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14 Boerum Place
Minimum Qualifications Eligible for a lateral transfer or eligible for a 52.6 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive service in an appropriate title.*
NOTE: Candidates who are currently on the eligible list for the Hearing Officer in Brooklyn need not submit an application for this posting unless they are applying directly as a result of the transfer qualifications listed above.
*Note: Candidates must be law school graduates who are admitted to the New York State Bar and whose membership is in good standing. Please be sure to include in your resume or cover letter the specific Civil Service title which qualifies you for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.
Duties Description Under the direction of a Supervising Hearing Officer, the Hearing Officer is responsible for the conduct of fair hearings designed to settle disputes between clients or applicants and local social services districts/agencies relative to the discontinuance, denial, adequacy or reduction of Family Assistance, Safety Net Assistance, Medical Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and/or Services.
Tasks involve: Reviewing the appellant’s fair hearing case file to determine probable issues and applicable regulation and law and preparing required case statistical records. Conducting hearings by eliciting testimony from both parties relative to the issues of the hearing, ruling on requests for hearing adjournment received from either the appellant or the local agency, ruling on the admissibility of evidence and exhibits, and maintaining a clear record of the proceeding for use in determining the facts. Preparing draft recommendations for the Commissioner’s approval by evaluating the evidence developed during the hearing, determining the facts of the case, and applying appropriate Social Services rules and regulations and applicable Law to the facts and evidence. Submitting decisions in a timely manner. Maintaining currency of professional skills and utilizing legal resources appropriately as they pertain to the fair hearing process.
In New York City, hearings are conducted at a central hearing site. However, traveling to a homebound appellant’s home to conduct the hearing may sometimes be required.
Additional Comments A full-time, permanent appointment will be made. Travel to conduct hearings may be required. If certified by Civil Service, mandatory reemployment list candidates must be considered first for appointment to this title.
This position in includes $3026 in location pay.
***Candidates should reference posting #18-095 when submitting your application.*** If submitting electronically, please reference posting #18-095 as part of your subject line.
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Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please send a cover letter and resume. Include a current, Civil Service title and grade level and clearly state how you meet the minimum qualifications.
You may be required to provide acceptable proof of education, experience, credential and/or license to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualifications for appointment to this position.
Applicants will be required to prove their eligibility for employment based upon acceptance of a position in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
If you are a retiree currently receiving benefits, indicate this and the name of the retirement system in your response.
In accordance with state law, Governor’s Executive Order No. 6 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance does not discriminate against disabled individuals. If you are disabled and require reasonable accommodation at the time of the interview, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Development in Albany at (518) 473-8555 or in New York City at (212) 961-8216.