Job Title: Human Services Judge - Appeals Examiner Senior
St. Paul , MN United States
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Human Services Judge - Appeals Examiner Senior
This position is being posted to accommodate multiple new vacancies.
The Human Services Judge conducts administrative fair hearings when applicants or recipients of the various human services programs have appealed adverse actions taken by a county or state agency. After conducting an evidentiary hearing, the incumbent must review the evidence and pertinent federal and state law and prepare a recommended order to decide the appeal. The recommended order is reviewed by a Co-Chief Human Services Judge who issues a final decision.
• Manage the flow of high volume cases assigned so that appeals are resolved timely, efficiently and in a manner that protects the rights of the parties;
• Conduct hearings, to receive evidence; research and apply regulations, statutes, rules, and policies from the appropriate program;
• Make findings of fact and develop a complete record;
• Prepare recommended decisions for disposition of appeals; and
• Schedule hearings and respond to inquiries from parties.
Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
Must be licensed to practice law in Minnesota and be in active status, an inactive resident, retired, on disabled status, or on retired senior status
Four years of advanced professional experience in conducting legal hearings demonstrating the following:
• Knowledge of federal and state laws, and rules of evidence;
• Making findings of fact and conclusions of law;
• Strong written and oral communication skills sufficient to, communicate to parties that appear before you and write clear, concise recommended orders that are easily understood by all parties; and
• Excellent legal research and analysis skills.
• Professional experience conducting evidentiary hearings as an administrative law judge, workers' compensation judge, unemployment insurance judge or equivalent experience in public sector hearings environment;
• Judicial temperament and human relation skills necessary to conduct hearings in adversarial situations where there are communication barriers, and to manage a high volume caseload;
• Experience making credibility determinations;
• Professional experience representing public assistance recipients or government agencies in legal proceedings;
• Ability to work independently, prioritize work load, and allocate time in an efficient manner.
• Ability to competently use a computer, care management system, and recording devices.
How to apply to these openings:
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