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Risk Analyst MC

Department: City Attorney
Office: City Hall
Position Number:20-05-414-12233-1
Job ID#:16173
To be considered for this job:You must complete the on-line application form.
Opening Date for In-House Candidates:3/30/17
Opening Date to the Public:3/30/17
Open until filled; for best consideration, apply by:open until filled
Starting Salary (or salary range):26.67
Other information about this position or about working with the City of Rio Rancho:A Drivers License is required for this position. Your driving record must always meet City insurability standards.
Banner:This is the initial posting of this job opening.
If you are called for an interview or to attend a pre-employment testing session:If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted via e-mail or telephone with a date, time and place to interview.
Typical schedule :M-F


Position Title:  Risk Analyst MC   

Department:  City Attorney  

Reports to:  City Attorney  

FLSA Status:  Exempt  

Bargaining Unit:  none  

Pay Grade:  27A  

Job Status:  Permanent, Full-time  

Full Time Equivalent:  1.0  

 Position Summary

Under the general direction of the City Attorney, performs complex administrative and technical work relating to: identifying liability exposures, measuring the City’s risk-loss capacity, including risk identification, analysis, measurement, compliance, control, and financing. Assists in managing the City’s insurance contracts and policy claims; maintains and prepares the annual budget for insurance and Worker’s Compensation, including data collection, management, and reporting.   

Education, Training and Experience – minimum required to proficiently perform the job

Education / higher education:  Bachelor's Degree   

            For required college degrees, applicable field(s) of study: Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a directly related field of study.   

Minimum number of years of directly related experience (in addition to substitution of experience for college degrees): Five (5) years of risk management or relevant experience.  

Education and/or experience preferences: Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration;   experience in Municipal Management   

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Driver’s License requirement: Frequent Driver -- Regular Driver's License      Required Endorsements: None.  

Note -- For any driver, driving record must always meet City driving and insurability standards.

Required certifications, licenses or registrations: None.  

Time given after hire/promotion to obtain certification or licenses: N/A  

Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: N/A  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform the job

Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge of all lines of municipal insurance, tort claims, workers compensation, safety and loss prevention/control systems and methods, OSHA, risk management; State, Federal and local laws and regulation compliances relating to insurance and workers compensation; auditing and research techniques; data collection and database management; and long-term financial forecasting techniques and principals. Knowledge as to generally accepted accounting procedures (GAAP) and compliance with local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and requirements. Knowledge of legal research techniques, legal terminology, strategic planning and municipal budget preparation, practices, and administration.   

Skills:  Strong quantitative and analytical skills; proficient math skills including regression analysis and    forecasting. Strong oral and written communication skill are essential. Skills to create and work with complicated Excel spreadsheets and charts. Must be able to type rapidly and accurately enough to timely and efficiently produce documents/spreadsheets, and correspondence, or perform data entry as needed to accomplish the essential job functions. Use of technology, equipment and software typically used in business office environment. Strong ability to communicate ideas and instructions clearly and concisely. Strong problem-solving strategies and techniques.   

Abilities: Ability to conduct and analyze risk identification surveys; perform research and compile records and reports to effectively explain data, present findings, and make recommendations; negotiate and review documents relating to risk management. Work independently on time-sensitive projects, coordinating with others to meet deadlines.  Ability to communicate effectively, presenting information to others, and responding to questions and concerns from city staff, managers, and the general public. Proficient ability to operate a computer utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, and internet software applications. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, policy, and procedure manuals. Ability to work with mathematical concepts to analyze problems, interpret data and use to identify and understand issues and problems and develop and implement strategies and solutions. Ability to multi-task and work under strict time constraints.     

Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Works with managers and city staff on compliance issues. Maintains   harmonious, courteous, and professional relationships, while fostering a collaborative teamwork environment.   External: Works with members of the business community, public officials, boards and commissions, and the general public regarding fiscal, budget, program and grant issues. Presents a professional, friendly, and courteous demeanor and function to the general public, customers, and public officials. Communicates and works with federal and state agencies and personnel to ensure compliance with applicable laws   and regulations.      

Authorities and Accountabilities

Level of independent decision making:  Moderate—Successful candidate is expected to analyze situations and detect issues and problems which may not be known or addressed by established procedures, practices, training, or policy. Will need to present and explain analyses, strategies, and suggest solutions to management as recommended course of action  

Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability:  Low -- Position is accountable to a Department Director or Division Manager and cannot make major decisions, implement policy or procedural changes, or obligate the City  

Span of control: Responsibility for own work (no supervision or leadership expectations)  

Position provides oversight and guidance across all City Departments with respect to Legal, Human Resource or Financial/Budgetary/Contractual matters 

For positions that supervise:

  • Approximate number of employees directly supervised: None  
  • Approximate number of employees indirectly supervised through subordinate managers/supervisors (excludes direct reports): None  

Essential Functions

The following functions are typical for this position. The omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Manages, plans, and coordinates the activities of Risk Management, Workers Compensation, and claims against the city including risk identification, loss prevention/control, insurance and self-insurance, asset protection, investigation and claims, risk analysis, and recommends appropriate risk transfers, controls and financing strategies to minimize spending while maximizing the reduction of the negative effects of a variety of associated risks and operations.   
  • Oversees and coordinates matters pertaining to the City's self-funded Worker's Compensation program including securing and overseeing the program’s reinsurance, state taxes, management care arrangement, claims reporting and processing, third party administration, litigation management, loss analysis and loss control and safety. 
  • Administers insurance coverage addressing multiple levels of risk exposure; evaluates insurance costs and self-insured retentions to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of self-insurance versus commercial insurance; assures programmatic operations comply with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, rules, and policies; monitors and evaluates finances relating to insurance and prepares and submits reports to management 
  • Prepares renewal applications, premium allocations and adjustments for City property and liability insurance billings from the New Mexico Self-Insurers Fund (NMSIF). 
  • Maintains asset inventory and evaluation schedules/listings by review financial records billings and as needed, makes recommendations for programmatic and operational changes. 
  • Coordinates with NMSIF personnel in conjunction with City departments regarding insurance renewal and modification. 
  • Projects and prepares budgets for insurance, self-insurance and risk management programs. 
  • Prepares Workers Compensation statistical evaluations and analysis. 
  • Files and monitors all insurance claims on behalf of the City. (i.e. Worker's Compensation, Tort Claims, etc.)  
  • Develops, implements, and monitors risk control operations and programs, including the City’s safety program and employee safety training, and directs the activities of the City's Safety Committee and Safety Coordinator. 
  • Performs or reviews work-site inspections to assess and evaluate activities for the purpose of hazard reduction and/or elimination, and conducts accident/injury investigations (employees and public). 
  • Researches and evaluates insurance coverage markets (i.e. life, health, property, disability, dental, etc.) to obtain the most favorable coverage at the lowest cost and evaluates policies to ensure coverage is provided as specified. 
  • Monitors and coordinates policies and procedures to property values, vehicle schedules and updated loss data to provide management with accurate exposure analysis. 
  • Maintains premium and loss history records on all lines; manages records retention and loss experience data and files. 
  • Allocates cost of insurance coverage to departments/divisions. 
  • Identifies and analyzes the City’s exposure to its property, personnel, liability and income. 
  • Determines appropriate handling of risk within the City’s tolerance level to recommend retention or transfer of risk. 
  • Projects future loss frequency and severity and projects funding requirements. 
  • Receives all property damage and bodily injury claims against the City and submits loss reports to appropriate carriers. 
  • Maintains liaison between carriers, defending attorneys and City, and cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for use in hearings, lawsuits and insurance investigations. 
  • Subrogates and pursues collection for damages to the City when third parties are at fault. 
  • Provides recommendations to Department Directors to implement and monitor work-site improvements, reduction in frequency and severity of accidental losses.  
  • Prepares leases and contracts relating to risk management. 
  • Prepares policies and procedures for formal approval. 
  • Performs other related tasks as required. 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Daily activity level:  Primarily sedentary, reading and reviewing documents in electronic and hard copy format. 

Physical characteristics: Requires oral and aural communication; Job requires reading and comprehension of written materials; Job requires normal vision; Must be able to distinguish colors; Fine finger manipulation; Grasping with hand, gripping; Keystroking or repetitive motion of hands/fingers/arms; Lifting/carrying/push/pull up to 20 lbs.  

Exposures: May investigate accidents at other City facilities and outdoor locations which may involve exposure to all traffic and weather conditions, noise, debris, dust, walking on uneven surfaces and exposure to other obstacles and hazards.   

Extraordinary working conditions: Competing demands, constant multitasking, work under deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours and forty (40) hour work weeks. 

Hazardous equipment/machinery used: None.  

Required personal protective equipment: None. 



If you need an accommodation for a disability that would enable you to apply or interview for this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 505-891-5011 (fax: 505-891-9183).


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