Deputy Director Safety & Risk Management

  • North Charleston, South Carolina
  • May 09, 2024
Full Time Administration and Management Other Public Safety Risk Management and Insurance Claims
  • Salary: $80,579.00 - $105,602.00 Annually USD

Job Description


The principal function of the Deputy Director Safety and Risk Management position for the County is to identify inherent risks (Risk Identification), implement preventive measures to control/mitigate risks (Risk Control), and when losses do occur, determine the best way to finance those losses (Risk Financing). This position will oversee Charleston County's workers' compensation, tort, property, liability and casualty claims, and work with insurance carriers, adjusters, County personnel, attorneys.

HIRING SALARY RANGE: $80,579 - $105,602 (Estimated Annual Salary)


Duties and Responsibilities

Position performed under the direction of Safety and Risk Director, but extensive leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Two employees will report to this position, an Administrative Assistant, and a Project Officer. Position must engage all levels of employees daily, which ranges from elected and appointed officials to entry level employees, to identify risks being assumed by the County . Responsible for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with County personnel, outside attorneys, insurance agents, adjusters, and the public. Monitor and evaluate losses, provide proper reporting to the insurance companies, and maintain communication with insurance company personnel and legal counsel. Communicate with regulatory authorities as needed and maintain open communication with County leadership and other Staff regarding the loss. Must respond to questions, comments, and requests in a courteous and timely manner.

Principal function of the position is to identify inherent risks (Risk Identification), implement preventive measures to control/mitigate risks (Risk Control), and when losses do occur determine the best way to finance those losses (Risk Financing). Must have a good understanding of organizational objectives, organizational structure, financial management system, managerial/employee accountability systems and the political environment of the County. Position must determine how to best provide services with the funding available, with the least amount of risk to the County, County Staff, and the public.

Maintain insurance on all County owned property, buildings, building contents, fleet vehicles and evaluates appraisals of property for coverage level endorsements. Report to insurance company underwriters any change endorsements, such as additions and deletions of buildings, locations, vehicles and equipment schedules. Consider a range of factors when assessing the risk and effects of loss for each type of property or County activity. Administer the reporting of all insurance claims to the appropriate insurance pool, insurance companies, departments, and individuals .

Provide oversight of day-to-day claim operations including assessing, investigating, reviewing, evaluating, and negotiating all claims. Ensure accurate collection of incident reports and evidence related to same and that all claims are processed in a timely manner in compliance with industry fair claims practices and applicable state and federal regulations. Determine weekly and provisional liability entitlements, medical treatment, and indemnity payments in accordance with SC's laws and regulations.

The successful candidate will demonstrate absolute professionalism in all aspects of customer and staff relationships, have proven discretion, and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Provide support as requested by insurers to defend third party liability suits. Provide ongoing advisory and consulting support to department heads concerning risk exposures.

This job requires obtaining NIMS Incident Command certifications and is required to report to Charleston County Emergency Operations Center during Charleston County emergency activations. Principal duties are performed in a general office environment as well as various locations around the County.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Risk Management, Business Administration or a closely related field is preferred.
  • Four (4) years or more of workers compensation, risk management, insurance claims/renewals, and/or relevant work experience is required
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

North Charleston, South Carolina United States View Map