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Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
District Of Columbia

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Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Use mediation techniques to facilitate communication between disputants, to further parties' understanding of different perspectives, and to guide parties toward mutual agreement.
  • Confer with disputants to clarify issues, identify underlying concerns, and develop an understanding of their respective needs and interests.
  • Authorize payment of valid claims.
  • Conduct hearings to obtain information or evidence relative to disposition of claims.
  • Rule on exceptions, motions, or admissibility of evidence.
  • Prepare settlement agreements for disputants to sign.
  • Set up appointments for parties to meet for mediation.
  • Prepare written opinions or decisions regarding cases.
  • Interview claimants, agents, or witnesses to obtain information about disputed issues.
  • Apply relevant laws, regulations, policies, or precedents to reach conclusions.

tools & technology

  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Scanners
  • Special purpose telephones

  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Office suite software
  • Presentation software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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