City of Tucson


$31.27-$63.17 Hourly / $65,041.60-$131,393.60 Yearly
Salary Grade: 818

General Description

The primary function of an employee in this class is to administer the comprehensive Risk Management program and Self Insurance Trust for the City, including external Public Liability claims, Workers' Compensation, Employee Health and Safety (loss control), and Subrogation programs. Work includes planning, coordinating, and monitoring insured and uninsured losses; insurance coverage and premiums; liability claims handling; and the development and selection of cost-effective insurance coverage for liability risks, and evaluating programs to reduce, eliminate, or transfer potential losses and risks away from the City.

Essential Functions

Develop and implement program policies and procedures; ensure conformance of program operations to standards and regulations; meet with other City department directors and division managers to address safety, insurance and liability concerns which relate to Risk Management.

Research and evaluate the City's exposure to loss and potential risks; recommend and implement methods to reduce, eliminate or transfer potential losses and risks away from the City.

Serve as Administrator to the City of Tucson Self Insurance Trust.

Survey real estate property replacement values and cash values on all City equipment to determine and maintain proper levels of insurance coverage.

Determine and recommend which City assets require purchased insurance coverage and which are appropriate for a given exposure.

Evaluate risk of loss and determine optimal method for reduction elimination or transfer of risk.

Procure all insurance, as required, in order to conserve the resources of the City; and provide technical assistance in evaluating proposed insurance contracts.

Administer an in-house program to investigate and take appropriate settlement action for liability and property damage claims; negotiate with claimant or claimant's attorney in settling claims within prescribed guidelines.

Administer the City's self-insured workers' compensation plan.

Review bid proposals and contracts for risk management provisions, loss control and loss prevention programs, risk retention determinations and the analysis and verification of claims.

Provide recommendation for insurance and indemnification requirements for all City of Tucson contracts, leases, agreements, Inter Governmental Agreements, special events and projects, and etc.

Serve as the City's liaison with consultants and attorneys contracted by the City to review general liability, claims, and other insurance programs and with other agencies contracted by the City to investigate claims against the City.

Participate in the inspection and review of City operations and facilities for safety/risk management provisions and recommend appropriate corrective action.

Maintain close working relationships with the City Attorney's office on legal issues, contracts and judicial pronouncements relative to risk management.

Assist City Attorney's office on settlement of claims and lawsuits.

Performs departmental risk consulting to manage, mitigate, minimize, and transfer, of risk of loss from departmental operations and outside entities that may install items on City property.

Prepare and present reports and statistical data relating to risk management operations and program performance.

Responsible for Risk Management division's budget; including implementation, forecast of expenditures, administer the approved budget and monitor expenditures.

Recommend goals, objectives and work plans for the Risk Management Division.

Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.

Communicate with all levels of city government and public media as needed, manage professional, clerical and field staff, and work collaboratively with all City departments and outside agencies and outside interests to resolve issues.

Required to exercise good judgment for critical decisions under pressure.

May require being on-call for emergencies including supervising staff that is on-call.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years experience in public entity risk management

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Employee must be able to secure certification from the State of Arizona as a Risk Consultant within six months of employment; failure to secure and maintain such certification may result in an employee termination. Refer to: ARS § 20-281 et. seq or certified as an insurance administrator under ARS § 20-485 et. Seq.

Education Substitution: Current certification from the Insurance Institute of America as either an Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Associate in Loss Control Management (ALCM) Associate in Claims (AIC) or Associated in Reinsurance (Are) may be substituted for two years of the above required professional experience.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 03

Occupation Group Description: Risk Management

EEO Job Category Code: A

EEO Job Category Description: Officials and Administrators

Organizational Level: Superintendent Manager

NCCI: 8810

Bargaining Unit: No Representation

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Primary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 0325; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;