Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 12/06/23
Applications Due: 12/16/23
Vacancy ID: 145589

Position Information


AgencyWorkers' Compensation Board

TitleCompensation Claims Referee WCB Items #858, 875

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary Grade28

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $109094 to $133296 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Kings

Street Address Office of General Counsel, Adjudication Services

One Pierrepoint Plaza, 5th floor, 300 Cadman Plaza West

City Brooklyn


Zip Code11201

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list.



Must be a qualified employee of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board and have had two years of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Senior Attorney.


Open Competitive:
Must have five years of full-time, professional level legal experience, subsequent to admission to the New York State Bar, which must have included three years of full-time experience as follows:

Either 1. in the practice of Workers’ Compensation Law, Volunteer Firefighters’ Benefit Law, Volunteer Ambulance Workers’ Benefit Law, Personal Injury Law, or Insurance Claims Law. Qualifying experience includes: experience as an attorney representing claimants, workers’ compensation insurance carriers, self-insured employers, State Insurance Fund, or the Special Funds Conservation Committee before the Workers’ Compensation Board; experience as an attorney representing plaintiffs or defendants in personal injury actions; experience as an attorney representing applicants in social security disability matters; OR

2. as a judge in a court of record; or as an administrative hearing officer presiding over adversarial proceedings, arbitration, or fact finding within a private or public tribunal. Qualifying experience includes: experience as an administrative law judge with a federal, state, or municipal agency; experience as a city court, town, or village justice; OR

3. a combination of experience as noted in 1 and 2.

Individuals certified eligible for the 55b/c program under the Governor’s Program to Hire Persons/Veterans with Disabilities pursuant to Section 55b/c of the Civil Service Law will also be considered. To be considered, you must meet the minimum qualifications and provide a copy of your letter of eligibility with your response.

Duties Description Reviews informal administrative determinations and proposed conciliation decisions; reviews from an electronic file claims for Workers’ Compensation benefits which have been accepted by the carrier but which have various issues in dispute; attempts to resolve those issues with the parties through a proposed decision; conducts formal evidentiary hearings and rendering decisions on claims arising under the Workers’ Compensation Law, Disability Benefits Law, Voluntary Ambulance Workers’ Law; presides over discrimination hearings under the WCL and Paid Family Medical Leave Act; conducts hearings related to denials of medical treatments; and rules on legal objections to medical bills raised by carriers; may evaluate whether an Order of the Chair should be issued relative to requests for special medical services; travel to itinerant hearing locations within a district may be necessary.

Additional Comments Please Note: A hybrid telecommuting schedule can be discussed with the hiring manager during the interview.

The Workers’ Compensation Board (Board) is an equal opportunity employer. The Board does not discriminate based upon age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, military or veteran status, sex, disability (including pregnancy-related conditions), predisposing genetic characteristics, familial status, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. The Board is dedicated to eliminating injustices and ensuring diversity in our workforce so we can better serve our staff and create a space where all feel safe to be themselves. To help meet those goals, we encourage applicants from marginalized communities to apply. We are looking for candidates who are committed to working in and contributing to an environment that fosters a sense of belonging, as well as inclusion, and celebrates people of all backgrounds, identities, experiences, and perspectives.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Recruitment Unit


Fax 518-486-6364

Email Address


Street Human Resources Office

328 State Street

City Schenectady

State NY

Zip Code 12305


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume which lists your actual Civil Service title, salary grade and specific verifiable information as to how you meet the minimum qualifications to be eligible to apply for this position. Please send your application to (email applications are preferred). It is important that you reference the WCB Item #858 in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application. (Please do not reference the Vacancy ID No.)