Risk Manager

Mission Viejo, California
$102,636 to $144,396 / yr.
Jul 19, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs
Institution Type
Community College

South Orange County Community College District  


Risk Manager

Salary: 15 - at $102,636 to $144,396 (salary placement in the salary range will be based upon comparable experience and qualifications; increases are given annually thereafter up to highest step)


The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).


PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu



Summary Description:

To plan, organize, coordinate, manage, control and evaluate the functions, programs, services and activities assigned to the Risk Management section of District Business Services, including workers’ compensation, property, and liability; ensure that programs are operating within the appropriate fiscal parameters and remain in compliance with District, local, State and/or federal requirements; report, investigate and coordinate all claims with the District’s third party administrator; prepare and submit accurate reports, as required, according to established timelines; coordinate assigned activities at the District and college levels; and provide highly complex staff assistance to the Executive Director of Business Services.


To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.



Receives general direction from the Vice Chancellor of Business Services and immediate supervision and technical work direction from the Executive Director of Business Services.


Exercises direct supervision over District Workers Compensation and Safety Manager.


Representative Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to the example of duties listed in Job Duties. Please see Job Duties for details.


Knowledge of:

• Applicable District policies and local, State and federal laws, codes and regulations, including laws regulating public risk management and insurance operations.

• Automated system capabilities and limitations, including mainframe and personal computers. 

• Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.

• Modern office practices, procedures, methods, and equipment.

• Modern principles and practices of risk management, including loss control, safety and multi-lines claims handling.

• Oral and written communication skills, including correct English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation and composition.

• Principles and practices of training, supervision and performance evaluation.

• Principles, procedures and practices of budget development and administration.

• Principles, procedures and technical aspects of workers’ compensation, and liability claims administration.

• Program analysis and revenue forecasting. 

• Terminology and practices of medical treatment.

• Americans with Disabilities Act.

• OSHA regulations and requirements.


Ability to:

Analyze and interpret records related to risk management.

• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

• Collect, compile and analyze data.

• Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.

• Design and install new and improved record keeping systems for areas of assignment. 

• Develop, implement and manage methods and procedures for areas of assignment.

• Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

• Interpret, apply and explain applicable District policies and procedures.

• Interpret, apply and explain applicable local, State and federal laws, codes and regulations. 

• Learn basic insurance bookkeeping practice and procedures.

• Learn the District organization, operations and policies.

• Operate computer and applications software, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software related to area of assignment.

• Operate modern office equipment such as computer, printer, calculator, copier and fax.

• Organize, coordinate, manage and implement comprehensive risk management programs and services, including insurance and safety.

• Participate in forecasting current and future loss control programs and services. 

• Perform accurately under changing work priorities.

• Plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines.

• Prepare and administer budgets for assigned program areas.

• Prepare complex and comprehensive financial or statistical data, summaries, statements, reports and analyses.

• Prepare oral and written reports and recommendations.

• Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.

• Select, train, lead, direct, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.

• Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.

• Work independently with minimum direction.


Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration or a closely related field with an emphasis on insurance, risk management or contract law.


Or an Associate of Arts degree with major course work in insurance, risk management or contract law and an additional two years of directly-related experience as a risk manager in a public agency.



Five years of increasingly responsible professional risk management experience, including two years in a lead or supervisory capacity.


License or Certificate:

A valid California driver’s license. Certification as an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) is desirable.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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