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Title:  AOT Hearings Examiner

Application Deadline Date:  01/24/2021
Req ID:  11602
Department:  Transportation Agency
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.60

Overview

The Hearings Examiner conducts 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 Examiner is responsible for all aspects of the hearings process, from determining eligibility for hearing and gathering/organizing evidence for the administrative record, to drafting the final decision for the Secretary of Transportation or Commissioner of Motor Vehicle’s approval.
 
Incumbents must work closely with the public, maintain an atmosphere of fairness and impartiality, and be able to question parties without arousing hostility. Ability to interact effectively both with lawyers and self-represented parties. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, this position will be teleworking until further notice with potential for teleworking opportunities in the future. Additionally, the position may have some flexibility within the schedule in order to best meet the needs of the customers. It is expected that the incumbent will work 80 hours per pay period. Some overtime may be anticipated. Some private means of transportation may be necessary.

Who May Apply

This position, AOT Hearings Examiner (Job Requisition #11602), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Wayne Gammell at wayne.gammell@vermont.gov.
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.

Class Definition

Quasi-judicial hearings work involving the administration of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA), highway laws, and motor vehicle laws for the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), including the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Duties involve conducting administrative hearings in accordance with delegations of authority from the Secretary of Transportation and Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. Work is performed under the general direction of VTrans’ Director of Finance & Administration.

Environmental Factors

Incumbents must work closely with the public, maintain an atmosphere of fairness and impartiality, and be able to question parties without arousing hostility. Ability to interact effectively both with lawyers and self-represented parties. 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

Law degree (J.D.)

OR

Master's degree in public administration, business administration, or law enforcement AND two (2) years or more of experience at a professional level in law enforcement investigation, paralegal duties, or in the administration of motor vehicles law.

OR

Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, or law enforcement AND three (3) years or more of experience at a professional level in law enforcement investigation, paralegal duties, or in the administration of motor vehicles law.

OR

Five (5) years or more of experience at a professional level in law enforcement investigation, paralegal duties, or in the administration of motor vehicles law.

 

Note: Depending on funding and course availability, enrollment and attendance at introductory training for administrative law judges by the National Judicial College or equivalent will be required as soon as practicable after hire.

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