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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for analyzing and identifying exposures to
risk in the area of Property/Casualty which could result in financial loss to the
municipality. This is professional level work which requires judgment in
determining whether to insure, self-insure, budget risk, or to use a combination
of these methods with the use of deductibles, co-insurance, replacement cost, and
other special program features. Supervision of subordinate employees is not a
function of an employee in this class. The Director of Risk Management exercises
general supervision over an employee in this class. Does related work as
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Purchases insurance coverage to protect County Buildings and County
operations where needed in a cost effective manner.
Process claims, providing proper legal notice to the appropriate insurance
Advises County Attorney's Office in areas where County is a self-insurer.
Processes and collects vehicle and property damage legally owed to the County
from the insurance companies.
Audits and pays deductible bills from the automobile insurer for Onondaga County.
Answers questions regarding Property/Casualty problems; i.e., insurance contract specifications, certificates of insurance, claims or other insurance problems.
Coordinates, approves and processes repair orders to County vehicles and equipment damaged in accidents.
Reviews accident reports to determine abnormal pattern or number of accidents in an area denoting a frequency of accident problem area.
Discovers and analyzes risks relating to the operation of County Government; offers recommendations for risk avoidance, risk transfer by use of insurance or self insurance.
Develops forms and procedures for departmental reporting of accidents, injuries, or other type of operational hazards.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of principles and practices of asset protection programs
relating to general and financial liability protection, including financial and
legal requirements for developing, implementing, and administering self-insurance
Working knowledge of financial analysis; bid preparation, solicitation and
evaluation; and, contract law, all of which are applied to municipal government
Ability to analyze insurance policy provisions to determine existence and
extent of liability.
Ability to analyze, classify, and rate risks, exposures, and loss experience.
Ability to collect, interpret, and analyze data.
Ability to relate well with employees, staff, consultants, etc. pertaining to
issues involving risk management.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered
college or university and four (4) years of experience, or its part-time
equivalent, as an insurance broker, underwriter, special or general agent in the
specialty of Property/Casualty insurance; or,
B. Eight (8) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, as
defined in (A) above; or,
C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the
limits of (A) and (B).
6/89 Date of Origination