After meeting minimum qualifications, and in accordance with Rule 4.2 as stated above, candidates will be scheduled for the following:Examination Weight:
Written Test - Qualifying Essay - Advisory Interview - 100%
The examination will consist of a qualifying written test, an advisory essay, and an interview. In the qualifying written test, which will consist of multiple-choice questions, the following competencies may be evaluated: Judgment and Decision Making, Analytical Ability, Customer Service, Written Communication, and Job Knowledge, including knowledge of: State policies as they apply to workers' compensation benefits; mandatory benefit notices, payment methods, reimbursement requirements, collection agencies, and lien claimants; the California State Labor Code, including relevant regulations and legal decisions; Appellate and Supreme Court decisions related to matters such as injuries/illnesses incurred to and from the place of employment, employees' rights to Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit (SJDB), employers' right to subrogation and apportionment; the Rules of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB); medical and anatomical terminology; the Permanent Disability Rating System; the Independent Medical Review (IMR), Utilization Review (UR), and Independent Bill Review (IBR) rules, regulations, and procedures as set forth by the Department of Industrial Relations Medical Unit; utilization review processes and guidelines; and other necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities.
On the same day as the qualifying written test, candidates will be required to prepare some written material in response to a problem related to the duties and responsibilities of a Workers' Compensation Analyst. This essay material will not be separately scored, but will be presented to the interview panel for discussion with the candidate and for consideration in the overall evaluation of the candidates' qualifications. Those who do not complete the advisory essay will not be invited to the interview and will be considered to have failed the entire examination. Passing Score for Qualifying Written Test
The passing score for the qualifying written test will be determined by Personnel Department staff after the qualifying written test is administered. Consideration will be given to the number of candidates taking the test and the existing and anticipated number of vacancies, such that there are a sufficient number of eligibles on the list to satisfy current and future vacancies for the next two years. Therefore, the passing score for the qualifying multiple-choice written may be set either above or below 70%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score on the qualifying multiple-choice test and must complete the advisory essay, in order to be invited to the interview.
The examination score will be based entirely on the interview. In the interview, the following competencies may be evaluated: Judgment and Decision Making, Analytical Ability, Conscientiousness, Stress Tolerance, Fact Finding, Customer Service, Oral Communication, Written Communication, and Job Knowledge, including knowledge of: the California State Labor Code, including relevant regulations and legal decisions; the Permanent Disability Rating System; a variety of workers' compensation information sources; the Independent Medical Review (IMR), Utilization Review (UR), and Independent Bill Review (IBR) rules, regulations, and procedures as set forth by the Department of Industrial Relations Medical Unit; utilization review processes and guidelines; principles and best practices related to early return to work programs and the evaluation of work restrictions; the principles related to agreed to medical examiners (AME)/qualified medical examiners (QME)/Panel QME processes and protocols, time frames and processing; and other necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Additional information can be obtained by going to http://per.lacity.org/index.cfm?content=jobanalyses
and clicking on Competencies under Workers' Compensation Analyst.
Candidates will be notified later by e-mail of the date, time and location of the qualifying written test and advisory essay, both of which will be held in Los Angeles.NOTES:
The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.