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Risk Management Specialist - City of Bellevue ( Job # 14-0028)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $5,171.48 per month
Maximum Salary: $7,135.97 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: City Attorney's Office
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


This position processes liability, workers’ compensation and unemployment claims.  It manages and maintains both the third party administration contract for workers’ compensation and the claims adjustment contract for liability claims.  It is also responsible to monitor, maintain and refine the liability, workers’ compensation, unemployment, and vehicle incident review board processing functions.  In addition it consults on general loss control matters with other Risk Management and City staff.  The position also provides reports and analysis of trends in liability claims to the Risk Manager and all affected departments. 


  • Administer and adjust liability claims by researching, assessing, valuing, and coordinating resolutions in coordination with department and City Attorney. Administer workers’ compensation claims by supervising and guiding third party adjusters and being an intermediary when issues arise between adjuster and employee. Supervise, counsel, and consult with third party liability claim adjusting service by assisting with City contacts, policies and processes in order to expedite claim resolution.
  • Supervise, counsel, and consult with third party workers’ compensation administrating service in order to facilitate improvements in process. Advise and consult with City staff on City loss control and liability issues by answering questions, clarifying processes and policy, and responding to inquiries regarding ways to improve performance and avoid claims.
  • Counsel and consult City staff and City on workers’ compensation issues by consulting and/or participating in department events or upon requests to meet with supervisors/managers.
  • Maintain liability, workers’ compensation and Vehicular Incident Review Board (VIRB) databases
  • General consulting on a variety of risk management, loss control, and City liability issues.
  • Participate on three separate vehicle incident review boards to review and evaluate incidents involving employees.
  • Participate in liability, workers’ compensation, and unemployment claim-related mediations, arbitrations and hearings. Evaluate performance of both liability and workers’ compensation claim adjusting services. Negotiate and administer liability and workers’ compensation adjusting service contracts, assist the Risk Manager in special projects related to security, risk control, claims administration, and other risk management activities for the City and other governmental entities with whom the City contracts.


  • Works under the general supervision of the Risk Manager.
  • No formal supervisory responsibilities.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Finance, Business or Public Administration, Risk Management or related field.
  • Three or more years of professional related experience in more than one of the following areas:  risk management including worker’s compensation; liability claims adjustment; risk and loss control; and unemployment compensation.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Associate in Risk Management preferred.


  • Considerable knowledge of the philosophy, principles, and practice of risk management.
  • Knowledge in insurance industry, litigation and Washington State Workers’ Compensation Program. Experience working with liability claims and knowledge of liability issues.
  • General Risk Management experience in loss control and unemployment claims process.
  • Working knowledge of the organization and functions of City government, including government finance, budget, and personnel administration.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze financial, technical and accident data.
  • Ability to summarize, assemble, and tabulate narrative and numerical material.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, persuasively, tactfully, and in a professional manner; both orally and in writing with internal staff and external vendors and agencies.
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to promote a positive work environment and work as a team member as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with persons contacted in the course of work.
  • Experience with windows-based software: Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and Outlook.


  • The physical demands and work environment 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.
  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 20 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

Additional Information

This is an non-union, exempt position

How To Apply

Click “Apply Now” to complete the application for this position. For further information about the job, please contact Rick Olsen at 425.452.6149 or email at Questions regarding the on-line application should be directed to the IT help desk at 425.452.4340.


Payroll Title: Risk Manager Specialist                                   Position  ID: 0735


Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004