CLASSIFICATION: CHAIRMAN, UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION APPEALS TRIBUNAL II
Class Code: 1651-28 Date Established: 10-10-75
Occupational Code: 7-5-5 Date of Last Revision: 01-24-11
BASIC PURPOSE: To monitor a hearings unit and to conduct adjudicatory hearings in accordance with state laws and regulations.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Conducts quasi-judicial hearings on appeals with responsibility for ruling on motions and relevance of testimony and exhibits.
· Trains, mentors and assists in evaluating performance of Unemployment compensation Appeals Tribunal I employees.
· Researches previous appeals decisions of other state agencies, including identifying relevant Supreme Court case law and state or federal statutes.
· Writes decisions by analyzing and interpreting hearing evidence and reviewing precedent-setting Supreme Court decisions.
· Schedules hearings, selects tribunal members and issues notification to those concerned.
· Monitors the implementation of hearings decisions and provides training or technical assistance to ensure adherence to established agency policy.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy, and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific expertise to resolve problems of a specialized or professional nature in a wide range of applications.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving major aspects of long-range agency objectives by planning short- and long-term organizational goals, reviewing recommendations for procedural changes, and developing or revising program policies. Errors at this level result in incorrect decisions at an administrative level, and are detected subsequent to implementation in an overall evaluation process.
Supervision: Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires acting as the official representative of the agency, including explaining and defending current and long-range goals or objectives which directly affect public policy decisions regarding major state programs and services.
Complexity: Requires formulating the combination of overall job functions in order to address highly diverse or novel situations requiring new concepts and imaginative approaches to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with major study in business, economics, labor relations, or law. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Seven years’ experience in business management, business law or unemployment compensation adjudication, with at least two years in a supervisory capacity. Those candidates lacking supervisory experience must be willing to attend and successfully complete the Certified Public Manager Program. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Possession of valid New Hampshire driver’s license and/or access to transportation for use in state wide travel.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the Employment Security Program. Extensive knowledge of the Unemployment Compensation Laws and legal interpretations. Extensive knowledge of the principles and procedures of evidence to be followed in conducting quasi-judicial hearings. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration. Skill in analyzing and appraising testimony, evidence, legal and administrative documents and records. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to train, mentor and evaluate personnel. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other administrative officials, tribunal members and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.