The Director of Risk Management is accountable for defining and directing the County's Risk Management department and programs, which includes management of comprehensive insurance programs, occupational safety and health programs, loss control and loss prevention programs, environmental programs, claims adjusting and resolution programs, budget preparation and expenditure review. The Director of Risk Management serves as the Trust Administrator of the County Self-Insured Trust.
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This recruitment is open continuous, with a first review of applications scheduled for the week of July 9, 2018.
The ideal candidate will possess: Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration, Risk Management, or related field and ten (10) years of experience in risk management, occupational safety, loss control or loss prevention programs, and claims management, which includes five (5) years of supervisory or management experience. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements: Specialized training in risk management programs, risk assessment, occupational safety management, environmental management programs, and claims management.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of:
principles and practices of risk management, insurance coverage, occupational safety, loss control and loss prevention, claims and settlement management.
applicable federal and state rules and regulations.
commercial law, including liability, worker's compensation, contract law, and safety engineering practices.
safety standards and environmental regulations.
financial accounting and budgeting principles.
program monitoring and evaluation techniques.
principles and practices of supervision and personnel administration.
using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
clear and direct communication.
determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
identifying complex problems, analyzing information and evaluating options or results to choose the best solution to solve problems and implement solutions.
communicate information and ideas, both orally and in writing, so others will understand and ensuring the communication is appropriate to the needs of the audience.
establish and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with individuals from the public, all levels of the organization and Elected Officials.
Preferred education and/or experience: Experience managing a self-insured and self-administered property/casualty/workers' compensation insurance program in a public entity risk management setting. Master's degree in related field.
Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements: Possessions of the following are indicative of the preferred background and expertise: Associate Risk Manager (ARM), Associate in Claims (AIC), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Licensed Risk Manager (AZ), Certified Insurance Administrator (AZ).
Essential Job Tasks:
Key contributor in the identification, development, implementation, and review of risk management programs to avert or limit serious impact on County's financial structure from unplanned and uncontrolled losses.
Works collaboratively with diverse leaders to maintain close working relationships with all county departments with respect to risk management activities.
Oversees Risk Management information systems for timely and accurate recording of losses, claims, settlements, insurance premiums, environmental issues, and other risk related costs and information.
Analyzes exposure information, identify risk occurrences, and project financial consequences of losses.
Prepares operational and risk reports, accompanied by management analysis and recommendations.
Confers with counsel on legal issues affecting County exposure to risks, and on defense of litigated claims.
Collaborates with counsel to brief the Board of Supervisors on pending litigation against the County.
Plans, organizes, and supervises the work of professional, paraprofessional, supervisory and clerical personnel.
Manages the in-house casualty claims adjusting process and the self-insured insurance program.
Maintains strategic relationships with other professional and regulatory organizations in the risk management, safety, environmental and loss prevention fields.
Oversees the development and presentation of employee safety training programs.
Procures property, general liability, workers' compensation, cyber liability and medical malpractice insurance as required, to conserve the resources of the County, and provides technical assistance evaluating proposed insurance contracts.
Analyzes bid proposals and contracts for outside contract work or services necessary to implement and continue risk management programs.
Develops departmental budget, performs continuous expenditure reviews, and participates in budget adjustment requests.
Administers the County Self-Insured Trust, preparing the agenda for the Board of Trustees' monthly meetings under the general direction of the Chairman of the Board.
Reports to the Board of Trustees as it pertains to insurance costs and coverage, and pending claims or lawsuits to settle or defend.
Internal Number: 750RM062018
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