The Delaware Department of Labor is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Workers’ Compensation Hearing Officer. The position is primarily located in the Department’s Wilmington office, with occasional work assignment in Dover as needed. When assigned to workers’ compensation hearings conducted by the Industrial Accident Board, Hearing Officers advise the Board regarding legal issues and write the Board’s decision. In addition, the Hearing Officers sit in lieu of the Board, adjudicate cases themselves, and draft the final decisions.
Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.
- Are you a member of the Delaware Bar?
- Do you have 1 year experience in working as a hearing officer or judge for an administrative agency or judicial clerkship?
- Do you have 6 months experience in quasi judicial proceedings involving workers compensation?
- Do you have 6 months experience in drafting legal documents which includes presenting facts, setting out and analyzing legal precedents?
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Conducts in-depth, comprehensive research. Reports findings to superior/agency staff including precedents and applicable state and federal laws/rules/regulations/contracts. Drafts recommended decisions based on findings of fact and applicable laws, rules and regulations.Researches other regulatory matters. Provides written recommendations.
- Presides over hearings, negotiations, and other administrative proceedings. Advises other hearing officers/examiners before, during, and subsequent to hearings, negotiations, etc.
- May direct the post-hearing phase including review of legal briefs submitted by various involved parties.
- Researches and drafts new and revised contracts/regulations/legislation.
- Leads and engages in mediation/arbitration of regulatory violations, contract enforcement and/or administrative rules and policies.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Regulatory Specialist - Hearing Officer
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Six months experience in policy administration which includes planning, developing, implementing and evaluating policies and procedures.
- Three years experience in research which includes systematic study to discover or establish facts.
- Six months experience in quasi judicial proceedings.
- Three years experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
- Six months experience in narrative report writing.
Additional Posting Information
A writing sample will be requested at the time of interview.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance. The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.