The City of Greeley is seeking a high performing experienced Risk and Safety Business Partner to develop and maintain a City-wide risk management and safety program. This role will report directly to the Risk Safety and Benefits Officer and will be responsible for city-wide planning, organizing, coordinating, and managing of a comprehensive risk management and safety program designed to protect the City from exposure to risks that could have adverse consequences to City operations, financial position, or community relations. Span of responsibility also includes City-wide loss prevention and control programs, including environmental protections, insurance procurement and claims handling functions.
Risk Management Program Administration
Supports the Risk, Safety and Benefits Officer regarding all aspects of the City’s Enterprise Risk Management initiatives and Environmental Health and Safety Programs.
Evaluates, designs, and implements City-wide alternative risk management and mitigation techniques, strategies, and evaluates their effectiveness.
Develops, implements, and monitors related work plans to achieve goals and performance measures.
Develops related goals and other program performance expectations.
Participates in contract review processes for the City to ensure minimization of risk.
Builds City-wide support and visibility for risk management and loss control programs and initiatives.
Accumulates and analyzes loss data and develops annual risk management reports.
Serves on a variety of internal committees and/or task forces.
Represents the City in outreach functions and professional groups and organizations.
Participates in disaster recovery planning for the City.
Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Program Administration
Designs, organizes, administers, and coordinates a City-wide EHS program to identify and analyze job hazards and work environments for workplace safety.
Develops and implements programs, initiatives, and incentives to reduce accidents, occupational illnesses, and exposure to long-term health hazards in order to improve workplace safety.
Develops and conducts safety-training to employees and supervisors on various job skills, proper job instruction, personal protective equipment (PPE) usage, job hazard analyses, etc.
Collaborates with internal departments regarding health and safety, and workers’ compensation programs.
Interprets federal, state and local laws, policies, and procedures to ensure the City’s EHS programs are in compliance (i.e. EPA, DEQ, FTA, FSMCA, etc.). Oversees inspections performed by outside agencies.
Conducts safety assessments of various City safety programs and workplace environments
Chairs the City’s Risk and Safety Committee
Claims Handling Administration
Designs, organizes, administers, and coordinates the City’s claims management strategies as outlined in the municipal code (i.e. property damage, tort claims, workers’ compensation, pre-litigation, etc.).
Manages, directs, and oversees the investigation, administration, and adjudication of such claims including claims involving subrogation and salvage.
Oversees and monitors the City’s Third Party Administrators (TPAs) to ensure the proper and efficient handling of claims (i.e. gathering data, record keeping, claims reviews, loss trending purposes, financial value of claims).
Builds, maintains, and manages relationships with claims adjusters, insurers, outside legal counsel, etc.
Collaborates with and assists the City Attorney’s Office (CAO) on litigated claims.
Oversees periodic claims reviews and assists in claims cost control.
Conducts post-accident investigations to identify corrective actions and safety program enhancement.
Oversees the City’s modified work program and return-to-work program.
Insurance Program Administration
Assist the Risk, Safety and Benefits Officer in the design and administration of the City’s insurance portfolio including the management of brokers, insurers and TPAs for purchase of insurance coverages within a broad range of risk exposures, excluding employee insurance benefits.
Collaborates with applicable internal departments and oversees the compilation of underwriting information and specifications for coverage placement and recommends the selection of insurance carriers.
Administers the self-insurance fund for claims paid within deductibles and self-insured retentions.
Conducts periodic review of City assets and oversees inspections performed by insurers.
Participates in budget reviews involving the City’s self-insurance fund.
Frequent contact with employees and the public, both in person and on the telephone;
Requires ability to perform multiple tasks at one time with frequent interruptions;
Work is performed with extended periods of time at a fixed station;
Work is safe to having minimal hazards that are typically found in a general office environment where there is rarely little or no exposure to injury or accident;
The employee frequently is required to sit and talk or hear customers.
Operate standard office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements.
Vision enough to interpret computer screens and documents to assist the public and complete work assignments; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Manual dexterity enough to accurately input, retrieve and verify work assignments.
Use of hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
Occasional light to moderate physical effort that includes: stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling; frequent standing or walking; frequently lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds; maintaining arms and hands in the same position for repetitive tasks and frequently working with light objects and light hand tools;
Extensive computer work primarily performed at a desk.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Insurance, Risk Management, Safety or related field required
Five (5) years of progressive and combined experience in Risk Management, Insurance, Environmental Health and Safety, Workers’ Compensation and/or Claims Administration and strategy required
Expertise in a variety of risk, safety, workers’ compensation/return-to-work program design and implementation and regulatory requirements in alignment with EPA, DEQ, FTA, FMCSA, WC laws required
Experience in managing Third Party Administrators (TPAs) and other vendors required
Master’s degree in Public Health or related field desired
Greater than five (5) years of progressive and combined experience in Risk Management, Insurance, Environmental Health and Safety, Workers’ Compensation or Claims Administration desired
Experience with self-funded insurance programs desired
Experience working in a public entity environment desired
Proficient in interpreting state statutes and administrative rules desired
Three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory role desired
Proven success in strategic planning and project management, with the ability to work accurately with minimal supervision
Excellent organizational skills with proven ability to plan, organize, prioritize, execute and effectively manage multiple complex projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment, while consistently meeting deadlines.
Outstanding verbal and written communication, presentation, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
Advanced people management and leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to lead, mentor, and develop employees; and ability to work successfully as part of a team
Strong analytical and quantitative skills a must for conducting financial and claims analyses and acumen to determine ROI and strategic insights
Meticulous attention to detail with an appreciation of complexity and risk
Advanced problem solving skills with a passion for creating simple solutions
Advanced experience with Microsoft Office programs and/or Microsoft 365
Ability to handle confidential information with sensitivity and discretion.
About City Of Greeley
We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Plus, working for the City of Greeley means that you are working for your community. That's something that you can feel good about! And our employees do feel good - a recent employee survey showed that our employees are engaged and inspired, feel pride in their work, feel that the City is continuously improving and that they receive opportunities for career development.