Adminstrative Law Judge II (Specialist)

Job Description and Duties
Presides over administrative hearings and pre-hearing conferences. In addition to regularly calendared RFA and Title IVE hearings, handles hearings involving lengthy, difficult and/or sensitive issues for the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). These hearings include but are not limited to sensitive rehearings or Director-ordered further hearings and cases with issues relating to complex legal questions arising under the RFA or Title IVE jurisdiction. Interprets and applies various provisions of federal and state statutes and regulations and submits final and proposed decisions at a rate and quality consistent with SHD standards. Works with support staff and peer ALJs to assist with team efforts in conducting hearings. This includes assignments to assist in general jurisdiction cases. Regular travel throughout the state is required. Manages their hearing calendar ruling on daily requests and motions including second and third postponement or reopening requests, bifurcation and dismissal requests, subpoena requests, and expedited hearing requests. Provides advice and guidance to any ALJ, including referral to legal sources, prior decisions and other resources. Consults with and answers questions for ALJ I's on unclear, unusual, difficult or unique cases and on various points of law. Meets with other hearing specialists as needed to share and discuss issues and approaches for ensuring consistency of quality of hearings and decisions division-wide.
You will find additional information about the job in the
Duty Statement
Minimum Requirements
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
Additional Documents
Job Application Package Checklist
Duty Statement
Position Details
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Position #(s):
Working Title:
Adminstrative Law Judge II (Specialist)
$9,057.00 - $11,399.00
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Work Location:
United States
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Department Information
Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of fellow Californians while achieving your career goals? Do you set high standards for yourself and enjoy a collaborative and challenging work environment? The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) serves, aids and protects needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility and foster independence.
CDSS employees are our most important resource in serving California's needy and vulnerable children and families.
The state hiring process
. Successful applicants will have passed an examination for this classification, or be an existing State Employee with transfer eligibility and will have followed the instructions under the Special Requirements and Required Application Documents section. Electronic applications are encouraged and hardcopy applications will be accepted. Hardcopy applications must include the Job Control and Position numbers in the "Explanation" section and be signed and dated.
Special Requirements
Subject to fingerprinting and criminal record clearance by Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Application Instructions
Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
Final Filing Date:
Who May Apply
Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach "surplus letters" to their applications. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).
Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.
How To Apply
Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.jobs.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:
Address for Mailing Application Packages
You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:
Department of Social Services
Department of Social Services
P. O. Box 944243 - MS 8-15-59
Address for Drop-Off Application Packages
You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:
Department of Social Services/Cert Unit
P. O. Box 944243 - MS 8-15-59
744 P Street, Sacramento CA 95814
08:00 AM
05:00 PM
Required Application Documents
Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.jobs.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.
There are many benefits to joining our team!
The State of California has a generous benefits package that includes medical coverage, CalPERS pension upon retirement, two weeks paid vacation per year, two weeks paid sick leave per year, two paid Professional Development Days, one paid Personal Holiday, pre-tax parking fee program and monthly $65 transportation voucher.
Click here to view all the attractive benefits available to state employees!
Contact Information
The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.
Hiring Unit Contact:
Mianca Stewart
(916) 651-5392
Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.
EEO Contact:
EEO Office
(916) 657-2326
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.
It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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