Career Details for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, & Hearing Officers

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, & Hearing Officers

Also called:

Administrative Hearing Officer, Administrative Judge, Administrative Law Judge, Hearing 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:

  • Prepare written opinions and decisions.
  • 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.
  • Determine existence and amount of liability according to current laws, administrative and judicial precedents, and available evidence.

lightbulb KNOWLEDGE

Safety and Government

  • law and government

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Business

  • customer service
  • administrative services

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics

pencil SKILLS

Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • 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

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Verbal

  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

Attention

  • pay attention to something without being distracted

user PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Stress Tolerance

computer TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Information retrieval or search software

  • LexisNexis
  • Thomson Reuters WestLaw

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel

Electronic mail software

  • Email software

book EDUCATION

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doctoral degree or
bachelor's degree usually needed

suitcase JOB OUTLOOK

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BELOW AVERAGE

New job opportunities are less likely in the future.

SALARY
$92,110


per year, on average
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