Risk Manager

  • 111 S Cherry St, Olathe, Kansas
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Risk Management and Insurance Claims

Job Description

Johnson County Financial Management and Administration Department, Risk Management Division,is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position ofRisk Manager. The position is located at 111 S. Cherry St., Olathe, KS. Position open until filled.

This positionidentifies, analyzes, evaluates, treats, and monitors risk and exposure to loss for all County operations. This position will also identify methods and processes for the mitigation, elimination, and financing of risk for the County. Directs safety and loss control objectives and risk financing programs, involving high retentions and risk transfer for the County.

Responsibilities include:
  • Directs and leads Risk Management operations, systems, and processes and ensures the development and execution of processes to maximize the use of resources; ensures Risk Management operations and processes are documented and communicated Countywide; reviews bid documents and collaborates with Purchasing Division to include insurance requirements for the scope of work or services being bid; collaborates with Legal Services Department to address indemnification and hold harmless language and clear language in the scope of work or services; reviews Countywide contracts and leases to identify risk and provide guidance on managing contractual risk transfer; conducts strategic planning for Countywide safety and loss control objectives and initiatives; collaborates with other County departments and various outside parties to handle larger property and/or special claim events having unique circumstances or higher impact on County operations; participates in multiple Countywide formal and informal teams to address goals, objectives, and initiatives; presents annual budgets, for Risk Management operations, self-funded claim reserving, and insurance premium, to County Management and Board of County Commissioners; presents and recommends annual insurance program renewals to County Management and the Board of County Commissioners; meets and consults with individuals in other departments, County management, the BOCC, and individual Board members to address issues pertaining to Risk Management; participates actively in outside peer group organizations to develop knowledge of diverse risk management approaches, systems, and policies and procedures; monitors and evaluates the Risk Management program and data management effectiveness; monitors legislation to assess applicability and impact on County.
  • Develops, recommends, and directs the Countywide risk financing program, including self-funded liability and property losses, self-insured workers' compensation, and multiple insurance policies; identifies, analyzes, and classifies risk as to frequency and potential severity; measures financial impact of risk on County operations; identifies insurance coverage required and available to protect County operations; compiles all exposure data, completes insurance applications, prepares Countywide Statement of Property Values, and summaries of County operations with emphasis on operational changes that affect risk and risk financing requirements; determines and recommends coverage limits, deductibles and retention levels; retains and directs insurance broker service providers to locate insurance products and carriers in the insurance market to fulfill the County's insurance specifications and meet the County's risk financing philosophy and budget requirements; directs and manages insurance placement process and negotiations; acquires, checks, and updates insurance policies; recommends annual funding amount for the Risk Management Fund to cover County's self-insured workers' compensation claims and retained liability claims and property losses.
  • Directs Countywide safety, environmental, and property loss control operations that includes oversight of policies, procedures, systems, and training programs for the purpose of reducing and eliminating employee injuries, public liability, and property losses; evaluates County's historical and current loss experience to identify and analyze injury and claim trends to establish safety strategies; maintains, develops, and implements safety / loss control policies & procedures and training programs with assistance from Safety Officer; identifies and researches risk reduction strategies to develop new policies, procedures, and programs; assures that annual property and premises inspections are completed and recommendations for corrective actions are disseminated to departments, and assures completion of corrective actions; assures that all building construction and renovations plans are reviewed by the FM Global Loss Control Engineering group for approval and that County's property losses are mitigated and insurance premium rate is preferred due to this loss prevention and control initiative; collaborates with Emergency Management and Communications Department to manage County's emergency action plans and disaster recovery and continuity of operations plans; assures that Safety Officer provides timely effective Ergonomics service to all County employees; monitors safety program and manages adjustments or additions to program; coordinates with environmental and industrial hygienist consultants for assessment and management of environmental risks, such as air quality, pathogens, and fungus intrusion; monitors and evaluates safety and environmental statutes, laws, and regulations to determine the applicability and impact on County employees and operations; provides safety and loss control consulting to all County departments and provides driver safety and other training programs for all County employees.
  • Directs the management of employee injury claims (workers' compensation), liability claims, and property losses; oversees Risk Management staff in developing, implementing, and maintaining claim administration policies, procedures, and systems; acts as liaison for employees who are injured or become ill due to work to navigate the workers' compensation system; facilitates employee working with the County's claim adjusters; assists employee with his/her benefits, and assists employee, adjuster, and health care provider to return the employee to full or modified duty as soon as medically possible; assures that utilization of Nurse Case Managers and other providers is coordinated effectively; identifies, retains, and implements the use of special investigators, surveillance providers, and legal counsel in cases where the compensability is questionable; procures, manages, and evaluates third party claims administration (TPA) services for self-insured workers' compensation, auto and general liability, and property loss claim adjustment and data management; manages, property, auto physical damage, auto liability, and general liability claims, with assistance of Risk Management Specialist, and in some cases the TPA claims adjuster; approves claim settlements up to $50,000 per claim; coordinates with internal and outside legal counsel on litigated claims; coordinates with Human Resources on workers' compensation claims as required by statutes, laws, and regulations, such as ADA and FMLA; procures and manages the services of the workers' compensation Preferred Provider Organization to maximize the County's workers' compensation related medical cost savings; identifies and researches methods and resources available to reduce overall loss costs.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Business, Risk Management, Finance, Public Administration, or relevant field. Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation preferred.

Eight (8) years risk management experience involving regular use and application of insurance terminology, risk analysis, and principles and practices of loss prevention techniques or relevant experience. Five (5) years safety and loss control experience, including application of workers compensation statutes and administration or relevant experience. Three (3) years leading, directing, supervising or coordinating the work of others.

Experience may be substituted for degree.

Must be able to successfully pass a criminal history check and possess a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

Driving Status

Intermediate (5% to 25%)


Management, Administrative, Technology, and Financial Services

Job Address

111 S Cherry St, Olathe, Kansas 66061 United States View Map