ASSISTANT TO THE COMMISSIONER I WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSIO
|Department||Worker's Compensation Commission|
|Date Opened||11/13/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||12/11/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$34,174.00 - $43,862 with potential growth to $53,658.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Christopher Barrett|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
The State of Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission is currently seeking a highly organized, problem solving team players in its Hearings Division. The Hearings Division is responsible for providing the Commissioners with relevant information needed for the adjudication of workers' compensation claims. It is responsible for processing Orders, Settlements and correspondence as decided and determined by a WCC Commissioner. The main purpose of these positions are to act as direct liaison to a Commissioner insuring that no administrative breakdowns occur during the absence of the Commissioner. The incumbent must perform extremely well in a high pressure, high volume job that requires close and often exacerbating contact with the public and the legal profession. The incumbent must have the ability and willingness to accept responsibility and act on his/her own judgment freeing the Commissioner from many details and allowing them to concentrate in hearing cases and dealing with adjunct legal matters to a far greater extent that would be otherwise possible. The incumbent must also possess the ability to multi-task insuring efficient workflow, specifically through prioritization and organization. The Commissioner's office functions efficiently, in great measure, due to the independent judgment and assertiveness of the Assistant.
The Assistant to the Commissioner I position requires exercise of imagination, skill and tact and is essentially administrative and not secretarial. These positions are unique in that the incumbent must have the intellect to learn a considerable amount of law, not only to develop and process the great volume in incoming/outgoing legal documents but also to address inquiries made to the office by lawyers and insurance company representatives. The incumbent must have management talent to coordinate the flow of documents and information between the various divisions within the agency, the Commissioner's office being the hub around which all the others evolve concerning the adjudication of cases. Furthermore, the incumbent must have the tact to deal with the public, as well as public officials, employers, insurance carriers and lawyers on a daily basis. The incumbent must possess the ability to translate legal jargon into lay language to accommodate the needs of inquiries in a courteous and professional manner, using clear and concise verbal and written skills. In addition, the incumbent must possess the discretion to do all of the above while respecting the right of privacy and confidentiality of all those concerned.
Education: Graduation from a standard high school or possession of a state high school equivalence certificate.
Experience: Two years of experience in work requiring knowledge of the function, organization, procedures and governing laws and regulations of the Workers’ Compensation Commission.
OR Six months experience providing paralegal support to a Workers’ Compensation Commissioner in the review, adjudication and processing of contested workers’ compensation claims.
Note:1. Additional experience in work requiring knowledge of the function, organization, procedures and governing laws and regulations of the Workers’ Compensation Commission may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Paralegal Specialist classifications or Paralegal Specialist specialty codes in the Legal and Kindred field of work involving workers’ compensation claims on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.