The Workers’ Compensation Division, it’s
an interesting division because it is a were the regulatory division for the
workers’ compensation system. So we don’t process workers compensation claims.
We make sure that everybody is following the rules. The purpose of the division is
to ensure that that workers are protected and have their, that their
claims are being processed correctly. And also that employers are protected by
having the necessary or workers’ compensation coverage that protects them
in the event of an on-the-job injury. Workers’ comp can be anywhere from, you
know, clerical, entry level positions to managers to technical professional.
Most, most of them have to do with either the workers’ comp insurance industry, of
course, or the medical industry. It could be anything from renewing claims for, for
closing disputes to resolving medical disputes. Doing worker placement. Disputing vocational. There’s also
technical professional, you know, where we do all kinds of workers’ comp based
projects and reviews of workers’ comp to make sure that everything is being done
correctly. And not only done correctly but looking down the road to see what
kind of issues that workers’ comp may have in the future. We have auditing
positions where you go out and audit insurance carriers. And, of course, we also
have, you know, managers and administration who, it’s responsible for
the whole process. Even if a position doesn’t specify that it’s for somebody
bilingual, you know, in the interview let them know that you’re bilingual. Or on
your application make sure it’s well known because that’s a, that’s an asset to the division.
And it’s important that that people can get information in, in their native language
so that they understand, you know, their rights and their responsibilities and
the benefits that are available. I enjoy numerous things about my job.
Travel. I travel the four corners of the state from anywhere from John Day and to
Brookings to, I was in Lakeview last week. Astoria. So I’ve got a great tour of the
state of Oregon for one thing. The other thing is I
get to help people. Again, I get to give them things that they need to go back to
work in the end and to become self-sufficient. And I get to meet, I
get to meet and work with a lot of great people. I just think that the Workers’
Compensation Division is a great place to work. The people that work here are
passionate about their jobs and we try to make it a fun work environment so
that people enjoy coming to work every day. you