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Liability/Fraud Law Clerk

Date Posted:  Apr 15, 2021
Requisition ID:  150142

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD): 

Our mission is to develop a premier workforce that will allow Indiana employers to flourish and entice businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana. Everyone at DWD will be required to think outside-the-box; to determine metrics that will allow for measurement and improvement and efficiencies to be made along the way. Cutting edge technologies will be utilized to help assess Indiana’s employment future. If managed properly, Indiana’s workforce will be second to none and completely prepared for the next phase of the state and country’s economic growth. 



This role is typically filled with a starting salary of $26,702.

About the Job:

As the Liability/Fraud Law Clerk, you will assist the Liability and Fraud Administrative Law Judges with researching, processing, preparing and scheduling liability, fraud, wage garnishment and monetary hearings. You will be responsible for researching alternative solutions to resolve issues with appeal requests for liability,fraud, wage garnishment and monetary hearings. You will be responsible for preparing legal notices to hearing participants to announce upcoming hearings.  The liability and fraud judges currently hold a minimum of twenty-two hearings a week.  These cases are very labor intensive in nature due the amount of initial preparation involved to bring these cases before the Liability and Fraud Administrative Judges.

A Day in the Life:

Your main responsibility will be to provide administrative and clerical support to assigned Liability and Fraud Administrative Law Judges.  You will process appeal requests daily, schedule benefit, liability and fraud hearings giving appropriate ten-day notice to all hearing parties, and prepare files for the ALJ. You will also receive telephone calls and respond to inquiries on a variety of matters such as the status of pending cases, administrative and court rules, and appeal procedures as well as general unemployment insurance (UI) administrative rules and procedures.  You will routinely handle sensitive and confidential information and must be able to maintain confidentiality. You must be able to prioritize tasks to ensure deadlines are met. Control and review of work is accomplished through minimal supervision from Specialty Team Manager, Support Staff Supervisor and assigned Administrative Law Judges.


The essential functions of this role are as follows:
•    Prepares certified mailing;
•    Schedules hearing dates and sites, communicating directly with involved parties;
•    Drafts legal notices (e.g. Pre-hearing conference, Notice of Filing, Notice of Hearing, status orders, dismissals, continuances, withdrawals, referrals) for review by Liability Administrative Law Judges;
•    Assist in developing and presenting unemployment insurance training to employees.
•    Maintain liability case log along with Liability Administrative Law Judge(s) weekly calendar(s); 


As a fraud specialist:
•    Process all liability and monetary appeal requests;
•    Process Wage Garnishment and fraud appeals 
•    Maintain timely communication with hearing participants regarding the status of case(s)
•    Prepare and mail offline hearing notices to parties when necessary


The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What We're Looking for:

The ideal candidate in this position should minimally have a Paralegal Certificate or three (3) years of UI experience.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Ability to gain specialized knowledge of unemployment insurance, laws pertinent to eligibility and procedures involved in application, determination of eligibility, collection and appeals
  • Ability to gain specialized knowledge of unemployment insurance process in a local office
  • Working knowledge of the sources of employment and payroll records within an assigned geographic area
  • Working knowledge of the local labor market within an assigned geographic area, of employers, of employment trends and of recruiting needs
  • Investigative skills in order to locate pertinent information and records
  • Ability to work with employers, local office staff and claimants in order to gain their cooperation in disclosing facts pertinent to a suspected case of fraud or in explaining new claims procedures and in coordinating unemployment insurance program operation.
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

What You'll Get in Return:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning
  • DWD GOAL (Go Out and Learn) Tuition Assistance Program - Eligible employees have access to up to $5,000 in tuition assistance per fiscal year 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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