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Risk and Safety Administrator

at City of Maricopa

Pay: $64,805 to $93,319/year
$64805 - $93319
Posted: 6/19/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2454803
Keywords: clerical

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

General Summary

* This position will stay open until filled.
* Position start date: July 8, 2019

Coordinates the risk management program for the City, including coordinating insurance coverage and managing claims.  Work includes coordinating and monitoring insured and uninsured losses; insurance coverage and premiums; claims handling; selection of cost-effective insurance coverage for liability risks, and evaluating programs to reduce, eliminate, or transfer potential losses and risks to the City.  This position reports to the Administrative Services Director and works closely with the City Attorney regarding the litigation of risk claims, insurance coverage, and appropriate policies and procedures.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Common Duties

  • Manages the City's risk management program and related policies to prevent serious impact on the City's financial structure from unplanned and uncontrolled losses;
  • Coordinates the selection of insurance coverage and other risk transference devices for liability management;
  • Processes claims and updates exposures with insurance company as needed;
  • Researches and evaluates the City's exposure to loss and potential risks; recommends and implements methods to reduce, eliminate or transfer potential losses and risks to the City;
  • Creates and implements appropriate policies and procedures;
  • Determines which City assets require purchased insurance coverage and which are appropriate for self-insurance of risk;
  • Conducts investigations of accidents and injuries, reviews documentation, evaluates claims, collaborates with legal staff, Human Resources, and other departments to mitigate liabilities and hazards;
  • Coordinates the Risk Management Committee, produces the agenda, takes minutes and informs departments when their participation is necessary;
  • Administers the City safety program by developing, implementing and maintaining all safety activities for the City;
  • Coordinates, develops, and conducts citywide safety training programs;
  • Responsible for the maintenance and submissions of OSHA 300 logs;
  • Reviews contracts for risk management provisions, loss control and loss prevention programs, risk retentions, and the analysis and verification of claims;
  • Coordinates with consultants and attorneys contracted by the City to review general liability, claims, and other insurance programs;
  • Assists in preparing bid specifications for insurance coverage to be used in the bidding process;
  • Participates in the inspection and review of City operations and facilities for risk assessment and recommends appropriate corrective actions;
  • Educates employees and claimants on the claims process;
  • Assists in negotiating with insurance companies, brokers, or agencies with respect to premiums, terms and conditions, renewals and modifications of insurance contracts;
  • Collects and maintains all certificates of insurance for the City; will submit all auto and property insurance claims to the insurance carrier and investigate those claims.

Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Public Administration, or related field; and
  • Four (4) years' experience in professional risk management activities, including analyzing and settling claims; and
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.  
  • Previous municipal claims management experience.
Licenses or Certifications
* Possession of (or ability to obtain within 1 month of hire) a standard driver license 

Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices and techniques relating to public entity insurance and general liability insurance in the State of Arizona;
  • Insurance purchasing practices, insurance negotiations, insurance claims, municipal operations, government insurance practices, claims management, and claims settlement;
  • Municipal operations and facilities such that effective loss control plans can be developed and implemented within the structure of municipal operations;
  • Tort liability and property investigation, negotiation and settlement methods;
  • City operations, facilities and equipment;
  • Budgetary systems and procedures;
  • The operation of a personal computer and applicable software applications and network systems.
Skill in:
  • Verbal and written communication and presentation
  • Research and information gathering
  • Statistical analysis
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Project management
  • Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
Ability to:
  • Assist in developing, understanding, and negotiating contractual requirements to protect the City from liability exposure;
  • Effectively investigate and evaluate insurance claims;
  • Assist in interpreting rules, regulations and policies and their applicability to specific situations;
  • Work in a fast moving environment with constant interruptions;
  • Interpret and explain rules, regulations and policies;
  • Maintain moderately complex clerical and statistical records;
  • Interact with different departments within the organization;
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Maintain effective working relationships with customers, contracted agencies and other employees, supervisory personnel, and the public;
  • Use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions.

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