Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Workers' Compensation Analyst

Hybrid

Recruitment #220725-9364MP-001

Introduction



The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Workers’ Compensation Division is currently accepting applications for (1) Workers’ Compensation Program Coordinator position. This is a (40) hours per week position 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday, located at 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT.

The DAS is committed to administering the State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Program to be current with the standards of an ever-changing industry. The main objective is to achieve the delicate balance between cost effectiveness for our organization and the delivery of a responsive program to our injured employees. The goal is to empower and support state agencies to meet the established operational procedures within the program as well as assisting them to promote a culture of safety within their respective workforces. The State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Program is centrally administered through DAS. DAS contracts with a third party claim administration company for all claim adjusting services, the physician provider directory, and all supporting managed care services to the program. The DAS Workers’ Compensation unit has the responsibility for oversight of the Third Party Administrator. The role of the DAS Workers’ Compensation Program Coordinator is critical to our mission, statutory obligations and program goals.

The position will be responsible for:

  • Analyzing claims data using Excel Pivot Tables and Access;
  • Processing workers’ compensation claims utilizing CORE-CT (PeopleSoft) preparing and analyzing wage audits;
  • Coordination and oversight of a workers’ compensation third party administrator;
  • Attending Workers’ Compensation Hearings and File Reviews;
  • A thorough knowledge of CT Workers Compensation laws;
  • Supporting state agency’s safety mission by coordinating loss control initiatives including injury prevention.
What We Can Offer You:
We participate in a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
Important Information After You Apply:

  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Connect With Us:

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact jennifer.neumann@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Administrative Services this class is accountable for directing the loss control and/or risk management activities of the Workers Compensation Program.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Directs staff and operations of the Workers Compensation Program;
  • Coordinates, plans and manages loss control and/or risk management programs; 
  • Analyzes loss control and/or injury and/or illness data by agency and facility to determine trends and address specific areas of concern; 
  • Prepares reports on safety, accident prevention, loss control and risk management for agency distribution; 
  • Recommends policies and procedures for risk management; 
  • Plans, implements, evaluates and promotes occupational safety and health programs; 
  • Provides consultative and technical assistance to agencies, physicians, attorneys and claimants; 
  • Communicates with other governmental agencies involved with occupational health and assists with development of inter-agency programs; 
  • Gathers, analyzes and summarizes fiscal and programmatic data;
  • Maintains and generates reports from program's database; 
  • Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
  • Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Considerable knowledge of
    • occupational safety and health; 
    • loss control and risk management;
  • Knowledge of
    • current educational and training techniques;
    • research methods and techniques; 
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Considerable ability to
    • plan, develop, implement and evaluate training programs;
    • manage, analyze and summarize fiscal and programmatic data.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of experience in risk management, loss control, claims adjustment, occupational safety and health or contract management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been professional experience primarily involved in loss control and/or risk management activities in the area of Workers Compensation and occupational safety and health.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  • College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  • A Master's degree in business administration, occupational safety or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors’ degree in finance or accounting.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel to analyze claims data.
  • Experience creating fiscal reports for a corporate, municipal, or State program.
  • Experience having direct oversight of a Workers' Compensation third party administrator.
  • Experience representing an employer at CT Workers Compensation Hearings in an interactive capacity.
  • Experience coordinating a safety program for the purpose of preventing and reducing workplace injuries or exposures.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain certification as a Certified Safety Specialist from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Conclusion

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.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.






The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.