City of Fremont

Centrally located and serving as the eastern anchor of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, the City of Fremont (pop. 235,439) prides itself on being a vibrant and strategically urban community.  Fremont has developed into a technological and advanced manufacturing power base that captures metropolitan living at its best.  It is also one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse cities in the Bay Area. Fremont is an employer that values its people, creativity, quality service, integrity, open communication, collaboration, mutual respect, and diversity. Employees find their work challenging, yet rewarding, and most importantly, enjoy the chance to make a difference through public service.

Job Title: Risk Management Technician

Job Description 

THE POSITION
This is a single position paraprofessional classification, characterized by the responsibility of providing support to the Risk Manager in receiving, evaluating, and processing workers' compensation, liability and property damage claims filed against or sustained by the City.  The incumbent works independently and within established guidelines to conduct investigations, prepare recommendations, and process claims referred to the Risk Management office.  Reports to and is directly supervised by the Risk Manager.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in the administration of the workers' compensation program for the City.
Provides technical and administrative support to the Risk Manager.
Receives and prepares an initial evaluation of liability claims.
Researches reported incidents by city staff and the public.
Prepares necessary documentation in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
Assists in the management and coordination of third-party administrators and legal counsel.
Receives and reviews reports of occupational illness and injury for completeness and accuracy.
Processes claims and maintains appropriate documentation.
Calculates statistical information for and prepares annual OSHA and other reports as required.
Receives and responds to complaints/requests from the public.
Verifies insurance requirements for contracts, permits and vendors.
Tracks on-the-job injuries and modified duty hours and reconciles biweekly time-roll for injured workers.
Assists citizens and City staff by responding to inquiries using independent judgment, discretion, and tact.
Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Knowledge of:
Laws, rules, regulations and codes relating to workers' compensation
Public agency liability requirements
Research methods and techniques
Basic mathematical calculations and statistics and statistical methods
Ability to:
Use independent judgment in the exercise of daily responsibilities
Maintain detailed and accurate records
Perform independent research in carrying out administrative and technical duties
Collect, compile, analyze and present a variety of data in a meaningful way
Develop and implement various data collection, reporting and filing systems
Understand, interpret and apply complex rules, regulations, and codes
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner
Maintain confidentiality

Education/Experience
Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge and skills necessary to satisfactory job performance would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skills would be:  Education equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college, and three years of progressively responsible experience in the receipt and processing of claims in one or more of the following areas: workers' compensation, liability, and property claims.  Demonstrated experience may be substituted for college course work.
Possession of, or ability to obtain by time of appointment, a valid California driver's license is required.

Apply at fremont.gov/cityjobs

Apply by: Wed, 08/21/2019

To Apply, Contact: 
Cari Jones
(510) 494-4648