IMPORTANT NOTE: This position is open until filled with the first review of applications scheduled to begin Friday, December 7, 2018. It is in an applicant's best interest to apply as soon as possible.
Pierce Transit is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of improving the quality of life in our community by providing safe, reliable, innovative, and useful transportation services that are locally based and regionally connected.
We are conducting a national search for a seasoned, knowledgeable and well rounded risk professional. The individual we are seeking is a proven leader with exceptional communication skills and a track record of success in risk program management. The person selected will manage a small but dynamic team located at our headquarters in Lakewood, Washington.
As an award winning transit provider, our organization understands the importance of bringing in the right talent, especially for key leadership roles. The candidate we are seeking has a deep understanding of the importance of taking a holistic approach to the agency's exposure to risk. They will embody our values to include being innovative, driven, and responsible, and will be committed to our Strategic Priorities:
Customer Focused: Provide transportation services that meet our current and potential customers' needs. Culture of Excellence: Develop a culture which fosters safety, collaboration, data-driven decisions and innovation. Financially Responsible: Act with financial accountability and transparency as stewards of the public trust. Dedicated Employee: Attract, cultivate, and maintain an engaged workforce.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Administration, this position leads in the development of Risk Departmental goals and objectives:
Oversees insurance, self-insurance, claims settlement, workers' compensation and Title VI.
Coaches, supports and leads staff to include the delivery of meaningful performance evaluations, coordinating training and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.
Advises Agency leadership on issues and policies as related to risk.
Provides oversight and evaluates service delivery methods and business processes.
Prepares, reviews and presents reports, analysis, informational updates and special projects.
Attends and participates in professional group meetings and stays abreast of trends, technology, and innovations in the field of risk.
The following functions are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Manages Claims Administration to include: management, selection, discipline, supervision, development and training of assigned staff; develops strategies for administering and resolving claims that are consistent with Agency values;
Selects, awards, and monitors vendor contracts;
Prepares, reviews, interprets, and analyzes a variety of information, data and reports;
Provides advice and counsel, and makes recommendations in alignment with organizational strategies;
Manages assigned budget; monitors and controls expenditures;
Manages Loss Control & Prevention to include: establishes an Agency-wide structure for integrated risk management (IRM), where loss data is collected and maintained, line managers and executives understand risks, and the Agency works cross-functionally to reduce losses;
Assures general Agency compliance with local, state, and federal requirements on workers' compensation, insurance and tort liability, ADA and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act;
Assures specific compliance with FTA regulations related to paratransit service;
Reviews, analyzes, and advises the Agency regarding proposed local, state, and federal legislation and court decisions related to insurance, public municipal liability, safety, workers' compensation, ADA, and Civil Rights;
Provides technical advice to the Agency regarding risk, insurance, and contractual risk transfer;
Manages Insurance and Risk to include: mitigates Agency-wide risks through the use of self-insurance funds, risk pool memberships, or commercial policies;
Reviews Agency contracts and agreements for risk transfer and insurance provisions that adequately protect Agency assets;
Files and justifies 1st party claims for insurance coverage;
Represents the Agency in risk pool governance, protects Agency interests in the Pool and ensures sound financial stewardship of Pool resources;
Manages Title VI program and serves as the FTA point of contact;
Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance;
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of and skill in applying:
Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes and/or statutes;
Risk management and insurance theories and principles;
Negligence theories and defenses and subrogation;
Principles and practices of workers' compensation liability analysis and indemnification;
Principles of training and supervision;
Policy and procedure development practices;
Reporting and record-keeping techniques;
Public relations principles;
Modern office equipment.
Skill in and ability to:
Managing and administering programs, services, and operation;
Developing, evaluating, recommending and implementing processes and procedures;
Developing and managing a budget;
Strategic thinking and tactical planning;
Negotiating and consensus building;
Monitoring and ensuring regulatory compliance;
Adapting to rapidly changing environments;
Analyzing complex information and solving problems;
Coordinating and executing multiple tasks;
Analyzing processes and making recommendations for improvement;
Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications;
Establishing effective and cooperative working relationships with others.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Economics or a related field and
Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in insurance and risk management in a lead or supervisor capacity to include workers' compensation, tort, insurance, disability and civil rights;
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Desired: Risk management experience in a public sector setting. Risk management experience within the transit industry. Specific training and/or certifications related to risk management.
Education Requirements Any required education must come from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U S Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent.
The online application must include a chronological work history and/or education;
A resume and cover letter must be included to clearly convey 9 or more years of relevant education and/or experience.
At least 3 professional references should be included with names, professional titles, and current phone numbers.
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Internal Number: 18056
About Pierce Transit
The Pierce County Public Transportation Benefit Area Corporation, AKA "Pierce Transit," was formed
in 1979 when voters passed a 0.3 % sales tax to fund public transportation. By authorizing this taxing
authority, a municipal corporation was formed under Chapter 36.57A of the revised Code of
Washington. In February 2002, Pierce County voters approved a ballot measure increasing local sales
tax support from 0.3% to 0.6%. The current rate remains at .6%. The maximum sales tax percentage
authorized to be levied is .9%.
Pierce Transit is a single enterprise that uses the same accrual method of accounting as a private
enterprise. Under this method of accounting, revenues are recorded when earned and expenses are
recorded as soon as they result in liabilities for benefits received.
Pierce Transit is governed by an appointed, ten-member Board of Commissioners. The Board is made
of elected officials representing Pierce County, Tacoma, Lakewood, Puyallup, University Place, and the
smaller towns and cities in Pierce Transit’s service area, and one non-voting representative of the largest
union representing Pierce Transit employees. Appointments are for three-year terms.
The C...hief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for implementation of the policies authorized by the
Board of Commissioners. In order to provide overall management for the Agency, the CEO has
established the following five divisions: Administration, Finance, Service Delivery and Support,
Maintenance, and Planning and Community Development.
Pierce Transit provides fixed route, specialized transportation (SHUTTLE), vanpool and rideshare
services. In addition, rideshare matching services and commute trip reduction assistance is provided to
local and regional employers. Pierce Transit's fixed route bus service is provided along more than 36
routes throughout Pierce County. This service is centered on a network of transit center hubs and park
and ride lots. Pierce Transit supports regional express bus service in cooperation with Sound Transit,
Puget Sound’s Regional Transit Authority. Since 1999, the popular Seattle Express service from
Tacoma to Seattle has been funded by Sound Transit, and operated by Pierce Transit. Pierce Transit
operates 13 routes for Sound Transit service. In 2017, Pierce Transit fixed route services carried 8.5
million passengers while Sound Transit services operated by Pierce Transit carried 5.1 million passengers
for a combined total of 13.6 million passengers.
Specialized transportation services, known as SHUTTLE, provide transportation to individuals in the
community, who, due to a disability, are unable to use fixed route bus services. SHUTTLE is provided
directly by Pierce Transit employees and through contracts with local transportation providers. In 2017,
total ridership was 324,753.
The Agency's vanpool program was added to the mix of services in 1986. Since its inception, the
vanpool program has expanded to a fleet of 456 vans with 3,016 daily weekday riders. With 810,383
annual passenger boardings, the vanpool program