Risk Manager

Park District of Oak Park, IL

Job Details

  • Job Function: Other; Non-Department Head; Risk Manager
  • Salary: $60,000 - $65,000.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Website: http://www.pdop.org/
  • Where: 218 Madison Stn, Oak Park, IL

Post Date: Feb 19 2018

Please review the job description and apply online at www.pdop.org.


The Park District of Oak Park is recruiting a full-time Risk Manager. We offer a competitive compensation with a minimum starting salary of $60,000 + based on experience and qualifications. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, $300 reimbursement for wellness related activities, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time and personal days.

Job Purpose
This position is responsible for planning, directing, and implementing activities related to risk management, safety, training and development.
Essential Functions:

Reviews, tracks and analyzes all accident/incident, property loss, vehicle loss, employee injury reports and makes recommendations to reduce loss. Identifies trends and makes recommendations. Works with management to resolve, remediate and retrain where needed.
Chairs the Safety Action Committee.
Partners with PDRMA to process all worker compensation claims, provide wage statements, return to work status and eligibility for modified duty.
Develops emergency response procedures/action plans and emergency evacuation plans for facilities and programs.
Ensures legal posting requirements are posted at all locations.
Coordinates the SDS (Safety Data Sheet) and MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for all locations.
Conducts regular facility inspections and drills of parks, playground, facilities and staff.
Investigates post-accident / incident / injury claims and provides guidance and advice to help minimize and eliminate risk.
Prepares monthly reporting on Risk, Safety and Claims.
Reviews contracts and Certificate of Insurance documents for insurance requirements and transference of risk. Primary contact to provide District’s COI.
Plans, research, develop and teach training program for district staff, including orientation / safety orientation, First Aid and CPR / AED classes, and required skills as identified by the District.
Manages the pre-employment testing, random testing program and post-accident testing program.
Acts as a resource for staff and partners with management regarding risk, safety and personnel policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations.
Facilitates dispute resolution, team building and counseling in employee relations items.
Administers risk, safety, personnel procedures and policies for all district personnel;

Additional Functions:

Assists in the development of job descriptions pertaining to risk, safety and environmental areas.
Participates in budgeting process and on-going review.
Supplies departments with first aid kits
Attend and assist in coordination of special events including Day In Our Village, Fall Fest and Frank Lloyd Wright Race.

Knowledge, Skill and Work Experience
Bachelor degree in Risk Management or related field.
Two years of Risk Management, Safety or Risk Prevention experience.
Previous experience identifying and developing training curriculm.
Previous experience facilitating / teaching training programs.
Deep understanding of legal health and safety guidelines.
Outstanding attention to detail and motivational skills.
Proficient in computer software, including Microsoft Office products, desktop publishing and other software is required. Advanced knowledge in Word and Excel.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to handle confidential matters.
Superior problem solving, interpersonal, and organizing skills.
Ability to prioritize and handle matters with a sense of urgency.
Ability to read and analyze reports, policies, procedures and methods.
Ability to cooperate and partner with all Park District departments.
Ability to operate office equipment including, but not limited to, computer, printer, fax machine, copier and telephone voicemail system.
Ability to work independently.
First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification and certification as an instructor.
A valid Illinois state driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test. This position is part of a random drug testing program.
Experience conducting driver checks and driver trainings for staff.
Knowledge of community parks and recreation administration.
General knowledge of legal and industry-related technical terminology.

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