Hearing Officer - Environmental Control Board

City Of Baltimore, MD Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 5 days ago

Class Description


The Environmental Control Board (ECB) for Baltimore City is responsible for the adjudication of environmental citations, issued by other city agencies, that affect sanitation, environmental, health, safety, and other quality of life issues.

The ECB is currently seeking a contract Hearing Officer to preside over their hearings. These independent attorneys are retained by the ECB to conduct hearings for contested environmental citations, make factual and legal findings, and draft a final disposition. Assignments are made on a rotating basis between several other Hearing Officers. All hearings are conducted pursuant to the requirements and rules of the ECB and the Baltimore City Code, Art. 1, 40, et. seq. Hearing Officers may also conduct hearings for the Department of Housing and Community Development's formal administrative appeals for Housing Code Enforcement under the Building, Fire, and Related Codes, 128, et. seq., and the Department of Public Works under the Regulations on Customer Service and Support for Water, Wastewater, and Storm Water Billing. The Hearing Officer is not a board member.

Essential Duties

  • Conduct a fair and impartial hearing, taking all necessary action to avoid delay in disposition of proceedings.

  • Perform professional level work.

  • Hear and evaluate testimony and evidence de novo to determine case facts, maintain order and decorum, dispose of objections expressed, interrogate witnesses, permit questioning and cross-examination of witnesses, ensure due process.

  • Consider and rule on all procedural and other motions, including preliminary issues and motions.

  • Examine case records and official files. Ensure that all documents and exhibits are fully documented in the record.

  • Conduct legal research to fully address all legal arguments.

  • Write timely recommended decisions and orders, which are binding on all parties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of court procedures and rules of evidence sufficient to be able to provide due process in administrative hearings and render decisions.

  • Skilled in applying general law and evaluating facts and evidence in relation to individual cases.

  • Skilled in exercising initiative, judgment, and decision-making ability in solving problems and meeting organizational objectives.

  • Skilled in independently adapting, interpreting and applying written guidelines, precedents and standardized work practices to a variety of unprecedented or problematic situations.

  • Active Maryland license to practice law and Five (5) years of experience in the full-time active practice of law, including experience practicing before federal or state courts or federal, state or local administrative agencies.

  • Preferred candidates will possess prior experience as a Hearing Officer or an arbitrator.

This Part Time Contractual Position Pays $90 per hour

For additional information and/or immediate consideration, qualified and interested applicants must submit an employment application (including a letter of interest and resume) via the City's online recruitment system.

The City of Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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