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Senior Risk Manager

Hours and Compensation
Salary: $92,114 - $131,592 annually
4/10 work schedule (Monday – Thursday)

Deadline to apply
5:00 pm, Thursday, August 3, 2017

The California JPIA is recruiting for an exceptional individual to fill the at-will position of Senior Risk Manager.  The primary responsibility of the Senior Risk Manager is to regularly meet and work with California JPIA members at various locations throughout a specific geographic region.  This recruitment applies to Region 2 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Ventura, and Monterey counties.  Please refer to this list of Risk Manager Regions.

The Senior Risk Manager serves as a conduit of Authority information, including communication about programs, services, claims, training, and finance.  The Senior Risk Manager will meet regularly with each member, with a time prioritization being placed on members with the greatest need.  Work includes managing member action plans, meeting with member officials and staff, advising on matters regarding public policy and operational procedures, 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, and providing assistance on a wide range of local government operational issues. 

This position 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 also 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 successful candidate will be expected to travel daily (with occasional overnight and weekend travel) and have the ability to work effectively from a home office environment. An Authority vehicle will be provided to the successful candidate.  Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to comply with the provisions of the Authority’s Vehicle Usage Policy including enrollment in the DMV Pull Notice Program.  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.

Submit the following application materials to Tammie Haller, Administrative Programs Manager, by 5:00 pm, August 3, 2017:

  • Resume
  • Application
  • Supplemental Questionnaire

Resumes, applications, and supplemental questionnaires will be evaluated to determine those applicants demonstrating the skills best meeting the California JPIA’s needs. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

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