Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, & Hearing Officers

Also called: Administrative Hearings Officer, Administrative Judge, Administrative Law Judge, Hearings Officer,



What they do:
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
On the job, you would:
  • Determine existence and amount of liability according to current laws, administrative and judicial precedents, and available evidence.
  • Monitor and direct the activities of trials and hearings to ensure that they are conducted fairly and that courts administer justice while safeguarding the legal rights of all involved parties.
  • Prepare written opinions and decisions.

Knowledge

Safety and Government
  • law and government
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
Health
  • medicine and dentistry

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Independence
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Online databases

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
  • doctoral degree
  • bachelor's degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$97,870
$45,970
$172,010

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What they do:
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.

On the job, you would:
  • Determine existence and amount of liability according to current laws, administrative and judicial precedents, and available evidence.
  • Monitor and direct the activities of trials and hearings to ensure that they are conducted fairly and that courts administer justice while safeguarding the legal rights of all involved parties.
  • Prepare written opinions and decisions.

KNOWLEDGE

Safety and Government
  • law and government
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
Health
  • medicine and dentistry

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Independence
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Analytical Thinking

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Online databases

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
  • doctoral degree
  • bachelor's degree
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$97,870
$45,970
$172,010

EXPLORE MORE