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OPS SPECIAL DEPUTY (ATTORNEY HEARING OFFICER) - 40097733

Date: Nov 19, 2020

Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32202

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Requisition No: 268641 

Agency: Economic Opportunity

Working Title: OPS SPECIAL DEPUTY (ATTORNEY HEARING OFFICER) - 40097733

Position Number: 40097733 

Salary:  $19 - $22 

Posting Closing Date: 12/06/2020 

JOB TYPE:   FULL TIME/OPS

POSITION LOCATION:   JACKSONVILLE, FL

              
SALARY SPECIFICATION:  $22 per hour for Florida Bar Licensed individuals; $19 per hour for individuals prior to Florida Bar admission.

 

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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) works across the state to support Florida’s economy, robust and talented workforce and our local communities. DEO is dedicated to making a stronger and more resilient Florida, so our businesses, communities and workforce are better prepared to withstand future economic slowdowns and natural disasters. DEO is focusing our efforts to help Floridians rebuild their homes and lives after the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Michael.

 

 

  • We care about the success of our employees.
  • We care about the success of our clients.
  • We are always improving our technology, our tools, our customer’s experiences and ourselves.
  • A rewarding experience for reliable, compassionate and professional employees.

 

 

 

As a condition of pre-employment eligibility, a Level 2 security background screening is required, which consists of fingerprinting and a check of local, state and national law enforcement records. 

 

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION RESPONSES TO THE QUALIFYING QUESTIONS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE VERIFIABLE BASED ON YOUR SUBMITTED APPLICATION.

 

The OPS SPECIAL DEPUTY/HEARING OFFICER is a member of the RA JACKSNVILLE APPEALS team of the Division of WORKFORCE SERVICES.

 

A Special Deputy is an attorney that functions as an Administrative Hearing Officer pursuant to Chapter 120, Florida Statutes.  A Special Deputy conducts administrative hearings on disputed Reemployment Assistance (unemployment compensation) claims based on appeals filed by claimants and employers concerning the eligibility or disqualification of benefits, overpayment and repayment of benefits, fraud, reemployment assistance tax, employer liability, and benefit charges to employers.

 

THIS POSITION HAS THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply statutes, regulations, rules, court rules, rules of evidence, and applicable court cases
  • Principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communication.
  • Skill at legal research and conducting administrative hearings.
  • Proficiency with computer systems and software, case management systems and Microsoft Office products.
  • Sound judgment and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to:  evaluate legal issues; compose and prepare decisions, prioritize and organize documents and workload, and conduct hearings under stress and heavy workload.


THE HIRED CANDIDATE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING

  • Conduct hearings to decide issues regarding reemployment assistance benefits and liability
  • Monitor and direct the activities of hearings to ensure they are conducted fairly
  • Determine existence and amount of liability, eligibility or qualification of benefits according to current laws, administrative and judicial precedents and available evidence
  • Prepare written decisions
  • Research and analyze laws, regulations, policies, evidence, and precedent decisions to prepare for hearings and determine conclusions

 

  • APPEALS HEARINGS ACTIVITIES:  The Special Deputy is required to take all evidence under oath, determine the order of testimony, develop the hearing record, control disruptive parties, rule on objections to evidence, and rule on all oral or written motions filed with the Special Deputy during the hearing. Regardless of whether a party is represented by counsel or duly authorized agent, the Special Deputy is responsible for insuring that a complete record is made of the facts and circumstances surrounding the issues involved.

 

  • DECISION WRITING ACTIVITIES: The Special Deputy must issue a written decision on each case, using proper grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure in composing decisions.  Decisions must be prepared in a timely manner to meet federal time lapse standards.   In formulating the decision, the Special Deputy must analyze the evidence entered in the record at the hearing.

 

  • PREHEARING AND SCHEDULING ACTIVITIES: The Special Deputy is required to review each assigned case file, determine the issues involved and compile the evidence, schedule the hearing and prepare for the scheduled hearing. The Special Deputy must rule on pre-hearing motions, such as motions to affect discovery, issue or quash subpoenas, motions for continuance, and any other pre-hearing motions filed by a party.

 

  • OTHER REQUIREMENTS THAT MAY BE REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION


OTHER REQUIREMENTS THAT MAY BE REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION

  • A Juris Doctorate Degree, and
  • Must be an attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar or be successfully admitted to The Florida Bar within 8 months after his or her date of employment

 

PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE APPLICANTS THAT HAVE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS

  • Juris Doctorate Degree and in good standing with The Florida Bar 

 

 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

This position’s advertisement may also be viewed by registering on the Employ Florida website at http://www.employflorida.com/.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  (TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771 or the Florida Relay Service – 711.)

If you think you have been subjected to unlawful discrimination, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with either the recipient’s Equal Opportunity Officer, or the Director, Civil Rights Center:

 

  • Equal Opportunity Officer, Department of Economic Opportunity, Caldwell Building – MSC 150, 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-4129; or
  • Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC), U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123, Washington, DC 20210.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville