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UI Appeals Law Clerk

Date Posted:  Jan 4, 2022
Requisition ID:  206682

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. 


Salary and Work Location:

This role is typically filled with a starting salary of $30,004.51. This position is located in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and Kokomo.



Working Hours:

The hours for this position are Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm with a 1-hour lunch break.  At times Overtime (OT) is mandatory with the potential that some OT hours will be on Saturdays.


About the Job:

As a UI Appeals Law Clerk, you will provide clerical support to the Administrative Law Judges staffed with the appeals department. You will serve as a liaision between hearing parties and the Administrative Law Judge.  You will provide hearing parties with specific information about their cases.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 


  • Coordinate the work activities of administrative and support services such as preparing correspondence, maintaining reference and resource materials and updating files, forms and reports:
  • Prepare a variety of periodic statistical, informational and/or work activity reports;
  • Maintain complete forms, filing, processing and accuracy control system through the distribution of work activities to lower-level clerical staff, through the maintenance of special records and through ongoing contacts with other agencies and departments;
  • Ensure completion of an appropriate application or eligibility forms for services, monitoring the validity of the information submitted, concurrence with regulations and inclusion of proper signatures which vary depending upon circumstances;
  • Answer questions and provides technical information to the public and to other agencies regarding special regulations or methods of solving problems;
  • Receive a variety of correspondence, eligibility forms and/or informational inquiries, prepares responses to same or determines appropriate procedures to gather information or process forms;
  • Maintain confidentiality of resource information following agency policy and legal constraints;
  • Maintain a variety of control data for which ongoing updates and tabulations are necessary;
  • Train and coordinates work of lower-level clerical staff;


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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role. 

What You'll Need for Success:

  • The ideal candidate in this role should minimally have a high school diploma or HSE (High School Equivalency) and 1-2 years clerical work experience.
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to plan and organize work in order to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to work well under pressure and able to maintain a courteous and kind disposition at all times.
  • Ability to gather information and make logical assessments and decisions

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

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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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis