ORS Technical Specialist
Office of Unemployment Insurance
Location: Baton Rouge
Position #: 50475447
Announcement #: LWC124864-2-12-20KK
This position may be filled as either a Probational or a Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a Promotion (open to all statewide classified and Agency wide permanent status employees); or by Detail to Special Duty or Classified Temporary Appointment. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointment if selected.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
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LWC does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Louisiana Workforce Commission
A baccalaureate degree plus three years of professional level experience in unemployment insurance; job placement; employer relations; human resources; labor market analysis; federal job training programs; labor relations or negotiations; management analysis; accounting; financial auditing; program auditing; workers' compensation; administrative services; social services; public benefits claims examining; eligibility determinations for federal needs based programs; or in program compliance.
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
A master's degree in any field or juris doctorate will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A Ph.D. in any field will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Graduate degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
To plan, direct and interpret program laws, develop program objectives and evaluate operation performance procedures for Office of Regulatory Services programs.
Level of Work:
Broad from higher level ORS job.
Location of Work:
Louisiana Department of Labor, Office of Regulatory Services
Differs from ORS Specialist by lack of total program responsibility and experience level required.
Differs from ORS Supervisor jobs by lack of direct line responsibility.
Examples of Work
Serves as technical advisor for the Office of Regulatory Services programs outlining training needs, developing program objectives and evaluating operational performance.
Interprets state and federal laws and regulations as it relates to the unemployment insurance programs.
Conducts studies for BPC Best Practices, TPS, QC and other special projects.
Develops new procedures and enhancements to existing practices/procedures (such as state law comparison, effective collection techniques, communicating effectively with claimants by correspondence or phone inquiries, etc.)
Performs various OP collection activities such as verification of indebtedness on Victim Loss Records to courts, submission of Proofs of Claim to US Bankruptcy Courts and review of court action relating to UI overpayments.
Develops and implements corrective action plans to remedy deficiencies within the agency necessitated by Legislative audits.
Exercises functional and programmatic supervision over ORS staff implementing program functions.
Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to "make a difference" through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits and have access to a great professional development program.
Flexible Working Arrangements ? The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities.These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.
Professional Development - The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.
Insurance Coverage ? Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State's own Group Benefits Insurance program.The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance.Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at www.groupbenefits.org.
Deferred Compensation ? As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.
Holidays and Leave ? State employees receive the following paid holidays each year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor. State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use.Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.
Retirement ? State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to): Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (www.lasersonline.org), Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (www.trsl.org), Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System (www.lsers.net), among others. LASERS has provided thisvideo to give you more detailed information about their system.