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CHIEF OF STATE EMPLOYEE WC CLAIMS - 43000983

Date: Feb 6, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32308

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Requisition No: 29139 

Agency: Financial Services

Working Title: CHIEF OF STATE EMPLOYEE WC CLAIMS - 43000983

Position Number: 43000983 

Salary:  $45,173.40 - $107,617.08 

Posting Closing Date: 02/19/2018 

****OPEN COMPETITIVE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY*****
POSITION #: 43000983

POSITION TITLE: BUREAU CHIEF OF STATE EMPLOYEE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS

DIVISION:   RISK MANAGEMENT
BUREAU: STATE EMPLOYEE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS

CITY: TALLAHASSEE

COUNTY:   LEON

SPECIAL NOTES:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required

Preference will be given to applicants who have earned specialized degrees, professional certifications, or designations in the claims administration, risk management, insurance, or legal fields.

Additional requirements:

  • Five (5) or more years supervisory experience in workers’ compensation claims administration as a manager, or as an attorney handling workers’ compensation claims as a major part of your practice.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Chapter 440, Florida Statutes.

This position requires a security background check, including fingerprint as a condition of employment. 

Employees of the Department of Financial Services are paid on a monthly pay cycle. 

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported by the State application and any omission, falsification or misrepresentation in the answering of the   qualifying questions will be cause for immediate elimination from the selection.

Minimum Qualifications for this position include the following REQUIRED ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Knowledge of the methods of data collection and analysis.
  • Knowledge of basic management principles and practices.
  • Ability to supervise people.
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to management analysis activities.
  • Ability to collect, evaluate and analyze data to develop alternative recommendations, solve problems, document work flow and other activities relating to the improvement of management practices.
  • Ability to organize data into logical format for presentation in reports, documents and other written materials.
  • Ability to conduct fact-finding research.
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of the principles of WC Claims adjudication.
  • Knowledge of the legal requirements regarding administration of WC Claims.
  • Knowledge of basic office systems utilized to administer WC Claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: 

In accordance with Chapters 284, Part II, Florida statutes providing all injured state workers, statutory employees and volunteers with prompt payment of medical benefits and compensation benefits as required by Chapter 440, Florida Statutes, through self-administration of the state’s workers’ compensation insurance program.

The Bureau Chief is responsible for directing and supervising all activities related to the handling and payment of workers’ compensation claims. The Bureau Chief is responsible for administrative matters with personnel, securing contracts for services, preparing operational budget requirements, making projections of loss payments, analyzing legislation, and developing policies and procedures.

The Bureau Chief has the responsibility to formulate the Division’s response to questions from covered agencies concerning applicability of workers’ compensation coverage through the State Risk Management Trust Fund, established by Chapter 284, Part II, F.S.  Situations presented for final determination involve coverage questions and claims handling procedures relative to state employees, volunteers, community controls, juveniles, student interns, etc.  As part of his/her overall responsibility, the Bureau Chief participates on discussion panels, agency training seminars, and makes formal presentations to covered agencies concerning workers’ compensation benefits and related coverage questions. 

The Bureau Chief is responsible for coordinating the legal case assignment committee which determines when legal representation is needed in each case and in making appropriate assignments to legal counsel.

The Chief works closely with the Chief of Loss Prevention to ensure that every effort is being made to reduce claims and claims costs, including that claims staff is providing feedback to agencies on areas where loss prevention efforts are needed and that fraudulent claims or claims that appear fraudulent are properly investigated and reported to the Division of Insurance Fraud.

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if   you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement   benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee