Under general direction, manage programs, staff, contracts and budgets related to a variety of general-to-specialized duties by assessing risk, identifying hazards in the workplace, managing and implementing the College's Risk and Environmental Health and Safety programs in accordance with local, State and federal regulations, laws, codes, and ordinances.
Representative Duties of the Class: The classification specification does not describe all duties performed by all incumbents within the class. This summary provides examples of typical tasks performed in this classification.
Perform a variety of complex and specialized duties in managing and administering the District's insurance and risk management programs; assess exposure to risk and adverse consequences for College operations, financial position or community reputation and recommend actions through indemnification or insurance to minimize exposure.
Plan, coordinate, implement and manage the College's Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) programs, including the handling, use, storage, clean up, containment, disposal and or abatement of hazardous materials, chemicals and spills; investigate accidents to identify causes; ensure that the appropriate procedures, including required occupational safety training and compliance (OSHA) requirements are followed and assure compliance with applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations.
Review, manage, implement and monitor projects, plans, processes, systems and procedures to achieve the College's goals, objectives and performance measures for risk management and environmental health and safety activities.
Manage and oversee the administration and adjudication of tort claims filed against the College for a wide range of issues; oversee the investigation of accidents and injuries and the evaluation of settlement of claims and subsequent appeals; oversee formulation of findings and recommendations for action and adjudication of claims for approval; Manage the investigation and resolution of a wide range of claims; examine and recommend risk management and loss control techniques including assumption, transfer and elimination of risk through both insurance and contractual means.
Keep current on, track and monitor laws and policies related to risk, safety and liability issues; review, analyze interpret and respond to changes in local, state and federal legislation to ensure College legal compliance.
Participate in the bidding and awarding processes for college insurance products; negotiate with the awarded vendor to assure the best price/coverage for the college for both new and existing vendors; review the insurance section of college contracts; manage distribution of Certificates of Insurance to outside sources; maintains Certificates of Insurance provided to the college from outside vendors providing contractual services to the college and for rental of facilities.
Manages automobile liability, fire, and property damage claims, including communications with attorneys, claims reviews, investigations, and negotiations of settlements.
Prevent and minimize liabilities through creation and implementation of College safety protocols related to the handling, use, storage, clean up, containment, disposal and or abatement of hazardous materials and chemicals.
Collect and analyze a variety of data and develop comprehensive reporting metrics for the College's Risk and Environmental Health and Safety Management programs; develop strategies, proposals and recommendations to implement College wide programs, policies and procedures designed to mitigate College liabilities and risk factors.
Plan, organize, administer and coordinate a District-wide loss prevention and control program to identify and analyze potential loss exposures; examines alternative risk management or loss control techniques; lead and participate in the development and delivery of new trainings, programs, initiatives and incentives to improve workplace safety and reduce the primary causes of claims filed against the College.
Participate in and establish, oversee and manage College relationships with contractors, vendors and attorneys providing services to the Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety department; participate on a wide variety of committees, work groups, task forces and other internal and external stakeholder teams; represent the College in professional groups and organizations.
Prepare and oversee the preparation and maintenance of a variety of presentations, reports, records and files related to assigned activities.
Participate in the development of assigned budget; recommend and approve expenditures in accordance with established policies and guidelines.
Manage, supervise and monitor the performance of assigned personnel; interview and select employees, establish performance requirements and personal development targets; provide coaching for performance improvement and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Distinguishing Characteristics of the Class: The Risk, Environmental Health and Safety Manager provides specialized subject matter expertise to manage programs and policies designed to mitigate the hazards, safety, liability, loss prevention and legal compliance concerns and to establish and promote a safe, accident-free and healthy campus environment.
Employment Standards: Knowledge of:
Local, State and federal laws related to environmental health and safety, public agency risk and liability.
Risk, safety, worker's compensation and general liability insurance programs and policies for the public community college system.
Oregon and Federal OSHA guidelines and laws.
Third party risk carriers and brokers of record.
Local, state and federal ordinances and laws related to general liability and worker's compensation.
Return to work programs.
National Incident Management System (NIMS) programs.
Owner Controlled Insurance Program insurance.
Data collection, analysis, and presentation techniques.
Liability and risk management laws and insurance related to general and bond funded public construction projects.
Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) projects.
Proper techniques, methods and procedures for the handling, storage and disposal of various hazardous materials, chemicals or other substances.
Safety practices and regulations to mitigate exposure to hazardous materials including asbestos abatement and lead paint encapsulation.
Environmental health and safety accident investigation techniques.
Indoor air quality and environmental quality standards and best management practices.
Principles of modern health, safety, industrial hygiene and environmental health.
Federal and Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSHA) regulations.
Computer software project management, database, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications.
Effective written and oral communication techniques.
Record keeping and report preparation techniques.
Techniques and principles of high-quality customer service.
Interpret, apply and explain laws, codes, rules and regulations related to assigned Environmental Health and Safety activities.
Lead operations and staff in District risk, liability and safety management activities.
Develop, deploy and train stakeholders on complex risk, liability and safety issues.
Work with external contractors, attorneys and insurance companies to represent the best interests of the District.
Supervise outside counsel and claims management organizations.
Assure compliance with applicable laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Monitor hazardous chemicals and materials used throughout the College.
Serve on and/or lead cross-functional teams, meetings and trainings related to risk and environmental health and safety management programs.
Maintain accurate records and compile and write clear and concise reports.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Meet deadlines and schedules, while adapting to changing work priorities.
Effectively supervise the work of staff.
Work independently with minimal supervision.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Operate a variety of office machines, technologies and software.
Special Requirements: Positions in this classification may require current certification in an industry recognized, examination based, Environmental Health and Safety designation such as: Associate Safety Professional (ASP),Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), Certified Health and Safety Manager (CHSM), or similar.
Positions in this classification may occasionally require wearing protective clothing, gear and equipment and may require variable work hours including occasional evenings, weekends and during emergency situations.
Positions in this classification require the use of a personal automobile, proof of insurance and possession of a valid driver's license.
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