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Job Details
Company Name :
Orange County Transportation Authority
Company Location :
Orange, CA 92868
Job Position :
Department Manager, Risk Management
Job Category :
Jobs in California

Job Description :

About OCTA:

Since its formation in 1991, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has kept residents and commuters moving throughout the 34 cities and unincorporated areas of Orange County. OCTA’s responsibilities, programs and services impact every aspect of transportation within the state’s third largest county. OCTA keeps people moving by reducing freeway congestion, improving safety and efficiency on our local roads, providing bus service and regional multimodal connections, helping people find ways to leave their cars home, and providing safe, convenient transportation to those with special needs. OCTA’s core values consist of integrity, teamwork/partnership, communication, customer focus, can-do spirit and safety.


Under minimal guidance, manages the property, liability, subrogation, workers’ compensation claims, insurance and loss control programs. Plans and develops loss control and risk financing programs with goals designed to minimize the adverse effects of accidental losses to the agency.

This is an exempt position in Salary Grade V: Min $143,041.60- Mid $170,497.60- Max $197,953.60 annually. The starting salary will be within this range based on qualifications.

This posting will remain open until filled. Responsibilities:
This list is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and is not designed to be interpreted as an exhaustive listing of all tasks required of employees assigned to this job.

Determines funding levels and budgeting requirements for liability, property, 91 Express Lanes, workers’ compensation, cyber and crime insurance protection.
Establishes and monitors the liability, workers’ compensation and subrogation claims processing and financial functions.
Develops and maintains the risk management information system. Oversees and establishes risk management recordkeeping procedures and practices and retention.
Reviews cooperative agreements, Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), leases, contracts, and purchase orders to determine adequacy of insurance and indemnity clauses.
Identifies and analyzes loss trends and develops risk prevention, control and financing programs designed to reduce the frequency and severity of losses; identifies and analyzes new or changing risk exposures related to transit and Express Lanes operations.
Advises on and interprets proposed and existing insurance laws and regulations affecting agency operations.
Reviews loss experience, evaluates current risk performance, and determines levels of retention and excess insurance requirements.
Prepares staff reports for review by senior management and the Board of Directors concerning risk management programs.
Represents the organization at all relevant legal hearings, mediations, settlement conferences, arbitrations and trials. Provides organizational perspective, direction, guidance and resolution parameters to the legal team to meet litigation goals.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of eight years of experience in risk management functions, four years of which are in management. An advance degree is preferred. Must have a thorough knowledge of tort law, workers’ compensation regulations, public entity legal status, and loss control programs.
Knowledge of:

Insurance principles and practices.
Principles and practices of risk management.
Federal, state, and local laws affecting the agency’s risk management programs.
Agency organization, functions, and services affecting risk exposures.
Governmental budgeting, audit and accounting practices.
Principles of management.

Ability to:

Provide sound organization and planning skills.
Demonstrate the capacity for accurate and efficient handling of detail.
Exercise prudent and independent judgment.
Analyze and interpret complex data and situations arriving at sound conclusions and the implementation of innovative solutions to improve operations.
Reach fair and reasonable case resolutions by employing effective skills and negotiation techniques.
Work independently to establish priorities and take the lead role in specific projects.
Identify methodologies for repair and preventive maintenance.
Analyze situations accurately and adopts effective methodologies.
Speak effectively in public and present ideas concisely and with clarity.
Work effectively with a variety of public officials and private consultants.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Working Conditions/Physical Activities: (The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. OCTA provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

Positions in this class typically require:

Work may be performed in a stressful, fast-paced office environment, depending upon assignment.
Requires ability to understand verbal communication and to respond effectively.
Positions in this class typically require: Reaching, Finger Dexterity, Grasping, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing, and Repetitive Motions in computer use.

Compensation and Benefits:
OCTA offers an attractive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision health insurance programs, flex time (may be available), paid sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, deferred compensation plan, educational reimbursement, excellent in-house training programs, free transportation passes for the employee and dependents, wellness and ergonomic programs, and much more.

OCTA is an equal employment opportunity employer that recruits, hires, and promotes qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, disability, genetic information, military and veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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