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Risk Management Specialist

Housing Opportunity Management Enterprises

This is a Full-time position in El Paso, TX posted March 9, 2022.

Position Summary:

Responsible for HOME’s Safety/Risk Management activities. Performs administrative work involving planning, organizing, coordinating and directing HOME’s efforts to maintain a safe and controlled working environment for HOME.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Updates and maintains HOME’s Safety Training/Risk Management Policy Manual to ensure that provisions are implemented and enforced.

Investigates all HOME employee and HOME resident accidents involving vehicles, personal injury, and property damage to ascertain causes and prepares related reports.

Initiates the workers’ compensation process for work-related injuries and follows up on the claim management with third party administrator.

May investigates the workers’ compensation claims and submits findings to Human Resources.

Recommends safety policies and procedures to include vehicle, personal injury, and resident property damage.

Conducts reviews and recommends revisions of the safety compliance plans such as the Emergency Response Plan, Hazard Communication Plan, Personal Protective Equipment, Plan Modified Duty Program and Qualification Program for Gas Operators and Fire Prevention Plan.

Conducts safety surveys of vehicles and facilities to ensure compliance with safety rules and procedures and makes recommendations to promote a safe working environment.

Coordinates with the Finance department for all claims related to Property & Flood, Fleet Insurance.

Investigates and manages all property, general liability (personal property and loss/bodily injury) and automobile claims.

Prepare claims with supporting documentation and file all claims with the designated carrier.

Forward all claims to appropriate HOME departments and personnel.

Collaborate with the appropriate claims adjusters to bring a timely closure and settlement of claims.

Tracks all property insurance policies by entity and property to determine annual premium costs and provides the finance department annual projections of insurance cost.

Serve as the primary point of contact and act as liaison between all insurance companies and brokers.

Ensures that all hazards identified through construction sites or safety surveys are quickly mitigated.

Maintains liaisons with colleagues, professional societies and other appropriate sources to keep abreast of current technical and legal developments.

Attends professional meetings, seminars and conferences in order to keep abreast of new trends, activities and concepts in safety and risk control management programs.

Handles documents on a variety of general, personal and technical topics of a highly confidential nature and assures confidentiality of sensitive information pertaining to HOME’s operations.

Keeps Supervisor informed of the operations of the safety/risk control section on a daily basis and submits reports as required.

Prepare and maintain clear, concise and accurate narrative and statistical reports and records.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Job Qualifications and Knowledge Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Organizational Development, Construction Management or other related field.

Must have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in insurance and safety management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must have experience in developing and implementing annual risk control work plans to manage, mitigate and assess financial and operational risks to reduce loss ratios.

Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is preferred.

Must have working knowledge of the following areas:

        –  Federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to safety and risk control          management programs;

        – Occupational hazards and safety standards;

        – Accident prevention concepts;

        – Accident reporting procedures and analysis;

        – OSHA standards and laws;

        – Safe working conditions and procedures;

        – Applicable health and safety laws, ordinances, rules and regulations;

        – Methods and procedures of safety education and training;

        – Real Estate Development and construction contracts to ensure proper insurance coverages are in place through the duration of the projects.

        – Annual insurance renewals of multiple corporate and property ownership affiliates and ensuring all debt and equity partners receive certificates of insurance timely.

        – Filing insurance claims with insurers and tracking claim to ensure prompt and timely resolution of losses.

        – Property Management basics to include preventive maintenance principles.

Must be proficient in using the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook). 

Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred.

Direct working experience with Workers’ Compensation is a plus. 

Must have the ability to coordinate, integrate and prioritize routine aspects of the job.

Must have the ability to make sound decisions affecting the safety and risk control management programs.

Must have reliable transportation. 

Must be able to travel to communities when required based on business need.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, based on business demand.

Must be able to interpret and apply safety laws, principles, practices, guidelines and policies.

Must have previous direct working experience conducting inspections and investigations involving safety-related matters.

Must have previous direct working experience preparing effective reports and making recommendations and monitor corrective procedures.

Must have previous experience planning and conducting formal and informal safety training.

Must have direct working experience identifying unsafe working conditions and initiate corrective action.

Must be able to understand and follow moderately complex written and oral instructions.

Must be able to communicate and relate to persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Must have the ability to prioritize work and perform efficiently and effectively.

Must have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Must be able to gather and organize data.

Must be able to prepare clear, concise and accurate reports.

Must be able to maintain the confidentiality any medical information and HOME’s operations.

Must be able to work outdoors, as the employee is subject to the elements during visits and inspections of work sites and/or HOME communities.

Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and business contacts.

Must be able to compile and analyze data, and prepare charts and graphs.

Must be able to prepare reports, maintain records, and drive for the performance of his/her duties.  

Must be able to address the public and other bodies and presenting information in a clear, organized and convincing manner both individually and in groups.

Must have a valid Texas or New Mexico (If the employee maintains residency in New Mexico) Driver’s License.

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