State of Nevada CHIEF ESD APPEALS REFEREE in Nevada



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Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur

in this geographical location.

Department: Employment, Training and Rehab

Division: Employment Security

Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson

Job Class Code:



Announcement Number: 29914

Open to all qualified persons.



Close Date:





Phone: (702)486-6452


Applications accepted

for another 9 Days 22 Hrs 38 Mins

The Position

Employment Security Division Appeals Referees conduct fair and impartial quasi-judicial hearings and make decisions related to unemployment insurance benefits, experience rating rulings and employer tax liability cases.

Incumbents function as managers who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of subordinate supervisors; develop policies and procedures; and allocate staff and resources to accomplish goals and objectives.

This position develops and implements statewide procedures to provide timely due process at both the initial and final administrative hearing levels for unemployment insurance benefits, experience rating rulings and employer tax liability cases, Trade Readjustment Act, and other programs. This position is also responsible for analyzing and evaluating the impact of mandated program changes and make recommendations for implementation; facilitate implementation of new programs and services in appeals offices; allocate staffing resources, training and capital to provide optimal service throughout the State; publish directives regarding program goals and objectives, minimum work standards and work processes to ensure compliance with laws, regulations and requirements. The Chief ESD Appeals Referee will supervise subordinate supervisors and appeals referees; identify parameters under which offices function and optimum methods of operation; conduct staff meetings to share information and ensure appropriate methods for resolving problems; review operational status of the appeals program in each office, identify performance deficiencies, and ensure compliance with policies, directives and procedures. Review second level of testimony and prepare a digest of testimony; answer correspondence; advise Board of Review on law, precedent and policy applicable to appeals being heard; compose written Board decisions and opinions from notations of Board action. This position is located within the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation Appeals Office in Las Vegas, NV.

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To Qualify:

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, social science, English or related field and four years of experience which included managing diverse programs and functions of an office; supervising subordinate managers, supervisors or professional staff providing a variety of unemployment insurance services or similar program of benefit service delivery; interpreting and applying complex rules, regulations, policies and procedures; analyzing complex information, problems, situations, practices and procedures and identify relevant concerns, factors, tendencies and relationships; preparing comprehensive management reports and recommendations; monitoring critical office functions; evaluating and revising policies and procedures; establishing staffing patterns and priorities; developing and implementing new services and procedures; and establishing and maintaining working relationships with agency management, government officials and professionals in the community; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

Special Notes

Current certification as a paralegal or graduation from an accredited school of law may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Special Requirements

A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for fingerprinting.

The Examination

CHIEF ESD APPEALS REFEREE (12.110) Training and Experience Exam

The exam will consist of a rating of training and experience weighted 100%. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in your application and your responses to the questions asked below. If there are several parts to a question, answer each part separately. Along with each answer, identify the position(s) and/or training (as described in your application) where you gained the background asked for in the question. Absence of experience/training asked for in a question is not necessarily disqualifying. Failure to answer the questions will result in a score based solely on the application.

Qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.

1) Describe your experience, including the number of years, in unemployment insurance benefits service delivery and/or administrative hearing processes and procedures.

2) Describe your experience, including the number of years, in a related program area with similar processes and procedures (e.g., social security insurance, insurance adjuster, workers' compensation, NERC investigations, etc.).

3) Describe your experience in supervision of professional staff to include hiring, firing, handling employee grievances, evaluations, etc. in the folllowing areas: a) public sector; and/or b) private sector.

4) Describe your experience researching, interpreting, applying and explaining laws, regulations, and/or policies.

5) Do you have a law degree or coursework in a related area? Please explain.

6) Describe your experience, including the number of years, in the preparation of comprehensive management reports and analysis (e.g., to be utilized for budget, federal, and/or legislative purposes) in the following areas: a) public sector; and/or b) private sector.


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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:

Division of Human Resource Management Northern Nevada 209 East Musser Street, Room 101 Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

Division of Human Resource Management Southern Nevada 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 1400 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

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