Design, organize, and supervise the comprehensive risk management program, activities, and staff of the risk management department of the County. Manage insured and self-insured workers compensation, liability, vehicle and property insurance programs, and the occupational safety functions to maintain safe work practices. Implement loss prevention practices and advise senior management on risk management programs and issues.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Receives general guidance from the Finance Director.
- Exercises direct supervision over supervisors and subordinate employees of the risk management department.
- Provide direct supervision of employees and functions within the risk department, oversee policy and procedure standards, and evaluate performance of employees and operations.
- Evaluate and negotiate alternatives to providing county risk services including joint service agreements with other governmental entities or the private sector, joining joint risk pools, and replacing retained risk with purchased insurance.
- Develop and manage the budget; review and approve expenditures.
- Guide and direct complex claims related to worker's compensation, ADA, civil rights, and automobile liability.
- Establish and implement loss control and safety programs directed at protecting personnel from injury and property from damage; formulate safety and loss prevention policies, procedures, and protocols
- Research and analyze risk and safety related issues; compose program reports, policies, procedures, and memoranda; prepare requests for proposals, quotes, and contractual language.
- Maintain knowledge of current legal and regulatory mandates, case studies, and industry trends; educate staff on updates and trends.
- Manage the department information system, conduct monthly reconciliations, respond to auditor inquiries, and develop software reports.
- Review, approve, and recommend changes to contracts and agreements related to insurance requirements, indemnification clauses, and other risk transfer techniques.
- Monitor the self-insurance loss funds and generate budgetary loss projections utilizing historical risk data, risk exposure classification levels, and other risk management techniques to allocate adequate funding levels.
- Negotiate and procure excess insurance, brokerage, and risk management/safety related services; ensure accuracy of underwriting submissions.
- Attend seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, lectures, etc., as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in field; review professional journals, attend association and professional meetings, and maintain contacts with professionals to facilitate exchange of information.
- Perform special studies and projects as assigned and required.
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
- Risk management principles and practices.
- Scope and application of laws and regulations pertaining to risk management programs including, but not limited to, the Governmental Immunity Act, Workers' Compensation Act and Rules of Procedure, ADA, FMLA, WC disability management, Personal Injury Protection, OSHA, EPA, and DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing requirements.
- Contract administration and principles of risk financing including self-insurance, commercial insurance, investments, and actuarial concepts.
- Scope and application of laws and regulations pertaining to occupational safety programs.
- Principles, practices, and objectives as related to public finance, accounting, budget, cost allocations, and cost/benefit analysis.
- Supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including selection, training, discipline, and evaluation.
- Leadership methods and management skills.
- Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standard operation procedures.
- Modern office practices and procedures.
- Principles of alternative dispute resolution, mediation, negotiation, and settlement.
- Statistical analysis, risk management information systems, and sophisticated record keeping practices.
- Concepts and methods of curriculum development, training, and pre-employment testing.
- Establish and manage risk management programs.
- Train and facilitate loss prevention/safety programs to County staff.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Analyze, evaluate, and recommend the most cost effective means of loss prevention and control.
- Maintain sensitive and confidential information.
- Prepare complex statistical analyses of financial data.
- Evaluate and audit operations and programs.
- Supervise and mentor professional and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Four years of increasingly responsible experience in risk management, preferably in a public sector organization
- Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business Administration, Insurance, or a related field.
- Associate in Risk Management (ARM) professional certification preferred.
- Certified Safety Professional preferred.