Hearing Officer (Attorney 3) Davidson County

State of Tennessee



Position Description / Responsibilities

The Department of Human Services mission is to offer temporary economic assistance, work opportunities and protective services to improve the lives of Tennesseans. Our vision is to be a leader in effectively partnering with human service customers in establishing or re-establishing self-sufficiency to create a better quality of life.


In order to provide due process to Appellants in Davidson County who allege wrongful termination and/or denial of benefits administered by the Department of Human Services, the Hearing Officer will conduct timely, fair, and impartial contested in-person and telephonic hearings covering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (f/k/a Food Stamps), Families First, and Child Support, along with a number of other programs. The Hearing Officer will also generate timely, well written Initial Orders with the pertinent Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.  This job position is located in Davidson County.


Position Responsibilities:

Position Requirements

Position Requirements:


§ Target Salary $60,000. Salary offer will be commensurate with knowledge, skills and experience directly related to this job.


Applicants may be subject to background check.  


Any position could ultimately be designated as work from home, mobile work or free address (i.e. Employees work in office and can choose from various space options based on need for a given day such as private meeting rooms, conference rooms, collaborative spaces and enclaves for individual work assignments.) Hearing locations are always in a DHS office.


Pursuant to the state of Tennessee’s policy of non-discrimination, The Tennessee Department of Human Services does not discriminate based on race, sex, color, creed, pregnancy, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military services—in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs, services or activities.


Application Instructions

How to Apply:

Please submit resume, recent writing sample, three (3) professional references, and cover letter outlining your related experience to talent.management.dhs@tn.gov.  All email submissions must include in the subject line: Hearing Officer (Attorney 3) Davidson County

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