Workers Compensation Examiner

Grade 14

New York State has approximately 288 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Workers Compensation Board. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Assnt Workers Comp Examiner

    Grade 09

  2. Workers Compensation Examiner

    Grade 14

  3. Senr Workers Comp Examiner

    Grade 18

  4. Assoc Workers Comp Examiner

    Grade 23

  5. Prin Workers Comp Examiner

    Grade 25

Summary of Job Description

As a Workers’ Compensation Examiner, you would prepare proposed administrative decisions regarding a claim, review requests for appeal of a decision, reopen inactive or closed claims to resolve new issues, request meetings or hearings, ensure that a claims case is ready for the judge's (Compensation Claims Referee) or supervisor's review, ensure employers have Workers' Compensation or disability benefits coverage for their employees, review provider applications for completeness, appropriate rating and final approval and address complex problems with providers. Workers' Compensation Examiners may also oversee staff located at customer service centers, and those who schedule hearings, handle document intake and regular mail, and index claims cases.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board and have had permanent competitive, non-competitive, labor, or 55-b/55-c service allocated to a Grade 9 or higher.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of examination, you must have:

Either 1. Three years of full-time experience in a position where your primary responsibilities included extensive in-person or telephone customer service experience with the general public resolving customer's issues and/or problems; explaining programs/services, policies, or procedures; reconciling accounts; or experience examining, investigating, processing, or adjusting insurance claims; or responding to technical questions from policyholders or claimants;

Or 2. An associate’s degree and two years of full-time experience described in #1;

Or 3. A bachelor’s degree and one year of full-time experience described in #1.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

28-468 31-018

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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