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Special Districts Association of Oregon - Risk Management Consultant (Community College)

Posted: 6/15/2022
Location: Salem, OR


Special Districts Association of Oregon believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. The mission of Special Districts Association of Oregon is to assist special service districts in providing cost-effective and efficient public services to the people of Oregon.

Title: Risk Management Consultant (Community College)
Department: Risk
Classification: Exempt
Reports To: Risk Manager
Hiring Range: Contact for salary information


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General Position Summary:

The Risk Management Consultant (Community College) is responsible for providing technical loss control/risk management services to PACE Community College members including on site risk assessments, consultations and training activities inclusive of working with all other PACE members.

Essential Functions/Major Assignments:

  • Conducts onsite visits and inspections of PACE Community College member locations; surveys and identifies risks and hazards; investigates method and means to eliminate or control hazards; advises members on plan of action and regulatory compliance.
  • Conducts onsite building inspections of PACE Community College member facilities; surveys and identifies property risks and recommendations to eliminate or control exposures; advises members on plan of action.
  • Develop and conduct onsite trainings for specific community college risk exposures.
  • Provides onsite technical risk management assistance, systems and programs for PACE Community College members such as written safety policies, Title IX, public safety, on campus housing, students studying abroad, business continuity and various other risk management related training topics.
  • Assists the Risk Manager with development of training programs and coordination of training on pertinent safety/risk management issues (e.g. hazardous equipment, student liability issues, general college liability exposures, etc.)
  • Assist coordinating emergency plan development and implementation, emergency notification systems and ICS programs for PACE Community College members.
  • Provides assistance to SDAO members related to risk management issues.
  • Represent SDAO/PACE at OCCA and other member association conferences.
  • Develop productive working relationships with community college personnel and establish networking/cohort support groups between the colleges.

Secondary Functions:

  • Provides support and assistance to other internal departments and partners as required
  • All other duties as assigned

Job Scope:

  • The Risk Management Consultant regularly suggests and develops new processes and procedures, or redesigns current ones as needed
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  • Will and an on-going need to analyze problems or concepts and make decisions on the information.
  • Will have an on-going impact to the district they are working with’ s organization operations, program outcomes, potentially expense or budgetary outcomes.
  • Assistance with program and policy development, which could be significant, is also part of the job responsibilities.
  • Must work with minimal supervision
  • Will regularly contribute ideas and decisions or actions which commit the districts outside established policy/procedure
  • Must consider own work and work of others. Planning processes will include determination of issues or obstacles and preferred courses of action. Ability to forecast for the near future (six to twelve months) is required of positions at this level. Planning responsibility may also include identification of activities/solutions in concert with others.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None

Interpersonal Contacts:

  • Regular communication inside and outside the organization to exchange ideas and gather information.

Specific Job Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

  • Ability to have regular, reliable, predictable performance of duties.
  • Considerable knowledge of loss prevention principles and practices.
  • Ability to communicate complex subjects and sensitive information, both orally and in writing with other employees and PACE members
  • Ability to communicate effectively before groups.
  • Ability to act as a positive representative of PACE.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data and recommend sound policies and practices based on that data.
  • Considerable skill in developing and delivering training programs.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to independently establish own working schedule and tasks; able to execute work functions outside of typical office environment and often while on the road
  • Able to travel extensively within the state of Oregon to conduct inspections and provide trainings etc., to membership; includes overnight travel
  • Must be available and accessible during work hours
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others, be respectful of co-workers and promote teamwork.
  • Ability to perform the job functions in a timely, safe and accurate manner.
  • Considerable skill in developing and delivering training programs.

Specific Job Effort:

  • There is a regular need for assessment of risk, analysis of options and decisions without complete information.
  • May require some physical efforts or manual labor such as lifting, carrying or constant movement.
  • Regularly responsible for driving

Education, Experience, and Certification/Licensure:

  • Associates degree in Risk Management, Insurance Management, Public Administration, Business Management or closely related field
  • Minimum of three years of loss control/risk management experience
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  • Current and valid drivers license to drive to member locations throughout the state


  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job


  • Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management, Insurance Management, Public Administration or Business Management or closely related field
  • Associates of Risk Management (ARM) certification
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification

Job Conditions:

  • This position operates in a professional office environment as well as regularly driving/travelling to visit association memberships sites which may occur outside of regular office hours
  • This position may on a regular basis work from a home/remote office and/or be eligible to work a hybrid schedule of office/work from home as per current SDAO policy
  • Will be required to work outdoors in all types of weather; may include climbing on roofs, or other unique physical exertions related to the ability to conduct and complete inspections
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment, especially computers and mobile devices
  • In performance of the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear; and drive an automobile; may stand for long periods of time while attending conferences and trainings.
  • The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies up to at least 50 pounds
  • This position requires extensive travel/driving, primarily within the state of Oregon

Appointees will be subject to completion of a standard probationary period.

The essential physical abilities described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified. This job description is not an employment agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.