Iowa Department of Administrative Services Deputy Workers Compensation Commissioner in Des Moines, Iowa
Deputy Workers Compensation Commissioner
Deputy Workers Compensation Commissioner
$84,988.80 - $121,035.20 Annually
Des Moines - 50309 - Polk County, IA
309 Iowa Workforce Development
11/29/2018 11:59 PM Central
Point of Contact
Janna Martin - email@example.com
Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) is recruiting to fill the Deputy Workers' Compensation Commissioner position. The successful candidate will participate in the following duties and others as assigned: One of the primary functions of this role will be to write decisions, personally signed by the Deputy, awarding or denying benefits. These decisions contain detailed findings of fact and conclusions of law and are composed in a manner mandated by the Administrative Procedure Act and opinions of the Iowa Supreme Court. Findings of fact are made from a close review of oral testimony, written evidence, testimony analysis, etc. from sometimes up to several hundred pages of records. Findings of fact and legal conclusions must be supported by citations to applicable statues, case law precedents of the agency and/or Iowa Courts. In cases of unreasonable conduct, the decision may also impose financial penalties against an employer.
The individual in this position will preside at several formal evidentiary hearings each month, using trial practices similar to District Court proceedings in non-jury civil cases. These can be anywhere from 2-4 hours or up to days, depending on the case. There will also be informal, tape recorded or telephone hearings over which this staff member will preside. Each Deputy spends 1 day monthly traveling to and from hearing locations. Facilitation over information dispute resolution proceedings (mediation) will also be a part of this position, requiring the Deputy to meet with parties in common and in private sessions, as well as analyzing the information, assess the parties to ensure most appropriate and diplomatic communication that will facilitate the settlement process. Familiarity with settlement options under related laws, statutes and Acts will be important for resolution on these often highly intense proceedings.
Deputies are assigned and will facilitate approximately 2-6 of these proceedings per month at approximately 2-5 hours each. Rulings and orders on motions filed in contested cases, using procedures similar to those in non-jury civil trials in Iowa District Court will also be expected of the person filling this role. This involves motions for summary judgment, motions attacking personal or subject matter jurisdiction, disputes in the pre-trial discovery process and can often have over 50 pages of supporting documentation to be reviewed and analyzed. The end result can be sanctions against a party failing to comply with orders.
Deputies are cross-trained and rotated among various other specialized tasks that can vary widely, such as serving on committees in the agency and in the legal community, drafting proposed legislation or administrative rules, instituting action for uninsured employers needing to acquire liability insurance, serving as liaison to the Iowa State Bar Association, collecting and publishing statistics, monitoring a variety of proceedings, preparing and presenting at meetings and seminars, professional conferences and assignments to panel discussions. Submission of your uploaded resume to accompany the application is highly encouraged.
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Additional Qualification Requirements
Extensive travel is required for positions in this class. Employees must arrange transportation to and from assigned work areas.
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