The Director of Risk Management is a new role as the Risk Manager position has been elevated to a director level position reflecting the critical nature of the County's risk programs. The Director will oversee various risk programs including, workers' compensation, general liability, loss control, occupational safety and insurance programs. The major issues facing the Department relate to cost control especially in the areas of hospital claims and workers compensation cases. A key consideration in addressing costs includes a proactive focus on greater levels of safety training and continual employee education and awareness of these issues.
The Department has a staff of 37 FTEs and a budget of $10.7 million. The entirety of the County's risk management program is self-administered.
The Director will oversee various risk programs and work on the major issues facing the Department related to cost control especially in the areas of hospital claims and workers compensation cases. A key consideration in addressing costs includes a proactive focus on greater levels of safety training and continual employee education and awareness of these issues.
Risk management expertise will be essential in light of the County's self-administration of programs. An added element of complexity results from having a full service County hospital and the potential exposures and liabilities that exist within a medical facility. Minimum Qualifications Education:
A Bachelor's degree in public or business administration, accounting, finance, risk management, insurance or a closely related field is also required.Experience:
Five (5) or more years of professional experience in the administration of a full service risk management program, including at least two (2) years in a management or supervisory capacity. Expertise in the areas of general liability, property and liability claims management, and workers' compensation administration, all within a comprehensive, large-scale program is required for this role.
The successful candidate is expected to have experience within a represented environment making a public sector background highly desirable.
Professional certifications such as a Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Financial Risk Manager (FRM), and Professional Risk Manager (PRM) are also highly desirable. Selection Process TO APPLY:
If you are interested in pursuing this desirable job opportunity, please visit: www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume, and contact information, including email addresses for five work-related references (who will not be contacted until after an interview takes place).Filing Deadline: June 21, 2019
If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact Paul Kimura at 408.399.4424 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Bill Lopez at 408.888.4099 or by email: email@example.com.To view the job brochure for this position, please click on the following link: https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/58798/Director-of-Risk-Managment-Contra-Costa-brochure-2019-pdfCONVICTION HISTORY
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