Los Angeles Community College District

Risk Manager (#2062)

$55.91-$69.26 hourly / $9,691.04-$12,005.50 monthly / $116,292.48-$144,066.00 annual


Plans, implements, and administers the District's risk management program.

Typical Duties

Plans, implements, and administers a District-wide risk management program which includes responsibility for all aspects of property and liability insurance, group benefits, tort liability, workers' compensation, and employees injury prevention.

Acts as the District's technical expert to provide advice and make recommendations to administrators on matters related to the risk management program.

Identifies and evaluates all District programs, projects, and facilities to identify liabilities and exposure and to develop loss-control programs.

Develops specifications for the procurement of insurance.

Represents the District in consultations and negotiations with employee organizations, insurance companies, and consultants regarding liability, workers' compensation, and property and casualty coverage.

Recommends insurance plans and carriers to District administration.

Investigates, determines disposition, and approves settlement of workers' compensation, property, and liability claims against the District within authorized limitations.

Develops, implements, and maintains a program of risk avoidance which includes a staff training and development component.

Confers with District attorneys on legal matters related to risk management such as insurance contract negotiations and provisions, the preparation of cases for presentation at hearings and trials, and the settlement of claims.

Represents the District in small claims court actions related to risk management.

Monitors budget allocations for premiums and claims adjudication.

Reviews proposed legislation related to risk management for its effect on the District and makes recommendations for administrative response.

Utilizes the capabilities of management information systems related to risk management programs.

Initiates the development and supervises the maintenance of records systems for the unit.

Prepares correspondence, reports, and presentations related to risk management activities.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Risk Manager develops, implements, and administers risk management programs designed to minimize losses and to assure the efficient and economical operation of the District's liability, workers' compensation, and loss-control programs.

A Workers’ Compensation Claims Specialist coordinates operational activities and provides technical and advisory services related to the District’s workers’ compensation claims administration program.

An Employee Benefits Specialist administers the day-to-day operational activities of the employee benefits program of the District; assists in reviewing, selecting, and negotiating benefits plans, vendors, and carriers and serves as a resource person to the Joint Labor Management Benefits Committee.

An Environmental Health and Safety Specialist applies a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices associated with environmental and occupational health and safety in developing and recommending policies, procedures, and standards and implementing and managing of occupational health, safety, and emergency services programs.


General supervision is received from the Director of Business Services. General supervision is exercised over professional, technical, and clerical staff.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of risk management

Principles and practices of property, casualty, liability, industrial injury, and group benefits insurance

Policies and business practices of the insurance industry

Sections of the Education and Government Codes pertaining to liability and self insurance

of the California Labor Code pertaining to workers compensation

Rules and regulations of the California Division of Industrial Accidents, Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, and Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board

Principles of negotiations

Principles of business and public administration

Principles of personnel management and supervision and training

Principles and practices of organization and management

Computer systems, software, and hardware used in risk management programs

Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Industrial Relations and Title 19, California Code of Regulations, Public Safety.

Ability to:

Effectively plan, implement, and administer a comprehensive program of risk management

Interpret, analyze, and apply laws, rules, regulations, and policies related to a risk management program

Recognize critical elements of problems, develop and evaluate data, determine strategies and appropriate solutions, and make logical recommendations to mitigate potential risk

Integrate technology into business operations

Anticipate conditions, plan ahead, establish priorities, and meet deadlines

Write clear, comprehensive, and accurate reports and correspondence

Make clear and comprehensive oral presentations and arguments

Select, motivate, train, and supervise others

Establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with District administrators, staff, vendors, employee organizations, representatives of other governmental jurisdictions, and the public

Effectively utilize specialized computer equipment and management information systems in the performance of duties

Travel to on and off-site meetings

Entrance Qualifications


A bachelor's degree from a recognized  college or university preferably with a major in risk management, business administration, public administration, law, or a related field. Graduate level coursework in the above disciplines and/or recent industry training in risk management and related fields is desirable. Supervisory experience is desirable.


Four years of full-time, paid professional-level experience in the administration of a risk management, claims adjustment, industrial insurance, or industrial safety program.


A valid Class “C" California driver's license must be obtained within 10 days of establishing residency in the State of California.

Travel throughout the District is required.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 2062; EST: ; REV: 2/21/2018;