Director – Human Resources, Director – Risk Management
Community: World-famous attractions District: Award-winning schools Health Benefits: 100% employer contribution towards employee and family premiums
BASIC FUNCTION Under the general direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Business, the Director of Risk Management implements, manages, and monitors the District’s risk management, workers compensation, and insurance programs; public liability, property damage, student injury claims, loss prevention program, and employee benefit programs. Serves as the District’s liaison with legal counsel, physicians, claimants, administrators, and brokers. Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel.
Note: The duties below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification, and are not to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of responsibilities.
· Directs and oversees the District’s risk management program, including workers’ compensation, public liability, property damage, and employee benefit programs including COBRA; coordinates and manages the District’s loss prevention program; develops and establishes risk management policies and procedures.
Serves as the District’s liaison with legal counsel, physicians, claimants, administrators, and brokers. Trains, supervises, and evaluates the performance of assigned staff; interviews and selects employees; recommends transfers, reassignments, terminations, and disciplinary actions. · Oversees the preparation of reports of work related injury or illness; determines and authorizes appropriate medical treatment; coordinates claims reporting and investigation with the District’s third party administrator.
· Reviews and analyzes the District’s current position for compliance with established codes, laws, and procedures related to general liability, workers’ compensation, and benefits; makes required changes to assure District compliance; researches compliance issues and develops written plans and procedures accordingly; develops and implements employee training programs; coordinates efforts to assure compliance; advises decision-makers and recommends methods for avoiding liability and other high-cost risks associated with school and District activities.
· Plans, administers, and implements a risk management program meeting with legal and financial constraints. · Assesses and evaluates the District’s exposure to risk; recommends, implements, and monitors risk avoidance, risk transfer, risk sharing, and risk financing options for the District’s workers’ compensation, property, casualty, general liability programs, employee and student safety, and other exposures through appropriate prevention and loss control programs; meets with staff to evaluate and recommend employee security practices and procedures.
· Develops, manages, and administers the property and liability insured programs; develops RFPs for consultants; reviews and investigates all incident reports and claims; works cooperatively with third-party administrators; legal counsel and investigators; and negotiates settlements where authorized.
· Directs and manages the workers’ compensation program; establishes, implements, and seeks to improve methods of proper reporting, investigation, and paying claims and benefits; develops with third-party administrators, legal counsel, and investigators; determines next level of care or employee’s ability to return to prior position; coordinates assignments and monitors employees on modified duty.
· Develops, implements, and coordinates the District employee and retiree benefits insurance programs, including health/medical, dental, vision, life, long-term care, and employee assistance programs; researches insurance options; coordinates eligibility and resolves disputes; manages new employee benefit orientations; manages terminating employee benefit continuation through COBRA and other legal requirements; develops and implements the annual District-wide open enrollment program; prepares related documents; plans, organizes, and manages employee information meetings for current and retired employees.
· Oversees the processing of claims against the District; develops and coordinates District claims against others; investigates claims and represent the District at court or related meetings.
· Manages the administration of the District’s health plan and assist employees with the interpretation of fringe benefit contracts, claims, and discrepancies in billings.
Provides the District and its operating units with information regarding insurance coverage and solutions for insurance problems. · Provides instruction related to accident reporting and claims procedures.
· Prepares and maintains a variety of narrative and statistical records and reports related to risk management areas; develops and revises plans, procedures, policies, regulations, proposals, specifications and correspondence.
· Attends and conduct a variety of meetings; represent the District at JPA meetings.
· Performs related duties as assigned.
CHAIN OF COMMAND
Lead(s): Assists with planning, assigning, and monitoring the work of employees Received from: Assistant Superintendent of Business Given to: Benefits Technician, Risk Management Technician Supervisor: Plans, assigns, and evaluates the work of employees Received from: Assistant Superintendent of Business Given to: Benefits Technician, Risk Management Technician
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES KNOWLEDGE OF:
· Principles, methods, procedures, trends, and concepts pertaining to risk management and benefits administration.
· Procedures and techniques for coordination of risk management and loss prevention programs.
· Laws relating to workers’ compensation insurance, health insurance coverage, employer liability, public liability, and claims processing.
· Affordable Care Act, including 6055 and 6056 record keeping and reporting requirements.
· CAL/OSHA laws, regulations, and safety inspection methods.
· Methods of cost projection, risk identification, and risk analysis.
· Effective safety programs and loss control.
· Claims processing procedures.
· Budget preparation and control.
· Proper English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
· Oral and written communication skills.
· Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and courtesy.
· Research methods and report writing techniques
· Record-keeping and report writing skills.
· Principles and practices of effective organization, management, supervision, training and planning.
· Effectively plan and direct the work of others.
· Prepare and revise narrative and statistical reports, policies, regulations, proposals, specifications, procedures and correspondence.
· Work independently with little supervision.
· Formally deliver presentations to groups.
· Learn, interpret, and apply or make decisions requiring applications of related laws, regulations, policies, rules and contract provisions to a wide variety of situations and provisions of group and District insurance contracts.
· Establish and maintain positive, effective, and cooperative working relationships with employees, administration, employee representatives, insurance carrier representatives, and business and community representatives.
· Meet schedules and time lines.
· Plan and organize work.
· Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
· Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
· Effectively operate computer/software systems (e.g. spreadsheets, database management, word processing, PowerPoint, etc.) and other standard office equipment.
WORKING CONDITIONS ENVIRONMENT:
The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, residences, or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.
The work is deskbound. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of items (5 to 25 pounds); drives a vehicle to conduct work. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION:
Any combination equivalent to: bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, risk management, or closely related field.
A bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field supplemented by a Chief Business Official Certificate, Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation, Certified Risk Managers Program (CSRM) designation, Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification, or related designation/certification.
Five years of combined experience, including at least one year at a supervisory level, including increasingly responsible experience in risk management, loss prevention or insurance administration. A Chief Business Official Certificate, Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation, Certified Risk Managers Program (CSRM) designation, Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification, or related designation/certification may be substituted for one year of required experience.
Certification as an Associate in Risk Management is highly desirable.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of a valid, appropriate California driver’s license at time of appointment, and throughout employment in a position in this classification. Proof of current California auto liability insurance at time of appointment, and throughout employment in a position in this classification. Personal transportation for job-related travel throughout the District. Any other combination of training and/or experience that could likely provide the desired skills, knowledge or abilities may be considered.
Additional Salary Information: Health Benefits: 100% employer contribution towards employee and family premiums
Founded in 1898, the AUHSD has a student population of approximately 32,000. The AUHSD is one of the largest school districts in the state, with an average daily-attendance rate of 31,000 students.
The district covers 46 square miles and stretches across the cities of Anaheim, Cypress, Buena Park, La Palma and Stanton. Our students, who speak 46 different languages in their homes, attend 20 c...ampuses and come to us from five feeder elementary districts.
We have 2,734 employees, approximately 1,300 of whom are teachers. Our physical plant is enormous—20 campuses equal to the size of two Anaheim stadiums, plus parking lots.