(POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED SO APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY IMMEDIATELY)
To perform a wide variety of professional-level analytical and administrative duties in support of assigned functions, operations, department, and/or division including special projects, research studies, budget analysis and other specialized function including:
Liability Insurance Program
Assist in the administration of the City’s liability insurance program in coordination with third party administrator.
Work closely with supervisor to coordinate with third party administrator, City Attorney and outside counsel in claims management.
Process claims to collect from third parties for damages to City property.
Assist in the administration of the City’s workers’ compensation program in coordination with third party administrator.
Serve as liaison between injured employees, medical provider, third party administrator and departmental management.
Facilitate return to work efforts.
Insurance, Risk Identification and Evaluation
Prepare and complete all annual insurance renewals.
Review contracts and proposed activities to recommend appropriate insurance and indemnification provisions.
Review certificates of insurance to ensure insurance limits meet City standards.
Interpret, analyze and determine general occupational health and safety and industrial hygiene compliance in all City departments.
Coordinate with City departments in the research, development, and implementation of safety initiatives to solve hazards.
Spearhead Safety Committee meetings.
Conduct surveys and collect and analyze data in preparation for labor negotiations; prepare labor negotiations survey materials, cost analyses and projections; work with Finance Department to calculate negotiated costs; assist with the development of contract language and the implementation of contract changes; interpret and administer employee contracts throughout the duration of the agreements.
Conduct and implement classification, reclassification, and organizational analyses; evaluate and determine appropriate classifications and structures; prepare written reports and recommendations; develop new and revise existing classification specifications; conduct salary and fringe benefit surveys.
Formulate departmental and/or City policies; prepare ordinances and resolutions for City Council consideration and adoption.
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration or a closely related field. Master’s degree is desirable.
Three years of increasingly responsible and recent experience performing professional-level administrative, analytical and/or budgetary work, preferably in a local government environment.
Recent work experience in risk management-related programs/activities and/or Human Resources is highly desirable e.g., workers’ compensation, liability claims, risk identification and evaluation, insurance, occupational/industrial safety, loss control, labor negotiations preparation, classification and compensation analyses, and policy development.
Supervisory experience is desirable.
License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid driver’s license.
La Mesa is a general law city which derives its power from state law and uses the State Governmental Code to enumerate the City's powers and form of government. In this case, La Mesa employs a Council-Manager form of government. In this arrangement, the council is responsible for determining policy, and the City Manager ensures that such policy is implemented.