State Of Alaska Anchorage , AK 99501
Posted 2 months ago
ATTENTION ALASKA RESIDENTS!
The Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Workers' Compensation, is recruiting for a Chief of Workers' Compensation Adjudication located in Anchorage!
The position is partially exempt (PX) at a range 25.
What you will be doing:
Under general direction of the Director of the Division of Workers' Compensation (Division), the chief of Workers' Compensation Adjudications (Chief) is primarily responsible for the coordination and execution of prehearings, hearings, and mediations under the statewide workers' compensation adjudication program. The Chief also assists the Director with legal analysis, composing statutory and regulatory drafts, developing and implementing policies and procedures, establishing performance objectives and measurements, and developing short and long-term goals for the program. The Chief serves as the primary legal and technical advisor to workers' compensation officers and hearing officers, and may hear or mediate the most complex cases characterized by a lack of clear precedent, difficult proceeding, unique legal or policy issues, or cases with the potential for significant legal ramifications.
This position may represent the director at public hearings or other agency functions and may act for the director in his/her absence, or when this authority has been specifically delegated. It also has supervisory responsibility for the exercise of independent judgment in employing, promoting, transferring, disciplining, or adjudicating grievances of subordinates.
Our organization, mission, and culture:
The Division of Workers' Compensation's mission is to ensure the efficient, fair and predictable delivery of indemnity, medical and vocational rehabilitation benefits intended to enable workers to return to work at a reasonable cost to employers.
This position is crucial to the process of dispute resolution, which is a fundamental function of the Division.
The working conditions you can expect:
The Division's hearing officer positions are rewarding and fulfilling, with very little turnover.
This position is located at 3301 Eagle St, room 304 in Anchorage. The building is close to numerous restaurants and has plentiful parking.
Who we are looking for:
To be successful in the position a candidate will need the following core competencies:
Occupational Knowledge: Basic understanding of the Alaska Workers' Compensation Act, applicable regulations and statutes, and judicial interpretations of these laws; Experience identifying legal issues and clearly articulating those issues in written legal documents; Experience drafting decisions and orders appealable to a higher judicial authority.
Interpersonal Effectiveness: Ability to exercise professionalism, even when dealing with angry and sometimes hostile individuals.
Leadership: Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.
Objectivity: Ability to conduct proceedings and make decisions in an unbiased and impartial manner.
If this sounds like your skill set, please submit your complete application through Workplace Alaska!
A cover letter IS required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
A member in good standing of the Alaska Bar Association.
Substantial experience in the practice of Workers' Compensation law in Alaska.
For the purpose of meeting the minimum qualifications of this job class, the "practice of Workers' Compensation law in Alaska" includes service as a Workers' Compensation Hearing Officer.
Additional Required Information
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS & INFORMATION CAREFULLY
THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLY
This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only. Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements in order to be considered for employment at this time.
Applicants must demonstrate their skill and/or experience in their responses to the supplemental questions. Please make sure to answer the supplemental questions as thoroughly as possible.
Your responses must be supported by your application. Please see the "QUESTIONS" tab at the top of this bulletin to preview the supplemental questions.
In addition to answering the supplemental question regarding how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, applicants are ALSO required to attach a cover letter to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not attach the required cover letter will not advance to the interview phase of this recruitment.
The cover letter may be used as a writing sample. Applicants are advised to pay particular attention to spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
Your cover letter must provide the following information:
The cover letter must describe how you possess the core competencies required for this position as they pertain to the bulleted points in the job description above. Give specific examples to demonstrate your experience.
The cover letter must describe how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
The cover letter must be in standard business format.
Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, email it to the contact provided in the job posting (if email is not an option, please call the contact person to obtain a fax number). Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEW
You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via hardcopy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as AlaskaJobs or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" webpage, found here: http://doa.alaska.gov/dop/workplace/help/
Omission of any required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration. If you're experiencing problems attaching to your application, or if you simply had forgotten, you may email it to the contact provided below before 5:00 pm of the closing date. Any documents submitted after the posting has closed will not be considered.
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed.
Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts must be attached at the time of application or submitted to the contact information below prior to the close of recruitment. If you're unable to attach to your application, email it to the contact provided in the job posting. If email is not an option, please call the contact person to obtain a fax number.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.
Note: Attaching a resume is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting, "see resume" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination that your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.
If you are a current state employee, please mark the union you are a member of at the time of application. If you are not a current state employee, you MUST mark that it does not apply to you.
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the 'govermentjobs.com' domains. For information on allowing emails from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at
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P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.
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Administrative Officer II
State Of Alaska