Chief Hearing Officer

Grade 64

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Career Ladder

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  1. Assnt Hearing Officer

    Similar to Grade 22

  2. Hearing Officer

    Grade 25

  3. Supvg Hearing Officer

    Grade 27

  4. Prin Hearing Officer

    Grade 63

  5. Chief Hearing Officer

    Grade 64

Summary of Job Description

As a Chief Hearing Officer, you would:

Provide legal expertise to the Director of the Hearings Office and high level agency management.

Assure that hearings are timely and effectively scheduled and that Hearing Officers receive essential daily support.

Personally review recommended fair hearing decisions that raise an issue of policy or legal interpretation or is otherwise highly sensitive.

Review recent court decisions related to fair hearings, determine the effects these   decisions have on existing fair hearings policy and procedures; and, upon consultation with agency staff, develop recommendations for changes in fair hearings policies and procedures.

Implement approved changes in policies and procedures.

Participate in administrative activities such as preparation of annual budget requests, including projected staffing requirements based upon work load, case backlog and the effects of new, proposed and revised legislation, and recent court decisions on fair hearings.

Represent the office in meetings with agency counsel, interested parties, legal advocacy groups, and NYS Bar Association.

Participate in public speaking engagements; and represent the hearing office at agency labor management meetings.

Perform other duties to ensure the proper functioning of the administrative hearing process; and maintain appropriate communications.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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How to Apply

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Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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