Risk Analyst (Entry)

Recruitment #20-192020-C1


Become a Strategic Partner!

Help us foster a safe and healthy work environment.

The County of Solano recognizes that our employees are our biggest asset. We work collaboratively to solve problems and introduce creative solutions. If you are a creative team player with exposure to and an interest in risk management work processes, we invite you to apply for this opportunity.

The mission of the Human Resources Department is to be a strategic partner who provides our customers with high quality services and fosters an environment where a well-qualified and trained workforce succeeds. The Risk Management division of Human Resources provides the following services and functions for the County of Solano:

  • Obtaining coverage for workers' compensation, general liability, property, and other more specific insurance programs
  • Employee Health and Safety
  • Compliance with Americans with Disability Act Title I and II
  • Administration of the County's Injury & Illness Prevention Program
  • Occupational Health & Safety Training
  • Prevention of workplace injuries
  • Prevention of injuries to members of the public using facilities, program and services
  • Management of claims administrators
  • Evaluating exposures for risk for County Departments
  • Provide recommendations for reducing exposure to losses and techniques for managing the risks associated with County operations

To learn more about the Human Resources Department, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/hr/default.asp

The Position

Current Solano County employees are invited to apply for this promotional opportunity.


The Risk Analyst (Entry) learns and assists in investigating, evaluating and resolving claims from worker's compensation, general liability, property liability, medical malpractice, and fleet vehicle loss; and consults with County departments to minimize risk and safety exposures. 


The primary area of focus for this position is leave management, to include assisting in administration of the County's Injury and Illness Prevention, Worker's Compensation, Family Medical Leave, California Medical Leave, and Pregnancy Disability Leave programs.


The successful candidate will:


  • review medical leave requests, determine eligibility, and coordinate Americans with Disabilities Act reasonable accommodation requests through an interactive process per regulation; 
  • review, investigate and analyze claims to determine compensability for workers compensation; advise employees on claim procedures and required documentation; serve as an intermediary between employees, department and the third-party claims administrator in securing information, resolving problems and processing claims;
  • investigate, evaluate and recommend resolution of claims from property liability, medical malpractice fleet vehicle loss, and various other insurance programs with claims administrator; and investigate claims of property conditions that could potentially cause injury or illness; and
  • review certificates of insurance for coverage dates, amounts and additional related language for contractors.

The County's Risk Management Division is proactive in its approach to managing risks. At the County, a culture of safety means that the responsibility for safety and health is everyone's responsibility. Through its leadership and commitment, the County encourages accountability and employee involvement at every level.




Experience:  Some experience in risk management, safety, worker’s compensation or insurance is desirable.  


Education/Training: A Bachelor's degree is required from an accredited college or university, preferably in business administration, risk management, industrial hygiene or safety; human resources management or public administration.


Must be a current Solano County employee.


To view the job description for this position, please visit: https://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=14832



Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2020 calendar year is $1,498.55 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.   

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.


The County observes 12 full day fixed and 2 half day fixed paid holidays per year. Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive two floating paid holidays per year.


Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first three years.


Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.


To view the benefits for a regular position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16487



Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

• Tuition Reimbursement Program

• Annual Education Fair

• County Mentoring Program

• Leadership Academy

• Supervisory Trainings

• Skill Development Trainings

• Self-paced learning opportunities

Selection Process

2/18/20: Deadline to submit application and required documents

Friday 2/28/20: Tentative date for written exam

Wednesday 3/4/20: Tentative date for oral board interviews for most qualified applicants

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

How to Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: https://jobapscloud.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources’ office,  and are due by the final filing date.

Previously submitted application materials (e.g., copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.

Document Submittal Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree is required for this position. All candidates must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the date and degree conferred) by the final filing deadline. Candidates who fail to submit their diploma or transcripts by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service. The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment. Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA  94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com.  When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Risk Analyst (Entry)) and the recruitment number (20-192020-C1).  If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

Supplemental Questionnaire

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.

Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

Solano County

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.