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7425 - Risk Manager (Finance & Risk Management - Risk Manager)

at Pima County

Posted: 3/29/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2397893
Keywords: financial

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

REVISED

This position is with the Pima County Finance & Risk Management Department. OPEN UNTIL FILLED. First screening date April 15, 2019.

Salary Grade: U4


The Risk Manager is responsible for managing the Risk Management Division for Pima County, Arizona. The position writes specifications for the purchase of insurance, negotiates with brokers, reviews policy language, and serves as the liaison with the insurance companies; reviews tort claims and assists County attorneys in evaluating defense; develops cost allocation to apply to other departments; develops and reviews contracts and purchase documents for proper coverage limits and other conditions that limit exposure to loss.
Must be able to secure certification from the State of Arizona as Risk Consultant within six (6) months of employment.

This classification is in the unclassified service and is exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.

Proof of education will be required at time of interview.

Duties/Responsibilities

Under general direction, performs administrative work of considerable difficulty developing, administering and coordinating a comprehensive Pima County Government risk management program, to include administration of the Self Insurance Trust, Tort and Environmental Liability, Property Insurance Program and other risk-related programs.

(Work assignments may vary depending upon the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

Develops, implements and manages the County's risk management programs;
Manages the County Self Insurance Trust, to include budget projections, financial tracking, and service as Secretary of the Board of Trustees;
Consults with risk consultants, insurance brokers, insurance companies, departments and other related agencies in planning, negotiating, acquiring and managing risk and insurance programs and coverage;
Participates with legal counsel in the management and settlement of tort-related claims and lawsuits for or against the County, to include coordination with qualified structured settlement firms;
Identifies and analyzes risks to the County and recommends risk treatment techniques to management and supported departments, agencies and programs;
Manages County's property damage losses, adjusting those under the deductible and managing loss settlements above deductible limits with insurance brokers and insurers;
Creates, purchases and evaluates insurance protection programs for property, excess liability, excess Worker's Compensation, aircraft, automobile, medical malpractice and other insurance required to supplement the self-insurance programs of the County;
Develops and implements alternative financing programs for the County's exposures to risk;
Participates in the review and inspection of County operations and facilities for risk management provisions and recommends appropriate corrective actions;
Compiles, reviews and analyzes data and prepares reports relating to risk management operations and program performance;
Supervises, trains and evaluates professional and paraprofessional risk management and support staff.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
 
Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of:
  • principles and practices of risk management in a public sector environment;
  • insurance coverages, claims and program financing;
  • insurance underwriting and claims management;
  • budget development, administration and reporting;
  • effective employee supervision, training and evaluation techniques;
  • legal processes and requirements for management of tort liabilities.
Skill in:
  • development, administration and coordination of a public sector risk management program;
  • researching, developing, negotiating and procuring insurance coverages;
  • effectively administering a self insured trust program;
  • communicating effectively with management, elected and appointed officials, the public, County employees, underwriters and local, state and federal agencies;
  • negotiating settlements of claims for or against the County, in concert with legal counsel and qualified structured settlement firms;
  • managing a professional/paraprofessional staff in diverse risk management areas.

Minimum Qualifications

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in risk management, public or business administration, finance or management analysis and five years of combined professional experience in risk management, risk finance loss control and prevention, insurance negotiation/purchase or claims adjustment, including at least two years in a managerial capacity.
(Current certification from the Insurance Institute of America as either, an Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Claims (AIC) or Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) may be substituted for two years of the above required professional experience.)
(Relevant professional level experience may be substituted for the aforementioned education.)


Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1. Bachelor's degree or higher in risk management, insurance, finance, accounting, public administration or business administration preferred.
  2. Three (3) or more years of experience in insurance negotiation, purchasing and administration.
  3. Two (2) or more years of managerial experience to include the handling and management of tort claims and participation in arbitration, mediation or trial.
  4. Experience developing and reviewing insurance language and other conditions within contracts and purchase documents to ensure proper coverage limits are in place and to limit exposure to loss.
  5. Requires advanced communication skills, presentation experience and computer skills.


Selection Procedure:

Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience.  Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications.  The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

Supplemental Information

Licenses and CertificatesValid driver license is required at time of application.  Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant's suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Risk Management's review and approval of the candidate's driving record.
Employee must secure certification from the State of Arizona as a Risk Consultant within six months of employment; failure to secure and maintain such certification may result in employee termination. (Reference Arizona Revised Statues- ARS - 11-981.B.1 & 20-289)
 
Special Notice Items:  Due to need for access to courts, law enforcement and corrections facilities, records and associated information, position may require satisfactory completion of a background investigation by law enforcement agencies.
 
Physical/Sensory Requirements:  Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.

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