The City of Huntington Beach is seeking a Risk Manager who will be a visionary with strong collaborative leadership skills. A personable and professional manager with a willingness to proactively address issues, he or she will have a good sense of the needs of the department and will foster innovative ways to implement operational change.
The new Risk Manager will be tasked with interesting and challenging opportunities, including, but not limited to:
Development of new and enhanced programs related to the expansion of risk mitigation services and programs.
Oversight of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program related to public safety workers’ compensation claims.
Creation of cost-saving measures and alternative programs related to overall workers’ compensation administration.
Innovative solutions related to management of the City’s involvement with various third party administrators and the City’s JPA.
Progressive administration of the Industrial Disability Retirement determination process consistent with current CalPERS regulations.
Expanding education and information campaigns for non-traditional risk management stakeholders.
The Ideal Candidate will be progressive and forward-thinking, creative and innovative, and able to build upon the current work environment. The incoming Risk Manager must be an active change agent, willing to adapt and evolve to improve processes, methods and results. An individual who is willing to listen and accept input from staff, third party administrators, and other stakeholders is essential. The ideal candidate will have high energy, a vision for the future and will see challenges as opportunities. The selected candidate will respond to issues and concerns by recommending alternatives and potential solutions. A leader who can assist the Director of Human Resources in making prudent decisions and who accepts accountability will be an asset to the City. The model candidate will be a team builder with the ability to coach and mentor staff. An individual who has experience working effectively with department heads and elected officials, external stakeholders and staff using a collaborative style of management will excel in this position. The City would benefit from a Risk Manager who is approachable with an open style of communication. Candidates should possess a well rounded background and thorough understanding of a broad range of risk management programs and functions including, but not limited to, liability claims, workers' compensation programs, WCAB protocols, reinsurance and excess coverage, property and casualty insurance, general liability coverage, contracts, interactive process protocols, third-party administration of workers' compensation and liability programs, joint powers authorities, and other related risk management matters.
The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelors degree in Business or Public Administration from an accredited college or university and have five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in insurance, public liability safety and risk control management, including experience supervising professional, technical and support staff. Master's degree desirable; Associate in Risk Management (ARM) or comparable certification/designation required.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
Interested candidates should apply online at: www.governmentjobs.com. Filing deadline is 05/07/18 at 5:00 PM PT.
All candidates will be evaluated and only those qualified applicants determined to be best qualified will move forward in the selection process, which may include any combination of written and/or oral performance assessment, testing and evaluation. The Director of Human Resources will make the final selection.
A thorough investigation of professional and personal history and background will be performed prior to appointment. This review includes, but is not limited to; work, education, military, internal/external investigations, criminal, civil, and financial information. Prior to appointment, selected candidate must successfully complete a required comprehensive medical evaluation, which may include drug screening. If you have any questions, please direct them to: Michele Warren, Director of Human Resources, City of Huntington Beach. E-mail: email@example.com or 714.536.5586.
About City of Huntington Beach
The City of Huntington Beach is located on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in northwestern Orange County, 40 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego. As the fourth largest city in Orange County, with a population near 200,000 residents, Huntington Beach is known as “Surf City USA” due to its abundance of beaches, sunny, warm Mediterranean climate and casual lifestyle. Huntington Beach covers 28 square miles of land, 26 square miles of water, and is the 24th largest city in California. With more than 8 miles of uninterrupted beach along the Pacific Ocean, the City also plays host to an annual visitor population of over 11 million people, especially during the summer, special events and weekends.
Huntington Beach has one of the largest pleasure piers in the world and has the longest concrete pier in the State. The City’s park system includes 58 public parks (with a dog park), riding stables and the largest city-owned and operated regional park in Orange County — Huntington Central Park. Also within the City’s boundaries are five recreation centers (including a senior center), three miles of equestrian trails, two golf courses, 72 tennis courts, a marina and a ...protected wildlife preserve. Running parallel to Pacific Coast Highway and just steps from the ocean is an eight-mile strand perfect for biking, inline skating, jogging or a leisurely stroll.
The City is centrally located to all major attractions in Orange County including the Disney Resorts, the Orange County Performing Arts Center and Repertory Theater, and the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. The City is home to the International Surfing Museum, the Surfing Walk of Fame, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Huntington Harbour and the Huntington Beach Art Center. Huntington Beach draws some of the largest crowds in the world to such professional sporting events as the U.S. Open of Surfing, Van’s World Championship of Skateboarding and AVP Pro Beach Volleyball.
There are 35 elementary schools, five public high schools and one community college (Golden West College) located within Huntington Beach. The City has a world-class library located within the 365-acre Central Park as well as four additional branch libraries. In addition, Orange Coast College; the University of California, Irvine; and California State Universities at Long Beach and Fullerton are located in close proximity. There are over 117,000 households within a five-mile radius of the Huntington Beach Civic Center. The average family household income is $122,851, ranking one of the highest in the nation based on the top 100 largest cities in the country.