Colorado State Director & Chief Hearing Officer, Hearings Division in Lakewood, Colorado

Department Information

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When You Work With The State Of Colorado, You Will Find Meaningful Work In Public Service To Colorado And Its Citizens

As the largest employer in the state, the State of Colorado offers a wealth of career opportunities. In fact, we have over 25,000 state government professional, technical and service positions within over 50 agencies. Each position makes a difference by helping people, enhancing our livelihood and making Colorado a better place to live. No other Colorado-based employer is as dynamic and nowhere in Colorado will you find so many opportunities with one employer. A career with the State of Colorado also puts you on a rich and rewarding professional path. Whether you are looking for "a stepping stone" to launch your professional life, growing a long-term career or changing career paths, you'll find jobs in dozens of fields.

Colorado Department of Revenue

The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) employs approximately 1,300 hard-working and dedicated employees throughout Colorado. We can be seen performing functions as varied as auditing and collecting taxes, issuing driver licenses and motor vehicle titles, marketing lottery products, enforcing liquor laws, and regulating gaming, horse racing, marijuana, and the auto industry and assisting the citizens of our state.

The Colorado Department of Revenue will provide quality service to our customers in fulfillment of our fiduciary and statutory responsibilities while instilling public confidence through professional and responsive employees.

At CDOR, we value:

  • Communication
  • Dedication
  • Ownership
  • Responsible Government Our department values being effective, efficient and elegant. That means doing the right thing, achieving the best outcome and delivering the best customer experience with each interaction. Effective - Measure every aspect of government to be sure it's doing what it's supposed to do and to look at outcomes to judge whether our programs are successful. Efficient - Deliver services in ways that are timely and effective including identifying waste and duplication and measure for efficiency. Elegant - Deliver state services in a way that elevates both the state employee and the person receiving state services. The Department of Revenue also offers:

  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State system

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan, PERA Defined Contribution Plan, State Defined Contribution plan plus 401K and 457 plans
  • Medical and dental health plans
  • Paid life insurance
  • Automatic short-term (and optional long-term) disability coverage
  • 10 paid holidays per year plus generous personal time off
  • ECO PASS offered at a reduced cost (in some locations)
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as some flexible work schedules, training opportunities and more

Description of Job

Duties In role as Director, this position requires the incumbent to:

  • Be responsible for the leadership and daily management of the Hearings Division within the Department of Revenue and for the development, updating, and on-going implementation of the Division's strategic plan, including establishing and managing objectives, goals and performance measures consistent with the Department's strategic plan.
  • Manage hearings caseloads in the areas of driver's license, tax, liquor, marijuana, racing, emissions, the automotive industry and rulemaking hearings for the Department.
  • Mange the Division budget.
  • Continue to develop and implement process improvements, on-going policies, and procedures; managing and directing staff, including providing staff development, completing performance plans and evaluations and implementing succession planning.
  • Review proposed legislation that might affect the division and assist in preparing fiscal notes for legislation.
  • Advise and consult with the Attorney General's Office on matters regarding appeals to the court system; and acting as the primary point of contact for the Division with the Attorney General's Office. In role as Chief Hearing Officer, this position requires the incumbent to:
  • Research legal issues.
  • Read and evaluate information from documents, such as motions, claim applications, and records.
  • Preside over hearings and listening to and reading arguments by opposing parties.
  • Determine if the information presented supports the charge, claim, or dispute.
  • Decide if the applicable procedure followed by an administrative agency complies with applicable rules and law.
  • Apply laws or precedents to reach judgments and to resolve disputes between parties.
  • Make findings of fact, conclusions of law and issue orders.
  • Write opinions, decisions, and instructions regarding cases, claims, and disputes.
  • Draft and review rules reports for the Executive Director. Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Must be currently and actively licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado; graduation with a juris doctor degree from an accredited law school; AND six years of experience practicing law, which must have included at least one year supervision of a professional level staff and one year of professional public or business administration experience which included establishing goals and objectives and developing and managing a budget to achieve program goals and objectives. Must have a good working knowledge of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and the Department's applicable statutes and rules.

Necessary Special Requirements Must successfully pass a background check and tax evaluation. Light lifting, carrying or moving objects up to 10 lbs. of force may be required frequently.

Substitutions None. Preferred Qualifications and Competencies Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience as an administrative law judge, hearings officer, managing administrative/court dockets and who have a demonstrated expertise in inter/intranet based docketing systems. Strong preference will also be given to administrative adjudicators who have presided over rulemaking proceedings and prepared and submitted rulemaking reports based on those proceedings. The strongest preferred candidates will have a demonstrated understanding of the rules of Evidence and litigation experience particularly in County Court.

DOR REQUIRED SKILLS & COMPETENCIES: **Competencies required for all DOR positions include good communications skills (both oral and written), interpersonal skills, the ability to multi-task, the ability to work with confidential information, the ability to work in high-stress environments, and the demonstrated ability to assist customers in an effective, efficient, and elegant manner.

* _The following are conditions of employment with the Colorado Department of Revenue_*:

  1. All employees must be current with their Income Tax filings and payments with the State of Colorado. This includes successfully passing a pre-employment evaluation of your tax records/accounts.

  2. Applicants must agree to provide reference information and sign a waiver of liability in order to be considered for DOR jobs.

  3. All DOR positions require successful completion of a background investigation prior to appointment. Background checks may include criminal, financial, traffic, civil, education, and/or experience checks or any other checks related to the assignment. Movement within the department to a different position may be cause for requiring additional background checks. Refusal to participate in the background check process will disqualify a person from employment with DOR. In addition, false, incomplete or inaccurate information, including failure to disclose a material fact during this process, may be grounds for disqualification from employment and/or your name being removed from the eligible list.

  4. Department of Revenue employees are prohibited from "...exercising any regulatory control over any organization at which the employee was formerly employed or associated for a period of three years from the employee's last employment with such organization..." Prior employment, as it may be covered by this policy, will be considered in the hiring process.

  5. Effective January 1, 2005, newly hired employees should be aware that employment with a state government employer offering public pension plans may cause a potential reduction of future Social Security benefits. The Department of Revenue is such an employer.

  6. Employees in positions designated as overtime eligible under FLSA provisions (non-exempt), must be willing to accept compensatory time off in lieu of cash compensation for overtime work performed.

Supplemental Information

Applicants MUST submit a résumé and cover letter of interest detailing how their education, experience, competencies and background address the stated minimum and necessary special requirements and the preferred qualifications/competencies of the job. Part of, or the entire comparative analysis for this position, may involve a review of the information submitted in the application material. Therefore, it is paramount that in the experience portion of the application and letter of interest, the applicant describes the extent to which they possess the education, experience, competencies and background as they relate to the duties outlined in the job announcement, as well as the special and/or preferred qualifications. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions may affect the applicant's final score and/or prevent them from competing in any subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants. Factors to be assessed are those outlined in the requirements, competencies, and preferred qualifications

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: TAA-01999-11/16

Closing: 12/9/2016 5:00 PM Mountain

Agency: State of Colorado

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Salary: $86,244.00 - $139,764.00 Annually

Location: Lakewood, CO

Department: Department of Revenue