Chief Unemp Insur Referee - Grade 65

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This title exists in Labor, Department of and has approximately 1 positions.

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Salary Information for Assnt Unemployment Insurance Referee
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Assnt Unemployment Insurance Referee 22 $79,928 $101,197
Unemp Insur Referee 25 $93,530 $117,875
Senr Unemp Insur Referee 27 $103,784 $127,830
Prin Unemp Insur Referee 63 $111,925 $141,439
Chief Unemp Insur Referee 65 $137,457 $173,664

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

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Job Duties

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.

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