Salary: $78,744 - $98,431 per annum (under review)
Division: Employee and Corporate Services
Department: Corporate Support Services
Reports To: Director, Corporate Support Services
Posting Period: October 2, 2019 – October 16, 2019
To act as the Corporation’s primary contact for all insurance communications, manage the insurance portfolio, including claims management, develop and maintain corporate risk management program(s), including risk identification, evaluation, costing and financing. To assist with the facilitation of the legal services request process. To assist with the realty services portfolio, including but not limited to document registration, title and lien search processes. To administer the asset acquisition and disposal program for all County assets.
To assist with the facilitation of the legal services request process
To review, monitor and prepare contractual agreements for various departments, divisions, boards and committees and other parties.
To conduct research, review, investigate and analyze real property title searches, surveys and reference plans using applicable software including Teraview, GIS mapping, MPAC, Vailtech Tax.
To register various corporate documents on title including but not limited to development and planning agreements, encroachment agreements, bylaws, etc. for all departments and divisions.
To manage the County’s insurance program, including claim management and reviewing all claims presented against the County and the external adjuster contract.
To investigate and gather evidence for the defence of claims.
To liaise with third-party claimants, departments, divisions, adjusters, insurance companies, and lawyers.
To coordinate and manage Small Claims Court actions, assisting with providing settlement instructions, approval, and payouts.
Responsible for the administration of the self-insurance program, reporting claims costs bi-annually to Council and preparing annual insurance estimates.
To authorize payments from and contributions to the Insurance Reserve Fund.
To recover monies owing to the County from third-parties.
To review incident reports identifying potential liability and risk exposures and to provide advice and recommendations for future prevention.
To prepare reserve estimates for each claim when initially presented against County and to administer the Municipal Insurance Tracking program.
To negotiate the annual insurance policy and premium renewals for the corporation.
To prepare underwriting data for insurance renewals.
To develop and maintain a database to record and track insured values of facilities, vehicles, and equipment for the corporation.
To develop and monitor the Qualified Contractor Tracking program.
To review and approve contract-related Certificates of Insurance and maintain an accurate Certificates of Insurance log for the County.
To manage the issuance and follow up for non-compliance and renewal of Insurance Certificates for the corporation.
To administer Certificates of Insurance for municipal leases, provincial grants, municipal events and maintain an accurate Certificates of Insurance log for the County.
To prepare annual budget as it relates to insurance portfolio, including external premiums, self-insured reserves and risk management activities and to monitor the approved budget.
To review contracts, leases, tenders and agreements to ensure contractual risk transfer and identify potential liabilities for all departments and divisions.
To work with all County departments and divisions to assist in minimizing risk within their service delivery areas.
To conduct risk management inspections on County facilities and operations to identify risks, hazards, or exposures and recommend remedial to preventative actions in order to enhance loss control and prevention for the corporation.
To develop and update policies and procedures as required for risk management, and asset acquisition and disposal for the corporation.
To prepare and present written or verbal reports, policies and procedures and/or recommendations to General Managers, Directors, Managers, staff, Council, external agencies and the public as required.
To promote risk management awareness throughout all County departments through ongoing education and regular training seminars.
To manage the asset acquisition and disposal program for all County assets including the tracking of assets in WorkTech Asset Manager for insurance purposes, the management of the intranet Surplus Assets program, and the On-Line Auction disposal process.
To liaise with other municipalities and risk associations to exchange beneficial knowledge and information on new and upcoming issues, innovations and trends.
To participate in departmental and divisional teams as a representative for risk management, insurance, property, and legal functions
To participate on a wide-variety of committees related to the role.
To perform other related duties to assist in all functional areas of Corporate Support Services as required.
Knowledge and Experience:
Post-secondary education in public administration, insurance, law or related fields.
Completion of the Canadian Risk Management program (CRM designation) and the AMCTO Municipal Law program (MLP designation).
Attainment of or working towards the completion of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) designation will be considered an asset
Plus three years of current related experience.
A professional Insurance Institute of Ontario Designation (CIP) will be considered an asset.
Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of municipal insurance, legal processes and land registry processes.
Sound research, analytical, problem-solving and negotiating skills, while maintaining a high degree of accuracy.
Ability to exercise discretion, judgment and work independently, with a high degree of integrity due to considerable exposure to confidential information.
Proven multi-tasking skills with an ability to handle multiple projects and rapidly changing priorities while maintaining effective working relationships with County staff at all levels and across all departments.
Strong communication skills, both oral and written, and training experience.
Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
Computer expertise in corporate standard software (Microsoft Office) and department specific software including WorkTech Asset Manager, Teraview, GIS Mapping, and Microsoft Access.
Must be aware of safe work practices as they relate to job responsibilities and work environment, and have the basic understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
The Corporation of Norfolk County is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
Successful applicants are required to provide the Employer with a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector where required and verification of education.
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those to be interviewed will be contacted.
Internal Number: NU 38.19
About Corporation of Norfolk County
The Corporation of Norfolk County is a single tier municipality of 64,000 located on the North Shore of Lake Erie in Southwestern Ontario.
Norfolk County offers abundant recreational and lifestyle opportunities.
Norfolk County offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.