The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for a Risk Control Consultant I – Northwest Region position. Primarily responsible, under the supervision of the risk control manager, to provide risk control consulting services including but not limited to consultations, training, inspections and surveys, and risk assessments pertinent to coverages subscribed to for assigned members of the TAC Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP). Collaborate with the Risk Management Services (RMS) team for assigned region to identify service opportunities and prescribe appropriate and effective risk mitigation strategies for TAC RMP members. Position requires extensive weekly travel (80% or more) including multiple overnight stays.
This position will be assigned to service members in the Northwest Region of the state. This region covers counties located around the cities of Abilene, Midland/Odessa, Lubbock and Amarillo. The ideal candidate would live in the region, but consideration will be given all qualified candidates. Relocation assistance or reassignment to another region is not currently available.
The Risk Control Consultant I – Northwest Region will be expected to:
- Provide risk control consultation services to TAC RMP members in accordance with established service delivery standards for Risk Control Services (RCS). Prepare and submit reports as appropriate into the Division's system of record.
- Travel up to 80 percent of each workweek to work directly with TAC RMP members, with multi-night overnight stays and responsibility for travel planning and cost control.
- Develop and deliver presentations on risk management and safety issues to participants at TAC-Related educational events; staff the TAC RMP conference booth at events for county officials and employees as assigned.
- Monitor and analyze emerging issues, legislation, relevant statutory changes, and trends relating to risk management and safety and assist with development of best practices for Risk Control (RC) Consultant team for providing technical assistance on findings to members. Develop articles, tools, guides, and resource materials for TAC publications and online resources.
- Collaborate on internal projects and program development as assigned.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience / Education Requirements
- Bachelor's degree in business administration, occupational health and safety, science, engineering or a related field; or loss prevention experience in occupational health and safety or risk management for a minimum of five years is required. Experience with a county or other governmental entity preferred.
- Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), or similar professional designation preferred.
Other Skills & Abilities
- This is member facing role and as a requirement for this position you agree to sign the TAC Photo/Video Release Form allowing the use of your picture, likeness, image, and/or voice recording videos, and other posts to TAC social media accounts, webpages, promotional, and educational materials.
- Position requires a comprehensive knowledge of risk management and safety programs, risk mitigation techniques, ability to read, understand and make recommendations based on loss history and data, loss trends, etc.
- Knowledge of established risk control standards, i.e. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), National Fire Protection Association; risk control for public works operations, including expertise in federal and state laws.
- Position requires knowledge in the evaluation of risk exposures affecting the preservation of facilities.
- Position requires working knowledge with Texas Workers Compensation laws and regulations.
- Proficient in adult learning strategies for development and delivery of training to diverse adult audiences.
- Position requires excellent communications skills; written and verbal with ability to relate to persons from varying economic, educational, and cultural backgrounds.
- Position requires a high degree of professionalism representing TAC in significant contacts with elected officials, members, and others.
- Excellent time management and record keeping required.
- Must be able to function independently with minimal supervision in compliance with established guidelines.
- Requires extensive weekly overnight travel.
- Valid Texas driver's license and good driving record required; must be able to drive.
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