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Apply by Nov. 20 for $35 Fee; Salary $36,051 per Year

Test Scheduled For Assistant Workers' Comp Examiners

Require High School Degree And Related Experience

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The state has scheduled exams for Assistant Workers’ Compensation Examiner and Assistant Workers’ Compensation Examiner (Spanish Language). The application deadline is Nov. 20 and the non-refundable application fee is $25.

The annual salary is $36,051. Examiners who work in New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland or Westchester counties receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment. Those who work in Dutchess, Orange or Putnam counties receive an additional $1,513 annual mid-Hudson adjustment. Positions are available statewide.

Claims Examiner

An Assistant Workers’ Compensation Examiner works, under supervision, as an entry-level claims examiner. Incumbents support claims processing, adjudication and monitoring of compliance by parties of interest; determine whether an accident or injury sustained by an employee warrants a claims file; enter information on new cases into electronic files; prepare  documents and forms for scanning; schedule hearings; verify employer coverage; cancel or combine duplicate cases; and interact with claimants, employers, insurance carriers and/or attorneys to answer routine questions and to clarify processes or procedures.

Assistant Workers’ Compensation Examiners may also supervise support staff.

To qualify, you must have one of the following sets of credentials by the test date, which is Jan. 5, 2019:

  • Sixty or more college semester credit hours and one year of full-time qualifying experience; or
  • A high-school diploma or GED, two years of full-time general office experience and one year of full-time qualifying experience.

What Counts?

Qualifying experience includes processing, examining or adjusting claims; or dealing with many different individuals on a continuous basis where verbal communication is the primary method of resolving problems or issues or explaining policies, programs, services or procedures. Jobs providing such experience may include call-center agent, sales representative, bank customer-service representative (including bank teller), receptionist or telemarketer.

Part-time and volunteer experience will be counted on a prorated basis if it can be verified.

Experience as a greeter, direct-care aide, mental-health aide, nurse, cashier, fast-food worker, gas-station attendant, bus driver, social worker, counselor, teacher, waitress, security guard or similar jobs is not considered qualifying.

If you expect to meet the educational requirements by June 30, 2019, you may take the test, but you may not be appointed until you submit proof of completion.

You must pass a written test that will examine your skills, knowledge and abilities in principles and practices of public contact, understanding and interpreting tabular material, and understanding and interpreting written material.

You should bring a solar- or battery-powered calculator that performs numerical functions only to the test. You may not use the calculator on your cell phone.

Required to Pass

The passing score is 70. Your rank on the eligible list will be determined after wartime-veterans credits and Civil Service Law Section 85-a points are added to your final passing score.

If you apply for Assistant Workers’ Compensation Examiner (Spanish Language), an application will automatically be submitted for you at no additional cost for Assistant Workers’ Compensation Examiner. If you pass the Spanish-language exam, your proficiency in that language will be tested.

To file an application on your computer, go to the job announcement here, check a box under “Apply on line” and follow the instructions. The job announcement also explains how to procure and submit a paper application.

You may pay the application fee with a Visa or Mastercard. The job announcement contains a link to a web page that lists circumstances under which you may be exempt from the fee.

The exam number for Assistant Workers’ Compensation Examiner is 26-626. The exam number for Assistant Workers’ Compensation Examiner (Spanish Language) is 26-651.


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