Under the general supervision of the Personnel Supervisor II, the Senior Personnel Specialist is a highly technical position performing a full range of the most difficult tasks including civil service and corpsmembers work-related injuries. Acts as an expert staff resource responsible for consultation in the most sensitive and complex personnel areas. Requires working with multiple data bases and on-line systems, from State Controller’s Office (SCO), California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) and internal CADCARS system. The Senior Personnel Specialist coordinates documentation and pay issues with Health and Safety staff, State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF), Personnel Analysts, employees and supervisors. Required to thoroughly research personnel laws and rules for solutions and prepare correspondence. Following generalized direction and standardized practices and procedures, incumbent exercises a high degree of initiative and independent judgment in initiating and altering work processes; making determinations based on constantly changing policy, workload and deadlines. Incumbents are expected to organize and accomplish work with a high degree of independence. Expert in the area of payroll compensation for injured employees. Oversees Corpsmembers (CM) Workers’ Compensation -- approximately 1,200 CMs, number of cases per month varies. Reviews time loss, processes and inputs workers’ compensation documentation for temporary disability into the SCO system. Audits and monitors posting to internal CADCARS time sheets for modified duty. Supplements Temporary Disability (TD) with existing leave. Follows up with SCIF to ensure payments of TD. Completes SCIF wage verification. Requests Corpsmember Cash bonus awards. Civil Service: Approximately 300 employees, approximately 7-12 cases per month. Upon approval from SCIF (form 3290), monitors, maintains and initiates all workers’ compensation payments, including: Industrial Disability Leave (IDL), and Temporary Disability (TD) payments as appropriate for work-related injuries. Acts as liaison between SCIF, CCC supervisors, Health and Safety Staff, Personnel Analysts and the injured worker concerning pay issues. Reviews, processes and inputs Workers’ Comp documentation directly into the SCO system. Makes appropriate determinations regarding Laws and Rules,
procedures establishedby control agencies and bargaining unit contracts. Responsible for providing information and assistance to employees and field liaisons regarding eligibility and completion of appropriate documentation. Upon approval of claim, adjusts appropriate leave balances in the Leave Accounting System (LAS). Completes SCIF wage verification forms. Prepares special reports for management upon request. Works with the CCC Attorney to respond to all request for subpoenas. Monthly reconciliation of SCO retroactivity charges. Maintains a roster of Staff personnel and payroll functions. Assists with development of annual clerk training; helps with personnel/payroll training of new specialist; trains/audits field time-keeping in the area of emergency response.
Desirable Qualifications: Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and able to work independently and as part of a team.
Who May Apply: Applicants currently at the Senior Personnel Specialist level, or those who have eligibility for appointment or transfer to this classification.
Please indicate RPA #14-1155 in the job title section of your State application.
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