City of Farmers Branch
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- Position Summary
Under administrative direction, administers comprehensive human resources, safety and risk management programs for the City; performs related duties as required.
- Essential Job Functions
Coordinates or assists with the administration of various human resource programs and issues as assigned or as needed in the areas of risk management, and safety. This includes but is not limited to, developing and conducting training; advising managers and employees on risk management, various employment matters; and analysis on all areas of HR Risk metrics.
Coordinates efforts to control or mitigate loss producing conditions and activities involving employee claims, unsafe working conditions, employee accidents or injuries, citizen claims against the City, property or vehicle damage. Evaluates insurance coverage required by City contracts with others; reviews all agreements between City and others to identify liability exposure; conducts field evaluations and inspections of risk potential; develops and maintains information system(s) for accurate recording of losses, claims, premiums, and other risk related costs and experience factors.
Researches and evaluates trends in human resources, safety, loss control, Risk Management and makes appropriate recommendations to the Director of Human Resources.
Manages the City's property and casualty liability insurance programs; adjusts liability claims; coordinates the investigation of on-the-job injuries and reviews and analyzes Worker's Compensation claims; develops and implements accident prevention programs. Works with the Director of HR and attorneys to resolve claims against the City.
Ensures compliance with various federal and state regulations, including scheduling of random drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the State of Texas Drug-Free Workplace and Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing regulations; conducting annual employee driver's license verifications with DMV to ensure current and appropriate driver's licenses in accordance with the Department of Transportation regulations and verify vehicle operator qualifications according to City policy. Maintains appropriate documentation of compliance.
Completes special projects related to human resources, safety or risk management as assigned by the Director of Human Resources. Prepares and submits various monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to Director of Human Resources and organizations as required.
- Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in business administration or public administration or related degree is preferred, and two years' experience as a human resources generalist or in employee benefits, insurance administration, loss control, risk management or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with public entities is preferred.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles, concepts and theories of human resources, risk management, workplace safety and associated federal, state and local laws and regulations. Thorough knowledge of Texas Worker's Compensation Act. Knowledge of insurance and claim processes; and computer aided data analysis.
Strong business and project management skills that lead to achieving results.
Justify and defend department programs, policies and activities; and ability to analyze and evaluate needs in all operational areas of the Human Resources and Risk Management including personnel, technology, equipment, materials, procedures programs, policies, processes and service delivery.