Minimum Qualifications Applicants must be duly licensed and authorized to practice law as an attorney and have four years of subsequent full-time legal experience engaged in the promotion and protection of human rights or civil rights under the New York State Human Rights Law (or related federal, state or local anti-discrimination laws), and involved in the conduct of trials or adversary proceedings, judicial or quasi-judicial, before a court of record or governmental agency.
Duties Description Hearing Officer (Division of Human Rights) conducts formal public hearings in cases of discrimination and discriminatory practices in employment, housing, public accommodations or other conditions defined in the Human Rights Law where the agency has found probable cause for complaint and where the respondent fails to conciliate or the complainant objects to the terms of reconciliation.
The Hearing Officer - DHR considers questions of fact and law brought forth at hearing, prepares reports of findings and conclusions, makes recommendations in the form of an order for issuance by the Commissioner of Human Rights to dismiss the case or to require the respondent to cease from any unlawful discriminatory practice indicated during the hearing and to require the respondent to take appropriate corrective action; may award compensatory damages to the complainant; may issue adjournment of hearings; subpoenas witnesses; receives testimony under oath, as well as exhibits and documentary evidence; examines witnesses; rules on objections to the admissibility of evidence and to the conduct of the hearing; evaluates the records of the hearing; researches and determines the pertinent rules of law.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingPursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via e-mail at Info@goer.ny.gov.