Hearing Officer (Part-Time)

  • El Paso, Texas
  • Jun 24, 2022
Full Time Legal Services
  • Salary: $135.00 Hourly USD

Job Description


MOS Codes: 51J1 (Air Force), 27B (Army), 4411 (Marine Corps), 2517 (Navy)
The Civil Service Commission for the City of El Paso Government is seeking a part-time, contract Hearing Officer to preside over employee disciplinary/grievance appeals. Assignments are made on a rotating basis between at least two (2) Hearing Officers.
Minimum Qualifications are:
Licensed and in good standing with the Texas State Bar and five (5) years' experience practicing general law, preferably in labor relations and employment law; or practicing before federal, state or local administrative agencies authorized to conduct evidentiary hearings.
Experience in preparing and presenting cases before federal, state or local courts involving employer-employee disputes, federal, state or local personnel or Civil Service or career service boards or as labor-management arbitrators is desired.
Residency within the City of El Paso city limits required by date the independent contract is effective.

General Purpose

Under direction from the Civil Service Commission, conduct disciplinary hearings, arbitrate appeals, grievances and disciplines and write decisions in cases involving alleged violations of local, state and federal laws and the rules and regulations of the City of El Paso. This position is governed by local, state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Typical Duties

Conduct disciplinary hearings. Involves: Investigate disciplinary appeals, interview complainants, and report findings on investigation. Conduct disciplinary hearings, deliberates, and determines judgement. Organize pre-hearing meetings, evaluate evidence to be used in the hearing, review the testimony of expert witnesses, verify identified issues and provide rulings on motions. Meet with officials, appellants or their representatives to describe their rights and responsibilities. Ensure due process by hearing testimony in order to determine the facts and the cross-examination of witnesses. Ensure that records contain the complete documentation of evidence and testimony. Perform research as a part of the case analysis. Prepare and document findings and decisions of the hearing in a timely manner and submit them to the Civil Service Commission. Provide training on disciplinary hearing procedures. Perform related duties, as required.

General Information

Please note: This is an hourly on call as needed contract position.

Interested candidates should send a detailed résumé to:
Samantha Alonzo
City of El Paso
Human Resources Department
300 N. Campbell
El Paso, Texas 79901
E-mail: alonzosn@elpasotexas.gov
All applicants should possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Applicants must be able to render written opinions within the time prescribed by the Civil Service Rules. If selected, applicants must become knowledgeable of the El Paso City Charter and Civil Service Rules and be able to apply the Charter and Civil Service Rules at hearings.
Closing Date/Time:

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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