Risk Manager

  • 101612

SUMMARY: Under general direction, oversees and directs Risk Management plans, develops insurance programs; loss control procedures, compliance with environmental and occupational safety and health rules and regulations; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:(Which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Develops, negotiates and administrates vendor contracts for City’s liability insurance related to general liability, automobile and property programs.
  2. Develops, oversees, and administers worker’s compensation.
  3. Develops training materials and trains employees on Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), worker’s compensation, employee benefits, etc.
  4. Develops and implements policies, procedures and internal controls related to compliance with health, safety and environment rules and regulations.
  5. Identifies health/safety risks and implements correctional actions to control and limit City’s liability.
  6. Develops, recommends, monitors and administers the annual budget and self-insurance funds for Risk Management.
  7. Represents City’s interest in mediation, settlement negotiations or trials, contract negotiations, and related committees or meetings.
  8. Assumes full supervisory responsibility for division staff.
  • Knowledge of City, federal and state regulatory agency rules and regulations related to environmental, safety and health, labor, worker’s compensation, and medical leave.
  • Knowledge of risk management methods, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of self-insurance funding rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of budget development, monitoring and administration.
  • Knowledge of management and supervision methods, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of negotiation, mediation, and consensus methods, practices and procedures
  • Skill in identifying and enforcing compliance with environmental or safety and health risks, policies and procedures.
  • Skill in written and verbal communication in the development and presentation of training and training materials.
  • Skill in utilizing computer hardware and software to analyze database financial and statistical information and to generate regulatory, budget, requests for proposals and management level reports.
  • Skill in mediating, negotiating and reaching consensus in contracts or litigation.
  • Skill in prioritizing, assigning, reviewing and evaluating work.
  • Skill in implementing and enforcing compliance with policies, procedures and internal controls.
  • Skill in effectively utilizing customer service and public relations methods and techniques in responding to inquiries and complaints.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate work generally in an office setting. There is frequent need to walk, sit, talk, hear, use of hands to finger, handle or feel and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Risk Management or Business Administration and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in risk management including two (2) years at the supervisory level, or any equivalent combination of training and experience required. Advanced Public Risk Management Certificate is preferred, and a valid Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: E
B/U: None
Last revision: October 2001
Overtime: No
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