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There are jobs—and then there are careers. At the Authority, we know that people are the most important part of any organization. In working with our members and our partners, our employees establish us as a leader in the pooling industry.

Career Opportunity – Senior Risk Manager (recruiting for two positions)

Salary: $100,825 – $144,035 annually

Deadline to apply
Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Position
The California JPIA’s risk management efforts are designed to manage and reduce claims by providing important and beneficial programs and services for our members. The backbone of these services consists of regionally based risk managers who work closely with members to help them assess, understand, and manage their unique risks.

The risk managers work to create value by being seen as an extension of the member organization and looked upon as a trusted voice in making risk management decisions; a proposition that cannot be understated. Their responsibilities includes training, risk management, claims, and finance. Related activities involve, among others, developing member training plans, conducting risk management evaluations, managing the members’ participation in the Authority’s LossCAP (Loss Control Action Plan) Program, facilitating contract analysis, and consulting on complex issues of risk.

The California JPIA is recruiting for two exceptional individuals to fill the at-will positions of Senior Risk Manager – Regional and Senior Risk Manager – Specialist. 

Senior Risk Manager – Regional
The primary responsibility of the Senior Risk Manager – Regional is to regularly meet and work with California JPIA members at various locations throughout a specific geographic region. This recruitment applies to the newly established Region 6 – consisting of members located in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

The Senior Risk Manager – Regional serves as a conduit of Authority information, including communication about programs, services, claims, training, and finance.  Work includes managing member action plans, meeting with member officials and staff, advising on matters regarding public policy, identifying training needs, providing training, serving as liaison on liability and workers’ compensation claim matters, making presentations to various governing bodies, including elected and appointed officials, reviewing contracts and providing assistance on a wide range of local government operational issues.

Senior Risk Manager – Specialist
The primary responsibility of the Senior Risk Manager – Specialist is to coordinate programs and projects that enhance safety and mitigate risk at member organizations.

The Senior Risk Manager – Specialist serves as a subject expert in the following areas: contractual risk transfer, liability, workers’ compensation, and occupational health and safety. Work includes assisting members with contracts indemnification language and insurance requirements, helping with loss mitigation strategies, evaluating and monitoring risk management program services, formulating policies and procedures, and recommending training.

The position of Senior Risk Manager requires education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in public administration, business administration, risk management, industrial hygiene or safety, or a related field.  Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying.  Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and/or Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) are beneficial. 

Candidates must have a minimum five to seven years progressively responsible experience in loss control, risk management, self-insurance management, or a directly related field.  Experience relating to risk management for public entities desired.

The Senior Risk Manager – Regional will be expected to travel regularly (with occasional overnight and weekend travel) and have the ability to work effectively from a home office environment.  The Senior Risk Manager – Specialist will work from the Authority’s campus in La Palma and will be expected to travel occasionally (with occasional overnight and weekend travel).

An Authority vehicle will be provided to the successful Senior Risk Manager – Regional candidate. Additionally, both successful candidates will be required to comply with the provisions of the Authority’s Vehicle Usage Policy including enrollment in the DMV Pull Notice Program.

$100,825 – $144,035 annually.  The California JPIA participates in the PERS retirement system (coordinated with Social Security) and health benefits programs.  Refer to the job announcement for additional benefits offered.

Application Materials
Submit the following application materials to Tammie Haller, Administrative Programs Manager, by March 26, 2020:

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Supplemental Questionnaire