Risk Management Consultant

Summary: CIS (Citycounty Insurance Services) is recruiting for a Risk Management Consultant.

Location: Tigard, OR (must live in assigned region)
Posted Date: 3/16/2020
Apply by: 4/3/2020

CIS (Citycounty Insurance Services) is a member-driven, service-oriented organization that helps Oregon’s cities and counties effectively manage risk so that they can provide crucial services to Oregonians. We offer a wide range of coverage and services that are tailored to best serve our members. One way we do this is by having an in-house law enforcement consulting team that works hard to achieve the best results for our member employers.

This position reports to the Risk Management Supervisor.

Why is CIS a great place to work?

  • You make a difference for local communities and the people who serve our citizens.
  • Our members respect and appreciate what we do for them.
  • We celebrate innovation.
  • Your coworkers are talented, friendly, enthusiastic, and professional.
  • Our wages and benefits are competitive, including free parking.
  • We offer PERS (Oregon Public Employees Retirement System) retirement.
  • We encourage growth through training as well as generous personal and professional development opportunities.

For more information about CIS, please visit http://www.cisoregon.org

Can you picture yourself in the position?

You currently have expertise in risk management in a public-sector setting; or, you work in a similar position for a membership association, insurance risk pool, or other insurance organization.


Knowledge and experience with:

Inspiring Members to have a Culture of Risk Management

  • Teaching staff to identify and understand potential threats to the entity
  • Encouraging the integration of threats and opportunities in all decision-making
  • Spurring all stakeholders to make risk management and safety a priority
  • Assuring members’ risk-taking aligns with organizational goals
  • Coaching members to use pre-loss, employment risk management, public safety risk management services, and other organizational services appropriate to the entity
  • Consult on risk management tools, such as software

Creating Value

  • Providing guidance on managing risks throughout the entity
  • Assisting in the development of policies and procedures to eliminate or reduce negative outcomes
  • Encouraging risk management best practices
  • Participating on risk management and safety committees
  • Promoting risk identification, ownership, and treatment plans
  • Analyzing claims trends and recommend improvements to prevent future claims
  • Facilitating continual improvement in risk management
  • Providing customers/members with tools and samples to mitigate risks
  • Coordinate efforts with member agents
  • Advise members and agents on CIS coverages and products

Protecting Value

  • Conducting on-site inspections for hazard identification and OR-OSHA compliance
  • Preparing customers/members for inspections by OR-OSHA for compliance with self-insurance requirements and assist with member responses to OR-OSHA citations or complaint letters
  • Implementing risk management best practices using Risk Management Plans


  • Documenting consulting activities in software systems
  • Documenting customer/member risk management and safety incentives
  • Preparing written inspection reports for customers/members
  • Communicating risk management recommendations through email correspondence with customers/members and agents.


  • Developing and delivering risk management and safety trainings at conferences, to elected officials, to senior leadership, to risk and safety committees and to individuals.
  • Teaching using learning software systems, webinars and social media platforms
  • Writing articles for publications

Risk Management Team

  • Participating in team meetings via in-person or conference call
  • Participating in claims meetings and monthly staff meetings
  • Providing support to other risk management consultants
  • Collaborating with other organizational teams in support of customers/members, including underwriting, pre-loss legal, human resources, legal, management, employee benefits and claims.
  • Collaborating with association legal staff to coordinate services for customers/members for legal services, training, mediation, etc.


Education and experience requirements listed are minimum standards. Other equivalent combinations of education, certifications, training, and experience may be considered.

Education:                 Bachelor’s degree

Knowledge: Position requires strong verbal and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills.  Exceptional ability to analyze data, organize and plan work, and motivate others.  Strong attention to detail.  Good decision making, critical thinking, and judgment skills.

Rules and Regulations

  • Advanced knowledge and experience with public entity operations, safety and risk management.
  • Knowledge of OR-OSHA and Federal OSHA Regulations, Knowledge of Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation system (statutes and administrative rules)
  • Knowledge of employment laws and BOLI Regulations
  • Basic knowledge of insurance underwriting practices, insurance policies and insurance and legal terms.
  • Knowledge of governmental functions, including public meetings, records, ethics and elections


Public Entity Experience

  • Understanding of the operation of public entities, including administration, human resources, elected officials, sanitary/storm sewer systems and water/waste water treatment facilities, maintenance of roads, streets, parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, member-operated jail/juvenile detention facilities, law enforcement, fire service, health and human services, special events, fair and rodeo grounds, volunteers, and emergency management


  • Ability to use a variety of equipment such as computer, printer, computer programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) calculator, phones (office/cell), digital camera, sound level meter, dosimeter, PowerPoint, projector projection screen, and microphones


  • Must be able to communicate clearly to a variety of individuals, such as elected officials, city managers/administrators, city recorders, insurance agents, attorneys, claims staff, supervisors, members’ employees, special-interest groups, and committees (safety, wellness and management committees) on any number of topics.
  • Ability, willingness, and experience in public speaking and making presentations to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to provide training to adult learners and prepare appropriate training materials.
  • Ability to maintain productive professional relationships with co-workers, customer/member-entities and public in a professional manner at all times
  • Ability to exercise discretion in relaying information, and to understand the nature of confidential information.


Analysis and Reports

  • Ability to analyze data, draw reasonable conclusions, and make recommendations based upon those conclusions
  • Ability to write concise reports or other written forms of communication and document activities to files

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to work independently, or in a team environment
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service


Courses that would be essential for someone to have upon entry to this position:

  • Local government administration, risk management, safety, OR-OSHA regulations and application, public speaking, journalism, marketing, statistics, computer applications, political science, employment and human resources, workers’ compensation, worksite and facility safety inspections including ADA requirements.                                       

Certifications:           ARM or Risk Management Certification

Licenses:                   Valid driver’s license; employee must maintain a safe driving record while employed with CIS.                 

Experience:               5 or more years of experience



  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazard Control Manager (CHCM), Associate Risk Associates in Risk Management (ARM) or Associate in Risk Management Public Administration (ARM-P), Certified Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Masters in Public Administration (MPA) or Public Health (MPH), SHRM Designation, IPMA Designation, Defensive Driving Instructor, CPR/First Aid Instructor, or Agent’s license.



The person in this position may typically spend about 50% or more of their time traveling by vehicle to member locations, ranging from the North Oregon Coast, and up into the Columbia River Gorge area, as well as traveling to instate and out-of-state conferences and trainings; some travel may require a longer workday and overnight travel.



To access our Careers page, and the link to our online application system (governmentjobs.com), please go to:  https://www.cisoregon.org/About/CareerOpportunities

You must apply using our online application system (governmentjobs.com) to be considered for employment with CIS.

This position is open until April 3, 2020 (noon).