Public Agency Risk Sharing Authority of California

The Public Agency Risk Sharing Authority of California (PARSAC) is a statewide risk-sharing JPA providing coverage for general liability, workers’ compensation, law enforcement legal liability, public officials’ errors and omissions, auto liability, employment practices liability, and group purchased programs. Current membership consists of 35 cities and one fire district located throughout the state. PARSAC is headquartered in Sacramento and has a staff of five. PARSAC has a solid reputation throughout the state, earned by its talented and professional staff.

Job Title: Risk Manager / Associate Risk Manager

Job Description 

Under direction of the Deputy General Manager the Risk Manager/Associate Risk Manager is responsible for performing and/or coordinating the activities of PARSAC’s risk management programs with an emphasis on analytics and loss prevention. The Risk Manager is responsible for the identification and evaluation of risk and selection methods to handle property, liability, and workers’ compensation exposures which could result in financial loss to PARSAC members.

Special Requirements, Licenses and Certificates:

Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain a satisfactory driving record. Prefer ARM, CSP, SPHR or IPMA-CP, other related professional credentials.

Essential Functions:
• Identifies and measures risks of accidental loss to the pool and recommends appropriate risk management techniques;
• Analyzes claims and loss data to develop programs or alternative risk financing mechanisms to protect members against accidental loss; •
• Consults and advises members throughout the claim process;
• May confer with third party administrators, and/or defense counsel regarding litigation management to create and negotiate strategies for resolution and to prevent recurrence; •
• Provides ongoing risk management consultation to members including performing Risk Management Audits as required;
• Develops loss control and safety programs and coordinates resources for member entities to meet federal and state mandated safety requirements based on information gained from members’ loss data and risk management audits, inclusive of training:
• Develops policies and procedures to prevent and mitigate risk in member agencies;
• May work with PARSAC’s Actuary and Accountant to develop program funding, establish funding policies, and allocate members’ costs;
• Assists in developing and administering the program budget;
• May review members’ contracts for appropriate risk transfer techniques and assist members in developing contract language to minimize exposure;
• Assists in marketing programs to prospective members including underwriting new member applications, performing initial assessments, and analyzing potential pool exposure; •
• May identify and assesses appropriate coverage limits for all programs; •
• Represents the pool at trade or professional association meetings and conferences; and •
• May oversee the issuance of Certificates of Insurance and Endorsements.

Job Requirements 

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in finance, business, public administration, or related field; possess an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation or similar credential; and a minimum of three years of experience in loss prevention and risk management; and knowledge of local government operations.

• Computer skills sufficient to perform a variety of tasks including, including creating and maintaining spreadsheets and utilizing databases;
• Time management and organization skills sufficient to prioritize tasks to meet assigned deadlines;
• Knowledge of state and federal health and safety laws and regulations pertaining to public entities;
• Read, write and interpret contracts, policies and procedures, directives and manuals;
• Exhibit self-confidence, courage and convictions, a reputation for honesty, candor and highly ethical conduct combined with respectful behavior toward all;
• Demonstrate a strong work ethic, professional judgment and gain and keep the trust of people;
• Communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively orally and in writing;
• Analyze complex problems, prepare analytical reports, summaries, manuals and displays of information including corrective measures, remedial polices and/or programs;
• Understand and apply principles of workers’ compensation, liability, property, health and safety; Understand and interpret laws, coverage, rules and regulations relating to risk management, joint powers authorities, and public agency operations;
• Understand organizational and political implications of findings, decisions, and recommendations;
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with member entities, city officials, service providers, and claimants and colleagues;
• May plan and direct work of others and develop policies and procedures; and
• Analyze, coordinate, and utilize resources effectively.

Apply by: Sat, 06/02/2018

To Apply, Contact: 
Joanne Rennie
(916) 927-7727