MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT Code No. 0099
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND Grade 30
PUBLIC HEARING OFFICER
DEFINITION OF CLASS:
This is management-level, administrative work conducting hearings
for the Office of the County Executive. Contacts are with high-ranking
legislative and executive officials within County Government, officials
of equivalent rank in other governmental jurisdictions, attorneys, and
private sector and community organizations or groups. The purposes of
the contacts include justification of rulings.
The employee in this class conducts administrative hearings dealing with Cable TV, road abandonment and closures, permit parking district issues, revitalization easements, acquisition or disposal of County-owned property, consumer affairs, regulations for the Departments of Police, Fire and Rescue Services, Permitting Services, and other administrative issues. The incumbent prepares written reports and recommendations to the County Executive based upon the hearing record and provides advice and assistance to the County Executive concerning zoning and text amendments. The work is performed under broadly defined missions and functions and general administrative direction from the Chief Administrative Officer with little technical guidance. The employee exercises full and final accountability for all matters associated with completing hearing assignments. Results are considered technically authoritative and evaluated in terms of meeting established standards of efficiency, accuracy and fairness to all parties involved in the hearings. Guidelines consist of broad policy directives and basic legislation which require considerable judgment in interpreting the intent of the guidelines and arriving at decisions in specific cases that may serve as future precedents. The complexity of the work is reflected in the need for conducting hearings covering a broad range of government functions and operations. The work of conducting administrative hearings is essential to the mission of the County Government having substantial effect on County-wide operations and service to the community. The work is primarily sedentary, performed in a typical office setting, and subject to common everyday risks.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (Illustrative Only)
Hears cases including but not limited to Cable TV, road closures
and abandonments, permit parking districts, revitalization easements,
acquisition or disposal of County-owned property, consumer affairs and
regulations for the Departments of Police, Fire and Rescue Services and
Provides policy recommendations to the County Executive based upon the hearing record. Supervising the preparation of written reports
Performs other related duties as required.
Extensive (7 years) experience as an attorney, administrative law judge, or similar position involving the conduct of administrative hearings, with preferably three (3) years in a supervisory, administrative or executive capacity.
Graduation from an accredited law school and membership in the bar of the State of Maryland.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of the laws, rules and procedures of Administrative
Extensive knowledge of local government functions and organizations.
Skill in oral and written communication sufficient to question witnesses and issue formal decisions.Skill in dealing tactfully, courteously, and effectively with people.
Ability to assimilate and analyze various complex facts, issues and problems, and to render a fair and impartial decision.
Ability to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside the office, if necessary.
Membership in the Maryland State Bar.
Individuals appointed to a position in this class will be required to serve a probationary period of twelve months and, if promoted to a position in this class, will be required to serve a probationary period of six months. Performance will be carefully evaluated during the probationary period. Continuation in this class will be contingent upon successful completion of the probationary period.
Medical History Review
Class Established: September, 1998