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Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC)

Job Opening for Insurance Branch Chief

The Division of Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation, in the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, announces the opening of a critical position, Branch Chief for Financial Management and Insurance.

The Branch Chief is responsible for the hands-on management of a number of important program components including:

  • management of the Longshore Special Fund,
  • reviewing applications from insurance companies and self-insured employers to participate in the program,
  • overseeing the calculation and collection of assessments for the Special Fund and security deposits,
  • leading change and innovation,
  • participating in numerous policy decisions, and
  • outreach and technical assistance to industry participants.

This is a senior management position in the Division. No two work days are alike, interesting challenges come in various forms, and opportunities abound to influence the program’s and the industry’s strength and future direction.

Detailed information about the job, salary and benefits, qualifications, and the application process can be found on the federal government’s public job website, USAJOBS, at: (click here to apply if you are current or prior Federal Employee) (click here to apply if you have never worked as a Federal Employee)

Please note that the vacancy closes on Wednesday February 6, 2013.  

The successful candidate will offer significant, verifiable leadership experience on the financial and business sides of the insurance industry, with specific experience with the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and its extensions, including the Defense Base Act.

We hope to bring the successful candidate on board as soon as possible. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Miranda Chiu, Director of the Longshore Division, at