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Under direction, to preside over quasi-judicial hearings as provided under the Administrative Procedures Act, Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, Business and Professions Code, and Government Code, and other applicable statutes; to render proposed decisions for the Agency; to assist with the research program for continued improvement of administrative law and procedure; and to do other related work.
As assigned, presides over and conducts quasi-judicial hearings for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in connection with the issuance, renewal, suspension, or revocation of licenses under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act or other matters administered by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control; controls the course of the hearing, secures its reasonable expedition and orderly conduct throughout; administers oaths; rules on continuance requests; instructs participants at hearings as to their rights; questions witnesses; rules on the admissibility of evidence as provided by law; issues subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses or the production of necessary books, papers, documents, or other evidence; receives and reviews documentary evidence and testimony; prepares proposed decisions containing findings of facts, determinations of issues, conclusions of law, and recommended actions; certifies to official acts of an agency; forwards necessary information to the parties; confers with the Administrative Law Judge II (Specialist), Alcoholic Beverage Control, and Chief Administrative Law Judge, Alcoholic Beverage Control, on matters of policy, procedure, and interpretation and submits recommendations; assists in research programs in connection with the study of administrative law and procedure.
Admission to practice law in California for at least five years immediately preceding application for appointment. and Experience:
1. One year of experience in the conduct of judicial or quasi- judicial hearings in the capacity of presiding officer. or
2. Five years of experience in the practice of law[*], which shall have included at least two years' experience in the presentation of evidence and the examination of witnesses before a trial court or Quasi-Judicial Administrative Body.
Knowledge of: Legal principles and their application; conduct of hearing proceedings and the provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act; rules of evidence governing such procedure and the laws relating to serving notices, taking depositions, and issuing subpoenas; legal research; court decisions interpreting the powers of administrative boards and agencies; principles and theories of administrative law and the judicial review of administrative actions; principles and objectives of effective public administration and an understanding of the uses of proper administrative procedures in furthering these objectives; legal terms and forms in common use.
Ability to: Perform research; analyze, appraise, and apply legal principles, evidence, and precedents to legal problems; make accurate summaries of evidence and prepare appropriate findings and conclusions of law and make recommendations based on such facts; conduct fair and impartial hearings in a manner that will obtain all pertinent evidence and secure confidence and respect; maintain a fair and impartial attitude of mind without bias or prejudice; speak and write effectively; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of the work.
Willingness to travel, tactful, judicial temperament, and courteous.
[*]:Experience in the "practice of law" or "performing legal duties" or "legal experience" is defined as only that legal experience acquired after admission to The Bar.