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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 169E
Category: Financial Services
Salary Range: Special Case

Class Series Concept

See Workers’ Compensation Adjudicator 1


Performs work of graduated complexity in a training capacity in order to achieve journey level status in the Workers’ Compensation Adjudicator 2 classification. The Workers’ Compensation Adjudicator 2 is an apprenticeship that has been approved by the Washington Apprenticeship and Training Council.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under close supervision, positions in this class are distinguished by assignment as an apprentice trainee for the journey level of the class series. Positions must successfully complete the 22-month apprenticeship program receiving on-the-job and classroom training to achieve journey status and move to the Worker’s Compensation Adjudicator 2 classification.

Typical Work

Learns how to perform journey level work.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

Bachelor's degree;


One year of experience as a Workers’ Compensation Adjudicator 1;


Experience working with insurance claims within Labor and Industries or in claims/insurance adjusting, claims investigations, paramedical occupations, disability management, claims risk management/loss control, medical billing or paralegal services with experience in personal injury or medical insurance, or related fields will substitute, year for year, for education.

Class Specification History

New Class: July 11, 2003.
New class code: (formerly 13755) effective July 1, 2007.
Revise title (formerly Apprentice – Workers’ Compensation Adjudicator 2), distinguishing characteristics, desirable qualifications, and new typical work statement, class series concept, adopted June 22, 2023, effective July 1, 2023.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.