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Hearings Officer I The candidate performs routine (journey-level) consultative and technical work in the implementation of the appeals process in the Unemployment Insurance Program. Provides consultative and technical services while conducting formal hearings on appeals involving claims for unemployment insurance, and preparing hearings decisions. May train others. Works under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs routine consultative and technical work in the implementation of the appeals process in the Unemployment insurance (UI) program; Conducts telephone hearings on entitlement to UI Benefits in accordance with Federal and Texas Law and procedures; Researches laws, regulations, policies, and precedent decisions to prepare for appeal hearings; Confers with agency personnel to obtain additional information bearing on appeals and to clarify future implications of decisions; Questions witnesses and rule on exceptions, motions, and admissibility of evidence; Adjudicate benefit eligibility issues raised in appeals filed by claimants or employers; May render decisions affirming, modifying, or reversing previous rulings based on testimony, claims records, applicable provisions of laws, and established precedents. Performs related work as assigned. Should have graduation from an accredited law school approved by the American Bar Association and admission to the State Bar of Texas or licensed to practice law in the United States. Should have 1+ year of full-time experience involving legal work as a primary duty; or 1 year of full-time experience involving the legal aspects of administration in the fields of industrial or labor relations may be substituted for each year of the required education with a maximum substitution of 3+ years. Admission to the State Bar of Texas or a license to practice law in the United States will still be required if substituting experience for education is essential. Must have 2+ years of full-time experience as a hearings officer conducting Unemployment Insurance benefits entitlement hearings in Texas or another state will satisfy the minimum qualifications.
Posting ID: 3550896
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