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Risk Manager

Location : Ocala
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 10823220
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 60
Required Education : Bachelors Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

This is a highly responsible administrative, professional and technical position directing the management of the Employee and Employer Insurance Programs for the City of Ocala. These programs encompass employee benefits, workers' compensation, liability and property insurance for the City. This position reports to the HR/Risk Director.
Responsible for preparing recommendations for the types, kinds and amounts of insurance and self-insurance to be maintained, including financing of same, to protect the City and its employees This involves analyzing data, exploring and recommending alternative plan designs or policies to ensure the most cost effective insurance programs while maintaining quality benefits, as well as researching, interpreting and applying rules, policies and procedures for the proper administration and implementation of each insurance plan.

Coordinates with Broker to develop requests for proposals relating to employee and employer insurances, coordinates bid response timelines, creates comprehensive spreadsheets to summarize data, and coordinates the renewal and implementation of plan policies.

Responsible for the preparation, review and administration of the internal service funds budget. Prepares budget recommendations for both the employee and employer insurances, including recommendations for employee contribution levels and recommendations for allocations.

Oversees the annual open enrollment program for employee insurance benefits. Monitors and manages the programs handled by the third-party administrator for employee benefits.

Responsible for the investigation and review of incidents involving City employees. Participates in the "on call" team responding to incidents/accidents after hours for the employer insurance program.

Responsible for overall operation of the City Health Center.

Supervises and monitors the Department's accident/incident reporting process; reviews the 1001 reports received from City employees and the recommendations of the Safety Coordinator.

Reviews claims with contracted third-party claims administrator representatives to keeps abreast of activity and investigations regarding liability and workers' compensation and attends meetings and mediations in role as liaison with attorneys and workers' compensation medical provider.

Communicates in a professional manner with employees, claimants, and staff to gather information, disseminate information, and resolve minor difficulties associated with first party property claims, liability claims, and workers' compensation claims.

Researches and prepares information packets for management meetings and prepares and presents verbal and written reports.

Provides training, guidance and supervision for Risk Management staff and evaluates their performance.


Required Qualifications :

Graduation from a four-year accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Risk Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Healthcare Administration or a related field. Must have a minimum of five (5) years experience in benefits administration or employee insurance programs; or equivalent combination of training, education, and experience. Knowledge of governmental organization preferred.

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Operator Driver's License for required travel.

Preferred Certifications:
1. Florida Claims Adjuster
2. Associate Risk Management for Public Entities (ARM-P)
3. Group Benefits Administrator

Residency Requirement
Not Applicable

Knowledge of the principles of Risk Management, including insurance claims and loss control, finance and personnel. Ability to meet multiple deadlines. Ability to delegate, plan and review the work of technical administrative personnel. Must possess strong organizational skills. Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and to present ideas clearly, concisely, orally and in writing. Ability to work with individual City employees to solve problems. Ability to effectively communicate with all employees, officials and the general public. Ability to analyze and resolve a variety of Risk Management problems effectively. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Work Schedule: Full-Time, hours not specified

Salary: $55,800.00 - $95,500.00 Annually

Skills :
Benefits Administration Business Administration Claims Adjuster Communication Computer skills Public Administration Risk Management Written and Oral Communication
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