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Public Safety Risk Management Specialist


Department:              Risk Management and Analytics                                           

Location:                    Latham, New York

Reports to:                 Vice President of Risk Analytics

FLSA Status:             Exempt

Date:                           August 2019


Purpose and Description: Provide public safety loss control and risk management leadership, guidance, and services to PERMA member entities. Conduct field visits to assess risks, discuss risk management techniques, and provide employee safety consultation to PERMA members with an emphasis on police, fire, and EMS operations. Provide both on-site and remote consultation (phone, email, webinars) on best practices, risk management and loss control to prevent public safety employee injuries. Develop model documents, risk management programs, tools and training materials for a specialized public safety audience. Present on public safety employee safety topics. Assist in identifying and implementing appropriate public safety loss control efforts, and appropriate associated success measures, for members and PERMA.


Essential Job Functions:


  1. Provide consultative services to PERMA members to assist them in developing effective public safety loss control programs. Identify opportunities for sharing expertise and resources between members.


  1. Analyze aggregate public safety losses. Generate and submit comprehensive loss control recommendations to assist in correcting deficiencies and controlling losses and related costs at a member level.


  1. Perform job hazard analysis, hazard/exposure recognition surveys and training for members, including train the trainer programs.


  1. Provide members with resource materials, audiovisual materials and loss experience information to help increase awareness and efforts towards reducing injuries for public safety employees.


  1. Prepares detailed, written loss control surveys, reports, and forms to relate public safety loss control information to members, PERMA management and staff, and the PERMA Board of Directors.


  1. Effectively communicate concepts, recommendations, and related materials in large and small audiences. Prepare and present workshops, seminars and other training to member public safety employees, risk managers, agents, elected and other appointed officials.


  1. Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with state-wide public safety associations and related groups. Coordinate information sharing and materials distribution through PERMA and affiliate groups.


  1. Advise the PERMA management team and Board of Directors on issues related to public safety loss control and risk interventions. Support the PERMA mission through daily efforts and information sharing.


  1. Keep informed about trends in public safety, equipment and personnel matters, and injury reduction techniques; and new techniques and equipment used in public safety loss control.


  1. Possess and maintain a valid NY State motor vehicle driver's license.  


Non-Essential Job Functions:


  1. Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:


The following are required to enable the employee to perform the essential functions of the job.


1.   Skills/knowledge - Communicates effectively, clearly and concisely orally and in writing. Stays abreast of new legal, regulatory and technological developments in the public safety area. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with outside public safety groups, PERMA members and staff. Applies critical thinking and problem solving skills to identify core problems and potential solutions. Ability to translate aggregate information and high level concepts into pragmatic advice and recommendations. Proficient presentation skills, including use of PowerPoint and adult education concepts. Proficiency using basic office technology including a laptop, Microsoft Office Suite, and email.


2.   Experience/education - Associate or Bachelor's Degree preferably in criminal justice, law enforcement or a related field plus five years of experience in law enforcement, at least three years of which included responsibility for employee safety and/or injury reduction.


3.   Does the employee need to be bondable?             Yes     


4.   Physical effort and dexterity - Occasionally required to lift and carry up to 15 pounds.  Some stooping and kneeling will be necessary.  Reaching and handling equipment, as well as keyboard and telephone operation, will be frequent activities. Ability to sit in a vehicle and/or at a desk for up to two continuous hours and up to eight hours daily.


5.   Visual acuity hearing and speaking - Speaking and hearing in ordinary conversation situations will occur frequently.  Visual abilities need to include comfort with the PC screen and ability to see and read reports.


6.   Environment and scheduling - 50% of the job is spent sitting down, either on the telephone or at a workstation.  30 % is walking and the additional 20% is spent standing. 90% of this job will be performed inside and 10% outside.  35 hour workweek.  Able to travel, to include overnight and multiple night trips.


Candidates whose disability makes them unable to perform a non-essential job function will still be considered fully qualified for the position if they can perform the essential functions with reasonable accommodations.


Interested persons should submit resume and cover letter to:

Debbie Stickle

Vice President of Risk Analytics

Public Employers Risk Management Association

9 Cornell Road
Latham, NY 12110






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