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					The City of Los Angeles
                                                                                                     Class Code:    1774
                                                                                                     Open Date: 03-30-07
$53,849 to $66,899
The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $65,792 to $81,766

A Workers’ Compensation Analyst determines City acceptance of Workers’ Compensation cases for injured employees; authorizes
appropriate treatment and assures that treatment is prompt, adequate, and economical; interviews injured employees, physicians, and
witnesses and does other field investigation work; and discusses cases with attorneys, physicians, representatives of employee groups,
and other persons involved in Workers’ Compensation.

1.   One year of full-time paid experience as an indemnity claims adjuster performing workers’ compensation duties in the independent
     analysis, investigation and adjusting of workers’ compensation claims, including analysis of AOE/COE facts, eligibility
     determinations, authorization of medical treatment beyond first aid, recommendation of settlements, rating permanent disability
     cases, and the management and coordination of vocational rehabilitation; or
2.   Two years of full-time paid experience as a Workers’ Compensation Claims Assistant with the City of Los Angeles and satisfactory
     completion with a grade of C or better, of at least one course in each of the following areas: Medical Terminology, Workers’
     Compensation Law, and Permanent Disability Rating.
3.   In addition to the regular City Application form, all candidates are required to submit the Training and Experience Questionnaire at
     the time of filing. Candidates who fail to submit both the Application form and the Training and Experience Questionnaire together
     will not be considered candidates in this examination and their application will not be processed.

1.   Candidates will be required to submit their transcripts prior to appointment.
2.   A “Self-Insurance Administrator’s Examination Certificate of Achievement” issued by the State of California (per California Code
     Regulations Section 15452) is desired.

Applications and Training and Experience Questionnaires WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE at

1. You will need to have Internet Explorer version 5.5 or above and Acrobat Reader 6.0 or better.
2. All applications and Training and Experience Questionnaires must be completed and submitted together for you to be considered a
   candidate in this examination.

This examination may close without prior notice at any time after a sufficient number of applications have been received.            For
administrative purposes, filing may close periodically and reopen the following day.
The instructions to candidates regarding completing the Training and Experience Questionnaire online are at the following location:

                                       AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Submitting the Training and Experience Questionnaire online will expedite the processing of candidate applications. We recommend
that you preview the Questionnaire at prior to completing your online application to ensure
you provide yourself with sufficient time to complete both the online application and Training and Experience Questionnaire.

Once you submit your online application and it appears it meets the bulletin requirements, you will be immediately directed to the online
Training and Experience Questionnaire for Workers’ Compensation Analyst. At that time, you must follow the prompts and may save the
Questionnaire to a hard drive or floppy diskette. You must complete the Questionnaire during that initial session and submit it with the
application form. You cannot be considered a candidate in this examination unless both the City application form and the Training and
Experience Questionnaire are complete and submitted together.

You will find a link in the online version of the bulletin, and also in the Training and Experience Questionnaire. If you have any technical
problems during the online filing, this link will take you to a web page that will allow you to send us your problem. Personnel Department
staff will respond to our communication by email.


Examination Weight: Evaluation of Training and Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%

The examination will consist entirely of an evaluation of training and experience, wherein candidates will be evaluated on education and
specific experience that demonstrates their technical and administrative knowledge and abilities needed to perform the work of a
Workers’ Compensation Analyst, including knowledge of: the California State Labor Code, Division 4; court decisions relating to
Workers' Compensation issues; Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board rules; care and treatment of occupational injuries and diseases;
application of apportionment; principles of the Permanent Disability Rating System; and the ability to: communicate in a clear and
effective manner; investigate workers' compensation cases, summarize the findings, and make appropriate recommendations; and
represent the City in discussions with employees or their representatives or as a witness; and other necessary knowledge and abilities.

The City Application and Training and Experience Questionnaires of all candidates will be submitted to an expert review panel for
evaluation. The expert review panel will assign a numeric score to each candidate based on an assessment of each candidate’s
qualifications as described on the candidate’s Application and Training and Experience Questionnaire. Unsolicited supplemental
information will not be submitted to the expert review panel.


1.   You may take this examination only once every 180 calendar days during the term of this bulletin.
2.   A valid California driver’s license may be required upon appointment. Applicants for such positions will be disqualified and not
     eligible for hire if within the past 36 months they have been convicted of a major moving violation, such as driving under the
     influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and may be disqualified if there are three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents
     within the past 36 months.
3.   This examination is based on a validation study.
4.   Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that minimum qualifications are met. Candidates may be disqualified at any
     time if it is determined that they do not possess the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin.
5.   As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los
     Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure
     equal access to its programs, services, and activities.
6.   A candidate’s name may be removed from the open eligible list after six months.
7.   The promotional list will ordinarily be used ahead of the open competitive list. However, if open competitive candidates receive a
     higher score, without military credits, than the highest available promotional candidate, after adding seniority credit at the rate of
     0.25 of a point for each year of continuous City service, the Civil Service Commission, upon request of the appointing authority,
     may approve certification of such open competitive candidates ahead of the promotional candidates.
8.   A final average score of 70% is required to be placed on the eligible list.
9.   You must have received a regular appointment to a City position or be on a reserve list to file on a promotional basis.
If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular position with the City of Los Angeles, your employee benefit coverage
(including health and dental coverage as well as life insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your original regular
appointment. Not all positions in the City receive benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of employee benefits
prior to accepting a position.
                                         THIS EXAMINATION IS TO BE GIVEN BOTH ON AN

The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation,
disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Applicants or employees who
believe that they have been discriminated against are encouraged to contact the Office of Discrimination Complaint Resolution at (213)

Class Code 1774 CONT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03-30-07

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