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Salary: $2,817.00 - $4,446.00
Posted: 02/04/2013

Job Description:

When applying for this position please note Position #815-435-5103-xxx RPA (12-321) on your application.

Multiple positions available

Do you have strong analytical skills? Do you have case management experience? Are you passionate about helping others?

If you answered YES to the questions above, CalSTRS’ Disability Services is looking for you!

This is a disability analyst position that will involve working in a fast-paced environment surrounded by hard-working and enthusiastic people. We need someone who is very organized and driven to meet deadlines. Disability Services provides benefits to over 8,170 CalSTRS members who, due to a disability, are unable to perform their usual duties. The Disability Analyst works as a member of the disability production team, engaged in the determination of statutory and medical eligibility, payments, and various components of continuing qualifications for disability benefits. Primary responsibility is managing a caseload within strict processing timeframes to ensure the Board's disability production goals are met.

We are looking for someone who is compassionate, likes challenging work and is committed to a job well done to join the Disability Services team.

Application Requirements:

    Please provide a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). When completing the SOQ, please include all relevant experience, education, and training for each question and explain your answers thoroughly. Responses should be no longer than two pages, single-spaced.

Your Statement of Qualifications must address the following:

  • What interests you about this position;
  • What skills do you believe to be most critical to this type of position and describe your experience in using those skills;
  • Your experience in case management and meeting deadlines;
  • Your experience in dealing with persons going through a difficult time in their lives.

    Please attach your SOQ and this job announcement to your application. Applications received without these documents will not be considered. Note: Resumes, letters, and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as responses to the Statement of Qualifications.

    Note: Applicants at the Senior Workers' Compensation Claim Adjusters or at the Associate Governmental Program Analyst classification will be considered for the Associate Pension Program Analyst level.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Ability to analyze complex retirement benefits and interpret and apply the provisions of the Teachers’ Retirement law
  • Possess critical-thinking skills in analyzing complex information to effectively and efficiently arrive at reasonable conclusions
  • Well-developed caseload management skills
  • Possess strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks within short time frames
  • Demonstrated advanced writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Desire to provide excellent customer service
  • Dependable/Reliable

Agency Description

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System is a Special Fund Agency. We are the largest teachers’ retirement fund in the United States. Our primary responsibility is to provide retirement related benefits and services to teachers in public schools from kindergarten through community college. Our new environmentally friendly headquarters on the West Sacramento Riverfront offers many employee amenities including a fitness center, a full service dining center, and covered and secure parking with reasonable parking fees.

Please Note: The salary listed for this classification will be adjusted accordingly to comply with the Personal Leave Program.

CalSTRS Core Values: A set of attitudes and philosophies that define CalSTRS and its employees.

  • Customer Service: We never compromise on quality as we strive to meet or exceed the expectations of our customers.
  • Accountability: We operate with transparency and accept responsibility for our actions.
  • Leadership: We model best practices in our industry and innovate to achieve higher standards.
  • Strength: We ensure the strength of our system by embracing a diversity of ideas and people.
  • Trust: We conduct ourselves with integrity, acting ethically in every endeavor.
  • Respect: We respect the needs of our members, co-workers, and others, treating everyone with fairness, honesty, and courtesy.
  • Stewardship: We recognize our fiduciary responsibility as the foundation for all decision-making.

CalSTRS Core Competencies: Behavioral characteristics that are essential for the success of each contributor and are directly related to the success of CalSTRS as a whole.

  • Adaptability / Flexibility: Adapts well to changes, approaches change positively, and adjusts behavior accordingly.
  • Communication: Demonstrates applicable job-related written, oral, and listening skills.
  • Customer / Client Focus: Identifies and responds to current and future client needs.
  • Teamwork: Participates as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve team goals.
  • Work Standards / Quality Orientation: Sets high quality work standards while displaying a high level of effort towards completing assignments in a timely manner.

Who can apply (Selection Criteria)

Eligible candidates who are current state employees with status in the above classification or lateral transfers from an equivalent class, former state employees who can reinstate into this class or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. To find out how to become a civil service employee, please go to the State Personnel Board’s website at:

(1) Prior to employment with CalSTRS, a background investigation (BI) will be conducted. The BI consists of a Personal History Statement, an online BI application and fingerprinting through the Department of Justice. The BI will check criminal and civil records and, if applicable, verify education and check driving records.

(2) The position may be subject to the disclosure and disqualification requirements concerning economic conflict of interest in government work, pursuant to the CalSTRS Conflict of Interest Code and the Political Reform Act.

(3) Applicants will not be considered if the application is not completed appropriately and/or if required additional information is not submitted with the application.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should submit a STD 678, Examination and/or Employment Application (Rev. 12/06 or later) to the address below. Surplus applicants must attach a copy of their letter. The STD. 678 can be accessed through the State Personnel Board website at Please include a copy of this notice with your application.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Disability Analyst 815 - 435 - 5103 - xxx
Will also consider hiring a(n)
STAFF SERVICES ANALYST (GENERAL) $2,817.00 - $4,446.00
Location County
Benefits & Services/Disability and Survivor Benefits YOLO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
02/13/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
State Teachers' Retirement System - CalSTRS
PO Box 15275
Sacramento, CA 95851-0275
Human Resources - 435-5103-xxx

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