The North Carolina Industrial Commission is tasked with providing for the trial of contested cases and the administration of non-contested cases under the Workers' Compensation Act. The Act provides coverage to all employees of businesses which regularly employ three or more individuals. Workers who are injured by accident on the job, or suffer from an occupational disease, are provided with disability benefits. This agency also serves as the Court having exclusive jurisdiction over Tort Claims against the State. Additionally, Childhood Vaccine Related Injury claims and Compensation to Persons Erroneously Convicted of Felonies are the responsibility of the Industrial Commission. Lastly, this agency is the Court of exclusive and final jurisdiction involving claims by the families of law enforcement officers, fire fighters, rescue squad workers and civil air patrol members arising under the Death Benefits Act.
The selected candidate will draft complex proposed Orders, Opinions and Awards and Decisions and Orders in cases that are often complex and contentious at the appeal level. Organize, evaluate, present and draft appropriate proposed findings and decisions for complex contested cases. Conduct legal research in specific areas regarding workers' compensation, tort claims and other areas pertaining to the NCIC. Analyze legal documents, legislation and emerging issues; presents synopsis, makes recommendations on such. Manage the Docket for the Chair of the hearing panel, handle continuances, schedule calendars, oversee retrieval of missing briefs and depositions. Assist the Commissioners with the hearing docket one week per month by handling attorneys' and unrepresented claimants' questions and resolving any administrative issues. Counsel Commissioners on complex agency issues and recommends a course of action. Keep Commissioner apprised of Court of Appeals and Supreme Court decisions. Each decision is analyzed and an in- depth analysis is provided to the Full Commission at periodic meetings. Serve as the primary training resource for Agency law clerks. Develop training manual and resource guide for use by attorneys new to the NCIC. Manage workload (O&As, D&Os, etc.) and make assignments when any law clerk is out for an extended period of time. Serve as rotational presenter for inter-agency education seminars to small business owners, managing partners, etc. throughout the state. Attend seminars, CLEs, and other educational conferences on behalf of the Commission.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
- Understanding of the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act, the North Carolina Tort Claims Act, the North CarolinaWorkers'CompensationRules, and the State Tort Claims Rules.
- Demonstrated application of legal knowledge, decision-making skills,organizational awareness, and independent judgment in planning and organizing work.
- Ability to effectively communicate with members of the bar, the public and other constituencies of the agency about complex legal issues.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Juris Doctor from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of related professional legal or programmatic experience.
Must be able to work independently and to identify and understand issues and problems in a variety of complex cases at the Full Commission level. Because of the large volume of contested cases, must have excellent judgment in handling of cases.
Academic Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions and will be verified. If you are selected for a position at IC/DOI, your academic credentials will be verified.
To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State Application. Any information omitted from your application cannot be considered for qualifying credit.
The Department of Insurance/Industrial Commissionwill conduct criminal history checks of all job applicants recommended for employment. Failure to accurately acknowledge information on criminal convictions on the state application form will be grounds for non-consideration of applications, disciplinary action, and possible criminal prosecution.
The Department of Insurance/IndustrialCommissionuses the merit-based recruitment and selection plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act withthe most qualified individuals.
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CONTACT: HRRECRUITMENT COORDINATOR (919) 807-6045.
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State of North Carolina employees have the opportunity to participate in a compelling array of benefits to enhance their quality of life, their health, andtheir future. Benefits includeemployee health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, NC Flex (a variety of high-quality, low cost benefits on a pre-tax basis), and paid vacation, sick, and community service leave,to name a few. Some benefits require 30 + hours work/weekfor participation. To find out about these, andotherprograms, please visit our Employee Benefits page:
For temporary, contractor other supplemental staffing appointments:
**There are no paid leave, retirement or other benefits associated with these appointment types.**