Deputy Director of Human Resources (Risk Management)
City of San Bernardino
Location: San Bernardino, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $129,440.52 – $157,336.08 DOE
JOB TITLE: Deputy Director of Human Resources (Risk Management)
AGENCY: City of San Bernardino
LOCATION: San Bernardino, CA
FILING DEADLINE: October 28, 2022
SALARY RANGE: $129,440.52 – $157,336.08 DOE Annually
The Deputy Director of Human Resources is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, and managing the risk program for the City. The incumbent is responsible for performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibilities, which include program development and implementation of policies, procedures, goals, objectives, priorities, and standards related to risk management and human resources functions and programs. The incumbent serves as a professional-level resource for organizational, managerial, and operational analyses and studies. Performance of the work requires the use of considerable independence, initiative, and discretion within broad guidelines. The work frequently requires attending meetings, coordination with other departments, conducting training, facilitating committee work, and making presentations to City Council.
The Risk Management Program
The City’s risk management program administers general liability, workers’ compensation, health/wellness, leave management, return-to-work, safety management, emergency management, and employee training; assists in the overall operations of the Human Resources Department; provides services related to insurance and tort liability claims against the City; identifies, develops, and implements processes and controls to minimize the City’s exposure to financial, personnel, and property losses; provides complex and responsible support to the Human Resources Director in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be an innovative, flexible, and collaborative leader. As a problem solver with excellent communication, the successful candidate will have the necessary interpersonal skills to build positive working relationships with staff, department heads, leadership, and elected officials. The successful candidate will be solutions-oriented, have strong political acumen, and have the ability to adapt to changing and competing priorities. A background in public sector human resources specific to risk management is ideal. Experience in a union environment and knowledge of negotiations is a must.
Key Skills and Abilities
Develop and implement a Citywide loss control programs such as safety and accident prevention, property protection and conservation, and fire prevention measures.
Create systems, procedures, policies, and programs to reduce risk exposures.
Analyze, classify, and rate risks, exposures, and loss expectancies; interpreting insurance contract language.
Conduct research of loss prevention and control issues; evaluating alternatives, reaching sound conclusions, and making recommendations for improvement.
Represent the City effectively in hearings and litigation of claims; negotiating the settlement of claims, with or without legal counsel.
Collect, evaluate, and interpret data in statistical and narrative form.
Understand, interpret, explain, and apply complex laws, regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to the development and implementation of occupational health and safety, loss prevention and liability, and adjudication.
Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies, and other written materials.
Exercise sound, expert independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive and complex issues and situations.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, department managers, staff, attorneys, insurance representatives, employees, the public and others encountered in the course of work.
Plan, organize, and manage the activities of staff, and administer the City’s self-funded Workers’ Compensation Program.
Evaluate difficult and complex cases and determine necessity for permanent disability awards.
Prepare legal and medical evidence for presentation before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
Founded in 1810, San Bernardino is a progressive community rich in history and cultural diversity. Recognized for its scenic beauty and strategic location, the City of San Bernardino, serves as the county seat and is the largest City in the County of San Bernardino, with a population of over 218,000 and more than 62 square miles. To keep its vision for the future at the forefront, the City of San Bernardino follows the guiding principles to be strong and prosperous
by adopting the shared values of Integrity, Accountability, Respect for Human Dignity, Honesty, and Fairness. Residents of the City can expect quality, cost-effective services and an excellent public safety program dedicated
to providing the highest level of police and emergency services. The two hospitals within the City limits, Community Hospital of San Bernardino and St. Bernardine’s Medical Center, are state-of-the-art facilities. City residents also have access to the nearby Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and the w