The fundamental reason the classification exists is to administer a city-wide safety and training program. The employee reviews and analyzes data and develops, implements and evaluates policies and programs designed to reduce accidents and injuries for employees performing a variety of functions. Work involves considerable contact with employees, supervisors, and citizens in investigating accidents, inspecting vehicles, and ensuring that safety policies and procedures are carried out. Essential Functions are: develops and administers safety training and related programs for City employees; conducts safety inspections; investigates vehicle accidents, property damages and personal injuries involving or directly related to the City; and negotiates settlement of claims or coordinates with Risk Management and/or City's Legal Staff to negotiate settlement of claims. Employee reports to the Risk Manager.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Communications, Public Administration, Human Resource Management or a related field and at least one year of work experience in the areas of workers compensation, employee safety, employee training such as loss prevention and control training, insurance claim processing, adjusting personal injury, property loss and damage claims or work which requires analyzing moderately difficult data and making logical conclusions and recommendations based on data or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Works in an office and outdoor environment. May conduct field visits to investigate accidents and injuries and administer training programs. Must possess a commercial driver’s license, class "A" with passenger endorsement or be able to obtain one within six (6) months. Must have and maintain a driving record which is consistent with the City driving policy. Ability to respond after hours as needed to investigate serious accidents.