The City of South Gate, CA is seeking a Risk Manager. In this role, the Risk Manager is responsible for actively managing and implementing risk management programs and strategies aimed at creating a well-rounded and proactive culture of risk assessment, management, and prevention; develops, implements, and maintains programs and procedures that minimize city risk; and ensures compliance with policies that relate to insurance and risk management in the city.
Under administrative direction, the Risk Manager will manage and administer the City’s risk management programs related to Workers’ Compensation, general liability, and property and casualty insurance claims, including evaluation, procurement, and the renewal of programs. The Risk Manager shall administer employee safety, wellness, and training programs, maintain loss and self-insured retention records, coordinate insurance and indemnity provisions, and administer operational and claims budgets for Workers’ Compensation and general liability programs.
The Risk Manager shall maintain collaborative and consultative relationships with Department Heads and other city partners to initiate a city-wide awareness of strategic risk management. Moving this program forward will be a critical responsibility of this position and the expectation is that the Risk Manager will begin this process soon after joining the city. The Risk Manager position is critical to the city to put more emphasis on creating a safer environment for the workforce in terms of safety training, workstation analysis, and developing up-to date best practices for the city.
The Risk Manager will have unquestionable integrity in the commitment to managing the insurance programs of the city. Ideal characteristics and emphasis will be on leadership, breadth of knowledge of insurance, and overall risk management. The Risk Manager will also bring personal qualities and attributes that encourage a cooperative team spirit within the diverse city community and stakeholders. As part of this city-wide environment, the Risk Manager will appreciate working in a collaborative fashion that values an action-oriented and strategic approach to problem-solving. Strong interpersonal communication skills combined with a transparent and approachable style are also critical to success in this role. The Risk Manager will also be forward-thinking and an excellent strategist in order to examine current and future trends.