Arizona Department of Transportation, Executive Hearing Office
April 4, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
A cover letter, resume, and writing sample are required for this recruitment
For additional information about this position, contact Jim Diamond at email@example.com.
Examines case files to determine jurisdiction and issues involved; issues subpoenas, hearing notices, and pre-hearing orders; entertains and rules on pre-hearing motions; presides over hearings; administers oath and examines witnesses; hears testimony and rules on admissibility of evidence presented; conducts legal research; applies law and precedent to facts; prepares written hearing decisions; rules on post-hearing motions and requests for rehearing. Cases heard may involve precedent setting matters. Parties are often represented by counsel. Proceedings are held in a formal, quasi-judicial manner. Cases are litigated and are appealable to the Superior and Appellate Courts.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Examines case files to determine jurisdiction and issues involved; issues subpoenas, hearing notices, and pre-hearing orders; entertains and rules on pre-hearing motions.
Presides over hearings; administers oath and examines witnesses; hears testimony and rules on admissibility of evidence presented; conducts legal research; applies law and precedent to facts; prepares written hearing decisions.
Rules on post-hearing motions and requests for rehearing. Conducts summary review of matters. Reviews and drafts correspondence in response to untimely requests and other correspondence.
Procedures and terminology applicable to the assignment
Administrative hearing procedures
Rules of evidence
Rules of legal ethics
Rules of English grammar and composition
Effective use of commonly used office equipment and software
Communicating effectively both orally and in writing
Efficiently and effectively conducting legal research
Managing hearings involving interests of opposing parties
Controlling the hearing and making a clear record
Analyze facts and evidence and draw logical conclusions
Apply legal principles and precedents
Preside over hearing proceedings
Remain fair and impartial when evaluating evidence
Maintain objective and reasoned demeanor
Plan and organize work assignments
React professionally and adjust appropriately to changing circumstances
Five years of private or government practice in law; experience as a judge, magistrate, administrative law judge, or hearing officer.
This position requires possession of and ability to maintain a current, valid license to practice law in the State of Arizona. This position also requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License.
Internal Number: Job ID 36800
About Arizona Department of Transportation, Executive Hearing Office
The Arizona Department of Transportation is transforming how government works for the people of Arizona. The Arizona Management System utilizes Continuous Improvement strategies, putting the customer first and eliminating waste through teamwork, communication, and mutual trust and respect. ADOT is driving this cultural change and building an agency of engaged, problem-solving team members. If you can meet this challenge, consider joining the ADOT team.