Prin Workers Comp Examiner - Grade 25

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This title exists in Workers Compensation Board and has approximately 20 positions.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Assnt Workers Comp Examiner
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Assnt Workers Comp Examiner 09 $41,399 $50,884
Workers Compensation Examiner 14 $54,860 $66,634
Senr Workers Comp Examiner 18 $65,001 $82,656
Assoc Workers Comp Examiner 23 $84,156 $106,454
Prin Workers Comp Examiner 25 $93,530 $117,875

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Job Duties

As a Principal Workers' Compensation Examiner, you would serve as the highest level technical expert, supervising and managing the activities of one or more programs, locally or on a statewide basis. You may handle very sensitive claims, compliance or regulatory issues involving highly complex situations and act as hearing officer in specific disability benefits cases; advise executive management and offer opinions on legislation; supervise and manage new projects; develop internal publications to ensure program managers and employees understand the law, court, and board decisions, and are aware of changes in procedures and policies; attend meetings, draft speeches for executive and program managers and communicate with members of the public, elected officials, claimants, attorneys, employers, and insurance carriers.

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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.

For qualified employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as:

Either A: an Associate Workers' Compensation Examiner;

Or B: a Senior Workers' Compensation Examiner.

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.


Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

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 email notification so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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