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Under general direction of the City Attorney, directs the City’s Risk Management program. Identifies and quantifies areas of risk; develops, implements, and coordinates risk reduction programs including, but not limited to, workers compensation, property and liability insurance, and safety programs to reduce or eliminate financial and operational losses to the City. Manages Risk Management activities and issues throughout the City. This position is a merit employee position that has the protections found in Utah Code §10-3-1105.
May exercise technical and functional supervision over administrative support staff.
Prepare, recommend, and administer the Division of Risk Management budget and monitor fiscal matters to assure conformance with budget constraints and risk program initiatives.
Prepare and administer a risk management plan by developing standards and assessing and evaluating various risk mitigation techniques and assisting with implementation among City departments.
Conduct technical research analysis and prepare detailed reports and recommendations on issues concerning the functions and operations of risk programs. Assess potential risk impacts and make recommendations regarding interpretation and compliance options to City departments.
Consult with department heads and City officials to identify and remedy at-risk facilities, work processes, conditions and/or situations, providing technical advice, and coordinating training programs as needed.
Coordinate with a commercial broker and insurance carriers to develop, implement, and monitor cost-effective insurance programs to cover City-owned property, general liability, liability of vehicles and employees when warranted. Monitor commercial insurance coverage levels and endorsements as exposures change and new products become available.
Work with actuaries to understand and recommend appropriate levels of funding for City liabilities and risk management programs.
Develop and implement City-wide risk management policies and risk avoidance programs. Respond to inquiries on program policy and procedural matters as appropriate. Review and evaluate existing and pending safety rules and regulations. Identify, conduct, document, and/or arrange needed safety and liability training, and recommend incentive and recognition programs as part of the safety program.
Develop and maintain tracking and retrieval system for monitoring claims and potential claims filed against the City. Use system and data to understand City risks and assist City officials and employees in effectively managing risk.
Administer liability claims; conduct investigation of liability claims, including responding to incident scenes, preserving evidence, taking photos and/or video, taking statements, locating witnesses, and obtaining cost and repair estimates; manage claims processing, including validity and liability assessment, recommending legal dispositions, and documenting caseload. Assist the City’s insurance carrier and departments in gathering claims information, evaluating claims, minimizing City impacts and recommending corrective action is taken where necessary. Adjust City covered no-fault claims made under City ordinances; administer funds; communicate with claimants and work to facilitate the best outcome possible.
Administer Worker’s Compensation claims; compile, disseminate, and analyze OSHA Reports, incident investigations, safety programs, risk, accident, and loss reduction programs, and tracking of the risk management fund; encourage mitigation of costs and appropriate use of transitional duty; evaluate employee safety issues; participate in the process for and facilitate inspections of work sites to assure that the City is in compliance with all applicable state and federal safety codes, regulations and laws.
Participate in Emergency Management loss control initiatives; collaborate with other City departments in preparation for and responding to disasters.
Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations related to risk management.
Tort law, insurance adjusting practices, risk management principles, and safety practices, principles, and theories.
Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment.
Safe driving principles and practices.
Operating modern office equipment including computer equipment and software. Skills must include a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Operating a motor vehicle safely
Read, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures. Evaluate information against a set of standards.
Solve a problem by using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and propose quality options.
Use effective methods and techniques to deal with and resolve complex issues in a legally defensible manner.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Five years of progressively responsible experience in risk management, property and liability insurance or safety programs, claims adjusting, local government administration, or combination of such. Municipal risk management experience is preferred.
Education and/or Training:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in risk management, insurance, finance, public administration, law, or a related field.
License or Certificate:
Valid Utah driver license.
Associate of Risk Management (ARM) certification is preferred.
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
Ability to work in a standard office environment; travel to different sites and locations, prepare and make in-person and virtual presentation to groups including employees, elected and appointed officials, and outside organizations.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants must complete and submit a City application and resume to Human Resources through the website at www.westjordan.utah.gov. This position is open until filled. EOE.
About City of West Jordan
West Jordan is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. West Jordan is a rapidly growing suburb of Salt Lake City and has a mixed economy. According to the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 103,712, placing it as the fourth most populous in the state. The city occupies the southwest end of the Salt Lake Valley at an elevation of 4,330 feet (1,320 m). Named after the nearby Jordan River, the limits of the city begin on the river's western bank and end in the eastern foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains, where Kennecott Copper Mine, the world's largest man-made excavation is located.Settled in the mid-19th century, the city has developed into its own regional center. As of 2012, the city has four major retail centers; with Jordan Landing being one of the largest mixed-use planned developments in the Intermountain West. Companies headquartered in West Jordan include Mountain America Credit Union, Lynco Sales & Service, SME Steel, and Cyprus Credit Union. The city has one major hospital, Jordan Valley Medical Center, and a campus of Salt Lake Community College, which is designed to become the main campus by 2020.