Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hearing Officer; The National Appeals Division, USDA

The National Appeals Division is an independent office within the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that reports directly to the Secretary of Agriculture.

The mission of the National Appeals Division is to conduct impartial administrative appeals hearings and reviews of adverse program decisions made by officers, employees or committees of designated agencies of USDA.

The Hearing Officer positions are located in field offices throughout the continental United States. Hearing Officers are responsible for holding hearings and issuing determinations on appeals before the National Appeals Division.

The work requires the ability to review and evaluate case records, conduct hearings in an orderly, timely, and impartial manner, determine credibility of witnesses, sift and evaluate evidence, analyze complex issues, apply agency rules and regulations and court decisions, prepare clear and concise statements of fact, and exercise sound judgment in arriving at decisions.

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