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Risk Manager

Santa Barbara City College
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration
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Risk Manager

Option Class:
Open Date: 08/27/2021
Close Date: 10/29/2021
Open Until Filled:
Requisition Number: CS001921
Job Category: Classified Management/Supervisory
Position Type: Classified Management/Supervisory
Assignment Details:

Work Schedule:
WORKING HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Hours may vary)
100%/12 mo.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (Upon Offer of Employment):
• The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis prior to the start of employment.
• The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires verification of identity and the right to work in the United States.
• Selected candidate must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
• Proof of college coursework or degrees indicated will be required of selected candidate.
• All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

• The District offers a cafeteria style plan in which employees are given a district allowance and may choose from a number of medical and dental plans. Life and income protection insurances are also available.
• Vacation days (based on assigned hours) are earned and accumulated on a monthly basis.
• Sick leave is earned at the rate of one day (based on the number of assigned hours) per month, and is accumulative from year to year.
• Holidays: 16 holidays per year.
• Credit Union: The Santa Barbara Teachers Federal Credit Union offers a variety of services.
• Retirement: Employees, who work 20 or more hours per week, are covered by the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Social Security, and Medicare.

Apply online at We no longer accept paper applications. Assistance with the online application process is available by phone (805) 965-0581 ext. 2258 Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of SBCC online application. Online applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of SBCC online application. Online applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

Additional Instructions:
Within the online application is a required supplemental question on diversity. The committee will be reviewing your answer as part of the screening process. Please take your time and answer the question thoroughly.

Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:
If you are selected for an interview and need special services or facilities to participate in the interview, please contact Human Resources. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

SBCC is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military and veteran status, 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, consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Salary Schedule/Level:
The current salary schedule range for the Risk Manager is Salary Table 30, Range 142, $72,897 - $82,475. Nine step salary range continues to a maximum of $88,813, initial placement based on experience with annual advancement to the next higher step. Hours may vary, 12 months per year, plus fringe benefits; 6-12 month probation period depending on employee classification. All work schedules and work assignments are subject to change based on the needs of the college. SALARY RANGE: $6,074.75 - $6,872.92/Mo. (Nine step Salary Range continues to maximum $7,401.08)

Driving Required: Yes

Basic Function:
Under the direction of the Vice President, Human Resources, plan organize, and direct a variety of risk management activities for the College including workers' compensation administration, insurance management, property and liability, safety and loss control programs and functions; review, analyze, process and determine appropriate response related to claims filed against the District.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Plan and organize a variety of activities for the College including Workers’ Compensation, safety and loss control programs and functions; establish and maintain related timelines and priorities; assure related activities comply with established standards, requirements, laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
Review, analyze, investigate and coordinate response to Workers’ Compensation claims filed against the College; evaluate claims, confer with claims examiners, determine legitimacy and recommend or approve settlement or litigation options based on interpretation and application of established laws and investigative results.
Develop and implement mandated safety programs including injury and illness prevention, exposure control and ergonomics by contracting and coordinating efforts with contractors and consultants; recommend adjustment to programs in response to efficiency, organizational needs and cost effectiveness.
Administer property and liability claims filed against the District, coordinate with insurance companies and work closely with Business Services, evaluate and investigate claims and recommend acceptance or rejection; adjust or forward claims to adjusters; arrange for and coordinate litigation activities with outside defense attorneys as needed; report related information and create reports for district administration as appropriate.
Develop and implement strategies to minimize risk by projecting potential losses to the College and determining appropriate responses to identified risks; compile and analyze risk management data; oversee the investigation of safety hazards and liability issues; implement related corrective actions, preventative measures and methods to reduce, eliminate or transfer potential losses and risks.
Coordinate extended absences and related accommodations for employees due to workplace injuries review and recommend permanent disability awards as directed; follow up on disability status as needed.
Plan and organize and conduct training sessions and in-services for staff concerning safety programs, issues and related standards, practices, techniques and procedures; prepare and deliver oral presentations; advise staff concerning liability exposure as needed.
Direct and participate in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical records, reports and files related to safety programs, claims, loss experience, insurance, OSHA, injuries, personnel and assigned activities; prepare insurance certificates, prepare process and evaluate various forms and applications.
Provide technical information and assistance to the Vice President of Human Resources concerning risk management, safety needs and issues; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs pertaining to risk management.
Communicate with personnel, administrators and various outside organizations to exchange information, coordinate activities and resolve issues or concerns.
Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software; drive a vehicle to conduct work.
May serve as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator with specific responsibilities related to conducting interviews and gathering evidence to investigate incidents and complaints reported as Title IX violations. Attend and conduct various meetings as assigned.
Perform related duties as assigned
Perform related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE OF:Planning, organization and direction of risk management activities including Workers’ Compensation, property and liability, safety and loss control programs and functions.Principles, practices, procedures, strategies, terminology and techniques involved in the processing, evaluation, investigation and resolution of Workers’ Compensation and property and liability claims.Risk management, exposure identification and loss control principles.Principles, practices and procedures of claims management and risk financing.Safety inspection and accident investigation practices and procedures related to corrective actions.Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.Policies and objectives of assigned programs and activities. Principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training.Budget preparation and control.Oral and written communication skills.Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.Operation of a computer and assigned software.Public speaking techniques.
Plan, organize and direct a variety of risk management activities for the College including Workers’ Compensation, property and liability, safety and loss control programs and functions.Process and draft appropriate response to Workers’ Compensation and property and liability claims filed against the District.Develop and implement mandated safety programs including injury and illness prevention, exposure control, and ergonomics.
Prepare and deliver oral presentations.Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.Interpret, apply and explain laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.Analyze situations accurately and recommend an effective course of action.Meet schedules and time lines.Work independently with little direction.Plan and organize work.Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.Direct and participate in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of reports, records and files.

Education & Paid Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, human resources or a related field OR some college level coursework including a Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM) Certificate and four years increasingly responsible related experience working with risk management, safety programs, workers’ compensation claims processing, evaluation and investigation, ergonomics.

Preferred Qualifications:
Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university. Five years of related administrative experience in an educational or public sector environment. Effective communication and conflict resolution skills.Oral and written communication skills including report writing.
Experienced with complaint investigation procedures and documentation.
Compliance requirements of the Clery Act and Title IX. Applicable sections of State laws, rules, and regulations, including the California Education Code, California Government Code, California Vehicle Code, and California Code of Regulations Title 5 and Title 8. Computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. District organization, operations, policies, and objectives. Insurance policies, forms, claims, and settlement procedures. Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment, including computer hardware and software. OSHA regulations, Workers’ Compensation laws, plus pertinent health/safety and fire laws. Principles and practices of organization, management, administration, supervision, and training. Record keeping techniques.

Special Licenses:
Valid California driver’s license.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
A message from the Santa Barbara City College Administration:
We are very pleased that you are exploring employment opportunities at Santa Barbara City College. As one of the top community colleges in the country, we seek exceptional individuals who will contribute to the institutional mission. With our commitment to the success of every student, Santa Barbara City College has created a unique academic culture, which has been recognized with numerous accolades and awards. This includes the 2013 Aspen Award for Community College Excellence in, among other things, increased levels of access and success for marginalized and low-income students.
We highlight to you the profound commitment the College has to academic excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion among our faculty, staff, and students. As a community, we believe that diversity comes in many forms. We understand that individuals are multidimensional, shaped by the intersections of a variety of life experiences and factors. We recognize and challenge the inequities that stem from the complex world in which we live and embrace the many facets of people that make up our wonderful College. And as a leader among community colleges we take pride in our ability to solve problems for the benefit of our students and the community.
Consequently, we seek College employees who will take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for our students. And, in return, we make every effort to make this a great place to work. If this appeals to you and you are ready to make the commitment we invite you to join our community and embrace our commitments and values.
Vision Statement:Santa Barbara City College strives to build a socially conscious community where knowledge and respect empower individuals to transform our world.
Mission Statement:Santa Barbara City College welcomes all students. The College provides a diverse learning environment and opportunities for students to enrich their lives, advance their careers, complete certificates, earn associate degrees, and transfer to four-year institutions. The College is committed to fostering an equitable, inclusive, respectful, participatory, and supportive community dedicated to the success of every student.
College Facts (as of Fall 2020)

  • Instruction, administrative, and support services are provided by 242 full-time faculty, 511 adjunct faculty, and 363 full-time staff and management.
  • Santa Barbara City College currently enrolls approximately 14,179 students, the majority of whom are from racially diverse populations as follows: African American/Black - 2.4%; American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.3%; Asian/Filipino/Pacific Islander- 6.1%; Hispanic/Latinx- 34.7%; two or more races - 5.6.%; Unknown - 4.0%; and White: 46.7%.

  • 39.8% of SBCC’s students are under age 19, 31.9% are between the ages 20 and 24, 19.8% are between the ages of 25 and 39, and 8.5% are 40 or older.

  • 33.4% of SBCC’s students attend full time (12 units or more), and 66.6% of SBCC students attend part- time.

  • Most recently, we were honored by philanthropist MacKenzie Scott with a gift of $20 million in recognition of the excellent work that we do involving diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

  • In 2018, Santa Barbara City College celebrated 100 years of Adult Education in the Santa Barbara community.

  • The College recently adopted the Umoja program, a transfer success program geared toward African-American and other black students.

  • In 2009, SBCC gained the status of Hispanic Serving Institution, which among many other benefits, made the college eligible to apply for federal grants geared toward strengthening institutional capacity and building programs to increase the success of Hispanic and other underrepresented students.

Office environment.
Constant interruptions.

Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, linguistic, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of Community College Students.

Physical Demands:
Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
Seeing to read a variety of materials.
Sitting for extended periods of time.


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