CLACKAMAS COUNTY

CLASSIFICATION NO. 397
Established: 06/03
Revised: 12/07
FLSA: Exempt
EEO: 2

RISK AND LOSS CONTROL ANALYST

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Under direction, to plan, organize, coordinate and administer County risk and loss control programs; to act as liaison to other departments on risk, safety, liability, policy development and loss control issues; to conduct inspections, and arrange and conduct training to maintain compliance with loss control regulations of various state and federal agencies; to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Department of Employee Services provides human resources services to all County departments, including employee recruitment and selection, personnel ordinance and policy administration, diversity initiatives, position classification and compensation, employee training and development, benefits administration, risk management, workers’ compensation, liability and casualty claims management, human resources information systems, labor relations and collective bargaining.

The Risk and Loss Control Analyst assists in ensuring a safe and healthy working environment, inspects County facilities and equipment and identifies risk and loss hazards, analyzes, consults and develops loss control and loss reduction measures, and ensures compliance with safety regulations, rules, policies, and procedures. Incumbents coordinate with Department staff, and other managers and contacts regarding development of policies and procedures related to liability, casualty, and loss control issues for the County.

The Risk and Loss Control Analyst differs from the Risk Manager which administers a County wide program to protect County assets and personnel against financial loss from physical damage or legal liability. It also differs from the Human Resources Analyst (Worker's Compensation Claims Examiner) that is responsible for all activities related to the administration of claims due to job related accidents.

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Assists in the development and implementation of comprehensive County safety, loss prevention and risk management programs; assists in the design, development and implementation of County policies and procedures relating to safety, wellness, hazardous waste, loss prevention/control and regulatory compliance; evaluates safety and risk management programs and measures, and monitors incident and loss data to improve effectiveness.
  2. Consults with departments to identify exposures to loss; recommends loss reduction strategies; assists departments in the development and implementation of loss reduction and cost containment measures; performs a variety of loss prevention activities in the area of occupational injuries and illnesses; coordinates County's loss control program with other departments to reduce risks and liabilities by investigating incidents and accidents, collecting data, developing summaries, and providing reports to Risk and Benefits Management staff and other managers and contacts for resolution of liability, casualty, and loss claims; coordinates with Workers’ Compensation Claims Examiners on early return to work program.
  3. Develops and implements methods for identifying, controlling and reducing chemical hazards in the workplace; identifies and coordinates proper disposal of hazardous materials, including coordination with other jurisdictions.
  4. Provides technical safety and health consultation to Department managers and agencies; assesses safety, training and health needs of the department as appropriate; assists in the review of contractor plans, specifications, submittals and safety processes to ensure compliance with applicable rules, policies and codes; coordinates and conducts safety and occupational health training programs for regular and temporary employees; performs research; reviews and selects, in consultation with Risk Manager, safety and occupational health training materials to update employees on new or revised safety laws or regulations; conducts or arranges training sessions; trains supervisors and employees in safety procedures, accident investigation, and work site inspection.
  5. Coordinates departmental safety committees; facilitates regular safety meetings and accident review board meetings; establishes topics for department or divisional safety meetings; researches, collects, compiles, and presents information on work place hazards, accidents and other safety related issues; videotapes projects for review and analysis; follows up with managers and supervisors to ensure that safety committee suggestions or decisions are implemented.
  6. Performs management audits and conducts construction and work site safety inspections; ensures contractors are fulfilling obligations regarding safe and healthy work sites; ensures use of proper safety equipment and safety procedures; recommends and implements corrective action; assists with responses to employee complaints and concerns; accompanies Federal and State inspectors on inspection tours; monitors agency and contractor compliance with safety and health rules and regulations.
  7. Serves as department safety consultant; prepares and maintains safety manuals; provides technical assistance in the selection of materials, equipment, and safety devices; assists in developing and implementing emergency preparedness program.
  8. Analyzes vehicle claims filed against County for property damage, personal injury and vehicle accidents and recommends action; assists in developing recommendations for accident prevention and risk reduction; assembles relevant data regarding County responsibility or liability; identifies and pursues potential cost recovery from third parties on vehicle claims; monitors processing of claims to resolution; maintains, analyzes and interprets data related to injuries, accidents and claims to produce cost-effective results; provides periodic reports to departments and to Risk Manager.
  9. Conducts work station ergonomic evaluations and makes recommendations; advises on or prepares specifications for the purchase of safety equipment; plans, coordinates, schedules, manages and implements special projects as assigned.
  10. Coordinates various County-wide risk and safety programs, including the drug testing program and the commercial drivers’ license (CDL) program; ensures County is in compliance with program guidelines, regulations and requirements; maintains program records; serves as liaison between service providers, vendors and County departments.
  11. Monitors health and safety legislative and regulatory changes; evaluates implications for County policies, programs and operations, and recommends changes to department management to ensure compliance; stays current with industry practices and trends; represents the County to professional societies and other agencies via committees, etc.; coordinates safety promotional and awards events and other special programs.
  12. Takes notes at labor contract negotiating sessions; identifies and researches significant or controversial issues; prepares exhibits for fact-finding and interest arbitration hearings; researches and resolves grievances; drafts and recommends contract language; researches, analyzes and reports on costs of contract proposals.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of: Federal, State, and local safety agency regulations and rules applicable to department operations, including Federal and Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Motor Vehicles, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal and State Drug Testing, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Environmental Quality, Office of State and Fire Marshall, and United States Department of Transportation; national and international consensus standards (ANSI, NFPA, ISO) and Best Management Practices; principles and practices of industrial safety; accident prevention, occupational hazards, hazardous materials identification and disposal methods.

Working knowledge of: Principles and practices of liability and loss control methods; work practices, materials, tools, equipment and safety hazards associated services provided by the County; principles and practices of safety training, safety program evaluation and development; principles of research and report development; principles and practices of interviewing; basic math; English grammar; standard office practices; personal computers including word processing, spreadsheet, and database computer applications.

Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; interpret and apply safety regulations and policies; identify hazardous working conditions and practices; conduct interviews; investigate and analyze accidents, summarize results of investigations, coordinate with Risk and Benefits Management staff, and recommend corrective action; maintain accurate records; operate standard office equipment, including computers; operate video camera, recorder and editing equipment; speak effectively before groups; conduct training sessions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, county department and outside agency personnel, and the public.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Duties require on-site visits and exposure to loud noises, heavy equipment, hazardous materials, busy road traffic, and adverse weather conditions.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Some positions require, within twelve (12) months of hire, possession of certification as an Oregon Certified Traffic Control Supervisor and Oregon Work Zone Traffic Control Trainer.

Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS

Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.