Supervisory Workers Compensation Claims Examiner Job

Vacancy No. Department Office of Workers Compensation Programs
Salary $92,387.00 to $120,102.00 Grade 13 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/13/2017 Close Date 9/27/2017
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    09/13/2017 to 09/27/2017

  • Salary

    $92,387 to $120,102 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

    This position is located within the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP), Region III, Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation District office located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The district office is responsible for injury reports and claims processing functions leading to the amicable resolution of claims for compensation and medical benefits issues arising under the provision of the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) and its extensions. The selectee will be responsible for adjudicating and authorizing payments for the full range of disability and death claims under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act.

    This position has no further promotion potential.

    This position is outside the bargaining unit.

    Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement.

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    The incumbent of the position is the Unit Supervisor with responsibility for directing subordinate employees in the performance of duties. The person selected will assist and advise the Chief of Claims and/or the District Director with planning, policy matters, overall administration and especially problem cases and major projects and problems which may arise.

    Incumbent is accountable to agency management for the quality and quantity of the work accomplished by the unit and for assuring efficient and economical work operations. The person selected will make recommendations on promotions and reassignments of employees, approve annual and sick leave requests; will conduct required interviews for selection of candidates, in doing so they will be responsible for assuring that Equal Employment Opportunity goals and policies are met.

    The person selected will be responsible for resolving complaints from subordinates and referring unresolved complaints to a higher level authority. The incumbent will provide policy guidance and direction to subordinate claims examiners for resolving novel or precedent setting issues, controversial interpretation of law, peculiar medical phenomena and for developmental purposes as required.

    The position will require the incumbent to ensure the integrity of claims-related data in the automated system, such as designated codes which reflect case conditions, dates of adjudications, etc.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - For Training Purposes

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Internal Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) agency employees. C.T.A.P. in the local commuting area. Land Management Eligibles.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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