Disability Analyst/Workers' Compensation Specialist (5879U) University Health Services 45342
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Posted on: January 19, 2023
Disability Analyst/Workers' Compensation Specialist (5879U)
University Health Services 45342 University of California Berkeley
Details Posted: 12-Nov-22Location: Berkeley, CaliforniaType:
Full-timeSalary: Open Internal Number: 3629479
Disability Analyst/Workers' Compensation Specialist (5879U)
University Health Services 45342 About Berkeley
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to
creating a community that fosters equity of experience and
opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all
backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of
openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for
students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's
leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its
combination of internationally recognized academic and research
excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large
and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to
equity and social justice; and its roots in the California
experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the
status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its
founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance,
generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in
California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full
diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and
understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,
disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic
backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at
Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and
equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a
matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among
faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding
whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly
encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding
Values and Principles , our Principles of Community , and our
Strategic Plan .
At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of
working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to
feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We
actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with
up to 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in
professional development activities. To find out more about how you
can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu .
UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive
college health service providing fully accredited, primary medical
care, counseling and psychological services, and innovative health
promotion programs for students, faculty, and staff. UHS provides
on-campus medical care and coordinates supplemental needs for
off-campus care through a network of community specialists and
hospitals. UHS manages the student health insurance and workers'
compensation insurance programs.
Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care,
Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Specialty Clinics. Services
are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress
and injury on studies and work. Coupled with health promotion and
public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley
campus community. Learn more about UHS by visiting
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 11/24/2022. The posting will
remain open until filled.
Consultation / Risk Mitigation
- Provides proactive management consultation and guidance on
disability matters to managers/supervisors, human resources
professionals, shared service centers, and Academic Personnel
Office for the entire UC Berkeley Campus.
- Interprets, analyzes and implements federal and state laws,
collective bargaining agreements, and University of California
policy/guidelines regarding industrial and non-industrial
- Advises on compliance to laws and University policies, reducing
risk to the University and guides management to best
- Analyzes and resolves, with a high degree of autonomy, complex
disability/employment situations with high potential for liability
- Responsible for providing analysis for highly complex potential
loss areas and determines appropriate type and level of loss
- Serves on committees and teams with campus-wide impact on
disability, ergonomics, and leave management.
- Mentors and provides guidance to other Disability Management
staff and Human Resources professionals. May lead a team of risk
- Participates in UC System Wide Risk/DM groups; share knowledge
and collaborate regarding best practices and implementation of
Case Management / Disability Programs
- Initiates, develops and implements complex risk management
programs and operations with respect to insurance claims
administration, litigation, contracts and loss prevention.
- Conducts ongoing review and evaluation of existing risk
management policies and procedures to understand past performance
and determine present and future performance and/or areas of
- Provides confidential and individual disability counseling to
faculty and staff regarding issues such as leaves of absence,
medical work restrictions, interactive process, reasonable
accommodation, return-to-work, workers' compensation, and medical
separation. Disabilities can range from minor first aid injuries to
- Communicates with health care providers to obtain and/or
clarify disability and work restriction information in order to
determine impact on employment.
- Serve on a board of campus experts that determines how to
resolve complex and/or ongoing leave cases in a manner that
mitigates risk and potential financial loss to the campus.
- Initiates and designs risk control programs to prevent losses
and reduce premiums and campus exposure.
- Applies highly advanced risk concepts to administer workers'
compensation insurance program.
- Manages an assigned caseload of workers' compensation claims by
offering recommendations regarding case actions, progress
development, and closure in order to minimize risk exposure.
- Coordinates the annual Cal/OSHA Summary of Work-Related
Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300A) process.
- Performs complex coordination between third-party
administrators, departments, attorneys, and UC Office of the
President (UCOP) to assure that the defense of litigation claims
against the campus are handled and resolved properly.
- Proactively collaborates with Environment, Health, and Safety
and Office of Risk Services to manage potential campus safety
- Provides training to departments and overall campus on
disability management and workers' compensation.
- Assists in the preparation of the Preventive Rehabilitation
Program Annual Report for UCOP.
- Keeps informed of new legislation, legal decisions, policies,
and trends in the industry in order to incorporate changes into
- Participates in professional development.
- Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent
- Has advanced knowledge in the following areas: risk management;
insurance; analysis;; litigation; knowledge of common
campus-specific computer application programs; knowledge of campus
processes and procedures; understanding of campus rules and
- Requires interpersonal, service oriented, active listening and
critical thinking skills.
- Requires ability to present complex risk findings and make
recommendations in a clear concise manner both in writing and
- Four (4) years of experience counseling individuals with
disabilities and/or human resource needs.
- Experience with self-insured Workers' Compensation
- Experience with Workers' Compensation claims management
- Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting
applicable local, state, and federal regulations, collective
bargaining agreements, and related standards and guidelines.
- Experience with principles/practices of disability management
and disability laws (CFEHA, ADAAA, FMLA).
- Experience with the California Workers' Compensation
- Technical knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Amendment Act (ADAAA) and the California Fair Employment and
Housing Act (CFEHA).
- Technical knowledge of the Family and Medical Leave Act
- Technical knowledge of the California Workers' Compensation
- Knowledge of HIPAA Privacy Rule and California state laws
regulating privacy and confidentiality of health information.
- Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills,
including political acumen and skill to communicate effectively in
a diverse environment.
- Professional certification preferred. Certified in Disability
Management or Vocational Rehabilitation (CDMS, CPDM, CRC).
- Knowledge of common campus-specific computer application
programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
- Knowledge of UC policies and procedures and/or ability to
- Experience with self-insured Workers' Compensation
- Bilingual (Spanish).
Salary & Benefits
- This is a full-time (40 hours per week), career position that
is eligible for full UC benefits.
- This position is exempt and paid monthly. The annual salary for
this role is commensurate with experience within the range of
$91,400.00 - $118,000.00.
- For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered
by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying.
Your employment is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a
credentialing clearance (if applicable), background clearance and
medical clearance according to University Health Service
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a
background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities.
Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews
information received in the context of the job responsibilities.
The University reserves the right to make employment contingent
upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required
to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children,
dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social
service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment
contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the
responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more
information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and
affirmative action policy see:
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