Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers ·  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. Excludes "Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators" (23-1022).



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Occupational Tasks ·  Prepare written opinions and decisions.
· Review and evaluate data on documents such as claim applications, birth or death certificates, and physician or employer records.
· Research and analyze laws, regulations, policies, and precedent decisions to prepare for hearings and to determine conclusions.
· Confer with individuals or organizations involved in cases in order to obtain relevant information.
· Recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or compromise settlements according to laws, regulations, policies, and precedent decisions.
· Explain to claimants how they can appeal rulings that go against them.


Educational Requirements: ·  Bachelor's or higher plus work experience


Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Reading Comprehension 94%
·  Critical Thinking 90%
·  Writing 90%
·  Active Listening 87%
·  Judgment and Decision Making 83%
·  Time Management 80%
·  Active Learning 78%
·  Speaking 76%
·  Social Perceptiveness 75%
·  Complex Problem Solving 74%