Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Risk Manager (#20002540)

General Statement

Under direction, responsible for the development and administration of a comprehensive risk management program.

Essential Job Functions

Essential job functions are fundamental, core functions common to positions in a classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are designed to be descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents may complete one or all of the job duties listed or tasks of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Assigns, coordinates and supervises work done by subordinates; rewards, disciplines, directs or adjusts grievances of other employees or effectively recommends their hiring, transfer, suspension, layoff, recall, promotion or discharge. ·   Identifies potential risks and liabilities related to District operations and facilities and develops strategies to mitigate these risks.
  • Plans, develops, supervises, manages, controls, and evaluates the health and safety accident data collection, prevention, and fire protection programs to comply with state and federal requirements and District rules and regulations.
  • Participates in all aspects of the claims process from accident investigation through final resolution for all loss exposures; supervises the analysis of all accidents and lost man-hours; establishes reporting systems; develops plans and training to correct deficiencies.
  • Implements methods and practices of loss trending, risk and reserve forecasting, risk mapping, contractual and financial risk transfer, risk control and risk assessment; evaluates program results, conducts special studies, identifies problems and recommends solutions; and generates risk and margin reports that outline findings, explain risk positions, and recommend changes for internal and external use.
  • Develops and implements systems, policies and procedures in cooperation with operating departments to reduce incidents and claims.
  • In coordination with the Procurement and Materials Management Department, markets and places risk related insurance coverage and third party administrators for self-insured plans.
  • In coordination with the Law Department, participates in first-party and third-party insurance matters, including policy review, interpretation, management, submission and underwriting matters.
  • Recommends, administers, and manages budget to provide for adequate equipment and resources to perform mission.

Other Job Functions

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Environmental Conditions

Typical office environment.  May use standard office equipment and computer terminals.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the concepts and practices of risk management.  
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of plant and office safety. 
  • Knowledge of risk management information systems.
  • Excellent organization and multitasking skills.
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex insurance contracts and other technical documents   
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data.
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. 
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.


Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university majoring in finance, business administration, public administration or a related field and five years of progressively responsible experience in risk management.


Additional risk management experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.  Graduate study in pertinent fields may be substituted for the technical experience on a year-for-year basis.

Promotional Requirement

  • None

CLASS: 20002540; EST: 1/1/2012; REV: 12/1/2015;