A class incumbent administers the system for enforcing the State's Workers' Compensation Law.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent performs with direction from the Division Director, Industrial Affairs and is responsible for overseeing the application of the law, rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the Worker's Compensation Act. Work includes supervising subordinate supervisors in processing claims and scheduling cases, tax accounting and accounting for administrative funds, collecting and disbursing funds and the presentation of cases before the Industrial Accident Board and the courts. The class incumbent is responsible for the legislative program including drafting legislation, maintaining liaison with legislators and other interested parties, reviewing federal legislation and other state legislation for impact on operations and implementing new policies, laws, procedures, etc. The class incumbent also provides assistance to the Division Director in developing division policies and the strategic plan. The class incumbent provides advisory services to the Industrial Accident Board, employees, employers, insurance companies and the general public to provide consistent administration of the Workers Compensation Law.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Administers the application of the State's Workers' Compensation laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Plans and oversees the collection of assessments against insurance companies and self-insured employers for workers' compensation. Oversees and administers the Second Injury and Contingency Fund, which involves the collection of monies, reimbursements and disbursement of benefit payments.
Manages the workers compensation system and operations including establishing plans, goals, objectives and systems; implementing and directing operational priorities and systems; and supervising employees.
Confers with and advises employers, insurance companies and the public regarding workers' compensation issues.
Serves as Administrator of the Industrial Accident Board with responsibility for planning, directing, and overseeing Board functions. Makes recommendations concerning proposed policies and procedures.
Assists Division Director in the development of division policies, rules, procedures, and strategy in carrying out the Division's goals and mission.
Develops, analyzes and recommends legislation regarding workers' compensation laws, rules and regulations; testifies before Senate and House of Representatives and/or their respective labor committees; may hold public hearings; and conducts information seminars regarding workers' compensation activities. Lobbies for legislative initiatives.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of Workers' Compensation laws, rules and regulations, policies and procedures and theories.
Knowledge of court decisions in the area of Workers' Compensation law.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of administration and management.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational analysis, planning and development.
Knowledge of the legislative process.
Knowledge of administrative law procedures and the conduct of judicial/quasi-judicial proceedings.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in assembling, analyzing and interpreting informational data.
Skill in planning, organization, program administration, and supervision of a statewide compensation system.
Skill in communicating effectively with all segments of the public, in both written and oral form.
Skill in negotiating and resolving disputes.
Ability to analyze law, regulations and court decisions and recommend course of action.
Ability to interpret and explain complex tax law, to determine tax liability and to audit returns.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with insurance carriers, employers, attorneys and other concerned with the industrially injured.
Ability to prepare reports and make presentations.
Ability to design various programs for data retrieval through development of an information system for massive record keeping.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Administrator Office of Workers Compensation Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Three years experience in enforcing and determining compliance with workers compensation laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
Six months experience in program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
Six months experience in developing policies and procedures.
Knowledge of quasi judicial proceedings.
Knowledge of operations management which includes planning, directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating operations typically through subordinate supervisors.