150 Broadway, Suite #195
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list.
Candidates must have one year permanent competitive or non-competitive 55 b/c service as a Senior Attorney or eligible to transfer under section 52.6 or 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.
Duties Description Incumbent will be assigned to the Conciliation Bureau within the office of Issue Resolution. The Senior Attorney will be required to have extensive knowledge of the Medical Treatment Guidelines. The Senior Attorney will be responsible for reviewing case files and preparing and issuing proposed decisions under WCL Section 25 and Section 23, as well as following the Medical Treatment Guidelines. The Senior Attorney will work directly with the Medical Director’s Office issuing Proposed Decisions on requests for review of MG-2D Variance Request Denials. Incumbent will be required to review, articulate the issue(s) raised, review documents in the Board's files, ascertain the facts, performing legal research, applying the law to the facts, and draft a resolution in a proposed decision following a standardized format within the parameters of the Workers’ Compensation Law and the Medical Treatment Guidelines. The Senior Attorney will work under the guidance of Workers’ Compensation Claims Referee’s in drafting reserve decisions in accordance with the Workers’ Compensation Law and the Medical Treatment Guidelines to resolve MG-2 variance denial requests, as well as other issues, and submit the Reserve Decisions to the Workers’ Compensation Claims Referees for review and filing. In addition, to the software used by adjudication, the Senior Attorney will need to be familiar with the HPA software as well as CPT and ICD-10 codes that the Medical Director’s Office uses. The Senior Attorney will draft and issue decisions to resolve MG-2D requests for review within the Medical Treatment Guidelines. Upon receipt of an objection to a Proposed Decision, the Senior Attorney will also prepare Amended Proposed Decisions when appropriate. In addition, the Senior Attorney, after review of an objection, may determine if the Proposed Decision may be required to be withdrawn and request a hearing be scheduled for the case. Upon requesting a hearing, the Senior Attorney will be required to list all outstanding issues to be resolved at hearing and direct all evidence to be produced for the hearing. The Senior Attorney will preside at conciliation meetings and Pre-Hearing Conferences. On occasion, the incumbent may also be involved in special legal projects on various issues concerning the application of Workers' Compensation Law, give presentations, Continuing Legal Education lectures, legal summaries, etc.
Additional Comments *This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.
*Please Note: A compressed or telecommuting schedule can be discussed with the hiring manager during the interview.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
328 State Street
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 HRM@WCB.ny.gov (email applications are preferred). It is important that you reference the WCB Item #2267 in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application. (Please do not reference the Vacancy ID No.)