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Risk Management Specialist, Support Services Division (#02-2018, Closing: 11/08/17)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Support Services Division
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $85,530 - $97,340 
Closing: 11/08/17

The Office of the Attorney General is committed to ensuring a healthy and safe living environment to District residents.

This position is located in the Support Services Division. This position is responsible for making recommendations on the agency’s risk management goals, objectives and priorities in accordance with the DC Office of Risk Management’s strategic integrated risk management programs. Incumbent will implement and maintain an integrated program of risk assessment and control for the agency, and lead the agency implementation and coordination of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) risk management program initiatives, including any initiatives adopted by the DC Office of Risk Management.

MAJOR DUTIES Works with the Chief Administrative Officer and advises of the status of the risk management program on a regular basis. Implements and maintains the agency integrated risk management program. Manages the risk identification and loss control activities for property, casualty, and workers; compensations exposures. Establishes programs to increase awareness of effective risk management practices and serves as an advocate for effective risk management throughout the agency.

  • Serves as primary contact for OAG’s safety team and serves as liaison to the city-wide Risk Assessment Council. Monitors compliance of safety and security standards. Identifies and evaluates risks and exposures and develops risk control plans for anticipated losses. Identifies and evaluates agency property and facilities for characteristics and valuation of exposure to loss and analysis of risks. Interprets pertinent legislation to ensure the achievement of a sound safety program. Responsible for ensuring safe and healthful working conditions for employees in OAG.
  • Functions as agency safety officer. Develops agency’s continuation of operations planning strategy. Collaborates with all levels of management, technical staff and union representatives within OAG in planning and executing the comprehensive safety plan. Coordinates the delivery of indicated safety training classes. Resolves problems and regularly monitors situations to ensure correction of deficiencies and dangerous practices.
  • Plans, evaluates, organizes and conducts comprehensive, agency-wide inspections and the effectiveness of occupational safety requirements in the work environment. Assists employees with claim processing relative to occupational injuries, illnesses, exposures or vehicular accidents and tracks light duty personnel through their recovery or rehabilitation. Participates in in-depth investigations into all factors involved in and/or contributing any type of accident and identifies corrective action to prevent further occurrences. Prepares appropriate post-incident analysis regarding hazards identified. May serve as an expert witness advising on technical aspects for any litigation or as necessary in developing legal defense or establishing or verifying action and responses.
  • Creates safety equipment standards, and recommends equipment purchases. Works closely with agency financial and procurement officials to assure expedient delivery. Interprets new safety and occupational health regulations and makes recommendations on implementation of applicable policies and procedures within the Department. Evaluates, on a periodic basis, the physical condition of all buildings and locations occupied by OAG employees to identify potentially hazardous or substandard conditions or violations of safety regulations and recommends and directs the abatement process.
  • Implements and maintains a system for managing the response to outstanding recommendations/finding from various sources including the Inspector General, the D.C. Auditor and external District-wide audits. Monitors the agency’s interaction with the risk management information system to ensure exposure and claims data and risk control information is retained to support loss analysis and exposure management. Ensures that all aspects of agency loss retention programs meet standards determined by DC Office of Risk Management. Prepares and maintains a risk management manual as guided by the DC Office of Risk Management.
  • Identifies short and long-term staffing needs to ensure effective program implementations. Serves as a team lead overseeing the development and implementation of specific programs projects, events and activities planned to meet agency program goals and objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have at least four or five years of specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of experience must have been specifically performing risk management duties and equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (CS-11) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. 

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