Date Posted: 9/5/2018
Employer: Sutter County
Salary Range: $5,242 - $6,477/Monthly
The Position: A 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off and occasional overtime, evening and weekend work is required for this position. The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill any future opening(s) in this class for up to nine months.
Under general management of the Human Resources Director, performs administrative, professional and technical functions involving coordination of General Liability Claims, Worker's Compensation, Wellness, Injury and Illness, and Return to Work programs and provides risk management support services to county departments, claims administration, claims adjustment, litigation and procurement of insurance.
Job Duties: Develops, evaluates and implements objectives, policies and procedures for the County's General Liability Claims, Worker's Compensation and other Risk Management programs; coordinates investigation and adjustment of liability or worker's compensation claims and monitors the progress of claims assigned to law firms, investigators or other specialized consultants; performs analytical functions associated with the County’s self-funded health insurance benefit, including eligibility and enrollment activities and plan design review; conduct and manage the County’s Interactive Process Meetings; determines extent of county liability and estimates settlement value of claims to make adjustments and settle claims within assigned monetary authority; prepares reserve data for actuarial analysis;makes funding recommendations; makes recommendations on settlement or denial of large claims and represents the County in small claims actions; prepares specifications for purchase of insurance and participates in policy term negotiations to assist in establishing departmental budget and monitoring expenditures; coordinates Countywide Wellness Initiatives and Health Benefit Committee Activities; allocates insurance premiums to user departments; prepares reports and recommendations to management and Board regarding policies and claims; may serve as the county’s designated representative or alternate on TRINDEL and CSAC EIA Board of Directors, and at public meetings, conferences, seminars, etc. relative to assigned activities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The following are the minimum qualifications for this position. Possession of these qualifications does not ensure that an applicant will be interviewed. Applications will be reviewed in comparison with all other applications received and only the most qualified will be interviewed.
Knowledge of: Practices/procedures involved in investigation, evaluation, adjustment and settlement of personal injury, property, liability and worker's compensation claims; applicable provisions of California Vehicle Code, Government Code, CAL/OSHA safety regulations and legal decisions pertaining to personal, property and worker's compensation liability and to safety program and practices; basic occupational safety principles; principles of insurance risk and experience analysis, reserving, accounting and statistical record keeping; principles and practices necessary to prepare risk management budgets; legal proceedings and protocols governing risk management issues; principles and techniques of injury and illness prevention, standard office equipment; and basic computer applications and techniques.
Ability to: Plan, develop and coordinate the County's liability and worker's compensation programs; interact effectively with personnel at all organizational levels; collect, interpret and evaluate data, validate conclusions, define and select appropriate alternatives; plan, coordinate and initiate action necessary to implement recommendations or decisions; read and interpret a variety of complex policies and regulations pertaining to insurance coverage for personal injury, property damage and medical malpractice; write complex reports in a clear, complete and concise manner; investigate, adjust and settle a wide variety of general liability, property and worker's compensation claims; plan, initiate and coordinate work assignments; operate standard office equipment; and utilize various software programs relevant to the position.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration, Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene or closely related field of study; two years of progressively responsible professional risk management experience, preferably in a public agency; or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Special Requirements: Essential duties require the following physical and work requirements: Requires the ability to maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of exercising sound judgment and rational thinking under varied circumstances; the ability to exert a small amount of physical effort in sedentary to light work involving moving from one area of the office to another; ability to see; ability to hear and communicate orally; requires sufficient hand/eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements, such as using a computer, typing, data entry or use of other office equipment or supplies; ability to operate a motor vehicle.
License or Certificate: Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.