Full-Time Chief Administrative Magistrate
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Chief Administrative Magistrate 23000DZX
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a dynamic and solutions-oriented Chief Administrative Magistrate (CAM). This role plays an essential role in the DPH Office of General Counsel, overseeing the Administrative Magistrate Unit (AMU) which is responsible for conducting adjudicatory hearings related to enforcement actions pursued by the Bureau of Health Professions Licensure. You will lead a team of Administrative Magistrates and a Paralegal, managing the day-to-day operations of the AMU and ensuring the fair and impartial adjudication of complaints against healthcare professionals. With a substantial caseload, you will draw on your strong background in administrative proceedings and rules of evidence to guide the AMU through complex cases of professional misconduct and negligence.
In this role, you will recruit, train, and evaluate the performance of the AMU staff, while also serving as the principal legal consultant to the AMU. Your strategic planning abilities will be crucial in developing and implementing initiatives, operations, and special projects for the AMU. Additionally, you will contribute to the formulation of priorities and goals in collaboration with the General Counsel, playing an important role in the development of policies, procedures, and training. You will also handle an active case log, conducting adjudicatory hearings, issuing written opinions, and making decisive rulings, showcasing your expertise in navigating legal complexities within the healthcare licensing domain. This role offers a unique opportunity to shape the future direction of the AMU and contribute to the integrity of healthcare professions through effective and efficient adjudicatory processes.
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):
- Lead and manage the Administrative Magistrate Unit (AMU) within the Office of General Counsel, overseeing the adjudication of complaints against healthcare professionals brought by Boards within the Bureau of Health Professions Licensure.
- Manage day-to-day operations of the AMU, including case management, quality assurance, assignment of cases, and monitoring ongoing case progress.
- Set annual goals and overall direction for the AMU, aligning priorities with input from the General Counsel.
- Develop and implement strategic plans for the AMU, overseeing initiatives, operations, and special projects to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
- Create standardized methods and procedures to streamline the adjudicatory process, ensuring consistency and fairness.
- Formulate policies, procedures, and training programs, providing oversight and direction to ensure effective utilization of resources.
- Assist in developing and implementing policies and procedures to maintain the integrity of the professions through fair and consistent enforcement of rules and regulations.
- Handle an active caseload including conducting adjudicatory hearings, scheduling and participating in status conferences and pre-hearing conferences, and issuing written decisions.
- Prepare administrative records for appeals of agency decisions, demonstrating attention to legal complexities and procedural matters.
- Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate a team of four Administrative and one Paralegal to ensure the effective functioning of the AMU.
- Make hiring recommendations to the General Counsel, contributing to the recruitment and development of AMU staff.
- Extensive skill and experience in legal analysis, legal writing, strong background in administrative law, procedure, evidence, and due process.
- Knowledge of specific legal requirements and principles associated with work in state government.
- Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
- Strong knowledge of personnel support and management.
- Ability to evaluate competing priorities to maximize the efficiency of administrative hearings with existing resources while ensuring due process of law.
How to ApplyTo view full job posting and apply: https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=23000DZX&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days
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