Risk Team Leader
Frederick County Government 5 reviews - Frederick, MD

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Exempt; full-time; 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; full-benefits

This professional position performs a variety of technical and administrative duties related to the risk management function for the County, including loss prevention, general liability, property and casualty, professional liability and automobile insurance. This position identifies risk exposure, analyzes and evaluates exposures to accidental, legal and regulatory losses through inspections, records, contract reviews, manages claims processing activities, reviews claims in conjunction with the Procurement & Contracting Director and Assistant County Attorney. Supervision the Risk Management team; supervision is received by the Director Procurement and Contracting.

Examples of Work:
  • Ensure that the County’s loss control standards are implemented and maintained; r eview loss reporting information, recommending action to be taken where indicated
  • Coordinate and conduct loss control management evaluations, physical surveys, loss analyses and training to improve and maintain loss control activities
  • Establish and review insurance requirements for contracts, special events, and other insurable risks; r eview certificates of insurance received from vendors/contractors to ensure compliance with the County’s recommended/required insurance coverage and limits
  • Analyze insurance programs for adequacy of coverage, costs and adequacy of reserves, and evaluate insurance quotations from agents and brokers
  • Prepare specifications, with assistance from the Insurance Committee, covering the procurement of insurance, claims administration, consulting services, and other related products or services
  • Interpret and provide information on the County's insurance programs, and serve as liaison between the County, the Insurance Committee and insurance carriers
  • Assist with the development and implementation of risk management goals, objectives and procedures
  • Provide direction and services to control and minimize risk; evaluate effectiveness of programs and suggests modification to increase effectiveness
  • Review and evaluate risk management operations for the purpose of identifying risk exposures; as needed, m ake recommendations on risk management policies and procedures
  • Assist in preparing the proposed risk management budget; monitor expenditures against approved budget
  • Compose and review the insurance requirements section of the County’s request for proposals (RFP) and contracts
  • Develop presentations and conduct training workshops to promote awareness and program compliance
  • Complete property/ casualty insurance applications; monitor policies to for additional insurance and deductible payments
  • Compose and compile a variety of reports, memos and documents relative to program activities; prepare reports of County property damage, preparing requests for insurance reimbursements, restitution or subrogation
  • Research, analyze, and provide statistical data on County claims and losses
  • Investigate claims of damage or minor accidents; gather information and investigate claims; develop and implements recommendations to prevent similar incidents, and serves as primary contact for claimants and involved departments
  • Review recommendations of investigators; coordinate and oversee the settlement of claims and administer procedures for obtaining settlements and co nsults with legal counsel to determine proper actions
  • Maintain the County’s risk management files and documents; maintain the County’s driving permit program
  • Perform on-site audits of facilities at least semi-annually and assist with a variety of Risk Management projects
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Risk Management, Insurance, Business Administration or a related field
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible work experience in risk management or a closely related field
  • Minimum 1 year of supervisory work experience
  • Possession of a valid automobile operator's license with the ability to obtain and maintain a Frederick County Employee Driving Permit
  • Considerable knowledge of risk management standards and practices, principles of self-insurance, and loss control practices and administrative principles
  • Considerable knowledge of insurance safety standards and procedures, procedures related to insurance program development and operations, insurance risk determination and analysis, claims investigation and insurance accounting procedures
  • Knowledge of computer use in risk management analysis functions
  • Ability to analyze insurance risk, analyze exposures and activities and recommend appropriate levels of coverage
  • Ability to effectively compile, analyze and prepare detailed information and reports
  • Ability to effectively investigate claims and determine liability
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills
  • Current certification in any of the following areas - Associate in Claims (AIC), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), or Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)

Additional Information/Examination Process:

KIND OF EXAMINATION (may include):
  • An evaluation of training and experience
  • One or more interviews
  • A pre-employment drug test and physical examination

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