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DPHHS
Helena, Montana, United States (hybrid)
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Description

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has an exciting leadership opportunity within the Office of Fair Hearings.

Our mission at DPHHS is to improve and protect the health, well-being, and self-reliance of all Montanans throughout every stage of their life. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to perform meaningful work in public service to our state and its residents. Whether you are joining the workforce or have several years of experience, DPHHS has the opportunity for you!

The Office of Administrative Hearings adjudicates contested case hearings in accordance with the Montana Administrative Procedure Act and a wide variety of other state and federal statutes, rules, regulations, and policies, for programs administered by DPHHS. 

The Hearings Officer 2 position is responsible for conducting fair and impartial contested case hearings to adjudicate cases that involve significant discovery and often require the position to rule on discovery disputes between parties, diverse and unique factual and legal issues, often with limited legal precent, and require the position to perform complex legal analysis of the facts presented and the legal authority at issue. Some of the parties in each case are represented by counsel. The subject matter of the cases ranges from child support establishment and enforcement to complex eligibility determination for and disqualification from public assistance programs that require disposition of several different issues or issues of first impression, to denial of licensure for various programs and facilities by the Department. 

What We Can Offer You

The State of Montana's comprehensive benefits package includes healthcare coverage, retirement plans, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, work/life balance, and eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Visit the Health Care and Benefits Division for more information at https://benefits.mt.gov/. In addition to employee benefits, there are a wide range of advancement opportunities within the largest state agency in Montana.



Requirements

What You Can Offer Us

  • Knowledge of constitutional law, family law, consumer protection, the Montana Administrative Procedures Act, the Rules of Evidence, and Rules of Civil Procedure, 
  • General knowledge of federal and state statutes, rules, regulations, policies.
  • Knowledge of statutory interpretations principles, legal research methods, and conflicts of laws within federal and state authority structure.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including public speaking.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound independent decision-making authority
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups, state and federal officers, staff, and subject matter experts.
  • Meet minimum qualifications:
    • Juris Doctorate or a bachelor’s degree in any field with 10 years of hearing officer experience required.
    • Two to four years of progressively responsible experience in legal writing, conducting legal research, litigation, administrative law, administrative hearings processes and procedures, and adjudication of contested cases.
    • Other combinations of directly related education and experience will be considered.

For a copy of the full job description or if you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, contact Human Resources at hhshumanresources@mt.gov.

How to Apply

Submit the following required documents with your application on the State of Montana Careers website. When submitting the required documents, you must check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application for this position.

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • References

To be considered for any DPHHS position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, and upload any required documents. Successful applicants are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position. DPHHS is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This position will Close Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 11:59 PM MST. You must apply through the state careers site: www.statecareers.mt.gov 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65934836
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Helena, Montana, United States
  • Company Name For Job: DPHHS
  • Position Title: Hearings Officer 2
  • Industry: Government/Civil Service
  • Job Function: Hearing Officer
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $37.23 - $37.23 (Hourly Wage)

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