San Francisco Unified School District

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 132 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century. When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement, requiring broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. In 2014 SFUSD created an inspiring statement, Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives. SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.

Job Title: Return to Work Coordinator (1822 Administrative Analyst, Risk Management)

Job Description 

We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning. The employee in this position is a liaison between Risk Management, the work site, Third Party Administrator, and injured workers. Primary duties are to coordinate modified or alternate duty assignments and support an early return to work effort during the injured worker’s treatment process.
• Coordinate a Return-to-Work process by reviewing, analyzing data and making recommendations
• Review and monitor work status reports and update supervisors for changes in work status/restrictions in the same business day
• Review if transitional assignment available. Send updated agreement forms, and amend the agreement when necessary (changes in work restrictions, assignments, etc.). When modified work is available, send transitional assignment agreement letters to principals in the same business day. Document clearly interactions with all parties, including supervisors and injured workers
• Tracking employees on Transitional Assignment Agreement and advising appropriate risk management/district staff when the employee is reaching 90 days in a transitional assignment
• Conducts telephonic meeting with employees and managers to recommend suitable Transitional assignment. Notify employees with email and phone call when to report to work for modified duty
• Monitor and respond to emails daily and follow up in a timely manner
• Communicate with employees, Manager, Third-Party Administrator (TPA) regarding Return-to-Work cases. Coordinate with the claims examiner and medical providers to inform them of availability of interim modified / alternate duty assignments
• Notify TPA regarding employee return to work dates and last day worked. Send Notice of Permanent Work Restrictions to Supervisor and copy ADA Manager as needed
• Outline and clarify work restrictions with internal staff to ensure appropriateness of interim modified or alternate duties
• Coordinate clarification of work restrictions both temporary and permanent with medical providers and claim examiners
• Be able to identify barriers or issues during the return-to-work process and work with the parties to develop solutions
• Coordinate the tracking of lost time and modified duty days for accuracy in obtaining meaningful data
• Coordinate ergonomics referrals and processing in worker’s compensation cases–including intake of referral, referral to ergonomist, receiving a recommendation from ergonomist, sending to equipment vendor for quotes, authorizing quotes, obtaining reports from ergonomists and invoices and proof of deliveries
• Provide claim examiners with job descriptions for employees with work restrictions as soon as aware of work related injury
• Works with location manager and third party administrator to successfully return injured worker to work
• Participates in claim review meetings and other training as needed
• Works within a team environment to accomplish district goals
• Provides general support to the Risk Management department as needed by the department head.
• Ability to maintain and appropriately share highly confidential information
• Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements 

The strongest candidates will have:
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in Workers’ Compensation or Return to Work programs
• Experience conducting or participating in Return to Work meetings and preparing correspondence and other related documentation.
• Proficiency in electronic correspondence and file maintenance
• Knowledge of workers’ compensation concepts and practices
• Works with a sense of urgency in responding to managers, employees, TPA workers’ compensation issues.
• Positive, professional demeanor, dependable and self-motivated
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and shifting priorities.
• Ability to work within a team environment and adapt new skills quickly
• Ability to work effectively in difficult situations that involve confidential and sensitive matters
• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Minimum Qualifications
• Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university; and one (1) year full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work, as described in Note A; OR
• Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university with major coursework as described in Note B; OR
• Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and two (2) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work as described in Note A; OR
• Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework as described in Note B and one (1) year full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work as described in Note A;

SUBSTITUTION: Applicants may substitute up to 2 years of the required education with additional qualifying experience in budget analysis, financial analysis and reporting, legislative/policy analysis, or contract/grant administration. One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units.

Notes on Qualifying Experience and Education:
A. Qualifying professional-level analytical experience must be in one or more of the following functional areas: complex budget analysis, development and administration; complex financial/fiscal analysis and reporting; development of complex contracting systems and administration of competitive bid processes and complex contractual agreements; development and evaluation of complex management/administrative policy; complex grant administration and monitoring; complex program evaluation and planning; complex legislative analysis; complex economic analysis; or other functional areas related to the duties of positions in Class 1822, where the primary focus of the job is complex professional-level analysis for evaluation, recommendation, development and implementation of major programs and functions of department/organization. Analytical experience equivalent to the duties of Class 1820 is considered qualifying.
B. Coursework applicable to a baccalaureate or higher degree in specialized subject matter areas such as public or business administration, management, business law, contract law, public policy, urban studies, economics, statistical analysis, finance, accounting or other fields of study closely related to the essential functions of positions in Class 1822.

Desired Qualifications
• Two (2) years of experience with worker’s compensation claims, or
• Two (2) years of experience with Return-to-Work programs

What We Offer
SFUSD offers a competitive salary of $71,627 - $86,988 annually, commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.

How To Apply, Search for 1822 Administrative Analyst

Apply by: Tue, 05/09/2017

To Apply, Contact: 
Risk Management
(415) 241-6307