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Minimum Qualifications NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service as a Supervising Hearing Officer (SG-27); OR a NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service as a Hearing Officer (SG-25) and eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law; OR one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service in a title at SG-25 or above and eligible for transfer under Sections 70.4 or 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. (Candidates requesting consideration for transfer under Section 70.4 or 52.6 of the Civil Service Law must also be a graduate of an accredited law school with a LLB or JD degree, and may also need to meet additional conditions to qualify for consideration.)
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working as counsel for commercial insurance and/or public health insurance programs and/or with a legal services organization specializing in health law. Experience supervising attorneys.
Duties Description Manage legal staff engaged in conducting appeals hearings; oversee office management/ general oversight of procedures, assignment calendars, work schedules and other administrative matters; develop, deliver or review training programs for subordinate staff; monitor and evaluate staff performance and provide feedback; consult with subordinate staff on proper prioritization of assigned hearing cases, and recommend strategies to streamline the hearing process; ensure that staff conduct hearings in a timely and professional manner; review hearing decisions and files to ensure that the due process rights of both sides at the hearing are safeguarded; review and monitor hearing decisions of all assigned staff for legal sufficiency and adherence to agency policy and procedures, and determine that performance standards are being met; ensure that findings are based on facts and decisions are clear, concise and timely, issue final and binding hearing decisions; stay up-to-date on amendments in statutes, regulations and decisional law; and communicate such changes to staff; recommend changes to policies and procedures, statutes and/or regulations to management; handle complaints, including fact gathering, concerning subordinate staff from appellants, appellant’s representatives and agency representatives; review requests for reconsideration and make proper recommendations and/or determinations; conduct hearings on the most difficult and precedent setting cases, and court ordered re-hearings; provide assistance to customer support staff handling complex complaints.
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Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group DB/SHO/79476, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395, or by email to email@example.com, with the Reference Code DB/SHO/79476 included in the subject line. Failure to include the required information in the subject line of your email or fax may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until September 21, 2018.