State of Washington Classified Job Specification
RISK MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST 1
In the Department of Labor and Industries, Insurance and Consultation is the entry-level, in-training, class of the series. Incumbents will be advanced to Risk Management Specialist 2 classification after satisfactory completion of the structured training program (minimum of 12 months, maximum of 18 months). Assists Risk Management Specialist 2 or 3 in conducting workplace assessments and advising employers on strategies to improve safety and claims management systems.
Assists higher-level Risk Management Specialists in assessing, evaluating and analyzing the current operations of a business and its claim and premium history to identify management needs or problems in workers’ compensation, safety and claims management systems, ergonomics, and administrative procedures;
Advises employers on strategies to prevent injuries, reduce costs of industrial insurance, improve safety and claims management systems, including specific recommendations for time-phased consultations, hazard correction, and policy development; develops written action plans to identify goals; monitors and documents employers’ progress on identified goals;
Assists in developing and conducting training seminars, forums and other presentations for employers and other customer groups on strategies for reducing workers’ compensation costs, understanding employer rights and responsibilities of workers’ compensation, accident investigation, etc.;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: Principles of occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation insurance, planning and analytical techniques; public relations strategies; principles of marketing.
Ability to: communicate information concisely and effectively through oral presentations, individual consultations, and written and telephone correspondence; analyze statistical data and reach logical conclusions; develop methods and techniques for solving employer loss control problems; establish and maintain productive working relationships; prioritize and manage work schedule.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
A Bachelor’s degree.
Four years’ experience in insurance loss control, risk management, occupational safety and health, underwriting disability or workers’ compensation insurance rates or audits, claims adjudication, or vocational services.
Class Specification History
New class: 7/1/96
Revised new class code: (formerly 46819) effective July 1, 2007