STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B31

Class No. 3648

MASTER ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly advanced and/or managerial (senior-level) administrative hearing work in a specialized area of law.  Work involves presiding over contested cases, hearings, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.  May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.  Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees and/or prepares proposals for decisions or final orders in a specialized or complex area of law.

Oversees and/or prepares reports and legal documents related to a specialized or complex area of law.

Oversees and/or schedules and holds hearings in a specialized area of law.

Conducts hearings on legal, procedural, and technical issues in a specialized area of law.

Administers oaths, examines witnesses, and rules on evidence.

Analyzes testimony and evidence in matters in specialized areas of law.

Rules on discovery disputes, scheduling requests, and motions in a specialized area of law.

Compiles and maintains records of evidence and ensures proper handling for appeal and confidentiality.

May manage and coordinate the activities of the courts in an assigned practice area or division.

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in counseling or dispute resolution.  Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree.  Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of legal principles and practices, of trial and/or administrative hearings procedures, of agency rules, of government regulations, and of specialized areas of law based on assignment.

Skill in listening to testimony of parties involved in hearings, in using reasoning and logic to identify solutions and approaches to cases, in using judgment to make rulings in assigned cases, and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to determine and apply relevant rules and statutes; to comply with ethical standards; to recognize problems and identify and facilitate solutions; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas.


 

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Revised 9-1-15