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Risk Management Specialist

Columbia County

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Risk Management Specialist - Risk Management Department - Position #1540

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$20.47 Per Hour
  • Posted Date:12/27/2021


The incumbent in the position reports to the Risk Manager and performs administrative duties for the department with responsibilities in the functional areas of safety training and loss control, Risk Management Information Systems (RMIS) and claims management. Knowledge and judgment to complete routine and complex assignments in any functional area of the department is necessary. 

Work is performed with general instruction and requires considerable independence and initiative with skill and ability to work with a variety of risk management concepts, practices and procedures. Extensive knowledge and skill in administrative functions as well as understanding and application of accepted safety, loss control and claims handling practice and procedures is essential. Work may be reviewed periodically to determine accuracy and quality to ensure the work meets expectations. 

Contacts are typically with co-workers, county officials, Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG), insurance company representatives, law enforcement officers and the general public.

Work is generally performed in an office environment; however periodic site visits are required with potential exposure to noise, dirt, dust, grease, irritating chemicals, machinery with moving parts and cold or inclement weather requiring protective clothing. Intermittent bending, stooping, walking, stretching and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds may be required. 

Develops and maintains databases and spreadsheets to track and analyze accidents, claims and losses.

Assists with implementation and monitoring of the Safety Program within county departments and works closely with the departmental safety officers.  Develops and presents safety meetings. Coordinates training and calendar including set up and computer support. 

Works with the Risk Manager in the data compilations and analysis necessary for appropriate insurance renewals.

Performs data entry into the financial system to prepare purchase orders, check requests and payroll information according to established procedures.

Serves as Safety Review Board Secretary. Develops and prepares reports and agenda, creates documents and records minutes of meetings as required.  

Reconciles property and casualty loss invoices plus general department invoices and prepares management and budget performance reports as required.

Prepares reconciliation of Casualty Loss Expense for allocation of claims cost to departments.

Responsible for obtaining and filing appropriate information regarding citizen complaints/claims and transmitting such to insurance carrier/claims examiners.

Coordinates handling of routine claims, damages and repairs within established guidelines.

Identifies sources for recovery of county damages, files claim and prepares supporting documentation for subrogation.

Inspects and replaces accessories in Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

Orders, obtains and maintains materials and supplies as needed for departmental operations. 

Maintains a Notary Public Appointment

Manages the records retention program for the department.

Obtains Motor Vehicle records and maintains database for the records according to legal requirements.

Processes and assists with requests for public information.

Assists manager with regular monitoring of budget and annual budget preparation.

Performs and documents visual inspections of county departments to identify potential hazards

Analyzes Risk Management functions for areas of improvement in operations, work processes and customer service.  Provides assistance with various special projects. 

Performs other duties as assigned and assists other departments on an as needed basis.

Knowledge of county organization and structure, policies and procedures.

Knowledge of basic record keeping, general office procedures and insurance practices.

Practical working knowledge of loss control, safety and claims handling. 

Skill in operating various office equipment.

Skill with high proficiency in the development, use and application of spreadsheets, databases, word processing and presentation software. 

Strong safety awareness and ability to perform visual safety inspections and recognize hazards.

Ability to read and understand police reports and claim forms and follow basic claim handling protocols

Strong analytical, oral and written communication skills.

Ability to remain confident and professional in dealing with demanding clientele in difficult circumstances

Ability to maintain complete and accurate detailed records and perform a variety of related tasks. 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and the public.

Ability to organize and work independently within specific job responsibilities. 

Ability to remain flexible and work in a fast paced environment. 

Graduation from high school or equivalent education is required; Degree in Business Administration, Risk Management or related field preferred.  A minimum of five years experience in a similar position is required with targeted experience in safety, loss control or risk management preferred. A combination of education, training and relevant experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the functions of the job may substitute for the experience requirement. 

Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Access. 

Risk Management certifications desired or willingness and ability to obtain within a reasonable time.

A valid state driver’s license is required.  

Fax: 706-868-3301



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