- Philadelphia, PA
A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.
As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.
What We Offer:
Impact - The work you do here matters to millions.
Growth - Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it?
Diversity & Inclusion - Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.
Opportunities in Tech - Don’t wait for the future, shape it.
Benefits - We care about your well being.
The Office of Director of Finance was created by the Home Rule Charter to give the Mayor and the City government a principal officer responsible for the financial, accounting, and budgeting functions of the executive branch. The Director of Finance is thus the chief financial officer of the City and all powers and duties concerning finances, accounting, and budgeting in the executive branch are directly or indirectly the power of the Director. The division of Risk Management, analyzes the City's insurance and other risk exposure issues, including managing claims, workers' compensation, and service-connected disabilities. Provides insurance, safety and loss prevention programs and also recovers monies for the City.
The City of Philadelphia’s Risk Management Division seeks a focused and committed manager for its claims unit. The position supervises a staff of nine including six claims adjusters and is responsible for handling claims for personal injury or property damage loss.
- Supervises claims staff ensuring complete and reliable claim settlements, legal reviews, and investigations
- Provides an analysis of claims for liability and damages evaluation
- Negotiates with attorneys and claimants to effect favorable settlements when necessary.
Education and Experience
- Completed a minimum of two years of course work at an accredited college or university in a related area
- At least 7 years of experience in the field plus at least two to four years of management or supervisory experience
- Public sector experience and Tort Claims act experience is a plus.
Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Leadership and supervision for a staff of ten including adjusters handling liability claims for personal injury or property damage
- Experience managing adjusters and overseeing complete and sound claim investigations, adjudication, and settlements by following applicable law, and legal reviews
- Provides direction in the training and development of staff; Monitors and maintains effective workloads and workflow; as well as effective customer service standards; collaborates with other team members to support and maintain a strong risk management program
- The successful candidate must have excellent management and communication skills, strong computer skills with MS Office and computer-based claims handling and reporting systems; technical expertise
- Claims resolution skills and knowledge of insurance and claims principles, practices, and procedures.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and reference list with your application. Applications without all documents will not be considered.
Did you know?
- We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
- Employees are eligible for a 25% tuition discount program (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
- We offer comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
- Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
- Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
- Generous retirement savings options are available
Successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire
The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx
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