HEARING OFFICER 1
Under direction of a Hearing Officer 2, or other supervisory official
in a state department or agency, reviews grievances and appeals,
conducts investigations and/or participates in disciplinary hearings;
may assist in complex matters; 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.
Review requests for hearings to determine probable issues and
apply the appropriate regulations.
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.
May assist supervisor or other higher level staff with complex
May take the lead over other staff, as directed.
Interprets state laws and regulations, and recommends changes
in department or appointing authority policies and procedures on
discipline and appeal hearings.
Analyze data to discover facts in case. Research laws, regulations,
policies, and precedent decisions to prepare for hearings and to
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.
Prepares clear, sound, and accurate reports containing findings,
conclusions, and recommendations.
Maintain 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.
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 driverís 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
Civil Service Commission 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 review the work of employees engaged in the
conduct of hearings and the writing of decisions in employee
Ability to maintain 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 essential functions of the job with
or without reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation
cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue
hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.