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HEARING EXAMINER II EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

Recruitment #20-002767-0001

Introduction

The Department of Labor (DOL) is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Hearing Examiner II. These positions are contractual positions and will function as  Hearing Examiner within the Division of Lower Appeals.

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 511, Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

A Hearing Examiner II Employment and Training is the full performance level of work conducting administrative hearings in the lower appeals unit, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a designated administrator. The work requires employees to travel throughout the State to conduct hearings. 

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The Hearing Examiner I Employment and Training and Hearing Examiner II Employment and Training are differentiated on the basis of the degree of supervisory control exercised by supervisors over these employees. The Hearing Examiner I Employment and Training learns to perform duties under close supervision while the Hearing Examiner II Employment and Training performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.  The Hearing Examiner II Employment and Training is differentiated from the Hearing Examiner III Employment and Training in that Hearing Examiner III Employment and Training is assigned the more complex cases and assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level Hearing Examiners Employment and Training.

POSITION DUTIES

Schedules hearings in accordance with federal and departmental guidelines;

Performs research in connection with the preparation of hearings;

Conducts hearings at various locations throughout the State;

Assures that mechanical facilities for recording hearings are operating properly;

Interviews claimants, employees and their representatives to obtain pertinent facts or to resolve conflicting evidence;

Reviews all pertinent facts surrounding the hearing;

Proposes appropriate decisions based upon the facts found and in accordance with policy, procedures, rules, laws and precedents of the Board of Appeals;

Explains and interprets laws, regulations and procedures where appropriate;

Performs other related duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Juris Doctor degree or equivalent degree from an accredited law school.

Experience: One year of legal experience involving civil, criminal or administrative proceedings.

Notes:

1. These requirements are established by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation by the authority provided in Title 8, Section 305 of the Labor and Employment Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland and the Office of Personnel Services and Benefits does not have authority to accept substitutions or equivalents.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in judge advocate classification or judge advocate specialty codes in the general attorney field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment; applications must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. 

Applicants applying for this recruitment must possess the following:

  • Admission to the Maryland Bar
  • Certificate of Good Standing from the Maryland Court of Appeals.

A copy of law school transcript; certificate of good standing from the Maryland State Court of Appeals and any other documentation evidencing membership in other bars must be upload into the application or emailed to shakara.russell1@maryland.gov by the closing date.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates for positions in this classification must be members of the Maryland Bar.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operations of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (MDOL/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to MDOL/DUI as a result of unemployment insurance overpayment/fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. RESUMES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AND NOT CONSIDERED IN THE SELECTION/EXAMINATION PROCESS.

***Please note all answers to the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.***

All information concerning the qualification, including any required documentation (diploma, transcripts, certificate, etc) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.

BENEFITS

STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (on average 130 hours per month), may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.

As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one (1) hour every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. However, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendum may be emailed to: shakara.russell1@maryland.gov.

DOL Office of Human Resources

Attn: Shakara Russell (shakara.russell1@maryland.gov) 20-002767-0001/SR

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101 Baltimore, MD 21201

The MD State Application Form can be found online

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.