Senior Risk & Insurance Examiner

The Region of Durham is committed to employment equity and is actively implementing measures to build and sustain an inclusive, barrier-free workplace that is reflective of the diverse residents it serves. We welcome applications from Indigenous Peoples, people from racialized communities, women, persons who live with disabilities, people from 2SLGBTQI+ communities and people with diverse identities.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants who live with disabilities.

Number of Available positions:

Vacancies: there are multiple vacancies available with one being temporary full-time for up to 18 months

Senior Risk and Insurance Examiner

Reporting to the Supervisor, Risk and Loss Control,

The incumbent will:

- Recommend loss control and risk management initiatives to reduce claims exposure
- Recommend and assist in the implementation of risk management goals and objectives for DMIP members
- Manage all aspects of DMIP's self-insured Liability Claim Program
- Investigate, negotiate and settle claims for property damage on DMIP member municipalities owned properties; investigate, negotiate and settle claims made by third parties against DMIP member municipalities for bodily injury and property damage losses
- Liaise with insurance companies and any other party for recovery of the Municipality's costs with regard to damaged property as a result of accidents or the actions of others
- Collaborate with law firms and work directly with legal counsel on claims matters, including but not limited to attendance at pre-trials, trials, mediations and settlement conferences
- Design and implement plans for loss prevention when trends are detected
- Assist in the development and presentation of seminars and workshops and identify, develop and lead risk management training for staff involved in insurance claims throughout the Region and in DMIP member municipalities
- Work with Actuary, Auditor and Insurer to assist in annual renewal analysis and year-end financial statements

The successful applicant will possess:

- A University Degree in Business Administration or a related discipline
- Completion of the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation
- Completion of the Canadian Risk Management designation (CRM) is an asset
- Extensive experience in insurance, claims and risk management preferably in a municipal environment
- Knowledge of the insurance industry and related practices, policies and procedures, insurance policy and insurance and common law, directives and guidelines from the Ontario Superintendent of Insurance, claims investigation methods and techniques and statement taking and interview techniques
- Strong computer skills using MS Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and familiarity with insurance specific software (eg. RiskMaster and ClearRisk)
- Sound judgement and decision making skills
- Proven accuracy and detail orientation
- Strong analytical, interpretation and problem solving skills
- Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Effective organizational and time management skills
- Strong customer service skills with the ability to deal with discretion and tact in matters of confidentiality
- A valid driver's licence and the use of a reliable vehicle

CUPE 1764 Salary Grade 8

This position is with Salary Grade 8 and will be paid at the following hourly rates:

- Start: $47.08 - Six Month: $49.69 - Job: $52.31

Conditions of Employment

Prior to the start date, the successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check dated within two (2) months from date of hire. Proof of education, qualifications and any other job bona fide requirements will also be collected.

External Application Process

Come find a home where exciting and rewarding careers are balanced with your lifestyle. We thank all applicants; however, only those being considered will be contacted. Please apply online ( no later than midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date indicated on the Job Posting.

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