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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1337 - Risk Management Manager

Job Description

GRADE: 315

Under general supervision; performs work of considerable difficulty in designing, implementing and managing the identification, analysis, evaluation and treatment of the County’s exposure to accidental, unintended, or unforeseen losses through risk control and risk financing methods; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class spends a substantial amount of time performing work of a complex technical and administrative nature; work involves research, analysis, and coordination with staff from various departments for development and implementation of the County-wide risk management program; serves as the principal contact regarding the County’s risk management program; immediate direction is received from the Deputy Chief Financial Officer.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Develops and maintains the DuPage County Safety Manual
• Oversees and administers the County's Risk Management program, including loss prevention and risk management planning, safety and liability insurance activities
• Ensures compliance with state and federal laws and accreditation standards related to safety and risk management
• Provides technical guidance and works in cooperation with departments of the County to help assure that their safety and risk needs are being met
• Develops and implements policies and procedures for the identification, collection and analysis of risk related information
• Researches and determines best practices related to risk management and related cost controls
• Works in conjunction with Department of Human Resources to develop training programs and educates County Departments on risk management, and their respective responsibility in carrying out risk management activities
• Disseminates and advises on pertinent information regarding risk management, safety and loss control programs
• Evaluates safety and risk in DuPage County Facilities
• Performs risk assessments in emergency situations and makes recommendations on appropriate course of action
• Acts as the principal contact with Regulatory entities
• Prepares metrics related to worker’s compensation
• Participates in the worker’s compensation claims litigation process
• Works insurance carriers to determine best practices and strategies for lowering liability for the County
• Prepares statistical reports and makes recommendations regarding the provisions of general insurance
• Prepares and reviews insurance policies (e.g. safety, fire protection, environmental insurance, contractor insurance, etc.)
• Gives direction to staff or others on terms and status of insurance policies
• Works with staff, contractors and attorneys from other agencies, companies, insurance vendors, etc. regarding various insurance policies
• Coordinates with State’s Attorney’s Office representative to ensure insurance policies are developed in accordance with current legal practice
• Ensures insurance coverage is provided as required from others in relation to various policies
• Participates in negotiations and writing of various insurance policies
• Supervise work of subordinate staff
• Recommends hires and promotes, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Provides direction and language for insurance brokers in submitting requests for quotes and/or proposals
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• OSHA, workers' compensation and related safety standards and regulations
• Administrative principles and procedures related to program development and operations and loss prevention strategies and techniques
• Risk management, safety and loss control practices
• Insurance requirements
• Statistical and analytical principals that apply to loss prevention
• Insurance and legal terms as it relates to insurance policies and risk management
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and Leadership principles

Skill in:
• Injury and accident analysis and in determining remedial action
• Tactful negotiation with a wide variety of agencies and individuals
• Multi-tasking
• Establishing and maintaining working relationships
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Monitor an evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Safety and Health, Risk Management,  Business Administration, Finance or related field and seven years of progressively responsible experience in insurance management, risk management, or safety management; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, in high or precarious places, vibrations, loud noise, noxious odors, dusts, poor ventilation, unsanitary conditions, chemicals, oils, electricity, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises, travel, and other related conditions and situations.

Must possess and maintain in good standing a valid Illinois driver's license.