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Assistant Associate Counsel Worker Compensation

Job ID: 5004
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Claims and Workers Comp
Date Posted: Jan 9, 2024

Description

JOB TITLE:                          Assistant Associate Counsel, Workers’ Compensation
SALARY RANGE:               $101,253 - $132,894   
HAY POINTS:                      775
DEPT/DIV:                          General Counsel
SUPERVISOR:                   Director 
LOCATION:                         177 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY
HOURS OF WORK:            9:00 am - 5:30 pm (7 1/2 hours/day)
DEADLINE:                         Until filled      
 
SUMMARY
Under supervision of the Associate Counsel with wide latitude for discretion and independent judgment, this position is responsible for monitoring a New York State Workers’ Compensation caseload; preparing cases for hearings and trials; reviewing expert and medical reports; developing direct and cross examination questions; and conducting depositions.  Responsibilities also include attending hearings, arbitrations, court conferences, drafting arguments and motions; negotiating settlements of pending cases; overseeing outside counsel and directing claims personnel with respect to legal action plans implemented on claims.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The incumbent is responsible for monitoring a NYS Workers’ Compensation caseload; preparing cases for hearings and trials; developing case strategy; reviewing expert and medical reports; developing direct and cross-examination questions; conducting depositions; handling and obtaining subpoena records; researching case law and writing appeals; overseeing outside counsel; for represented employees, reviewing and applying applicable provisions of collective bargaining agreements; overseeing outside counsel; and analyzing legal and factual issues.
  • Responsibilities include attending hearings, arbitrations, court conferences, arguments, motions, and negotiating settlements of pending cases.
  • The incumbent is required to handle special projects as assigned by Senior Management.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Familiarity with Workers’ Compensation Law.
  • Knowledge in the areas of workers’ compensation and labor law.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Solid knowledge of Lexis-Nexis, Microsoft Office, Windows and other relevant computer software programs.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school and New York State Bar Admission and license to practice law, maintained in good standing throughout employment.  This is an entry level position. A minimum of 0 to 2 years of experience in the field of workers’ compensation is desirable but not required for a highly motivated candidate who will receive specialized training required for the position.

Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”).


Equal Employment Opportunity
MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.
 The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.
 
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