ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE
(Competitive – PJC)
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
This is an important administrative function involving specialized professional legal work for the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication within the Department of Finance for the City of Syracuse. The employee(s) shall preside over a hearing or appeal relating to charges of municipal code violations, statutory violations and fee disputes relative to matters that constitute a danger or threat to the public health, safety or welfare consistent with New York State General Municipal Law Article 14-BB for proceedings. The employee will report to the Director and Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Conducts hearings and proceedings regarding matters pending with the bureau.
Presides at administrative hearings concerning the resolution of issues of fact and of law; administers oaths or affirmations; may issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses or evidence; regulates the course of the hearings in accordance with the bureau or other applicable law; evaluates evidence.
Makes final findings of fact and final decisions, determinations or orders.
Renders final decisions, determinations or orders imposing civil penalties.
Hears administrative appeals.
May render decisions on appeals.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of municipal law as it relates to the Syracuse Property Maintenance Code, Syracuse Zoning Ordinance and New York State Property Maintenance Code and other applicable laws and regulations.
Thorough knowledge of administrative law and procedures.
Ability to organize materials for hearings.
Ability to comprehend and carry out difficult assignments in a timely manner.
Ability to get along and work well with others.
Ethical conduct in the practice of law in the State of New York.
Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the practice of law within the State of New York.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT: Candidates must be admitted to practice before the bar of the State of New York.
10/2018 Date of Original Composition