Job Specification 63347
HEARING OFFICER 2
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
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
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
Prepares clear, sound, and accurate reports containing findings,
conclusions, and recommendations.
Supervises the maintenance of essential records, reports, and
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.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
Three (3) years of experience in the field of employee
relations which shall have included one (1) year in hearing
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.
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
Ability to supervise the maintenance of essential records and
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
CODES: 26/Y25-63347 RKR/cah 8/3/96