Second Injury Fund
|Date Opened||10/9/2020 2:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$93,442 - $127,413/year (Individuals new to state service start at minimum of the pay plan)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||10/21/2020 11:59:00 PM|
The Office of the State Treasurer exists to provide and ensure effective financial management of public resources, high standards of professionalism and integrity, and expanding opportunity for State of Connecticut residents and businesses.
We are recruiting for a dynamic and seasoned manager of workers compensation claims to fill an appointed Special Funds Administrator position, which will report directly to the Assistant Treasurer. Located in Hartford, CT, this is a full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm position.
The Second Injury Fund ("SIF" or "the Fund") is a state operated workers' compensation insurance fund established in 1945 to discourage discrimination against veterans and encourage the assimilation of workers with a pre-existing injury into the workforce. Public Act 95-277 closed the Fund to new "second injury" claims for injuries sustained on or after July 1, 1995 and expanded enforcement, fines and penalties against employers who fail to provide workers' compensation coverage. Prior to July 1, 1995, the Fund provided relief to employers where a worker, who already had a pre-existing injury or condition, was hurt on the job and that second injury was made "materially and substantially" worse by the first injury (thus the term "Second Injury Fund"). Such employers transferred liability for these workers' compensation claims to the Fund, if certain criteria were met under the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Act. Today the Fund continues to be liable for those claims transferred prior to the closing of the Fund as well as claims involving uninsured employers, reimbursement of cost of living adjustments for certain injuries involving payment of total disability benefits or dependent widow's benefits and, on a pro rata basis, reimbursement claims to employers of any worker who had more than one employer at the time of the injury.
The Special Funds Administrator will be responsible for:
The incumbent must be able to budget, project and manage the payment of Fund claims, as well as ensure that claims are managed, and payments are issued consistent within issued Fund guidelines, state law and State of Connecticut accounting guidelines. The Special Fund Administrator is also responsible for annually reviewing and updating, when necessary, Fund guidelines.
NOTE: The selected candidate must maintain an active Workers Compensation Claim Adjusters license.
All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact Lorraine Vittner, email@example.com.
In the Office of the State Treasurer, this class is accountable for the administration of the state's second injury or other related special fund and/or program.
Administers program and/or fiscal activities in accordance with statutory mandate; formulates goals and objectives; coordinates, plans and manages program activities; develops or assists in development of related policy; evaluates and trains staff; prepares or assists in preparation of program budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of program who might impact on program activities; directs or assists in directing financial matters related to management of Second Injury bonding program(s) including but not limited to monitoring cash and bond accounts and development of accounting and internal controls of bond and investment revenues; designs and implements internal control and financial reporting structures and systems for assigned funds and/or programs; determines and analyzes trends; assists in the management and administration of a variety of activities and functions including records retention, claims unit supervision, legal liaison function and/or fiscal and/or administrative duties; reviews pending and proposed legislation and advises Assistant Treasurer accordingly; interprets and administers pertinent legislation; recommends and drafts proposed legislation; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of professional accounting and auditing principles and practices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to devise, implement, evaluate and analyze accounting and internal control systems, forms, methods and procedures.
Ten (10) years of professional experience in accounting or auditing.
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity over professional staff.
Note: For state employees, supervisory capacity is interpreted at the level of Supervising Accountant or Supervising Accounts Examiner.
1. College training in accounting or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (l5) semester hours equalling one-half (l/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in accounting or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.