Fair Hearings Specialist 1 Spanish Language

Grade 14

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  1. Fair Hearings Specialist 1 Spanish Language

    Grade 14

  2. Fair Hearings Specialist 2 Spanish Language

    Grade 18

  3. Fair Hearings Specialist 3 Spanish Language

    Grade 23

Summary of Job Description

As a Fair Hearings Specialist 1 (Spanish Language), you would review and make determinations on requests for fair hearings, adjournments, withdrawals, aid continuances and complaints of non-compliance with hearing decisions from clients and their representatives. You would also respond to inquiries related to the appeals process and make appropriate referrals; and provide guidance to local districts in meeting regulatory requirements pertaining to the hearing process. You may also supervise clerical staff.

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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.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

For all qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, candidates must have:

Either 1. four years of paraprofessional or professional experience* providing services to individuals in need of and/or eligible for social services programs or implementing/administering programs regulated by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, or the New York State Department of Health. College education in any field may be substituted for up to three years of the above general experience at the rate of 30 semester credit hours equaling one year of the general experience. College credit must have been received from a regionally accredited college or university. You must clearly indicate the college credit on the application form or on a separate sheet or indicate the credits on the online application in the space provided for course work.

Or 2. an associate’s or higher degree in law or legal assistant/paralegal education from a regionally accredited college or university, or college or university accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

Or 3. completion of a legal assistant/paralegal education, qualifying non-degree certificate program where the certificate was issued by a regionally accredited or ACICS accredited college or university AND two years of paralegal experience. Completion of an external** legal assistant/paralegal certificate program is not qualifying.

*For the purpose of this examination: Qualifying paraprofessional or professional experience includes experience as a social services or welfare examiner at a local or district agency; a child protective caseworker; a social worker for a social services or child protective program; a caseworker or counselor at a registered not-for-profit or charitable agency; or setting up Social Services Fair Hearing requests and issuing aid-to-continue directives within the Fair Hearings Systems.

Non-qualifying experience: Non-qualifying experience includes but is not limited to experience where duties are primarily clerical, including such positions as receptionist, secretary, file clerk, or those performing primarily data/keyboard entry.

**Non-degree certificates of completion or diplomas awarded by a training institution or company not regionally accredited or accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), are not qualifying.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


How to Apply

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Career Mobility

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