Chief Unemp Insur Referee

Grade 65

New York State has approximately 1 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Labor, Department of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Assnt Unemployment Insurance Referee

    Similar to Grade 22

  2. Unemp Insur Referee

    Grade 25

  3. Senr Unemp Insur Referee

    Grade 27

  4. Prin Unemp Insur Referee

    Grade 63

  5. Chief Unemp Insur Referee

    Grade 65

Summary of Job Description

Chief Unemployment Insurance Referee:  plans, directs, and controls the activities Statewide of Referees engaged in hearing and determining appeals from initial decisions on unemployment benefit claims and employer contributions;  plans and executes section policies and programs; establishes standards for the writing of appeal decisions and for other aspects of Referee performance; through subordinate supervisors schedules and monitors operations; supervises the induction and further training of Referee staff; plans and, as appropriate, personally prepares items for manuals of precedures, training material, bulletins, and other communications relating to unemployment insurance, social security, administrative law, and other matters of interest; among other duties.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

Candidates must be admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and have:
1.  two years of experience in supervising legal staff AND
2.  either a) four years of experience in the general proctice of law of which two years in the aggregate must have been in the trial of issues in courts of record; or b) four years of experience in the trial of issues before a quasi-judicial agency or in the analysis and review of trial records in the capacity of legal assistant to a hearing officer; or c) a satisfactory combination of the foregoing.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

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. For additional information or clarification, 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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