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Title:  AOT Hearings Assistant Examiner

Application Deadline Date:  04/22/2021
Req ID:  13988
Department:  Transportation Agency

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.09


The Agency of Transportation Hearings Assistant Examiner works alongside the Hearings Examiner to conduct administrative hearings relating to highway laws and motor vehicle laws for the Agency of Transportation, in accordance with the delegations of authority from the Secretary of Transportation and the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.  


The Hearings Assistant Examiner is responsible for all aspects of the hearings process - from determining eligibility for hearing, prepare the administrative record, holding the hearing, and drafting the final decision for the Secretary of Transportation or Commissioner of Motor Vehicle's approval. The position works in direct collaboration with the Hearings Examiner while maintaining their own case load.


The ideal candidate will be comfortable speaking with the public and holding hearings, be familiar with compiling a case file (marking evidence, correspondence with Petitioners/Attorneys), and have strong writing and editing skills. Some background knowledge of motor vehicle law and administrative hearings is preferred, but not required. Incumbents must work closely with the public and be able to question parties without arousing hostility. Ability to interact effectively both with lawyers and self-represented parties is required.

Who May Apply

This position, AOT Hearings Assistant Examiner (Job Requisition #13988), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Kimberly Ingraham at kim.ingraham@vermont.gov or (802) 272-5738.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Hearings work is mentally demanding and requires a judicial demeanor and the ability to professionally interact with the public, under stressful conditions maintaining an atmosphere of fairness and impartiality. Must exercise control over the scope and conduct of hearings and require the parties to adhere to the standards of hearing decorum. Recommended decisions must be accomplished promptly for a large volume of matters. Paralegal duties are also demanding, requiring a great deal of organization, attention to detail, and exceptional communication skills that may involve highly emotional members of the public. Normal office working conditions prevail with occasional travel to various locations throughout the State required. Some private means of transportation is necessary. Some overtime may be anticipated.

Minimum Qualifications

A Law degree (J.D.) is automatically qualifying


Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years or more of experience as a paralegal or claims examiner.


Associate’s degree AND five (5) or more years as a paralegal or other professional experience in business analyzing claims rendering written decisions in a legal or business setting.


Paralegal degree or certificate AND eight (8) or more years of experience as a paralegal.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier