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Title:  Hearings Examiner (Limited Service)

Application Deadline Date:  10/25/2021
Req ID:  20108
Department:  Labor
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $24.20

Overview

The Hearings Examiner conducts evidentiary hearings relating to disputed claims for unemployment benefits. These are administrative hearings conducted over the phone. The hearings examiner takes sworn testimony, admits evidence, and generally conducts the hearings in a manner that ensures that the parties receive due process. The Hearings Examiner then issues a written decision containing findings of fact and conclusions of law.

Who May Apply

This position, Hearings Examiner (Limited Service) (Job Requisition # 20108), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 
 
If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact dirk.anderson@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.

 

Beginning September 15, 2021, State of Vermont Executive Branch employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.

 

Environmental Factors

Incumbents must work closely with the public, maintain an atmosphere of fairness and impartiality and be able to examine and cross examine witnesses without arousing hostility. Tight deadlines and heavy workloads are prevalent. Hearings can be adversary in nature with both parties represented by legal counsel. Some travel may be necessary, for which a valid Vermont driver's license and private means of transportation is required.

Minimum Qualifications

Law Degree or completion of the requirements of the Vermont Bar.

OR

Bachelor's degree AND one (1) year in employment services, unemployment compensation, labor/industrial relations, or legal work; or one (1) year in the field of Human Resources with a concentration in labor relations, investigations, or federal/state unemployment compensation laws and regulations.

OR

Associate's degree in Paralegal studies AND three (3) years in employment services, unemployment compensation, labor/industrial relations, or legal work; or three (3) years in the field of Human Resources with a concentration in labor relations, investigations, or federal/state unemployment compensation laws and regulations.

OR

High School or equivalent AND five (5) years in employment services, unemployment compensation, labor/industrial relations, or legal work; or five (5) years in the field of Human Resources with a concentration in labor relations, investigations, or federal/state unemployment compensation laws and regulations.

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 celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.