Reports to the City Attorney's Office. Supervise the Division of Risk Management.
Professional level classification responsible for performing professional activities related to Risk Management. Will develop, implement and coordinate the City's risk, safety and loss prevention programs. To ensure all employees have a safe and healthy environment in which to work and the City is in compliance with Federal, State and Local safety rules and regulations; maintains proactive loss control efforts. Serves as the Risk Subject Matter Expert.
The purpose of this position is to ensure a safe City environment and timely responses to emergency situations. This is accomplished by overseeing the City's Risk Management Program. Other duties may include overseeing property casualty insurance, assisting with crisis management, coordinating safety, serving as the City's ADA Coordinator, providing citizen service and interaction, assisting with City events, providing legal evaluations concerning related topics, overseeing workers' compensation claims, coordinating contractor insurance, administering safety incentive programs and interfacing with other City employees and citizens. This position provides direction to other employees.
The position performs professional and administrative work managing all aspects of the City and Parrish of Caddo's risk management functions, including safety, loss prevention, and auto and general liability insurance. Position also is responsible for analyzing/reviewing insurance cost and program alternatives to ensure competitive pricing. The incumbent works in partnership with other employees, departments/divisions, external entities, and the public in delivering effective and innovative services. Work with the external and internal auditors to set annual loss reserve requirements. Manage and coordinate with the Third Party Administrator for worker's compensation. Provide holistic services to internal and external customers by seeking ways to integrate programs or services provided by other departments, divisions, and external entities.
Supervises and administers a variety of City insurance and Safety Programs including self-insured group health, worker's compensation, and liability programs;
Administers the property insurance operation;
Reviews risk and losses related to City operations and implements needed changes;
Develops risk management policies and directives for all operations;
Analyzes commercial insurance and self-insurance for effectiveness and cost;
Implements cost reductions alternatives;
Coordinates and directs the activities of insurance consultants;
Supervises the processing of premium billings, administers claims; collects and reports all data required by insurance carriers;
Publishes and disseminates information and materials relating to risk management;
Analyzes insurance policies for purchases; negotiates and approves insurance purchases and renewals;
Supervises the processing of reports of accidents, property loss, and damage related to the City; recommends cases for settlement of litigation;
Keeps abreast of current State and Federal insurance laws and regulations and supervises the maintenance of records and information on same;
Chairs meetings of the Accident Review Board and Managers Safety Committee;
Reviews and approves City contracts for risk components;
Performs related tasks as required.
A Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or a related field, plus a combination of five years of progressively responsible experience on Property and Casualty Insurance, risk management, claims administration or loss control. Two years of this experience must have involved supervisory experience in a medium-sized organization.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of risk management; thorough knowledge of claims handling and settlement negotiations; thorough knowledge of laws pertaining to Worker's Compensation and other types of insurance; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices related to industrial safety; thorough knowledge of the function and operation of city departments, and of the duties, responsibilities, and equipment used in municipal employment; ability to analyze work conditions and recommend and assist in implementing alternative methods and procedures; ability to discuss litigation procedures with defense attorneys; ability to analyze and communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing; ability to prepare detailed reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department directors, city officials, and associates; ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinate personnel.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of valid State of Louisiana Class "E" driver's license with a clean driving record.