Risk and Safety Manager (At-Will)

Pinal County - Florence, AZ3.3

The Risk and Safety Manager is responsible for ensuring compliance with all safety laws set forth by Local, State and Federal governments. Additional duties include but not limited to: planning, executing and promoting a culture of risk and safety management in all work areas of Pinal County. This position is available for telecommute.

This position is not covered under the Pinal County Merit System. Incumbents in this position serve at the pleasure of their respective Appointing Authority. The employment relationship of incumbents in this position is "at will" the employee may be terminated at any time, for any reason, with or without cause.

Example of Duties

Work in this classification requires an individual to be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary classification functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this classification may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in this classification description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this description.

  • Identify opportunities for subrogation recovery on property, auto/GL claims, workers' compensation liens, and Special fund reimbursement from State Agencies.
  • Collect and maintain data to be used for HSE metrics and indicator reports.
  • Support Health & Hygiene, workers' compensation programs to meet internal customer needs and compliance requirements.
  • Manage, and interface with, third party administrator, including loss control, account manager, and adjusters.
  • Accomplishes staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; conducting training; implementing enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensures annual safety training is provided.
  • Reviews incident reports and assists with oversight of the incident reporting system.
  • Performs statistical analysis and creates reports on trending of claims and near misses events and leads the proactive assessment and develops mitigation and sustainable strategies for clinical risk vulnerabilities.
  • Develop, implement, and review corrective action plans.
  • Reports trended data and mitigation actions to the appropriate elected officials, committees, departments and individuals.
  • Educates and assists other elected officials, managers, and directors in proactively assessing their areas of responsibility for exposures to loss and unsafe processes and conditions and property reviews.
  • Investigates all serious events. Assists with timely communication and documentation of errors or serious events in accordance with legal requirements and/or accreditation standards.
  • Direct, coordinate, and operate wellness program to insure desired results in affecting workers' compensation, human services claims on both health and GL claims.
  • Advises directors and department members on safety compliance concerns and preventative actions;
  • Manage, evaluate, schedule staff, assign projects and duties, meet regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues, review project work, monitor operations, assure project deadlines and performance standards are met, and interpret and clarify County regulations and procedures.
  • To promote and adhere to the workplace values of accountability, commitment, and teamwork to help enrich lives beyond expectation.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, customer records, and restricted County information.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

  • Bachelor's degree in occupational health, safety, or environmental disciplines, science or engineering, risk management, or public management disciplines.
  • Valid Arizona State Driver's License at time of hire

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certification OSHA 30
  • Master's degree preferred
  • EPA regulatory knowledge
  • Associates in Risk Management
  • Charted Property & Casualty Underwriter designation

Supplemental Information Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of industry safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal;
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Department of Transportation (DOT);
  • Knowledge of post-accident investigation and reports;
  • Skill in training for employees in work site safety practices
  • Skill in maintaining safety files and records;
  • Skill safety surveys and inspections, prepares written reports of findings and recommendations and corrective action plans;
  • Knowledge of insurance related practices to include billing, adjustment, and claims and how to maintain an exposure database;
  • Skill in public speaking and relationship building;
  • Ability to influence others and work in a cross-functional team environment;
  • Ability to effectively deal with conflict;
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas, positions, and be an active listener;
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, policies, procedures and work instructions.
The may require exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects including the human body. Subject to confined spaces upon occasion. This position is subject to non-standard working hours. This position is subject to frequent fieldwork. The work also requires the ability to perform repetitive motion, speak, hear, walk, operate motor vehicles demonstrate visual and mental acuity.

Work is performed in an environment making decisions that could lead to major community or organizational consequences if appropriate decisions are not timely.