Enterprise Risk Manager

  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
  • 3331 North First Street, B-1, San Jose, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Risk Management and Insurance Claims
  • Salary: 154973.15 USD
  • Salary Top: 204564.35
  • Phone: 4085467952
  • Apply By: Dec 01, 2021

Summary

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is seeking an Enterprise Risk Manager.

Under general direction, the Enterprise Risk Manager is responsible for managing, planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating all activities of the Enterprise Risk Management Department of the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).


Distinguishing Characteristics

This single-position classification is characterized by full managerial responsibility for all activities of the Enterprise Risk Management Department, including Property, Public Liability, and Workers' Compensation claims administration, management of VTA's first party Casualty Property Insurance Program, and oversight of VTA's third party Vendor/Contractor Insurance Program. The Enterprise Risk Manager uses independent judgment in in performing project management activities to protect VTA's assets and minimize costs of losses through the development of risk transfer and risk protection solutions. Duties of this class may include confidential activities relating to employee and management relations.


Classification Bargaining Unit: Non-represented

Job Description

Distinguishing Characteristics

This single-position classification is characterized by full managerial responsibility for all activities of the Enterprise Risk Management Department, including Property, Public Liability, and Workers' Compensation claims administration, management of VTA's first party Casualty Property Insurance Program, and oversight of VTA's third party Vendor/Contractor Insurance Program. The Enterprise Risk Manager uses independent judgment in in performing project management activities to protect VTA's assets and minimize costs of losses through the development of risk transfer and risk protection solutions. Duties of this class may include confidential activities relating to employee and management relations.


Classification Bargaining Unit: Non-represented

Job Requirements

Typical Tasks

  • Leads Risk Management initiatives of projects teams and stakeholders in the identification, management, ownership, and mitigation of project risks;
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to promote shared risk evaluation with contractors and suppliers; establishes basis for risk transfer and risk sharing;
  • Coordinates annual actuarial processes for determining the organization's risk tolerance and developing appropriate levels of self-insured retentions, insurance limits, and establishing appropriate claim reserves;
  • Plans, assigns, directs, reviews, and evaluates the work of Risk Management staff, programs, and functions;
  • Selects, supervises, trains, motivates, counsels, and disciplines staff;
  • Directs the administration of self-insured Property, Public Liability and Workers' Compensation Claims;
  • Manages professional contracts for third party claims administrators, insurance broker, and actuarial services;
  • Establishes policies and procedures for all program areas in the Risk Management Department;
  • Conducts risk analyses to identify and mitigate areas of potential liability;
  • Designs and purchases the annual Property/Casualty Insurance Program for VTA;
  • Reviews laws, regulations, legal cases, court decisions, and proposed legislation to evaluate their impact on VTA;
  • Prepares annual department budget and works to develop and implement an allocation of funds adequate for each type of cost element;
  • Uses quantitative methods to analyze and recommend loss retention, loss limit thresholds, financial claim reserving, and resolution alternatives;
  • Prepares a variety of reports, correspondence, and other documents;
  • Directs management of the claims adjusting function; oversees investigation, review, adjustment, settlement determination, and claims litigation; approves funding levels for risk exposure and reserves;
  • Ensures compliance with VTA policies and procedures regarding equal opportunity and discrimination and harassment prevention; 
  • Negotiates and manages contracts in areas of responsibility;
  • Performs related duties as required.

Employment Standards

Sufficient training, education, and experience in public or private sector insurance, claims, and safety administration to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Development of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a four-year degree in public or business administration or a related field, and substantial and increasingly responsible experience, including supervision of professional staff, performing risk management, insurance, and/or claims management for a public or private sector organization.  An Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation and a California Workers' Compensation Self Insured Administrator Certificate are preferred. Progressive experience in a transit environment or in project construction risk management, including insurance oversight of designers and contractors, is desirable.

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Job Address

3331 North First Street, B-1, San Jose, California United States View Map