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The Position
The Senior Workers Compensation/Disability Analyst for the Rsk Management Division of the Office of Management and Finance is responsible for analysis and adjudication of large, complex workers compensation claims cases. This position perform analysis, investigations and other case management functions to determine whether injuries and illness are occupationally related, to establish the level of compensable benefits in accordance with state legal requirements and to facilitate employee return-to-work as soon as medically appropriate. Incumbents are expected to perform their responsibilities with a significant degree of independence and application of sound professional judgment in reaching determinations that are fair and compassionate to employees while protecting the City from unnecessary costs.

Why work at the City of Portland?

The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family.  The City of Portland also participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. For more information on the City of Portland’s benefits please click here.
To Qualify
Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their responses to the supplemental questions and résumé how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications: 
  1. Working knowledge of Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 656/Workers’ Compensation and related Oregon Administrative Rules.
  2. Ability and experience interpreting and understanding medical terminology, anatomy, care and treatment of occupational injuries.
  3. Skill and experience accurately calculating disability benefits and setting reserves in accordance with accepted reserving practices and standards.
  4. Ability and experience negotiating return to work issues, litigation, settlements, and claim resolution.
  5. Skill and experience analyzing claims and preparing clear and concise reports while maintaining effective working relationships with clients.
Applicants must also possess the following:
  • A current Oregon Workers Compensation Claims Examiner certification by the time of appointment.
  • A valid State Driver’s License and acceptable driving record at time of hire.
The Recruitment Process
An evaluation of each applicant’s training and experience, as demonstrated in their résumé and answers to the supplemental questions, weighted 100%.  Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.
Additional Information
Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a professional résumé online, as well as answer the supplemental questions specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:
  • Your résumé and answers to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your answers to each supplemental question should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications.  There is a 300-word limit per question, you may want to prepare your answers offline and then cut and paste into the text box provided.
  • Your résumé should support the details described in your answers to the supplemental questions
  • If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to your supplemental questions and résumé any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the “To Qualify” section above.
Your résumé should be no more than a total of two (2) pages. Do not attach materials not requested.
All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.  E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.
If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran’s Administration Letter Stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran’s Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.
Veteran’s Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.
Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.
It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.

Tamara Larison
Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-3523

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
City of Portland
1120 SW 5th Ave, 404

Portland, Oregon, 97204

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