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Manager, Risk and Safety

Kern Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 28, 2022
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Manager, Risk and Safety

Kern Community College District

Salary: $86,833.04 - $113,932.48 Annually

Job Type:

Job Number: FY22-23-00701

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Human Resources

Basic Function

Under the direction of assigned supervisor, perform a variety of complex technical duties in support of District-wide safety and disability programs including safety regulations, worker's compensation, disability management and return to work programs.

Representative Duties

  • Manage the risk and safety program for the District. Perform risk case management duties, prepare and file risk and safety claims, conduct statistical analyses of claims experience. Counsel employees on risk and safety procedures. Perform follow-ups on risk and safety claims as necessary. Assist with accident investigations.
  • Assist EDRAM in developing and implementing District-wide training programs concerning safety and health matters including CAL/OSHA and related requirements. Provide health and safety related training for managers and staff.
  • Manage, plan, prioritize, assign, and supervise the work of staff assigned to the District Risk Management Office.
  • Manage the return-to-work program for ill or injured employees.
  • Provide technical assistance regarding individual disability retirement and long-term disability benefits applications.
  • Provide information to administrators, employees, employee representatives and government agencies on matters relating to disability retirement benefits.
  • Assist with safety audits identifying occupational health risks and develop appropriate course of action based on audit results.
  • Review and monitor reports of hazardous or unsafe conditions. Conduct facility safety assessments.
  • Assist Americans with Disability Act reasonable accommodation practices.
  • Coordinate and conduct interactive process meetings.
  • May act as liaison with workers compensation insurance provider.
  • Assist with Risk Management Office budget development and monitoring.
  • Coordinate and monitor Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program.
  • Other related tasks as assigned or directed.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
    • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources management, personnel administration, business or public administration, industrial/labor relation, or a related field and two years of increasingly responsible human resources/workers compensation experience OR Associate's degree and four years of increasingly responsible human resources/workers compensation experience.
    • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

    Desirable qualifications:
  • Two years of administrative or supervisory responsibility.

  • Knowledge and Abilities

    Knowledge of:
  • Knowledge of state and federal codes and statutes as they relate to Worker's Compensation compliance issues; principles of supervision and practices; and principles and procedures of record keeping and report writing.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures related to health and safety programs.
  • Knowledge of regulations, policies and procedures related to worker's compensation, disability
  • and related programs
  • Knowledge of disability and return-to-work programs.
  • Knowledge of modern human resources office functions, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of computer applications for word processing, spreadsheets, and electronic
  • communications.
  • Knowledge of practices and techniques relating to developing and presenting training programs.
  • Knowledge general payroll practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.

  • Ability to:
  • Ability to perform a variety of complex technical duties in support of the District's health and safety and worker's compensation programs
  • Ability to interpret appropriate laws and regulations; work cooperatively within a team environment; work effectively with local, state, and federal public service and regulatory agencies; and work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues, students, and others.
  • Ability to learn and comprehend District organization, operations, policies, and objectives.
  • Ability to interpret District Board policy and applicable laws and regulation to health and safety and worker's compensation programs
  • Ability to operate a computer terminal to enter data, maintain records, and generate reports.
  • Ability to listen, speak, read, write, compose, analyze, and comprehend, with discretion and tact, in order to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to work confidentially with discretion.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and efficient working relationships with staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate employee records and reports.
  • Ability to complete assignments within specified deadlines accurately and efficiently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with individuals at all levels, both to internal Kern Community College District populations and external customers.

  • SALARY RANGE$ 86,833.04 - $ 113,932.48 annuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ 91,228.97 annually
    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by October 31, 2022 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

    Completed application packet must include:
    • Completed Online Application for Employment form
    • Current resume
    • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
    • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
    • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form

    It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

    Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

    Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
    EEO Plan 2021-2024

    Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment

    The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

    All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.


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