Risk & Contract Management Officer (Competition 28-2021) Position Type: Permanent Full Time Rate of Pay: $74,418 - $97,929 per annum Hours of Work: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday Competition Close Date: April 6, 2021
Sturgeon County is looking for a Risk & Contract Management Officer with a unique set of experience in the field of risk management, insurance, contract management or procurement. This position is responsible for guiding and promoting Sturgeon County’s risk management activities including evaluating contract risk and administrative oversight of the organization’s contracts. This role supports all Sturgeon County departments through training and collaboration, to promote the effective management of both organizational and contract risks.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Administer Insurance Claims Process
Determine the insurance requirements of the County and seek competitive insurance packages through a competitive procurement process. Research and acquire new insurance products as required by evolving County operations and priorities.
Coordinate, report and administer all insurance claims, including the self-insurance program under the County’s Small Claims for Damages Policy.
Manage County Contracts
Develop and maintain a centralized database of existing contracts and their respective criteria, in effect periods, and financial obligations in accordance with the Records Retention schedule.
Review County contracts and agreements with respect to risk analysis and insurance matters, including coverage and Occupational Health & Safety Requirements under Alberta OH&S Legislation and in accordance with the requirements of Sturgeon County's Health and Safety Management System.
Collaborate with the Procurement Officer and Information Management Analyst as required to promote efficient, accessible and holistic management of County contracts while supporting the County’s Records and Information Management Program through the maintenance, control, and disposition of contracts.
Promoting Active Management of Organizational Risk
Maintain a working knowledge of the County’s organizational structure and the risk management issues related to County operations, subsidiaries, partnerships and various non-profit groups and committees.
Analyze and report on risk management trends to management, senior leadership and Council.
Research solutions for unique risk management issues as they arise throughout consultation and/or comparison with other municipalities and professional association resources.
Provide general risk management advice to staff, management, senior leadership and Council in a timely manner.
Remain informed about changing risk management trends and legal or legislative issues which may impact the County using a network of industry contacts, trade articles and other professional development activities. Bring forward recommendations to address these emerging issues in a timely fashion.
Participate in the Joint Health and Safety Committee as a resource and subject matter expert.
Provide training and new employee orientation as required in relation to insurance procedures and incident reporting.
Support Procurement Activities
Develop and revise indemnity or insurance clauses and specifications for insurance certificates to best protect the County’s interests.
Support the Procurement Officer in bid documentation, evaluation, and reporting on supplier and service metrics.
Support the Procurement Officer to oversee supplier and service provider relations, internally and externally, and identify any opportunities and challenges with relationships, quality, and processes to address. This includes leading debrief meetings with unsuccessful vendors.
Provide backup services to the Procurement Officer within the Finance, Assessment and Procurement Division.
Seek innovative ways to improve service delivery and processes, including areas of operational improvement stemming from loss trends.
Adhere to applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System.
Complete special projects as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer.
Ability to provide and maintain a home-based office as a condition of employment, with the ability to work from the Sturgeon County office or travel outside of the community, when required.
Successful completion of a two (2) year post-secondary program in risk management, public or business administration.
Five years’ work experience in the risk management, insurance, contract management or procurement field.
Certified or in the process of becoming certified in either Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), Canadian Risk Management professional (CRM), Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP), Public Sector Procurement Certificate (CPP) or an equivalent Canadian credential in insurance, risk management or public procurement.
Experience in the public sector is an asset.
Familiarity with insurance adjusting techniques and applicable laws, including the ability to read and interpret policy and legislation.
Familiarity with common law and statutes such as the Motor Vehicle Act, Municipal Government Act, Occupiers Liability Act, Criminal Code, etc. which affect the operations of a municipality.
Risk management principles and practices as they apply to organizational risk management programs.
Mindful and conscientious when dealing with personal and sensitive information, including a thorough understanding of the legislative requirements under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Ability to manage conflicting priorities and frequent interruptions while ensuring goals of the municipality are met.
Well developed verbal and written communication skills with a proven ability to communicate diplomatically and tactfully, including presenting to Council.
Strong time management and organizational skills.
Ability to educate and influence coworkers at all organizational levels.
Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills.
Valid Alberta Class Five driver’s license is required.
Thorough working knowledge of technological office tools such as the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Pro.
Knowledge of records management systems in a digital environment.