Village of Skokie, IL
The Village of Skokie, IL is currently seeking an exceptional, detail-oriented and pragmatic professional to manage and evaluate risk and claims programs for the Village and to control and minimize risk; Develops programs and policies in areas of risk / loss prevention, safety administration, coverage, and transfer of risk, reporting systems of asset losses, and property damage, casualty, liability and workers’ compensation claims; Reviews and evaluates various financial reports, lease agreements, contractual agreements and other documents, making field inspections as appropriate, for the purpose of discovering new exposures to loss and implementing mitigation efforts, including risk transfer, as appropriate; Reviews all claims lodged with the Village and coordinates the claim handling procedures; Initiates appropriate investigations, directs and/or recommends actions to resolve claims, coordinates the insurance claims recovery program; Studies federal, state and county legislation and regulation concerning safety, insurance and risk exposure and recommends appropriate action to stay in compliance; Performs other work-related duties, as assigned; Incumbent is retiring after a 30-year career with the Village.
Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management, Insurance, Finance, Accounting, Business or Public Administration, or related field; Four years’ experience in risk management field, with two years’ experience as actual manager of a program; Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designations preferred; Prior experience with public sector claims, statutes, pension benefit programs, etc. preferred; Ability to foster and maintain positive and productive professional relationships with insurance carriers, legal counsel, claimants, and co-workers at all levels; Budget preparation and reporting systems reflecting experience and trends necessary; Demonstrated knowledge of the practices and principles of effective management, including the ability to plan and organize effectively and efficiently; Must exercise good judgement in all matters, possess sound decision-making skills, and be able to maintain confidentiality at the highest levels; Sound knowledge of basic Microsoft Office Suite applications required; Valid Driver’s License required.
The salary range for this position is $107,477 - $140,601. The annualized starting salary range is $107,477 - $118,494 (DOQ). Generous benefits package includes medical, dental & life insurance; IMRF retirement pension plan; paid vacation days, sick days, and holidays in the first year; 457(b) retirement savings plan. To view the complete job description, please visit the Skokie Jobs page at skokie.org and select the Risk Manager position. The Village of Skokie is an EOE employer