Industrial Commission District Hearing Officer – Cincinnati PN 20066001

About Us:

Our mission is to serve injured workers and Ohio employers through expeditious and impartial resolution of issues arising from workers’ compensation claims and through the establishment of adjudication policy.

The Industrial Commission is seeking experienced licensed attorneys, preferably with Ohio workers’ compensation experience. Candidates must be customer focused and be able to professionally handle a high volume of work adjudicating first level administrative hearings. All individuals must be willing to follow policies and procedures, be able to travel to IC offices, and manage time efficiently.

What You’ll Do:

Under general supervision in assigned Regions/Districts, prepares for, conducts, and issues orders from administrative hearings on Workers’ Compensation claims:

  • Hears claims on the issues of allowance, payment of compensation, payment of medical bills, determination of percentage of permanent partial disability, and any other contested claim matter except those over which the Industrial Commission (IC) or its Staff Hearing Officers have original jurisdiction.
  • Ensures all proceedings are conducted in a fair and legal manner.
  • Performs legal research into difficult questions with regard to Workers’ Compensation; participates in depositions.
  • Completes miscellaneous assignments made by the Regional Managers or any member of the IC.
  • Provides training to new Hearing Officers and Legal Interns.
  • Conducts second level hearings in the absence of Staff Hearing Officers.

See the attached position description for more details regarding this position.

What’s in it for you:

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website ! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

  • Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan.

Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

  • Dental, vision and basic life insurance premiums are free after one year of continuous service.

Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

  • Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Childbirth/Adoption leave

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

  • OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.

Deferred Compensation

  • The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.

Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

Admission to Ohio Bar pursuant to Section 4121.34 ORC.

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