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250203 - APPEALS REFEREE SUPERVISOR - SES - 40031038

Date: Oct 11, 2020

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Requisition No: 250203 

Agency: Economic Opportunity

Working Title: 250203 - APPEALS REFEREE SUPERVISOR - SES - 40031038

Position Number: 40031038 

Salary:  $46,000 - $48,500 

Posting Closing Date: 10/31/2020 

JOB TYPE:   FULL TIME/SES

POSITION LOCATION:   TALLAHASSEE, FL               

PENDING VACANCY

 

www.floridajobs.org/ 


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.

 

WHAT MAKES DEO UNIQUE AND A GREAT PLACE TO WORK?

 

* Highly skilled, professional environment                                                          *Healthcare Benefits

* Ongoing comprehensive training provided                                                       *Leave Benefits

* Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Eligibility Required)                                *Career Growth  
* Tuition Fee Waivers (Accepted by major Florida colleges/universities)

 

  • 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 APPEALS REFEREE SUPERVISOR-SES is a member of the Tallahassee Appeals team of the Division of Workforce Services. This is an attorney position that supervises administrative hearing officers. 

 

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

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient with web applications, software, and other technology
  • Ability to effectively communicate, including verbally and in writing
  • Ability to effectively understand and apply applicable State and Federal statutes, rules, regulations, policies, and applicable court cases.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques and use sound judgment for decision making
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work assignments
  • Ability to manage employees and office programs; evaluate legal issues; compose and prepare decisions; evaluate workload and staff performance; train on legal issues; train on appeals decision preparation and the conduct of appeals hearing.
  • Skilled at legal research and conducting administrative hearings. 
  • Skilled at guiding, mentoring, leading and training team members 


THE HIRED CANDIDATE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING

  • The Appeals Referee Supervisor is located within the Reemployment Assistance Program in the Appeals unit. The Appeal Referee Supervisor will lead Appeal Referees or Special Deputies in conducting Reemployment Assistance Appeal hearings to ensure administrative hearings meet timeliness and quality standards through a fair and impartial process. The Appeal Referee Supervisor works closely with the Appeals Office Administrators and Chief of Appeals to identify legal trends, workload trends, triaging appeals, and develops and implements office-wide training.
  • The Appeals Referee Supervisor ensures that appealed reemployment assistance cases are scheduled, hearings conducted, and decisions rendered by subordinate staff in accordance with Federal and State legal requirements. The Appeals Referee Supervisor is responsible for handling supervisory duties such as communicating with, motivating, training, and evaluating employees, and planning and directing employees’ work.
  • The Appeals Referee Supervisor handles personnel matters such as hiring or disciplining subordinate employees and effectively recommends staffing and personnel actions to managers. The Appeals Referee Supervisor interacts with the public and is responsible for addressing escalated complaints. The Appeals Referee Supervisor interprets policies, procedures, and laws and provides legal guidance to other appeals staff. The Appeals Referee Supervisor assists management with creating and updating reports and provides feedback on trends in workload and updates in precedential and influential Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission Orders and court cases.

  • The Appeals Referee Supervisor handles complex Reemployment Assistance Appeals cases, including research and preparation for the hearing, conducting hearings, and ruling on pre and post hearing motions and writing decisions in accordance with State and federal law and federal performance standards. The Appeals Referee Supervisor assists office operations by assisting other Appeal Referees or Special Deputies with legal research, case preparation and scheduling.

  • Performs other related work as required. 


OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION

  • Florida Bar Licensed Attorney with good standing
  • Professional experience leading a team


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

  • Experience in an Unemployment Compensation program
  • Experience in administrative hearings

 

 

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: Tallahassee