Appeals Referee
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Wake County, NC

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****THIS POSTING IS FOR TEN(10) INTERMITTENT APPEALS REFEREES. THESE ARE TEMPORARY POSITIONS. THERE IS NO HEALTH INSURANCE, RETIREMENT, OR ANY OTHER BENEFITS OFFERED WITH THESE POSITIONS. ****

Legal Specialists conduct quasi-judicial administrative hearings to resolve disputes arising under NCGS Chapter 96, apply the Employment Security Law to fact situations and draft orders and decisions resolving contested claims. Conduct unemployment hearings and render decisions. Handles all related matters including inquiries, continuances, dismissals.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Presides over all aspects of unemployment insurance (UI) appeals hearing process including regular UI cases and others. Drafts decisions and orders in moderately complex cases, including regular UI cases and others. Full professional knowledge of the Employment Security Law, Division of Employment Security (DES) Regulations, DES Interpretations, DES Precedent Decisions, controlling case law precedent, US Department of Labor standards for hearing quality and decision timeliness and more, necessary so as to provide legal and program services for the agency. Relates and compares law and relevant information from different sources, including agency claims record, documentary and testimonial evidence, law, regulation and precedent, to address issues, including regular UI cases and more. Prepares for UI appeals or program hearings in moderately complex issues, including regular UI cases and more; such preparation to include collecting, reviewing and researching case information, which can include agency claims record, documentary and testimonial evidence, correspondence and motions, law, regulation and precedent. Analyzes and edits legal responses and decisions in moderately complex cases or matters, including regular UI cases and more. Effectively uses verbal and nonverbal skills to express moderately complex legal and program concepts regarding UI law, regulation, precedent, policy and procedure; and related facts in a clear, concise, organized and persuasive manner. Modifies delivery, language or material to account for the characteristics and needs of the audience. Full understanding of the role of the UI Division and DES and services provided to the client and the State. Full understanding of resources within the DES, UI Division, the division mission and services provided. Full understanding of DES, UI Division and Appeals Department program, policies and procedures. Ability to write clear, concise, organized and persuasive documents, letters and memoranda addressing moderately complex legal and program concepts and facts, including regular UI case and more. Responds to questions and inquires involving well-established legal and program issues with limited ramifications; including Employment Security Law, Division of Employment Security(DES) Regulations, DES Interpretations, and DES Precedent Decisions, controlling case law precedent, US Department of Labor standards for hearing quality and decision timeliness and more.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Licensed to practice law in North Carolina .

Preferences:
Prior experience in conducting hearings, and/or background of working in unemployment law.

Supplemental and Contact Information:
All applicants must complete an on-line application using this link http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/index.html . Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must submit a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. This information may be attached to the on-line application or may be faxed. All applicants recommended will be subject to a criminal background check. Applications for positions requiring specific coursework must be accompanied by a copy of the applicant’s transcript. Ed Raube P.O. Box 25903 Raleigh, NC 27611 Phone: (919) 707-1676 Fax: (919) 733-1090

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