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STATUS:Regular, Full Time
LOCATION:220 N. Main St.
Under general supervision, proactively administers prevention program and facilitates the administration of claims. Coordinates the development and administration of comprehensive insurance programs involving property liability and other special coverage necessary to protect the County's interest. Performs basic claims handling functions in the management of litigation. Coordinates, prioritizes and manages office support and related work for the department. Performs related duties as assigned.
Essential Duties:

  • Identifies and assesses all casual risk loss to which the County's assets are exposed and analyzes such risks to determine whether they can be eliminated or minimized.
  • Researches, develops, negotiates and implements loss funding and risk financing mechanisms. Writes and negotiates specifications for insurance quotations.
  • Administers underwriting functions of self-insurance programs.
  • Assists County departments in identifying and correcting environmental conditions in work practices that could result in injuries or claims.
  • Inspects County facilities to detect existing or potential accident or health hazards and recommends corrective or preventative measures where indicated.
  • Formulates and implements general safety policies and programs and measures to be followed by the County.
  • Reviews all claims lodged against the County and initiates appropriate investigations.
  • Monitors and administers claim reporting and handling.
  • Prepares reports as necessary for each of the various insurance and self-insurance programs including risk management cost projections, loss projections and program income and expense projections.
  • Prepares and/or makes presentations to the Board of Commissioners, internal Departments and external organizations of interests with, or as a representative of, County Administration. Designs presentation materials (e.g., printed and/or computer materials) utilizing current technology.
  • Analyzes data, trends and alternatives and makes recommendations regarding such matters as organizational structure, budget development and administration, staff, facilities, equipment, productivity and policy and procedure modification. May coordinate the development of one or multiple budgets.
  • Discusses findings with management staff and assists in implementing changes resulting from studies and analyses.
  • Attends and participates at high level strategy meetings involving the County Administrator and other department heads.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Computer applications related to the work.
  • Standard office practices, including the operation of standard office equipment.
  • Basic supervisory principles and practices.
  • Basic budgetary principles and practices.
  • Interpreting, applying and explaining data, complex laws, policies, regulations and opinions.
  • Using sound, independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Maintaining accurate records and files and managing deadlines.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Understanding of municipal insurance programs and needs.
  • Standard Loss Control methods.
  • Review of insurance policies, language, conditions, and exclusions.
  • Possession of a valid Michigan driver's license.
  • Professional Risk Manager (PRM) certification is beneficial.
  • Possession of a certificate from a paralegal course is beneficial.
Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone.
These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree with studies in risk management, finance, business administration, public administration, insurance or legal studies or a field related to the work.
Three (3) years of experience in risk management, including responsibility for analyzing and processing liability claims, insurance procurement as well as experience with a municipality preferred.
This class description intends to identify the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be interpreted as all inclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge for successful job performance.


CONTROL NUMBER: 2205-1100-3118-0001


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