Hearing Officer (4 positions)

Open to DOH and NYS employees only.

Agency New York State Department of Health
Title Hearing Officer (4 positions)
Salary $73,768 - $92,974
Salary Grade Grade 25
Negotiating Unit PS&T/Professional, Scientific and Technical
Location Division of Legal Affairs, NY State of Health Counsel, Bureau of Appeals, Corporate Woods, Albany, NY
Minimum Qualifications NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service as a Hearing Officer (G25); OR a NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service in a title at SG-23 or above and eligible for transfer under Sections 70.4 or 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. (Candidates requesting consideration for transfer under Section 70.4 or 52.6 of the Civil Service Law must also be a graduate of an accredited law school with a LLB or JD degree, and may also need to meet additional conditions to qualify for consideration.)
Preferred Qualifications Admission to the New York State Bar and a member in good standing with two (2) years of post-Bar legal experience in trial of issues in courts of records or trial of adversarial proceedings, quasi-judicial in nature, before a government agency. The preferred candidate will have experience working as counsel for commercial insurance and/or public health insurance programs and/or with a legal services organization specializing in health law.
Responsibilities Hearing officers for the New York Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) will preside over hearings dealing with determinations made by the Exchange pertaining to individual eligibility for Medicaid, tax credits and cost-sharing reductions; preside over hearings and conduct desk reviews regarding employee eligibility for health insurance coverage, tax credits and cost-sharing reductions; and review employer appeals regarding employee eligibility. Hearing officers will consider and evaluate documentary and testimonial evidence; rule on requests for adjournments and various objections raised by parties; draft decisions, based on the record and applicable law; conduct legal research; and remain abreast of new legislation, regulations, court decisions and other developments that impact eligibility for health insurance coverage through the Exchange.
Conditions of Employment Full time, permanent appointment, travel required - some of which could include overnight stay.
Application Procedure Submit resume to Human Resources Management Group, RD/15317/HO, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012, or by e-mail to resume@health.state.ny.us or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Please use a subject line of RD/15317/HO.
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An affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Item # 63520; 15317-15319
Issued 11/08/2013