Workers' Compensation Specialist I & II

County of Sonoma


Santa Rosa, CA 95403


$6,650 – $8,894
per month

Bring your Workers' Compensation program experience to the County of Sonoma and join our team as a Workers' Compensation Specialist!

Starting salary up to $51.14/hourly ($106,735/annually) plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month*

The County of Sonoma is seeking a collaborative, customer service-oriented professional to serve as the primary liaison between departments, employees, and the County’s Worker’ Compensation third party administrator (TPA) in the Disability Management Unit.  Reporting to the Disability Programs Manager, the Workers’ Compensation Specialist will monitor claims handling practices to ensure timely action and resolution of workers’ compensation claims. In addition, the position will:

  • Ensure compliance with workers’ compensation claims administration best practices
  • Perform loss and trend analysis of workers’ compensation claims
  • Coordinate claims reviews with departments and TPA
  • Review settlement requests, seek authority as needed, and recommend a plan of action; schedule settlements for Board action/approval and review required documentation 
  • Liaise with departments to identify reasonable accommodations, temporary transitional duty assignments, and/or county-wide job placement options for injured workers
  • Work closely with Disability Management Analysts to transition cases between workers’ compensation and non-occupational status, as needed
  • Understand and provide direction on leave and accommodation laws and County policies to client departments; participate in and advise on Interactive Process meetings, as needed
  • Engage with employees in an interactive process to determine reasonable accommodations and advise on access to leave and disability benefits available to the employee

*Salary is negotiable within the established range and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Passion for risk management
  • At least one year of workers’ compensation claims administration experience
  • Proficiency with data and claims systems
  • Knowledge of California workers’ compensation laws and ADA/FEHA, FMLA/CRFA accommodation requirements
  • The ability analyze data and identify trends
  • Experience with case management
  • Solid oral, written, and presentation communication skills
  • A collaborative working style focused on problem-solving and an ability to build strong relationships with departments, vendors, HR peers, and management staff
  • Independent judgment, tact, and diplomacy
  • California Insurance Adjuster License and/or California Workers' Compensation Claims Administration Certificate is desirable

How to Apply

For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Apply by 7/12/2022