Worker's Compensation Claims Representative

Metropolitan Council - Saint Paul, MN3.8

Full-time
WHO WE ARE
Application to apply deadline has been extended until 11:59 P.M. on February 3, 2019.

The Metropolitan Council is seeking to hire a full time Worker's Compensation Claims Representative for our Regional Administration Division.

We are the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services. More information about us on our website.

We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

How your work would contribute to our organization and the Twin Cities region:

The Worker's Compensation Claims Representative will administer Minnesota lost time and medical-only Workers' Compensation claims within the Metropolitan Council's self-insured programs and works with other departments on return-to-work and litigated claims.

  • Note: This position is required travel within the Twin Cities Metro Area on occasion, so a valid driver's license is required.
What you would do in this job:
Coordinates and handles all aspects of the Minnesota Workers' Compensation claims for a self-insured, self-administered organization including a thorough investigation, statements - recorded and/or in person.
Works with legal counsel in managing litigated files.
Works with other departments to facilitate a return-to-work strategy for employees out on Workers' Compensation leave.
Investigates and pursues subrogation as appropriate.
Participates in bi-annual claims meetings with internal departments.
What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications)

Education/Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field AND three (3) years or more of Workers' Compensation claims adjusting experience in an insurance company, third-party administrator, or self-insured employer.

OR

Associate's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field AND five (5) years or more of Workers' Compensation claims adjusting experience in an insurance company, third-party administrator, or self-insured employer.

OR

High School Diploma or GED and seven (7) years or more of Workers' Compensation claims adjusting experience in an insurance company, third-party administrator, or self-insured employer.

You MUST have a valid drivers license and there will be travel within the Twin Cities Metro Area.

What additional skills and experience would be helpful in this job (desired qualifications):

Experience reviewing Worker's Compensation accident and injury reports
Experience determining disability ratings, vocational rehab, job displacement and return-to-work programs
Experience establishing and maintaining monetary case reserves
Experience calculating Indemnity and/or Permanent Total Disability (PTD) benefits
Experience working with Worker's Compensation Reinsurance (WCRA)
Experience pursuing subrogation

What knowledge, skills and abilities you should have within the first six months on the job:
Thorough knowledge of State of Minnesota statutes and case law regarding Workers' Compensation.
Skilled in working with Risk Management Information Systems.
Skill in working with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
Knowledge of medical and legal terminology
Skill in persuasion in dealing with others both inside and outside the Council.
Ability to write clear, well-written reports.
Ability to communicate with employees, physicians, attorneys, and other stakeholders

Additional information:What you can expect from us:
We offer the opportunity to make a difference and positively influence the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
We encourage our employees to develop their skills through on-site training and tuition reimbursement.
We provide a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a good work/life balance.

Union/Grade: AFSCME Grade G
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Safety Sensitive: No

What your work environment would be:
You would perform your work in a standard office setting. Work may sometimes require travel between your primary work site and other sites.

What steps the recruitment process involves:
We review your minimum qualifications.
We rate your education and experience.
We conduct a structured panel interview.
We conduct a selection interview.

Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:
If you are new to the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a drug test (safety sensitive positions only) and a background check, which verifies education and employment, covers driving record (if applicable to the job) and any criminal record. If you have a criminal conviction, you do not automatically fail. The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis, based on whether they are related to the job and whether the candidate has demonstrated adequate rehabilitation.

If you are already an employee of the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a drug test (if moving from a non-safety sensitive position to a safety sensitive position) and criminal background check if the job you're applying for is safety sensitive, is a supervisory or management job, is in the Finance, Information Services or Human Resources departments, or has access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards.

IMPORTANT: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration.