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Workers Comp Risk Analyst

  • Location: Ventura, CA
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Employment type: Permanent
  • Date posted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Closes: Aug 17, 2017
VENTURA COUNTY, COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR:
Workers' Compensation and Disability
Retirement Risk Analyst 1739CEO-17AA (DE)
An Equal Opportunity Employer
 
SALARY RANGE (approximate)
$30.99 - $43.39 Hour $5,371.75 - $7,521.19 Monthly $64,461.05 - $90,254.32 Annually
 
POSITION INFORMATION:
Under supervision of the Manager of Worker's Compensation and Disability Retirement division of Risk Management within the County Executive Office, develops, implements, monitors, and administers policies, procedures and programs for workers' compensation, disability retirement,and subrogation/loss recovery. Provides information, and reports and responds to requests for assistance and intervention within the assigned area of specialization. Coordinates the provision of benefits in insured and self-insured programs. Conducts investigations and comprehensive file, departmental and/or contractor audits within the assigned area of specialization to monitor for compliance with applicable rules and regulations.The ideal candidate will be a worker's compensation claims professional with superior communication skills, attention to detail, and familiarity to Labor Code provisions specific to safety members. In addition, the candidate will possess a selfinsurance certificate and have familiarity with third party administrator operations. The ideal candidate will also be familiar with Government Code sections concerning disability retirement. There is currently one vacancy.

EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Incumbents may be eligible for an educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree not required by the classification.Workers' Compensation and Disability Retirement Risk Analyst (Risk Analyst) is a Management classification and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Incumbents in this classification are eligible for benefit level MU4 as described in the Management Resolution and summarized online in the Benefits tab for the Risk Analyst classification/job description.
 
Examples Of Duties:
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
• Assist third party administrator (TPA) to facilitate review and decisions on claims.
• Coordinate periodic reviews and audits with County departments, agencies, insurance carriers, and TPAs.
• Manage and oversee the payment of benefits and compensation by the County, its insurance carriers or TPAs including
workers' compensation medical and wage replacement benefits.
• Coordinate with defense counsel, assist in discovery, and assist in managing litigated workers' compensation and
disability retirement cases.
• Review, revise, design, coordinate, implement and administer policies and procedures.
• Provide information and training to County personnel.
• Perform and coordinate investigations, audits and evaluations of incidents, complaints and claims.
• Act as ombudsman between agencies, employees, claimants, insurance carriers, regulatory agencies, and TPAs.
• Prepare Risk Management reports for agency directors and managers.
• Monitor insurance carrier and TPA databases for accuracy and analyze, validate and correlate loss information from a
variety of sources, including loss runs from insurance carriers, County resources and agency records.
• Assist unit manager and Risk Manager as required.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS
NOTE: The following are minimum requirements necessary to qualify for the examination process. Due to the competitive nature of the applicant pool, possession of the minimum qualifications assures neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list. Application material may be reviewed on a competitive and comparative basis against materials received from all other applicants for this recruitment.
 
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE - Any combination of education, training, and experience that has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. This can be demonstrated by a Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., business, labor, law, biology or science, insurance) AND two (2) years' experience as a worker's compensation or disability retirement claims professional. Additional years of experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
• Must possess and maintain a valid California Class "C" driver license.
• Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
 
DESIRED:
• Possession of a self-insured workers' compensation claims administration certification;
• Certified Workers' Compensation Claims Professional (W.C.C.P.) or equivalent;
• Experience in developing and utilizing information technology solutions and analytical tools for risk management issues.
 
PHYSICAL WORK REQUIREMENTS:
• Job duties require ability to alternately work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
• Job duties may require occasional long periods of sitting, standing, walking, or climbing.
• Job duties require the ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds, sometimes multiple times during a work day.
• Duties require walking up & down stairs, ladders, across uneven surfaces in a variety of building environments
including the roof, basement and building mechanical systems service areas.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Working knowledge of:
• Applicable State laws, case law, and regulations including California Labor Code
• Workers' Compensation Appeals Board proceedings
• California Government Code
Knowledge and proficiency in:
• Workers' compensation claims administration and investigation techniques
Working ability to:
• Read, analyze and interpret applicable State and County laws, rules, procedures and ordinances
• Understand and analyze investigative, medical and legal reports
• Plan, organize and maintain a variety of Risk Management projects and tasks
• Research and organize data to prepare and present reports as directed
 
RECRUITMENT PROCESS
THE APPLICATION PROCESS - Recruitment is subject to close after sufficient qualified applications are received to meet business needs. First review of application material is anticipated to occur on or around August 18, 2017. Please apply as expediently as possible if you are interested in this opportunity. Applications must be received by County of Ventura Human
Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date this recruitment closes.
 
HOW TO APPLY: To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura CA 93009.
 
Applicants must provide sufficient information under the Education/Work Experience portion of the application and supplemental questionnaire in order to determine eligibility. A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above-referenced sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application.
 
INFORMATION FOR TRANSFER CANDIDATES -
NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here for additional information.
 
EXAMINATION PROCESS
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE - qualifying:
All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and
submit the questionnaire will result in the application being removed from consideration.

APPLICATION EVALUATION - qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.
 
NOTE: If there is a high number of qualified applicants, a comparative screening will be conducted to determine which of the applicants will be selected for invitation to the oral examination. Applications will be evaluated and ranked according to criteria that most closely meets the needs of the department, so it is essential that applicants provide as much detail as possible and answer all parts of the application and supplemental questions.
 
ORAL EXAMINATION - 100%: A job-related oral examination will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating candidates' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Candidates must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.

If there are three (3) or fewer qualified applicants, an oral examination will not be conducted. Instead, a score of 70% will be assigned to each application, and each applicant will be placed on the eligible list.
 
ELIGIBLE LIST - The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill this position and similar positions only. Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.
 
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION - A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information, and driving record may be required for this position.
 
CONTACTINFORMATION - For further information about this recruitment, please contact Dee Emami by e-mail at dee.emami@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 654-3600.
 
Workers' Compensation and Disability Retirement Risk Analyst Supplemental
Questionnaire Must Be Completed at the Time of Application: 

Please respond to the following questions. Your responses will give us additional information
about your experience and background related to this position, and will be used in the selection
process. Please be as concise and specific as possible; clarity of expression and ability to follow
instructions will be considered in the evaluation process.
1. Please describe your workers' compensation experience performing duties shown in the
announcement.
2. Please list any certifications (such as a self-insurance certificate), degrees, training programs
and course work you have completed that are related to workers' compensation.
3. Describe your experience using computerized claims administration systems and software
applications to collect and analyze loss data.
4. Describe any training programs you have implemented and conducted. Include training topics
presented, as well as the size and type of audience.
5. Describe your experience with the safety member specific Labor Code Sections 4850 and
3212, which address salary replacement and presumptive injuries.
6. Do you possess, or can you obtain and maintain, a valid California Driver License?
Yes
No
 

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