Full-Time Training & Risk Manager
Under general guidance and supervision of the Assistant Human Resources (HR) Director, the training and risk manager is responsible for design, development, implementation, delivery and administration of county training programs. Works with business leaders to understand specific learning and development needs, provides recommendations and develops training programs to address needs. Responsible for full lifecycle of training and development programs from needs assessment through delivery and evaluation/management. Plans, organizes, manages and implements a comprehensive, thoughtful and progressive risk management program, including workers compensation. This position assesses potential risk and developmental needs to drive safety and risk initiatives, and identifies and arranges suitable training solutions for employees. Works with the Risk Management Committee to assess, identify, and prevent employee injury, work loss, and liability. Assists county departments implementing safety training, policy and procedures, following OSHA guidelines, as well as, investigating employee accidents.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.)
Coordinates, implements and introduces training programs. Liaises with departments to identify and assess training and development needs; trains and coaches managers, supervisors and others involved in employee development efforts. Originates and develops training materials utilizing a variety of media; identifies proven and effective third party training and development tools. Proposes reoccurring training and development needs and assessments; translates organizational findings into actionable recommendations for training and development. Creates presentations to explain and demonstrate the findings of organizational research methods.
Continually monitors the effectiveness of programs; recommends new approaches to improve, update or enhance services offered
Conducts follow-up studies of all completed training to evaluate and measure results.
Schedules training sessions within individual training programs, ensuring facility set-up, audio visual set-up and employee notification. Maintains attendance records and issues certificates of competency or completion as needed.
Plans, organizes, manages and implements a comprehensive risk management program, including worker’s compensation.
Participates in development of policies and administrative procedures regarding risk management.
Performs research in the area of risk management and analyzes data concerning past experience in worker’s compensation, liability and related programs for the purpose of developing, recommending and implementing plans and programs incident to the reduction of losses.
Serves as County’s Safety Officer; directs and leads committees; participates in programs related to disaster/emergency preparedness and safety.
Investigates and handles claims filed against the county in the incumbent’s areas of responsibility; processes and/or directs and manages processing of all worker’s compensation claims.
Identifies, develops and oversees general safety training programs.
Works with the Risk Management Committee to assess, identify, and prevent employee injury, work loss, and liability.
Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Required education, training, and experience:
A. Education: Graduation from a college or university with an bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, organizational development, communications, personnel relations, teaching or a related field,
B. Experience: Four years of experience in the administration of a risk management program, creating, managing and delivering high quality, comprehensive training programs,
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge: Principles and practices of leadership and organization development and program management, including planning, implementation and evaluation; principles of training supervision and evaluation; working knowledge of OSHA and workers compensation regulations and practices; some knowledge of Federal and State laws, knowledge of county organization and operating procedures; thorough knowledge of training and adult learning techniques, with the ability to learn other applications related to the job; working knowledge of computerized information systems; thorough knowledge of office procedures and skills.
B. Skills: Skill in typing. Skill in working with and managing employees. Must be a self-starter and driver of action with the ability to prioritize. Excellent communication, interpersonal and team development skills. Strong classroom instruction and facilitation skills, experienced in conducting needs assessment, performance measurement and evaluation.
C. Abilities: Ability to plan, organize, and manage the operations of comprehensive learning and risk management programs; ability to consult with leaders within the organization to assess, trend and analyze development or risk needs based on current and emerging organizational needs and strategic plans; ability to speak publicly, while at ease moderating large groups; ability to work with detail and maintain a high degree of accuracy; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public. Ability to manage employees; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to instruct others in the use of county equipment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be comfortable working outdoors and working on a high ropes arena on heights of up to 75 feet.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy.