Open until filled
Under direction, administers workers’ compensation loss control and prevention programs through identification and mitigation of risk, claims handling, and reporting in accordance with state law and regulations, oversight of the Agency’s third-party administrator (TPA), supervision of the employee return-to-work (Light Duty) program, and the development of loss prevention programs and policies. Essential functions: Coordinates worker compensation claims administration process, including periodic reporting, conducting investigations, and responding to appeals to assure compliance with State and Federal laws; obtains appropriate medical information; coordinates supplemental payments; tracks, pays and controls workers’ compensation program costs; administers the contract for the TPA for self-insured workers’ compensation program; interacts continually with third-party administrator related to allowances, disputes, closure strategy, retention of outside counsel, and assignment of experts; controls contract costs and evaluates overall performance quality; administers the Light Duty program which includes collecting appropriate medical information, assigning duties throughout the Agency, tracking employee time, and coordinating employees’ return to job-of-injury with supervisors and Human Resources; performs onsite ergonomic evaluations; reviews ADA service applications and determines eligibility; develops defense and claims settlement strategies; attends depositions and mediations; implements, and communicates policies, procedures, and best practices related to workers’ compensation claims administration; prepares and maintains a variety of statistical and financial records and reports; serves as a technical resource; provides education and training; represents and participates in a variety of meetings and briefings; promotes safety and accident prevention by identifying and raising the Agency’s awareness of workplace hazards; assists the Safety Officer in conducting accident and accident prevention investigations; actively participates in organizational efforts to ensure that the work environment and Agency equipment meet or exceed WISHA and OSHA standards; conducts research and performs work on related projects and committees as needed; performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
HIRING RANGE: $58,874 – $72,121 annually, paid on a bi-weekly basis
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field and three years’ professional level experience administering a workers’ compensation program; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations; public transportation service administration principles; principles, practices, procedures and terminology related to workers’ compensation and risk management; effective workers’ compensation claims administration procedures; statistical analysis and theory; medical and vocational rehabilitation terminology; report and document writing techniques; public relations principles; project management methods; budgeting principles; customer service principles; and modern office equipment.
Skill in: interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards; analyzing and interpreting fiscal, statistical, operational data and/or other related information; conducting detailed investigations, research, and analysis; conflict resolution; preparing reports, presentations, training materials, promotional materials; negotiating effectively with claimants and legal counsel; utilizing a computer and relevant software applications; communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
HOW TO APPLY:
To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, completed Pierce Transit application form and supplemental questionnaire which clearly show how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above. Application materials may be obtained at http://www.piercetransit.org/careers. Completed materials may be submitted to email@example.com, via fax at 253-984-8224, or to PO Box 99070, Lakewood, WA 98496-0070.
Applicants who, in the judgement of the Human Resources Department, most closely meet the requirements for this position as listed above will be invited for an interview. Selection of applicants for referral to an oral board will be determined by evaluation of the application materials. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail to permit the Agency to properly evaluate their qualifications, skills and abilities as they relate to the position.
Opened: October 22, 2014