Safety and Risk Manager
General Description : This is a professional position requiring comprehensive technical knowledge and skills. The incumbent manages Countywide programs of risk management, safety and loss prevention, claims administration for all workers' compensation, property damage, automobile liability and general liability claims for Hanover County Government and Hanover County Public Schools. The incumbent works with assigned staff to implement programs and processes for managing and reducing the financial impact of safety and liability losses and monitors programs for effectiveness.; performs related work as required.
Organization : The incumbent manages the Safety and Risk Management Division, including assigned staff, and performs work under the general supervision of the Director of Human Resources.
Essential Functions :
- Manages and oversees the activities and operations of the Risk Management division to include work allocation, training, problem resolution, and recommendations for personnel actions.
- Develops and implements the County's safety program, safety manual and training programs.
- Oversees the administration of claims, data and records, and the production of relevant reports and data analysis.
- Collaborates with Department Director and County Administration to negotiate policy terms and conditions with insurance companies, and oversees the administration of insurance coverage.
- Oversees the maintenance of accurate data on certificates of insurance, property and vehicle inventories, and valuations.
- Partners with County departments and Schools to assess and reduce public risks associated with the County's and Schools' operations, products, services, activities and events; makes recommendations to eliminate, control or minimize risks.
- Partners with County departments and Schools to provide a safe environment compliant with all applicable local, state and federal laws for employees to work and the public to enjoy County-owned properties; evaluates safe work practices and provides corrective guidance.
- Researches, evaluates and makes recommendations regarding risk management, loss control and claims administration strategies by investigating and analyzing causes, patterns, or trends that could result in compensatory events
- Responsible for system administration of incident and claims management software and automated systems; duties include developing and maintaining documentation of system administration tasks, maintaining software configuration, controlling system access and training department users.
- Assists departments with interpretation of various Federal, State, and Local safety and health regulations.
- Provides assistance and direction related to the County's workers' compensation, liability, property insurance.
- Conducts required incident investigations related to insurance and safety programs.
- Develops and implements management reporting tools necessary to report and evaluate safety and risk functions.
- Performs related work as assigned.
Working Conditions :
• Chemicals - may come in contact with hazardous chemicals during workplace inspections.
• Conditions - may encounter adverse environment in completing field investigations.
• Field - Must travel to work sites as needed.
C. Physical Effort
• Minimal - requires some physical ability and stamina to conduct field work.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of risk management, insurance, claims administration loss prevention and control, safety administration, OSHA, and safety requirements, required. Strong interpersonal, project development and management skills in a multi-discipline environment, required. Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Strong PC skills (especially MS Office Professional), preferred.
Education, Experience and Training : Bachelor's degree in safety, occupational health, finance, business or a related field with at least five (5) years' safety and risk management experience, including two (2) years in a supervisory position required, and knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health, employee safety training, and the development of oral and written safety programs; experience in insurance practices, claims and records management desired - OR - Any equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. Possession of professional certification in safety (CSP) and/or environmental management (CHMM) preferred.
• Criminal Records Check, including fingerprinting
• Valid Commonwealth of Virginia Driver's License
• Twelve-month probationary period
Revision Date : March 2021
Closing Date/Time: Continuous