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Risk Analyst

Macon Bibb County Government

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The Risk Analyst performs professional work involving the administration of the Macon-Bibb County Safety and Risk Management programs.  
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

The following duties are representative of the work required for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; approves and processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
  • Implements and enforces loss control and safety measures to minimize liabilities and job-related injuries; budgets, implements, and manages special programs designed to eliminate or reduce risk factors in the County.
  • Manages claims associated with employee injuries, claims against the County, or third-party liabilities; conducts investigations of accidents, injuries, and property damage by photographing scenes, drawing accident diagrams, and interviewing claimants and witnesses; prepares reports of findings.  Prepares and files claims for indemnification or other claims on behalf of the County where appropriate.
  • Reviews all property/liability insurance claims before submission to Broker.
  • Oversees internal claims audits for self-insured Risk Fund; sets reserves for outstanding future liabilities.
  • Reviews all contracts to ensure proper insurance endorsements/amounts comply with County policy. Work with outside Agents/Brokers to assist with insurance requirements/limits.  Works with the Procurement Department and County Attorney’s Office to advise on insurance coverages and limits needed for procurement solicitations or contracts under negotiation.
  • Participates in Emergency Operation Center operations when activated.
  • Assists Human Resources director with preparing risk management and worker’s comp budgets for submission and approval; calculates Risk Allocation Funding Program for all departments.
  • Researches and prepares materials and evidence for County Attorney on third-party claims; testifies in hearings and court as needed; assists the Third-Party Administrator and attorneys with settlement/mediation of claims.
  • Directs weekly claims review; recommends courses of action for claims subject to County Attorney approval; consults with County Attorney.
  • Maintains and updates computerized data/information on accidents and injuries, property damage, insurance claims, and risk management trends.
  • Directs all issues related to insured real estate owned by Macon-Bibb County; inspects County facilities and property to identify potential safety hazards; makes recommendations for changes to buildings and operations to reduce the County’s risk exposure; makes recommendations regarding crime prevention techniques to reduce County property exposure to burglary.  Maintains master inventory of County real property interests.
  • Directs the Macon-Bibb County’s Workers’ Compensation program including the Return-to-Work program; consults with third-party administrators, physicians, and other medical providers, third-party administrators, attorneys, mediators, and claims experts as required.   Investigates claims; determines compensability; requests State Board filings; reviews medical reports; authorizes medical payments.
  • Coordinates workers’ compensation activities with the State Board.
  • Participates in negotiations with employees, and third-party claimants for associated claims against the County; consults with County Manager, County Attorney, County Commissioners, and other officials as needed; prepares materials and evidence for legal proceedings; testifies in hearings and court; assists the Third-Party Administrator and attorneys with settlement and mediation of claims.
  • Implements and enforces safety programs; identifies safety training needs in County departments; provides education and training to employees as needed, including making a bi-weekly presentation to new employees; arranges for scheduling of instructors for classes; monitors and evaluates classes; manages Defensive Driving Program; teaches safety training and loss control classes, such as flagging, chainsaw use, heat stress, first aid, and others using suitable audio-visual equipment.
  • Develops training programs for County Utility employees, (i.e., Common Industrial Safety, etc.)
  • Conducts or oversees announced and unannounced safety inspections of Macon-Bibb County facilities, vehicles, and equipment to identify potential safety hazards; takes corrective action to reduce the County’s exposure.
  • Compiles and reviews underwriting data for the Macon-Bibb County insurance renewal policies; makes recommendations for changes in policies; negotiates terms of insurance policies.
  • Oversees County’s Accident Review Board, schedules meetings, prepares reports/ correspondence, and advises/makes recommendations for discipline.
  • Advises/makes recommendations and apprises the County Manager, Mayor, Board of County Commissioners, Directors, and Department Heads on all matters related to Risk Management or as called upon.
  • Research OSHA regulations, state laws, County ordinances, safety manuals, and risk management textbooks in performing loss control duties.
  • Operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review, or modify data, utilizing Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, RIMS word processing, spreadsheet, database presentation, Internet, e- mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.
  • Maintains investigation data and activities in the system of record. Detects trends and gaps in data entry.
  • Prepares and files claims on behalf of the County with insurance companies to recover for damages to County property; manages county policy regarding care for county property by employees; Analyzes accident and injury incident trends and loss exposures for all County operations; analyzes employee movement and work habits; prepares reports or statistical analysis as required; recommends corrective action to County Manager and Department Heads.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions.
  • Monitors medical care to ensure appropriateness of treatment, including review of medical reports and bills to verify applicability to claim, and maintains and updates workers’ compensation Panel of Physicians list and postings.
  • Subject to the County procurement code, negotiates and binds insurance with brokers to ensure adequate and continuous insurance coverages for all County operations where needed.
  • Manages workers’ compensation fund bank account, including daily positive pay; reviewing and resolving all positive pay exceptions; completing monthly check registers and accounting entries; and working to resolve any outstanding checks that are over 120 days old from workers’ compensation bank account.
  • Pulls and reviews motor vehicle records per Macon-Bibb County policy.
  • Receives, maintains, and notifies appropriate officials of drug and alcohol test results per Macon-Bibb County policy.

Education, Training and Experience:The Risk Analyst should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management, Insurance, Business, or Public Administration or a closely related field required, a Master’s Degree is preferred; additionally, five (5) years of previous experience and/or training that includes insurance administration, workers’ compensation, occupational safety, risk management; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

  • Possession of a valid Georgia Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
  • Possession of a valid Georgia Insurance Adjuster’s License.
  • Possession of a valid Certified Incident Investigator credential.

SUPERVISORY CONTROL AND RESPONSIBILITIES: None, except as assigned on a case-by-case basis.
The Risk Analyst is required to travel on occasion, including possible occasional overnight travel.

The Risk Analyst must be knowledgeable of the following principles, procedures, and concepts:

  • Knowledge of claims adjustment and administration practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of categories of risks and types of coverage available.
  • Knowledge of safety rules and regulations and ability to interpret and apply them.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and relevant programs.
  • Knowledge of the methods of motivating supervisors and employees to increase awareness of safety practices.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to carry out investigations, determine the cause of accidents, and initiate corrective action.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written means.
  • Ability to maintain records and make reports from such records.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and with members of the general public.

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