Loss Control Specialist

Linn County

Cedar Rapids, IA Municipal & Government / Insurance $27.75 hourly

Under general direction of the Risk Manager, performs self-insurance claims administration including investigating, documenting, and resolution of claims related to workers’ compensation, auto liability, and property damage and general/tort liability. Develops and implements loss control principles and programs to Linn County departments. Provides training to affected employees. Considerable amount of work involves decision-making and independent judgment as it related to Iowa Workers’ Compensation and Iowa Tort Liability laws. Knows the County’s Customer-Centered Culture principles, the County’s Mission, Strategic Plan and Core Values and demonstrates a commitment to customer satisfaction for all customers on a regular basis. Documents claims filed within Linn County’s self-insurance program including claims in the field of workers’ compensation, auto liability, and property damage and general/tort liability.

Provides loss control services to customers by conducting safety surveys, analyzing risk and assisting Linn County departments in improving loss control programs. This may be accomplished by providing training, coordinating training or other means to communicate loss control methods to employees and departments. Utilizes software and analytical data to document, track and report claims. Performs investigation and analysis of injury, vehicle incidents, and personal or property damage in a timely and courteous manner with employees, public or other representatives involved in the claims process. Provides information to all parties involved in the claims process including, but not limited to, management, employees, public, medical providers, insurance adjusters or case managers. Develops and maintains evacuation and emergency plans for Linn County buildings and locations where employees report to work. Emergencies may include, but are not limited to, fire, severe weather, bomb threats and active shooters. Assistance from the Risk Manager and other Linn County agencies will be required. Analyzes and interprets statistical data and measurements to assist in the development of goals and attainable performance indicators for customers of the Risk Management Department. Conducts surveys of job tasks to determine appropriate safety training needs, personal protective equipment, and analysis of job safety requirements for all county positions. Conducts surveys in work areas by using testing equipment to determine noise levels, presence of toxic materials and other hazards when required. Updates the information required for Hazard Communication compliance including acquiring and updating Safety Data Sheets as necessary. Initiates projects, protocols, and programming to support Linn County’s Risk Management program at the discretion of the Risk Manager. Attends the Safety Committee meetings and provides information as directed. Assists the Risk Manager during emergency protocols or declared emergency disasters or events. Performs other duties as assigned. Knows the products they personally produce and the customers of each product. Listens to the “Voice of the Customer” and closes gaps between customer expectations and experience whenever possible.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in Risk Management, Insurance, Occupational Safety or related field from an accredited college or university. Minimum of five (5) years of experience administering multiple lines of insurance including, but not limited to, workers’ compensation, auto liability and general liability. Demonstrated knowledge of risk management procedures, occupational safety and health requirements, and vehicular and personal injury accident investigation. Considerable experience with risk management information systems or like tracking methods to gather and analyze data. Demonstrated ability and skill in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint software programs. Ability to speak in a clear and concise manner to groups of employees and/or the public. Ability to learn and understand safety and risk management problems for a variety of County occupations and resolve such problems with employees in a cordial manner. Ability to develop a positive working relationship with other County employees and their supervisors. Ability to prioritize, learn, demonstrate, correspond and organize information. Ability to work as a team member and follow directions. Must be self-directed and effective in working independently, yet equally comfortable contributing in a team environment. Ability to meet new customers and communicate continually with all parties involved in the claim process. Skilled at developing questions and interviewing claimants. Skilled at executing and carrying out directives. Skilled at operating, controlling and setting up equipment. Ability to utilize technology in presentations, communication and analyzing data. Possession of a valid State of Iowa Driver’s License required. Required certification in First Aid and CPR to the level of an instructor within six (6) months of employment. Must pass a County physical examination which includes a drug test after offer of employment. Regular work attendance required particularly during emergencies or inclement conditions.

Application Instructions:

SHIFT: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

DEADLINE: Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

APPLY AT: www.linncounty.org/jobs (Current Openings)

Job ID: 69792

Posted 4 days ago

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