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Job Specification

 HEARING OFFICER 1
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 DEFINITION

 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
 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.
 
 May assist supervisor or other higher level staff with complex 
 cases.

 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 
 determine conclusions.

 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.

 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 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
 relations cases.

 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:
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63347SC3E26N/AY25-

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.

2/18/2017