What We Offer
The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and
benefits package in addition to the base salary that includes:
- A general salary increase of 2% effective December 26,
- Educational Incentive for completion of: 2.5% for an
Associate's degree, 3.5% for a Bachelor's degree, or 5% for a
- Annual Leave Redemption: The option to cash out up to 100 hours
of total 208 hours of Annual Leave accrued per year.
- Deferred Compensation: Section 457 Plan and/or 401(k) Shared
Savings Plan with up to a 3% match on your 401(k)
- Health Plans:You are afforded a flexible credit allowance of up
to $16,692 annually for purchasing medical, dental, and/or vision
insurance from a group of authorized plans.
- Flexible Spending Accounts: Pre-tax benefit towards eligible
medical, dental, and vision care expenses.
- Pension Plan: Participation in the County's defined benefit
plan which has reciprocity with CalPERS.
- Holidays: 11 paid days per year which includes a scheduled
Under supervision of the Deputy Executive Officer - Workers'
Compensation/Disability Management Division of Risk Management
within the County Executive Office, this position oversees and
monitors the administration of workers' compensation benefits by a
third-party administrator (TPA). Recommends, implements, and
administers policies, procedures and programs for workers'
compensation. Assists in the investigation and evaluation of
applications for disability retirement. Provides assistance,
information and intervention to employees, departments and the TPA
in the administration of the County's workers' compensation
program. Reviews and conducts audits of TPA claim files to ensure
compliance with law, regulations, best practices and contractual
terms. Analyzes settlement requests to ensure accurate permanent
disability rating, future liability and value assessment. Assemble,
analyze and disseminate data regarding insured and self-insured
The candidate must have considerable experience as a worker's
compensation professional, responsible for claims and benefit
administration; to include experience rating permanent disability,
developing case settlement recommendations and regulatory reserving
practices. Must have superior analytical and strong oral, written
communication skills with attention to detail, and be adept at
working collaboratively in a team environment.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will possess a self-insurance certificate,
and familiarity with Labor Code provisions specific to safety
members. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the proven
ability to work independently to manage multiple projects and
prioritize customers' competing needs; will demonstrate the ability
to harness the power of computer technology; and will understand
the multidisciplinary role of Risk Management in a County-wide
PAYROLL TITLE: Risk Analyst
EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Incumbents may be eligible for an
educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% based on completion of
an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree not required by the
AGENCY/DEPARTMENT: County Executive Office/Risk Management -
Risk Analyst is a Management classification and is not eligible
for overtime compensation. Incumbents in this classification are
eligible for benefits at the MU4 level.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used
to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and
Fixed-term), Intermittent, and extra Help vacancies for this
position and similar positions only. There is currently one (1)
Regular, full-time vacancy.
OPENING DATE: Monday, April 26, 2021
CLOSING DATE: Continuous and will remain open until business
needs have been met.
FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Week of May 3, 2021 and on a
weekly basis thereafter. Examples Of Duties
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Audit and oversee TPA claims staff to ensure adherence to law,
regulations, contractual obligations and claims management best
- Assist third part administrator (TPA) to facilitate review and
decision making on claims.
- Independently rate permanent disability to evaluate settlement
recommendations of TPA claims staff and defense counsel.
- Act as ombudsman between agencies, claimants, TPA, insurance
carriers and regulatory agencies.
- Conduct periodic reviews and audits with County agencies, TPA
staff and insurance carriers.
- Oversee the provision of benefits and compensation by the
County, TPA and insurance carriers.
- Assist TPA, defense counsel and agencies in investigation and
litigation management of worker's compensation and disability
- Perform and coordinate investigations, audits and evaluations
of incidents, complaints and claims.
- Prepare reports for agency directors and managers.
- Monitor TPA and insurance carrier claim systems for
- Review, revise, design, coordinate, implement and administer
policies and procedures.
- Assemble, analyze, validate and correlate loss information from
a variety of sources, including loss runs from the insurance
carriers, County resources and agency records.
- Provide information and training to County personnel.
- Assist unit manager and Risk Manager as required.
NOTE: The following are minimum requirements necessary to
qualify for the examination process. Due to the competitive nature
of the applicant pool, possession of the minimum qualifications
assures neither continuance in the process nor placement on an
eligible list. Application material may be reviewed on a
competitive and comparative basis against materials received from
all other applicants for this recruitment.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE -Any combination of
education, training, and experience that has led to the acquisition
of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. This can be
demonstrated by a Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g.,
business, labor, law, biology or science, insurance) AND two (2)
years' experience as a worker's compensation claims examiner or
adjustor for an insurance carrier, TPA or self-administered
self-insured entity. Additional years of experience may substitute
for education on a year-for-year basis.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
- Must possess and maintain a valid California Class "C" driver
- Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products such as
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
- Experience rating permanent disability in California.
- Experience handling COVID-19 claims.
- Four (4) or more years' experience as a worker's compensation
claims examiner or adjustor for an insurance carrier, third-party
administrator or self-administered self-insured entity.
- Possession of a self-insured workers' compensation claims
- Certified Workers' Compensation Claims Professional (W.C.C.P.)
- Experience in developing and utilizing information technology
solutions and analytical tools for risk management issues.
- Familiar with Labor Code provisions (such as 4850 and 3212)
specific to safety members.
PHYSICAL WORK REQUIREMENTS:
- Job duties are primarily within an office environment, with
occasional field investigation.
- Job duties require primarily alternate sitting and
- Job duties require occasional travel within the County and
infrequent travel outside of the County.
Knowledge, Skills, &Abilities:
Working knowledge of:
- Applicable State laws, case law, and regulations including
California Labor Code;
- Workers' Compensation Appeals Board proceedings;
- California Government Code;
Knowledge and proficiency in:
- Worker's compensation claims administration law, regulations
and best practices.
Working ability to:
- Read, analyze and interpret applicable law, regulations, and
- Rate permanent disability based on the interpretation of
medical reports and applicable law and regulations;
- Understand and analyze investigative, medical and legal
- Plan, organize and maintain a variety of Risk Management
projects and tasks;
- Research and organize data to prepare and present reports as
FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may
close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are
interested in it. Your application must be received by County of
Ventura Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing
To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at
www.ventura.org/jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application
form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and
submitthem to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria
Avenue, L-1970, Ventura CA 93009.
Applicants must provide sufficient information under the
Education/Work Experience portion of the application and
supplemental questionnaire in order to determine eligibility. A
resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the
above-referenced sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu
of the application.
INFORMATION FOR TRANSFER CANDIDATES -
NOTE:If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or
"civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively
similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that
position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service"
style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be
possible. If interested, please click here for additional
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE - qualifying: All applicants are
required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this
examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire
may be used throughout the examination process to assist in
determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for
the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may
result in the application being removed from consideration.
APPLICATION EVALUATION - qualifying: All applications will be
reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are
met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be
invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection
NOTE: If there is a high number of qualified applicants, a
comparative screening will be conducted to determine which of the
applicants will be selected for invitation to the oral examination.
Applications will be evaluated and ranked according to criteria
that most closely meets the needs of the department, so it is
essential that applicants provide as much detail as possible and
answer all parts of the application and supplemental questions.
WRITTEN EXAMINATION - weighted at 60%: A job-related written
exam will be administered to test applicants' knowledge of workers'
ORAL EXAMINATION - weighted at 40%: A job-related oral
examination will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating
candidates' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those
factors which the job analysis has determined to be essential for
successful performance of the job.
The combination of scores from the written examination and oral
examination will determine the candidate's final score based on the
percentage weights. Candidates must earn a score of seventy percent
(70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.
Candidates successfully completing the examination process may
be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION -A thorough pre-employment, post offer
background investigation which may include inquiry into past
employment, education, criminal background information, and driving
record may be required for this position.
CONTACT INFORMATION -For further information about this
recruitment, please contact Monika Maineby e-mailat
Monika.Maine@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 654-2629.