Minimum Qualifications Eligible for a lateral transfer or eligible for a 52.6 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive service in an appropriate title.*
Reachable on the appropriate eligible list in Brooklyn.
Duties Description Under the direction of a Supervising Hearing Officer, the Hearing Officer is responsible for the conduct of fair hearings designed to settle disputes between clients or applicants and local social services districts/agencies relative to the discontinuance, denial, adequacy or reduction of Family Assistance, Safety Net Assistance, Medical Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and/or Services.
Tasks involve: Reviewing the appellant's fair hearing case file to determine probable issues and applicable regulation and law and preparing required case statistical records.
Conducting hearings by eliciting testimony from both parties relative to the issues of the hearing, ruling on requests for hearing adjournment received from either the appellant or the local agency, ruling on the admissibility of evidence and exhibits, and maintaining a clear record of the proceeding for use in determining the facts. Preparing draft recommendations for the Commissioner's approval by evaluating the evidence developed during the hearing, determining the facts of the case, and applying appropriate Social Services rules and regulations and applicable Law to the facts and evidence. Submitting decisions in a timely manner. Maintaining currency of professional skills and utilizing legal resources appropriately as they pertain to the fair hearing process.
In New York City, hearings are conducted at a central hearing site. However, traveling to a homebound appellant's home to conduct the hearing may sometimes be required.
Additional Comments Full-time, permanent appointments will be made. Travel to conduct hearings may be required. If certified by Civil Service, mandatory reemployment list candidates must be considered first for appointment to these titles.
Position includes $3026 location pay.
Candidates should reference posting #18-184 when submitting your application.
If submitting electronically, please reference posting #18-184 as part of your subject line.
State Of New York