Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Labor Department Adjudication Specialist

Middletown Adjudications

Recruitment #191010-5242SH-SN

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Labor (DOL) is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this in an ever-changing environment, we assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy. We take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers, and the other agencies that serve them. We ensure the supply of high-quality integrated services that serve the needs of our customers.

DOL is seeking to reclass two (2) DOL employees to an Adjudications Specialist in Middletown Adjudications in Middletown, CT. These opportunities are available to permanent agency employees only, who meet all of the Minimum Qualifications outlined below, and are contingent on final approval by DAS and OPM.

Adjudications Specialists conduct unemployment hearings via mail and by phone to determine unemployment eligibility in accordance with regulations and statutes (includes follow up calls and rebuttal requests to both claimants and employers).

Please be advised these are promotional opportunities for employees in the recruiting agency. The selected employees will be promoted by reclassification in their position.  These are NOT VACANCIES and, therefore, merit system and reemployment rules do not apply.  

These positions are full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM.

Please ensure that your application is complete.

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DOL.HR@ct.gov.  

Selection Plan

These positions are competitive.

In order to be considered for these job openings, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of  Labor, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Labor this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in the rendering of non-monetary determinations of eligibility for Unemployment Insurance.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Conduct unemployment hearings via mail and by phone to determine unemployment eligibility in accordance with regulations and statutes; elicits relevant data from one or more interested parties which include claimants, employers, attorneys, public officials and professional employer representatives; ensures all due process rights are afforded to parties to hearing; determines pertinent facts in case through testimony of parties and presentation of relevant evidentiary submissions; researches and analyzes unemployment insurance statutes and regulations, precedent decisions of Employment Security Board of Review, court decisions and labor and employment laws relevant to issues being adjudicated; applies appropriate statutes, regulations, precedent decisions and/or case law to facts of case in order to reach logical and legally sound eligibility decisions; writes and issues an eligibility determination based upon findings of hearings process; adjudicates claimant compliance with continuing eligibility requirements; conducts hearings or fact finding to develop facts underlying cases of possible fraud; advises claimants of rights with regard to appeal and provides general assistance in filing of an appeal; represents Administrator in Appeals Division proceedings; may conduct hearings and make or participate in rendering of master decisions involving a number of similarly situated individuals; may provide training and/or advice to employees of lower grade in regard to issues, issue recognition, laws, regulations and precedent decisions; may perform all Job Center basic services as required; performs related duties as required.

These specific positions:

Conduct unemployment hearings via mail and by phone to determine unemployment eligibility in accordance with regulations and statutes (includes follow up calls and rebuttal requests to both claimants and employers).

Write and issue decisions on non-monetary eligibility issues based upon findings of adjudications process

Field incoming phone calls from parties (claimants and employers) to answer any questions related to Adjudications Adjudicate all late file requests submitted by claimants.

Open incoming mail and scan and index those documents into EDMS Answer and responds to emails from other UI units.

Index electronically received documents from EDMS into case file.

Review and analyze all incoming UC-61a documents (Separation Verification) to determine if adjudications is needed    

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal Unemployment Insurance and Labor Laws, statutes, regulations, precedents; knowledge of Job Service, Unemployment Insurance and Employment and Training functions, policies and procedures; knowledge of employment problems and practices; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; analytical skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of technical level experience performing Job Service, Unemployment Insurance or Employment and Training functions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year as a Labor Department Associate Community Services Representative performing basic fact finding examination in Unemployment Insurance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to speak a foreign language.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.