In the Department of Labor, Employment Security Appeals Division this class is accountable for serving as the executive head of the division and chairman of the three-member Board of Review.
This class is professionally accountable to the Board of Review; administratively acts independently as an agency head.
Provides executive direction to the Appeals Division and Board of Review.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Administers staff and operations of the division;
Develops, implements and evaluates division policies, goals and objectives;
Designs and develops division programs and activities;
Implements new procedures and procedural revisions;
Determines appropriate staffing levels and directs management and coordination of staff;
Designs and implements performance review standards for division staff;
Prepares division budget;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of division who might impact on policy or program activities;
Designates Chief Referee and makes recommendations to Board for appointment of all other Appeals Division staff;
Hears with the Board final appeals from decisions of Referees;
Decides appeals based upon either Referee hearing record or new evidence and testimony;
Empowered to administer oaths and affirmations, certify official acts and subpoena witnesses and records;
Issues decisions affirming, modifying or reversing decisions of referees;
Prepares legislative amendments to Unemployment Compensation law regarding appellate matters;
Responsible for educating the public regarding changes in Unemployment Compensation law as they relate to appeals process;
Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May transfer pending cases before Referees to Board for hearing and decision either on own motion or at request of parties to proceedings including Administrator;
May hear cases remanded to Board by the Court;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes, rules, regulations and legal decisions;
labor problems with particular reference to unemployment compensation;
quasi-judicial procedures, rules of evidence and judicial rules of procedure for administrative agencies;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to review decisions for integrity based upon findings of fact, evidence and applicable laws, regulations and rulings.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Membership in the Connecticut bar and five (5) years of experience in legal work including some experience in unemployment compensation law.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity with responsibility for managing the staff and operations of an organization.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
One (1) year of experience as a Director of Employment Security Appeals Referee Section may be substituted for the General Experience.
Appointed by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of Section
31-237c of the Connecticut General Statutes.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Chairman Of The Employment Security Board of Review in Salary Group MP 70 approved effective January 31, 2020. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Action No. 22-007