Business Manager – Accounting, Business Manager – Risk Management
Under administrative direction, plan, organize and coordinate the services and activities of the District's property, liability and workers' compensation insurance and claims administration programs; coordinate and oversee the District's light duty/return to work program; develop, implement and monitor safety training programs; train and evaluate the performance of professional and support staff; perform related duties as assigned.
The classification specification does not describe all duties performed by all incumbents within the class. This summary provides examples of typical tasks performed in this classification.
Plan, organize and coordinate the services and activities of the District's insurance programs and workers' compensation claims administration programs; assure compliance with applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations. E • Coordinate the reviewing, selecting and negotiating of claims administrators and insurance brokers; research, analyze, cost out and make recommendations regarding proposed bids, contracts and amendments. E • Monitor and evaluate the service provided by brokers of record, service providers and insurance programs. E • Direct preparation of records and reports necessary to develop cost analysis and safety loss prevention summaries for guidance of management. E • Use risk analysis techniques to determine insurance needs and develop coverage conditions and specifications for brokers. E • Inspect facilities and grounds to evaluate conditions affecting safety and risk management control. E • Negotiate adjustments of insured and uninsured loss claims with insurance carriers within specified dollar amounts and assist legal representatives to provide information for litigation of insurance risk. E • Train and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions; assure confidential, quality customer service is provided to employees and others seeking assistance with workers' compensation matters. E • Coordinate and oversee the District's light duty/return to work program; consult with medical professionals and consultants regarding employee injuries, medical treatments, therapy requirements, length of recuperation, work restrictions and special accommodations to assist injured employees return to work; schedule Americans with Disabilities (ADA) meetings with employees. E • Coordinate ergonomic evaluations; analyze claims for frequency and severity; develop a model Injury Illness and Prevention Program (IIPP); represent the District during CAL-OSHA inspections, visits, and hearings; coordinate responses to citations. E • Oversee the receipt, completion, distribution and posting of workers' compensation forms, notices and employer reports to designated claims administrator for claim handling and adjustment. E • Oversee the internal investigations of claims; provide assistance to site representatives and supervisors in the preparation of accident reports; contact and interview administrators, supervisors and employees to obtain needed information. E • Oversee insurance claims reporting and submission of information to appropriate insurance agency, and provide assistance to site representatives in coordinating completion of repairs. E • Assure the accuracy of and forward forms and employer reports to designated claims administrator for claim handling and adjustment; review claims with attorneys and claims administrator; attend hearings and trials as needed. E • Coordinate workers' compensation benefits with the claims administrator, District departments, attorneys, doctors, clinics and employees; participate in the settlement of claims; review settlement documents for accuracy and completeness; evaluate attorney services; audit the actions of attorneys. E • Oversee clerical accounting activities of the workers' compensation program and related contracts; analyze, calculate and assure accuracy of various fees and benefit payments; review and approve financial reports and bank reconciliations. E • Compose communications and oversee the publication and distribution of workers' compensation informational materials such as manuals, guides, handbooks, posting notices and brochures. E • Develop policy and procedural manuals related to District claims reporting, administration and investigation, medical management and litigation management. E • Serve as a liaison between the District, employees, claims administrator representatives and pools in which the District is a member; remain current on vendor and legislature policy changes; implement legislative updates pertaining to insurance issues. E • Review industrial accident reports and workers' compensation claims to identify trends and recommend corrective measures. E • Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate medical services provided to injured workers by clinics and other medical professionals; make recommendations regarding retaining medical services. E • Communicate with District employees, administrators and outside agencies such as vendors, claims administration firms, defense counsels, investigation firms and medical clinics and other medical professionals to coordinate activities, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information. E • Develop and conduct in-service employee workshops, seminars and other communication strategies related to workers' compensation and safety training; assure safety committees are implemented at sites. E • Prepare or supervise the preparation of a wide variety of auditable reports, records, databases and files related to assigned activities; assure timely filing of State workers' compensation filing forms such as the Public Self Insurer's Annual Report. E • Provide technical expertise and information to management regarding assigned functions and recommends the formulation of policies, procedures and programs; advise management of unusual trends or problems and recommend appropriate corrective action. E • Participate in the development and preparation of preliminary budgets for assigned activities and insurance coverage; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established guidelines and limitations. E • Operate a computer and assigned software; drive a District or personal vehicle to conduct work. E • Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, conferences and workshops to maintain current knowledge of laws, codes, rules and regulations related to assigned functions; prepare and deliver oral presentations as requested. E
Note: At the end of some of the duty statements there is an italicized "E" which identifies essential duties required of the classification. This is strictly for use in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Education and Training: A Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, human resources management or a related field is required.
Experience: Three years of experience coordinating large scale workers' compensation claims programs, including one year in a managerial capacity is required. Workers' compensation claims administration experience in a public school district is highly desirable.
A Master's degree in business administration, public administration, or human resources management may substitute for one year of the required experience.
Sixteen quarter or fifteen semester units of College University Extension courses specific to workers compensation administration, return to work programs, disability programs management, ADA, Cal-Osha, California workers compensation employment law and related topics may substitute for one year of the required experience.
Any other combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired skills, knowledge or abilities may be considered.
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive Benefits Package: The District provides excellent medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits as well as an income protection plan for eligible Classified employees.
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12 month Classified Management employees earn vacation at the rate of 21 days per year (.081 hour for each hour worked).
12 month Classified Management employees earn 13 working days of sick leave each year which are accumulated indefinitely. Employees of other California school districts who have accrued sick leave may transfer it to LBUSD in accordance with the California Education Code.
12 month Classified Management employees receive 13 paid holidays per year.
Internal Number: 19-0151-5171
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