Director of Risk Management

    Texas Health & Human Services Commission
    909 W 45TH ST BLDG 3, AUSTIN, TX
    Full-time
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    Job Description


    Director of Risk Management

    Under the general direction of the Director of Facility Support Services, serves as the Director of Risk Management for Facility Support Services (FSS) providing oversight of risk management activities for state hospitals and state supported living centers. Performs highly responsible and complex duties to develop and coordinate a systemic cross-agency risk management program. In collaboration with key stakeholders, has lead responsibility for developing, implementing, and evaluating (in an on-going manner) a comprehensive risk management program designed to identify, minimize, and control state hospital and state school exposure to all types of losses. Acts as risk management information specialist so that information about risks and risk management activities is readily available, accurate, timely and easy to use. Provides consultation to the Directors of: State Supported Living Centers and State Hospitals and to HHS/HHSC Administration on Risk Management matters affecting State Hospitals and State Supported Living Centers. Serves as FSS Incident Commander during emergency operations and State Hospital or State Supported Living Center facility evacuations or exercises. Serves as Manager for all aspects of the Risk Management section and respective employees. "Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Participation includes the testing, training and exercise programs. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location."

    Prefer training in ICS 100,200, 300, 400, 700 & 800 and COOP 546, 547, 548, and 550.
    Prefer experience administering Return to Work programs.

    Essential Job Functions:
    Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

    1. Leads the development and implementation of a FSS Risk Management Plan which includes comprehensive assessment and evaluation activities. This plan is designed to identify minimize and control exposure to risks. (25%)
    2. Produces complex reports that are presented to the appropriate HHS/FSS leadership. (5%)
    3. Serves as primary FSS liaison to the Texas Department of Insurance (Workers Comp Division), the State Office of Risk Management and other private and public agencies involved with risk management. (10%)
    4. Provides expert consultation to facilities to identify, evaluate and address general and specific risk management situations. (15%)
    5. Evaluate individual facility risk, safety and emergency preparedness plans and guide facilities in correcting any identified deficiencies. (15%)
    6. Leads Emergency Management Planning initiatives for State Hospitals and State Supported Living Centers and Serves as Chair of a cross-agency/facility workgroup for emergency planning and policy revision/development (15%)
    7. Manage all Risk Management section employees. Manage day to day staffing schedules; assign work; monitor and review staff work products; Provide detailed input for annual staff work plans and evaluations (5%)
    8. Other duties as assigned (10%)

    Knowledge Skills Abilities:
    1) Knowledge of risk management planning, policy and procedures.
    2) Related knowledge from the fields of human resources, finance, employee benefits, law, economics, management and psychology.
    3) Ability to analyze statutes and rules and to design policies, procedures and practices to ensure compliance. Strong ability to employ CQI tools and techniques, including complex data analysis strategies.
    4) Knowledge of the risk management process and techniques/methods used to minimize losses or injuries in the agency.
    5) Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define complex problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
    6) Demonstrated experience in risk analysis; implementation of loss control measures and techniques for property, workers' compensation and liability risk exposures; workers' compensation administration and safety program development.
    7) Skill in consulting and negotiating with and coordination of 1) Knowledge of risk management planning, policy and procedures.
    2) Related knowledge from the fields of human resources, finance, employee benefits, law, economics, management and psychology.
    3) Ability to analyze statutes and rules and to design policies, procedures and practices to ensure compliance. Strong ability to employ CQI tools and techniques, including complex data analysis strategies.
    4) Knowledge of the risk management process and techniques/methods used to minimize losses or injuries in the agency.
    5) Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define complex problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
    6) Demonstrated experience in risk analysis; implementation of loss control measures and techniques for property, workers' compensation and liability risk exposures; workers' compensation administration and safety program development.
    7) Skill in consulting and negotiating with and coordination of multiple entities. Ability to function as a team leader/coordinate for large groups.
    8) Ability to form effective working relationships with HHS staff, other agencies' employees and the public.
    9) Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects. Strong understanding in utilizing work process/flow tools/techniques.
    10) Skill at communicating effectively and concisely in written, oral and graphic forms to an array of customers, ranging from large groups to officials of other state agencies.
    11) Understanding of health and human services systems, specifically the State Hospital and State Supported Living Center systems.
    12) Strong consultation and education skills, including application of adult learning principles; ability to plan a consultation/education event that is goal-directed and includes measurable outcomes.
    13. Experience with employee Return to Work programs and policy development.
    14. Knowledge of HHS Emergency Preparedness initiatives and policies and experience in coordinating these initiatives and policies in a multi-agency setting within State Hospitals and State Supported Living Centers.
    Has three or more years' experience in Risk Management with State Supported Living Centers and/or State Hospitals.
    Has experience in emergency preparedness plan development with state schools and/or state hospitals.
    Has experience working with SORM related to Workers' Compensation Claims.

    Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university plus three (3) years of full-time professional experience in business management, human resources services, safety or risk management. Two (2) years of the required experience must have been in professional management, oversight and/or coordination of, risk management functions.

    Risk Management experience exceeding the required minimums outlined above can be substituted for educational requirements on a year for year basis.

    Registration or Licensure Requirements:
    Class C driver's license with good record

    Initial Selection Criteria:
    Experience in the various areas of risk management (e.g. emergency management, planning, safety, worker's compensation)

    Additional Information:
    Req.# 452878

    Only applications with the job experience completed on the application will be considered. Only applicants who are interviewed will receive written notification of selection results. SALARY NOTE: The posted salary range reflects the minimum and maximum allowable by state law. Any employment offer is contingent upon available budgeted funds. The offered salary will be determined in accordance with budgetary limits and the requirements of HHSC Human Resources Manual Chapter 7.
    HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.
    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

    MOS Code:
    Note: There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

    HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

    I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

    Posting ID: 556640584Posted: 2020-05-21