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The Risk Management Assistant Director is responsible for directing the insurance risk management program within a state agency. This position is governed by state

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Directs the activities of a small professional staff by interviewing, hiring, training or providing training, setting priorities and making work assignments, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Implements and monitors statewide insurance policies, self-insurance, and safety programs for school districts, and state, county, and city entities. Directs and monitors routine risk management inspections of state-owned property and requested inspections for city or county-owned property, and school districts. Reviews job progress reports, insurance coverage, and rate analysis of government and school property to determine type and amount of insurance coverage needed and type of deductible that would be economically feasible. Investigates alternate insurance coverage available and assists agencies in preparing bid specifications and securing coverage. Prepares and recommends biennial budget for the Risk Management Division and drafts legislation pertaining to insurance. Compiles and analyzes research data, prepares reports, and presents review results to Legislative Council. Coordinates internal training sessions and makes presentations to and conducts seminars for, professional insurance groups, government and school groups, and legislative auditors regarding risk management and safety programs. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the insurance industry and risk management programs. Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors. Ability to direct property risk management inspections, evaluate findings, and determine insurance coverage needed. Ability to analyze and compile data, prepare reports, and draft legislation. Ability to communicate technical information verbally and in writing. Ability to conduct training sessions.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in risk management and insurance, business administration, public administration, economics, or a related field; plus five years of experience in the insurance industry, including two years in a supervisory capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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