Officer 3/Administrative Law Judge. Hiring multiple candidates! This position is contracted through 6/30/2024 with the possibility of extension or conversion to FTE. Subject to successful background check. In-office or hybrid/virtual training, then remote work opportunities. Must reside in Arizona. If the candidate is currently licensed, confirmation of bar membership in good standing and date of admission to the State Bar. Relevant legal writing sample and a copy of law school transcripts (unofficial watermark is permissible) must be submitted with application.


The Level 1 Hearing Officers are responsible for preparing, conducting, and reviewing quasi-judicial, administrative hearings. The decision rendered is a final appealable decision in Unemployment Insurance or Public Assistance. The Level 1 Hearing Officer will review case files in advance of the hearings, review and decide subpoena requests, and review and decide postponement requests. The Level 1 Hearing Officer will provide a fair and impartial due process hearing, at which most parties are unrepresented by attorneys. The Level 1 Hearing Officer’s role at the hearing includes but is not limited to: taking testimony and evidence, developing a complete legal record and ensuring that due process rights are afforded to all parties, performing legal analysis, weighing and appraising testimony and evidence to determine operative facts, applying due process and pertinent legal authority to make a final decision, and complying with Department of Labor and other governing authority requirements. The Level 1 Hearing Officer is also responsible for drafting and rendering clear, succinct, thoughtfully reasoned and legally correct written decisions within very short and strictly mandated deadlines. They are also responsible for oral communication, in accordance with ex parte rules to parties, including laypersons, regarding submission of evidence, burden of proof, administrative procedures, appeals process, and other clarifying information, and documenting such communication for the case-record. The Level 1 Hearing Officers may work on special projects at the direction of their supervisor or the Chief of the Office of Appeals and participate in continuous improvement efforts.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited Arizona law school and awaiting Bar Exam results. Must reside in Arizona.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Top 35% of graduating class, mediation clinic or dispute resolution classes, trial advocacy classes, judicial externships, and/or research assistant experience. If the candidate is currently licensed, confirmation of bar membership in good standing and date of admission to the State Bar.

For more information, contact Christine Hawn at 602 788-5890 ext 123 or email at