215 W. 125th Street
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list.
Candidates must have permanently served at least one year in a title designated as appropriate for transfer in accordance with Section 52.6 of the Civil Service law.
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.
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.
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.
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 #863in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application. (Please do not reference the Vacancy ID No.)