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Title:  Hearings Examiner - Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled
Req ID:  10841
Department:  Labor
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.84

Overview

The Department of Labor is currently hiring temporary Hearings Examiners 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.

Who May Apply

This position, Hearings Examiner (Job Requisition #10841), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a temporary position. The State does not guarantee 40 hours of work per week.

This position is open until filled. The State of Vermont posts vacancies for a minimum of ten business days. Positions posted as open until filled can be removed at any time after the initial ten day period. After the initial posting period, departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice.

If you would like more information about this position, 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.

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.

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