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Principal Analyst - Workers' Compensation
City of Redwood City, San Francisco/Peninsula

Human Resources

For more info contact:
(650) 780-7288
Close Date: Aug 11, 2014
Salary: $8,166.00 - $9,799.00 Monthly

THE POSITION  The City of Redwood City invites you to apply for the position of PRINCIPAL ANALYST – WORKERS’ COMPENSATION. This newly established position within the City’s Human Resources Division is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic risk management professional to serve as a strategic partner within the Human Resources leadership team for an innovative and high-performing organization. Under general direction of the Human Resources Manager, the Principal Analyst will oversee the City’s Workers Compensation and safety programs supporting an effective and engaged workforce and sustainable service delivery to the community. He or she will work proactively with City department management and third-party services to identify and implement opportunities for minimizing costs and improving service delivery. Key projects and priorities include conducting a RFP process for Third Party Adminstrators and Excess Insurance carriers, evaluating and enhancing the City’s return-to-work programs, and updating the City’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The Principal Analyst will also coordinate with the benefits and wellness teams to develop health and safety programs and solutions, and serve as the lead analyst for the evaluation of key financial and workforce metrics related to Workers’ Compensation and occupational health and safety. Responsibilities also include development and administration of the Workers’ Compensation program budget; and forecasting additional funding and reserve levels needed. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate will embrace the City’s emphasis on excellent customer service; will be an effective communicator and skilled negotiator; will have the ability to work with employees at all levels to resolve problems tactfully, courteously, and effectively; will exercise significant maturity, confidentiality and judgment, and work with sensitivity within a complex labor relations environment. The ideal candidate will place a strong emphasis on outcome measurement and be proactive, innovative, and persistent in developing and implementing strategies to achieve the City’s service delivery and cost containment goals. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education & Experience Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in finance, public administration, business administration or a related field. A Master’s degree is desirable. • Four years of progressively responsible experience in the administration of human resources or risk management programs with at least two years in the area of Workers’ Compensation. Supervisory experience is highly desirable. Knowledge of: • Advanced principles, practices and techniques of public sector Workers’ Compensation program administration including claims administration and appropriate reserve setting formulas. • Workers’ Compensation regulations and procedural requirements and practices concerning the cost-effective administration of such programs. • Financial and legal requirements for developing, implementing and administering self-funded plans, including liability and California Workers’ Compensation. • Medical terminology, anatomy and technical terminology relating to the cause and treatment of occupational injuries and diseases. • Vocational rehabilitation requirements and solutions. • Employee safety training and incentive programs, reporting, and regulatory compliance, including OSHA guidelines. • Pertinent State and Federal rules, regulations and laws. • Techniques of program evaluation, including metrics for Workers’ Compensation cost management and service delivery. • Principles of supervision, performance appraisal and program management. • Principles and practices of budget development, preparation and expenditure control. Ability to: • Effectively administer an effective and sustainable Workers’ Compensation program in compliance with current State regulations and City policies. • Work proactively and persistently with service providers to manage claims and ensure timely and effective evaluation and treatment of injured employees. • Negotiate appropriate claim settlements on the City’s behalf within established guidelines, effectively identify and recommend settlement options to the Human Resources Manager, and other City officials as appropriate. • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of workers’ compensation and safety goals and initiatives. • Prepare comprehensive and complex reports for a variety of audiences, including management staff, City officials and City Council. • Lead in the development and monitoring of the program budget. • Prepare oral and written reports and recommendations clearly, logically and concisely. • Communicate effectively orally and in writing with a variety of individuals, including City officials, management staff, employees and service providers. License or Certification: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California driver’s license. Designation as an Associate in Risk Management by the Insurance Institute of America is desirable. APPLICATION PROCESS A City Application, resume, and cover letter are required. Apply online at, Member City: Redwood City. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application. SELECTION PROCESS All applications will be reviewed for, accuracy, completion, relevant education, experience, training and other job-related qualifications. Those who best meet the stated qualifications and requirements for the position will be invited to participate in the oral board interview, tentatively scheduled for the week of September 8, 2014. The specifics of the interview process will be communicated to those qualifying candidates. The results of the oral board interview will determine the applicant’s standing on the eligibility list. The Assistant City Manager will make the final appointment from the top three candidates on the eligibility list. Prior to appointment, candidates will be required to complete a background questionnaire and pass a background check at no cost to the candidate. The Immigration Act of 1986 requires proof of identity and eligibility for employment at date of hire. The City of Redwood City is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer! BENEFITS The successful candidate will enjoy the following benefits: • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) 2% at 60 plan for current members of CalPERS or reciprocal agencies, 2%@62 for new members • Opportunity to select from a variety of health plans that are administered by PERS under a cafeteria plan including health insurance, health care and dependent care reimbursement • Eligibility for retiree health contribution after 10 years of service • Dental & vision insurance • Employee Assistance Program • Vacation at l0 days per year to 25 days after 20 years • Sick leave of 12 days per year • Fourteen paid holidays per year NOTE: Earnings from this job are not covered under Social Security. When you retire you may receive a pension based on earnings from this job. If you do, your pension may affect the amount of Social Security benefits you may receive. For more information go to CITY VALUES We are an exceptional organization and a leader in the Bay Area. The values that guide us
are: • EXCELLENCE: Passion to do our best in each moment. • INTEGRITY: Do the right thing, not the easy thing. • SERVICE: We care and it makes a difference. • CREATIVITY: Freedom to imagine and courage to act. THE CITY OF REDWOOD CITY IS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK! Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

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