Property & Liability Risk Manager

Redwood Empire Schools' Insurance Group   Windsor, CA   Full-time     Other
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Posted on May 4, 2021

Principle Job Duties
• Supervise and direct district member Property & Liability losses covered under RESIG's
Memorandum of Coverage or insuring agreements.
• Manage a responsible caseload of highly complex property and liability claims with varying degrees of difficulty, to include investigation, litigation management, settlement and adjustment functions in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
• Represent RESIG members at settlement hearings, mediation or other court ordered processes with representatives from member districts and/or assigned legal counsel.
• Analyze and assess risks to develop education and training programs to build risk
awareness and prevention of risk based on claims and trends.
• Supervise and direct the processing of claims for the Property & Liability Department; receive new claims; enter claims information into a computer; set up and maintain claim files and records.
• Supervise outside investigators and attorneys who have been assigned claim responsibilities.
• Work closely with the Workers' Compensation and Loss Prevention Departments to make recommendations for the reduction of risk.
• Report and monitor claims with excess insurance carriers and brokers.
• Plan, develop and implement an overall risk management program for the organization and
Member Districts.
• Develop and conduct training sessions, workshops, monthly meetings and seminars to large and small groups.
• Develop and maintain a process and procedures manual and a library of resources of applicable programs and services.
• Conducts a variety of complex research projects.
• Develop claim management policies and procedures and insure such are followed by staff.
• Exercise independent judgement and apply fundamental principles of risk management and appropriate reserving practices and techniques in the administration of claims.
• Develop and report risk assessments appropriately for the Executive Director, Boards and
Member Districts.
• Develop RESIG communications such as RESIG Rap, Property & Liability Program binder, annual reports, and schedules of RESIG activities.
• Supervise the maintenance of permanent records, storage of Property & Liability policies,
appraisals, contracts, etc.
• Review of district vendor and service contracts.
• Develops, implements, and monitors departmental goals, objectives, and budget.
• Maintain the Property & Liability Paperless Data Information System.
• Chair or sit on Board appointed committees.
• Supervise the allocation of claim and vendor payments in the course of RESIG member losses.
• Work closely . with Workers' Compensation Claims Department in fraud and subrogation claims management matters.
• Approve automated banking transactions, deposits, accounts payable and receivable.
• Manage RESIG operations in the absence of the Executive Director, as needed.
• Set and/or adjust schedule as needed for meetings, training, conferences, and work-related events.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills
• Fundamental principles of risk management and loss control.
• Property & Liability insurance coverage, the Tort Claim Act, legal statutes, and civil procedures related to civil liability.
• Property and liability claims adjusting, investigative skills, and organizational skills necessary to manage claims from the first report to settlement or closure.
• Reserving practices and techniques in accordance with laws sufficient to establish and maintain adequate financial levels on all claims, with understanding of excess carrier reporting.
• Office methods and equipment, audio visual equipment, filing systems, telephone techniques, letter and report writing and well-developed computer skills in Windows-based applications.
• Computer skills sufficient to manage claims using an internal data processing system.

Ability to
• Organize, develop, and prepare claims for assignment to counsel, trial and mandatory settlement conferences.
• Develop programs and training based on claims experience and risk of potential claims.
• Conduct complex investigations.
• Work closely with other RESIG departments/programs to assess risks.
• Audit and approve financial transactions.
• Learn, interpret, and apply specific rules, laws, and policies necessary to apply them with good judgment in the administration of public entity claims.
• Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with peers, managers, and those contacted in the course of work.
• Articulate, develop and present well thought-out reports, analyses and in-services to
Executive Director, Boards, and member districts.
• Analyze situations and adopt effective course of action independently or from verbal and written direction.
• Represent RESIG in a manner consistent with the policies, practices, and procedures of the organization.
• Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Independently and effectively organize and prioritize workload with frequent interruptions.
• Attend conferences, off-site trainings, seminars, and other work-related events.
• Hire, supervise, train, discipline and regularly evaluate staff.

Working Conditions
• Frequently travel to various schools, vendors, meeting sites, and conferences.
• Must provide means of transportation.
• Must provide proof of a valid California driver's license and California vehicle insurance.
• May be exposed to dust, noise, chemicals, hazardous materials, and vapors.
• May work at heights or in confined spaces.
• Work in inclement weather.
• Work alone or closely with others.
• Work on ladders and roofs.
• Work and walk on slippery, uneven, or irregular surfaces
• Work with audio visual equipment.
• Work with office equipment and computerized workstation which involves repetitive arm and hand movement.
• Work while sitting, standing, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, and climbing.
• Lift and carry up to 25 pounds on a regular basis and up to 40 pounds on an occasional basis.
• Be able to see things up close and far away.
• Have depth perception, being able to differentiate colors and hear well.

Experience and Education
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skills would be:

• Possession of a bachelor's degree in business, insurance, risk management or related fields, and/or an AIC or ARM designation desired.
• A minimum of five (5) years experience in the management of both property and liability claims is required.
• Experience with the public sector or public schools is highly desirable.
• Supervisory experience sufficient to hire, train, supervise, evaluate and discipline team.
• Experience managing a paperless claims system.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

Redwood Empire Schools' Insurance Group

5760 Skylane Blvd., Suite 100
Windsor , CA