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Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Determine existence and amount of liability according to current laws, administrative and judicial precedents, and available evidence.
    • Monitor and direct the activities of trials and hearings to ensure that they are conducted fairly and that courts administer justice while safeguarding the legal rights of all involved parties.
    • Prepare written opinions and decisions.
    • Authorize payment of valid claims and determine method of payment.
    • Conduct hearings to review and decide claims regarding issues, such as social program eligibility, environmental protection, or enforcement of health and safety regulations.
    • Research and analyze laws, regulations, policies, and precedent decisions to prepare for hearings and to determine conclusions.
    • Review and evaluate data on documents, such as claim applications, birth or death certificates, or physician or employer records.
    • Recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or compromise settlements according to laws, regulations, policies, and precedent decisions.
    • Rule on exceptions, motions, and admissibility of evidence.
    • Explain to claimants how they can appeal rulings that go against them.
    • Schedule hearings.
    • Confer with individuals or organizations involved in cases to obtain relevant information.
    • Issue subpoenas and administer oaths in preparation for formal hearings.
    • Conduct studies of appeals procedures in field agencies to ensure adherence to legal requirements and to facilitate determination of cases.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Knowledge

    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 67550/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 32.48/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 540
    • Yearly Projected Openings 30

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    Personality

    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Self Control
    • Independence
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Analytical Thinking

    Tools

    • Laser fax machine
    • Gavels or sounding blocks
    • Digital voice recorders
    • Digital video disk players or recorders
    • Desktop computers

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Information retrieval or search software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Document management software
    • Data base user interface and query software

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