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Review Examiner I - Hearings

Company name

Massachusetts The Department of Family and Medical Leave

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Valid Through

Dec 28, 2020

Posted on

Sep 14, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 58391 to 83592 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Boston, MA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Review Examiner I - Hearings
Duties: In accordance with 458 CMR and M.G.L. Chapter 175M, 458 CMR 2.00, conducts administrative hearings in accordance with procedures prescribed by M.G.L. Chapter 30A and 801 CMR 1.02. Elicit sufficient evidence and testimony to resolve single party and other appeals involving less complex evidentiary and legal issues of agency determination regarding benefits. Writes clear and concise decisions, which contain findings of facts sufficient to support the ultimate findings and conclusion of law, which comply with statutory provisions, case law, and agency policy. Produces accurate written decisions verifying and ensuring proper form and conformance with data and procedures. Upload and data enter decisions into online system within a timely manner that is reasonable and attains the DFML guidelines for promptness. Reviews material to determine compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, and procedures; take appropriate action to resolve problems. Review cases prior to and after the hearing to resolve any questions, obtain needed evidence/information necessary to dispose of pending appeals, or consult with agency staff to resolve problem. Resolve appeals prior to hearing by analyzing data obtained from investigations and applying relevant laws, rules, regulations, and precedents to formulate legal conclusions concerning eligibility for benefits in dispute. Investigates appeal issues sent to DFML hearings by conducting fact-finding interviews using tools provided by the department to gather information from claimants and may require additional investigation into employer data. Create and preserve oral and written records of proceedings for use in further study or appeal of case. Performs all job duties in a manner to enhance the agency’s achievement of its customer service and operational goals. Prepare case management reports. Perform other related work as required.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must have (A) 3 years of full-time, professional experience, the major duties of which included the adjudication, examination and/or review of claims, benefits and/or taxes; the practice of law; labor relations work; claims investigation or adjustment work; credit management or credit investigation work; or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
Substitutions:
I. A Bachelor’s or higher degree with a major in law may be substituted for the required experience.
II. A Bachelor’s or higher degree with a major other than in Law may be substituted for 2+ years of the required experience.
Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Additional info

Ref. 2000063H

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Massachusetts The Department of Family and Medical Leave
One Ashburton Place,
Suite 2112
Boston, MA 02108

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