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Workers' Compensation Manager

Department: Human Resources
Location: Seattle, WA

Vigor Values

Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.

Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth
Responsibility:
 We act on what we know is right
Evolution
: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world
Love:
 We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in


POSITION SUMMARY: 

The role is responsible for the management of Vigor Industrial company-wide workers compensation claims, with an emphasis on United States Longshore and Harborworker’s Act (USL&H) exposure.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list is not intended to detail all aspects of the assigned work but is representative of the job’s overall responsibilities.)

  1. Responsible for the administration of the workers compensation claims for all of Vigor.
  2. Provides oversight, and guidance on the application of workers' compensation laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and programs governing a comprehensive workers' compensation program.
  3. Interface with all vendors as it relates to workers compensation claims. Including but not limited to physicians, business agents/shop stewards, attorneys, medical bill review providers, loss control specialist, regulatory agents, Medicare, underwriters/brokers, Washington Assigned Risk Pool (Labor & Industries), and Washington State guarantee fund.
  4. Primary interface on all workers compensation claims matters. Maintain corporate workers comp claims files, legal discovery, regulatory filings, monitor settlements, produce monthly claims statistical reports, coordinate transitional duty placements with Human Resources, Medical Department and Craft Management; work with Safety to develop loss prevention programs; liaison between insurance carriers, outside vendors (rehabilitation counselors, personnel).
  5. Partner with the Vigor Leave of Absence team and/or any assigned vendor to ensure proper adjudication of any Family and Medical Leave or ADAAA protections to employees injured on the job.
  6. Responsible for oversight and execution of transitional duty program by interfacing with all relevant parties to ensure a successful return to work. Host meeting(s) with operations/craft team to review workers entering or currently working transitional duty.
  7. Identify and collaboratively develop Risk Management programs and communications for the various components of workers compensation.
  8. Support the partnership with Operations and Safety to identify trends and opportunities for improvements in tools, training or processes and procedures. Educate, train and provide support to Operations as it relates to workers compensation.
  9. Periodically visits each Vigor location to ensure strong working knowledge of operations and to form and maintain strong relationships with Safety, Craft Management and others that are critical to the workers compensation management program.
  10. Evaluates workers compensation risk mitigation in conjunction with external and internal relationships; develops, seeks approval for, implements, monitors and modifies programs to achieve desired objectives.
  11. Supports the Risk Manager in the placement of all workers compensation insurance.


JOB SCOPE:

The role operates within general parameter, but must use sound judgment and independent decision making when carrying out job responsibilities. He/she has the ability to influence and recommend significant alterations in our workers compensation program. The individual is a key participant in transitional duty program company-wide.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:   None 


INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS: 

The person interfaces with everyone inside the corporate entity from executives to management to craft/hourly employees. He/she interfaces regularly with external people including brokers, underwriters, health care providers and attorneys.

 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written for constant interaction with all departments and employee levels and outside customers.
  • Must have the analytical ability to research problem areas and special requests.
  • Must possess excellent organizational and negotiation skills.
  • Must be a well-organized, detail and customer (internal and external) oriented self-starter.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, work well independently, prioritize duties and follow through tasks to completion.
  • Must be able to handle competing priorities and deadlines effectively and respond well to last minute, high priority, and time sensitive projects.
  • Must be able to handle the pressure of constant interruptions.
  • Must be able to schedule, direct and organize work within a diverse department and coordinate work with other departments to maintain efficiency.
  • Must be able to work in a software-intensive environment.
  • Skill using PC and Microsoft Office Suite, database and other software applications.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma required. BA degree in Business or related field is preferred.

Minimum five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience with Workers’ Compensation and/or claims administration, preferably to include Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, union environment in a heavy manufacturing or marine industry. 

Minimum three (3) years of experience Workers’ Compensation program management.

He/she must maintain professional and technical knowledge. Exposure to ADAAA, FMLA programs is a plus.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS:  None required.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

Work is conducted in a dynamic, fast-paced office setting with moderate to loud noise levels from production activity in the shipyard. The person may be required to be in production areas in yard and onboard ships. He/she must be able to walk to and from job sites. The individual must be able to climb stairways and lift up to 20 pounds. The individual may be required to work more than 8-hour shifts and weekend work. There may be local travel up to 15% of the time and out-of-town travel (including air travel). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  

While in production areas the person will be exposed to all weather conditions, noise, dusts and odors. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

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