Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/04/22
Applications Due: 05/25/22
Vacancy ID: 104181

Position Information

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleChief Unemployment Insurance Referee - Menands

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade665

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $124534 to $157338 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address 80 Broadway

Suite 102

City Menands


Zip Code12204

Job Specifics


Admission to the New York State Bar and two years of experience supervising legal staff and either:
• Four years of experience in the general practice of law of which two years must have been in the trial of issues in courts of record; OR
• Four years of experience in the trial of issues before a quasi-judicial agency or in the analysis and review of trial records in the capacity of legal assistant to a hearing officer; OR
• A satisfactory combination of the foregoing experience and training

Please Note: Admission to the New York State Bar and current registration to practice law in New York State is necessary for continued employment. Disbarment or loss of registration shall result in termination or suspension of employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION: Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders

Duties Description STANDARD DUTIES:

Reporting to the Chairperson of the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board (UIAB) the incumbent will focus on directing the judicial operations at the Lower and Higher Authority of the UIAB throughout the state. These duties include but are not limited to:

• Overall supervision, planning and direction of Unemployment Insurance (UI) Referees and their supervisors including establishment of standards for hearings conducted, appeals reviewed, and decisions rendered.
• Responsibility for quality assurance system that ensures compliance with due process and court, and board decisions.
• Coordination of recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation of UI Referees, Senior UI Referees, and Principal UI Referees. This may include preparing and issuing manuals of procedures, training material, bulletins, and other general informational material in UI and administrative law.
• Periodic consultation with the Chairperson and Executive Secretary of the Appeal Board on operations including preparing and discussing agendas and problems affecting policy, programs and procedures.
• Participation in the review and analysis of new or proposed legislative initiatives related to the administration of the UI program.
• Providing Board members pertinent legal decisions and background material.
• Analysis of operating and statistical reports to evaluate and enhance productivity.
• Study of UI case law, relevant legal precedents, trends, and significant changes in legislation.
• Representation of the State of New York with UI agencies and the tribunals of other states in matters of general interest in the field of UI, and in federal and interstate conferences affecting adjudication of UI disputes.

Additional Comments Pending Funding Approval

This position may be filled in either Syracuse or Menands.

IMPORTANT: All Department of Labor employees are required to be tested weekly for COVID-19 unless they are fully vaccinated. Employees who are vaccinated must provide proof of vaccine status through a secure online portal.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Bonny O'Mara

Telephone (518) 457-1020

Fax EFax:

Email Address


Street Building 12 W. Averell Harriman State Office Campus

Room 561

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12240


Notes on ApplyingCandidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Department of Labor is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity.

To be considered for this position, interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title, location and vacancy ID#104181 of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. Failure to do so may result in the delay of processing your application.