Director of Risk Management

Capital District Transportation Authority
Albany, NY Full-time
Posted on October 1, 2019

CDTA is on the search for a Director of Risk Management. This position will be responsible for the overall creation, enforcement and management of CDTA’s safety and security programs for all operations, properties and facilities. This will include management of our Worker’s Compensation Program. The Director will work with others to represent CDTA’s interests in matters involving safety and security, accident and liability claims involving property, equipment, services, vehicles, employees, customers and the community.

Some of the major responsibilities of this position are as follows:

  • Identify and evaluate safety and security risks relating to CDTA’s operations and facilities.
  • Assess and improve operating procedures to protect employees, facilities, equipment and the general public in relation to CDTA services.
  • Provide and implement recommendations to minimize safety and security risks
  • Develop operating and capital budgets pertaining to safety and security programs.
  • Act as a liaison and maintain working relationships with local law enforcement agencies and community stakeholders.
  • Administer and manage the Worker’s Compensation program. This will include analyzing and investigating lost time to make recommendations to department managers as well as develop programs and procedures to minimize accidents in the workforce.
  • Work TPA’s to investigate and prosecute fraudulent claims as well as represent CDTA in court hearings and proceedings.
  • Investigate employee incidents pertaining to safety and security and work with legal counsel to provide testimony is disciplinary hearings as necessary.
  • Maintain system security including investigation of incidents, development and maintenance of system security and emergency response plans.
  • Development and administration of safety and security training programs for CDTA employees, customers and facilities.
  • Provide security support for rail stations.
  • Respond to safety and security incidents. This position requires carrying a cell phone for response/presence at emergency situations involving threats to safety and security. Will require frequent travel between CDTA sites and will be on call for safety, security and workplace accident issues.

The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related program with a minimum of 10 years’ direct experience in large-scale organizations directing safety and security efforts, investigation, risk identification/mitigation and training. Additionally, 5 management/supervisory experience in a large-scale organization is required.

Additional skills and knowledge:

  • Strong leadership, communication and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of Worker’s Compensation issues
  • Knowledge of safety and security issues; risk identification and mitigation
  • Investigative skills, preparation of detailed and comprehensive reports
  • Experience working with unions, knowledge of due process and disciplinary issues
  • Knowledge of Capital Region geography and population, specifically urbanized areas

CDTA offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, substantial time off, entry into the NYS retirement system and other fringe benefits.

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