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Job Specification 63347

HEARING OFFICER 2

 

DEFINITION


 Under  direction of a Hearing Officer 1, coordinator,  or  other
 supervisory  official  in  a  state  department  or   appointing
 authority,  assists in the supervision and coordination  of  the
 work  programs and staff of that office within the  organization
 which deals with hearings and appeals; does other related duties
 as required.

 NOTE: The  definition and examples of work for this title  are
 for  illustrative  purposes only.  A particular  position  using
 this  title  may  not  perform all duties  listed  in  this  job
 specification.  Conversely, all duties performed on the job  may
 not be listed.

 
EXAMPLES OF WORK:


 Conducts grievance and disciplinary appeal hearings.

 May review hearing reports and decisions made by subordinates.

 Investigates   facts  and  circumstances  surrounding   employee
 grievances,   and  assembles  information  in   preparation   of
 hearings.

 Interviews  management,  supervisors,  personnel  officers,  and
 potential  witnesses  during pretrial investigations  and  while
 administering provisions of the Early Settlement Program.

 May   represent  the  department  or  appointing  authority   at
 Administrative  Law  hearings and in  meetings  with  attorneys,
 judges, administrators, and union representatives.

 Interprets state laws and regulations, and recommends changes in
 department  or  appointing authority policies and procedures  on
 discipline and appeal hearings.

 Writes hearing decisions containing clear, accurate, and logical
 histories, findings, and conclusions.

 Conducts  follow  up  work  on appeal  cases  of  long  duration
 ensuring  that  supervisors and administrators are  apprised  of
 current case developments and status changes.

 Assigns, instructs, and supervises new professional staff of the
 office.

 Prepares clear, sound, and accurate reports containing findings,
 conclusions, and recommendations.

 Supervises  the maintenance of essential records,  reports,  and
 files.

 Will  be  required  to learn to utilize  various  types  of
 electronic and/or manual recording and information  systems
 used by the agency, office, or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

     EDUCATION:

     Graduation from an accredited college or university  with  a
 Bachelor's  degree.

     EXPERIENCE:

     Three  (3)  years  of experience in the  field  of  employee
 relations  which  shall have included one (1)  year  in  hearing
 disciplinary appeals.
 NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required education  may
 substitute additional experience as indicated on a year-for-year
 basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits being equal to  one
 (1) year of experience.

     LICENSE:

     Appointees  will  be required to possess a driver=s  license
 valid  in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle,  rather
 than  employee  mobility, is necessary to perform the  essential
 duties of the position.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge  of  New  Jersey  laws,  regulations,  policies,   and
 procedures  pertaining to employer-employee  relations  and  due
 process after a period of training.

 Knowledge of Title IV of the New Jersey Administrative Code  and
 its applicability to hearings on employee appeals.

 Knowledge  of Administrative Law court procedures pertaining  to
 employee appeal hearings.

 Knowledge  of  regulations,  policies,  and  procedures  of  the
 Department of Personnel after a period of training.

 Ability to assist attorneys, supervisors, union representatives,
 and  employees  in informal and early settlements  of  disputes,
 appeals, and grievances.

 Ability to conduct hearings of complex employee relations  cases
 involving adversarial parties and issues.

 Ability  to write comprehensive, concise, and logical  opinions,
 decisions, reports, and recommendations.

 Ability  to  analyze case facts and circumstances,  to  evaluate
 their  importance  in relation to state laws,  regulations,  and
 policies, and to render clear, concise, and logical conclusions.

 Ability  to  supervise  the  work of employees  engaged  in  the
 conduct  of  hearings and the writing of decisions  in  employee
 relations cases.

 Ability  to  supervise the maintenance of essential records  and
 files.

 Ability  to learn to utilize various types of electronic  and/or
 manual  recording and information systems used  by  the  agency,
 office, or  related units.

 Ability  to  read, write, speak, understand, or  communicate  in
 English  sufficiently to perform the duties  of  this  position.
 American   Sign  Language or Braille may also be  considered  as
 acceptable forms of  communication.

 Persons  with  mental or physical disabilities are  eligible  as
 long  as  they can perform the essential functions  of  the  job
 after    reasonable  accommodation  is  made  to   their   known
 limitations.   If the  accommodation cannot be made  because  it
 would  cause the employer undue  hardship, such persons may  not
 be eligible.

 CODES: 26/Y25-63347           RKR/cah                   8/3/96