|The Department of Labor is currently hiring a Hearings Examiner in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Division to manage appeals from determinations, assessments, and other administrative rulings issued by the UI division. If you have a strong understanding of due process, an ability to understand complex rules and regulations, and excellent writing skills, this might be the right job for you!|
The Hearings Examiner will be responsible for conducting evidentiary hearings regarding contested claims for unemployment benefits. This includes reviewing initial determinations by adjudications staff and supporting documentation, marking exhibits, and identifying issues on appeal. The Hearings Examiner presides over all aspects of the appeal hearing, including the swearing in of witnesses, the admission of evidence, and the taking of sworn testimony. They then prepare written decisions containing detailed findings of fact and conclusions of law.
Ideal candidates will have extensive knowledge of due process and fair hearing requirements and the ability to conduct hearings in full compliance with those requirements. Excellent verbal communication skills and an even temperament are needed to effectively conduct hearings. Excellent writing skills are a must. A familiarity with employment law and the administration of unemployment benefits is a plus.
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