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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/27/24

Applications Due03/13/24

Vacancy ID152289

AgencyInsurance Fund, State

TitleUnderwriter 1/Trainee 1/2 (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 1 Watervliet Ave Ext

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12206

Minimum Qualifications For Appointment to Underwriter 1, SG-18:
• Reachable on current Civil Service eligible list for this title; OR
• One year of permanent, competitive class service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Eligible titles include, but are not limited to: Administrative Specialist 1, Investigator 2 (Compensation Claims), Policyholder Services Representative 1, Claims Service Representative 1, Claims Services Representative 1 (Disability Benefits); OR
• A bachelor’s or higher degree AND two years of professional experience; OR
• A juris doctor, master’s or higher degree in a field related to the position being filled AND one year of professional experience.

For Appointment to Underwriter Trainee 1:
• Reachable on current Civil Service eligible list for this title; OR
• One year of permanent, competitive class service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Eligible titles include, but are not limited to: Investigator 1, Assistant Insurance Fund Services Representative, Program Aide; OR
• A bachelor's or higher degree (in any area of study).

Preferred Qualifications:
• Call center and/or customer service experience
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Detail oriented with exceptional analytical skills.

If you have questions about whether your current title is eligible for transfer, please contact the Personnel Department.

Candidates with a score of 100 or higher on the current PCO eligible list who are eligible for appointment are encouraged to apply. Please note your score of this exam in your cover letter.

Please be advised that the New York State Insurance Fund does not offer sponsorship for employment visas to employees or potential employees. Candidates sponsored for employment by an organization should be aware of their sponsorship status and the relevant expiration date(s) of that sponsorship before applying to this position.

Duties Description Analyze and evaluate applications for workers’ compensation insurance policies; service policies and resolve underwriting issues that are potentially difficult, sensitive, or costly to NYSIF; determine if the policy is properly underwritten; analyze previous loss, premium data, rating data, and claims material to coverage; issue endorsements; define, restrict, or qualify the policy coverage; review audits and renewals; and correspond frequently with policyholders or their representatives, brokers, and other NYSIF departments concerning payrolls and premiums, coverage, classifications, experience rating, certificate of insurance, endorsements, laws, rules, and procedures.

Additional Comments This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

NYSIF has a telecommuting policy.

This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) was established in 1914 as part of the original enactment of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law. NYSIF's mission is to guarantee the availability of workers’ compensation insurance at the lowest possible cost to New York employers and to provide timely, appropriate indemnity and medical payments to injured workers, while maintaining a solvent fund. Since inception, NYSIF has fulfilled the dual roles for which it was created: to compete with other carriers to ensure a fair marketplace and to be a guaranteed source of coverage for employers who cannot secure coverage elsewhere.

NYSIF is the largest workers’ compensation carrier in New York State and among the top ten largest workers’ compensation carriers in the nation, insuring approximately 131,000 policyholders, with more than $1.6 billion in annual earned premium and over $22 billion in assets. A self-supporting insurance carrier, NYSIF operates without taxpayer funding.

In addition to workers’ compensation insurance, NYSIF provides disability benefits coverage for off-the-job injuries to more than 57,500 New York employers. In 2018, NYSIF added paid family leave as a component of its disability benefits product, providing New Yorkers with job-protected, paid time away from work to care for their families.

NYSIF Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) prioritizes and champions diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout our agency. NYSIF provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state, and local law. We believe that embracing our differences brings richness, new ideas and experiences to NYSIF, which energizes a creative and innovative work environment. We strive to foster a workplace where diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making process and have ample opportunity for advancement. We are committed to investing the necessary resources and attention to improving the engagement, retention, and promotion of the extraordinary talent we have.

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Name Paul Angelo

Telephone

Fax (518) 437-1618

Email Address hr@nysif.com

Address

Street PO BOX 66699

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12206

 

Notes on ApplyingCandidates should email resume and cover letter to hr@nysif.com. Please include the position title, Vacancy ID number, and your current Civil Service title on your cover letter.

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