Reporting to the Deputy Director – Department and Board Relations and in conjunction with the Finance Director, the Risk Administrator is responsible for developing, coordinating and controlling a comprehensive risk management program designed to minimize the County’s exposure to loss. Administers accident and claims investigations, safety and loss prevention and development of premium and budget preparations.
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
*Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff, elected officials, county departments, vendors, government agencies, and the public.
*Develops and maintains county-wide Safety Program and safety policies and procedures.
*Insures that appropriate and effective safety training is performed to support the County’s Safety Program.
*Establishes and coordinates safety inspections, hazard identification and corrective actions.
*Administers self-insured worker’s compensation program including program development, claims investigation, coordination of medical services and return to work; represents the County at DILHR hearings on disputed claims.
*Administers liability insurance programs including program development, internal investigation, recommending defense counsel, development of defense strategies, preparing disallowances, verifying coverage and maintaining claims and litigation files.
*Develops and manages comprehensive County-wide occupation health, wellness, and safety program designed to reduce exposure to loss and claims. Keeps abreast of laws, regulations and industry standards in municipal health and safety program areas.
*Advises claims administrators, insurance adjusters, defense counsel, and affected County departments on the status and disposition of all property and casualty claims.
*Provides professional advice on risk management issues to county administration; responds to requests for information and advice from county staff, government agencies, and the public.
*Advises departments on appropriate insurance coverage limits; develops insurance specifications and indemnification agreements for bids and contracts; reviews all contracts and certificates of insurance to ensure compliance with insurance and indemnification requirements.
*Selects and oversees the maintenance of the risk management recordkeeping system.
*Administers self-insured vehicle collision program including program development, repair authorization, subrogation actions, payments and negotiated settlements.
*Works with other members of the Finance team to develop premium projections and allocations for various self-insured and commercial insurances, prepares workers compensation insurance audit, develops and maintains rating information. *Works with other members of the Finance team to develop the annual insurance budgets.
*Either develops or works with insurance carriers to maintain schedules of insurable properties. Works with other members of the Finance team to select commercial insurance coverages, prepares most insurance coverage renewable applications.
*Supports other members of the Finance team in preparing the annual vehicle assignment report by vehicle policy.
*Formulates procedures relating to the County’s claims reporting; develops and maintains loss history and loss statistics used in the development of experience and exposure rating factors.
*Represents the County at the Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company meetings.
*Assists with special projects as assigned and annual financial audit as requested by the auditors.
*Maintains regular and predictable attendance, works overtime/extra hours as required.
*Performs other duties as assigned.
*Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management, or a related field, with three to five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the area of administrating Worker’s Compensation claims, property and casualty claims, safety programs or insurance administration.
*Or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Required or Preferred Skills:
*Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
*Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, calculate decimals and percents, and make use of the principles of statistical inference.
*Ability to comprehend and interpret a variety of documents including lawsuits and claims, bank statements, account summaries, billing invoices, insurance policies, actuarial reports, State statutes, budgets, etc
*Ability to prepare a variety of documents including budgets, allocation schedules, annual and other reports, policy manuals, claim forms, valuation forms, etc.
*Ability to use and interpret medical, legal, and insurance terminology.
*Ability to communicate effectively with claimants, defense attorneys, adjusters, sales representatives doctors, professional service providers, department managers, auditors, and others verbally and in writing.
OUTAGAMIE COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, THE COUNTY WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND ENCOURAGES BOTH PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES AND INCUMBENTS TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL ACCOMMODATIONS WITH THE EMPLOYER.
Deadline Note: Deadline may close sooner if qualified applicant is hired.