California PRIMA Conference

Your friends on the California PRIMA Board of Directors, Patti Williams – City of Huntington Beach, Dave George – San Francisco Unified School District, Joe Sanchez –Office of San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and Zachary Gifford – California State University Office of the Chancellor, invite you to attend the CalPRIMA Workshop this October 19-20 in Anaheim.


You may find interest in all the sessions:


  • Fram Virjee, General Counsel for the CSU speaking on the “12 Achilles Heals of Employment Practices Liability”
  • Steve Robles, CEO Risk Management with the County of Los Angeles, “I’m NOT the “NO” Man”
  • Dan Howell of Alliant Insurance Services giving a high level primer on IRC w/ a cyber focus
  • Marc Liebowitz of Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi speaking with John Riggs, Manager of W/C for Disneyland Resort “Fraud Busting & Investigation”.
  • Dave Thomas of the Hanna Brophy law firm “All You Need to Know About IDR”
  • Dick Monad D’Froidville “OSHA Update & What to do or not do when OSHA Knocks on you door”
  • Keith Epstein of the Hanna Brophy law firm providing for the ever popular “Workers Compensation BINGO!”
  • Steve Wilmes of Wilmes LLC speaking with Mike Senderovich or AMG Corp on “BIG DATA”

There is a little something for everyone at this two-day workshop.

Oh, by the way, it is FREE to public entity risk management professionals!


Download the CALprima 2017 Conference Schedule
Downlad the CALPrima Conference Registration Form

Playground Equipment Technician – City of Charlottesville

invites applications for the position of:
Playground Equipment Technician

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Applications are only accepted online at:


CLOSING DATE: Continuous


GENERAL SUMMARY: The starting hiring range is $20.07 to $25.59 an hour.


Performs difficult skilled work exclusively inspecting, installing, replacing, servicing, repairing and maintaining city and city school playgrounds, playground equipment and surfacing; does related work as required.


Work includes directing other parks staff and performing duties related to playground equipment safety and inspection, and providing related technical information and assistance to supervisors, equipment installation contractors and manufacturers, other park staff and the general public. Ensures compliance with Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and ASTM guidelines governing the design, installation and use of playground areas; ensures related training and maintenance of training records of staff; establishes and maintains a safety and inspection program; ensures compliance with any additional guidelines and appropriate regulations; does related repair and installation work as required.


Primarily and most frequently the work done here is performed in an individual or lead capacity with broad functional areas and more expertise and strategic focus. Reports to the Parks & Recreation Divisional Manager.


To view the Parks & Trails website and browse current park and playground facilities visit:

  • Oversees the playground safety program which includes but is not limited to:
    • Perform or oversee monthly safety inspections at each playground,
    • Conduct routine safety audits of each City playground.
    • Development and implementation of training and record keeping programs related to playground equipment and maintenance, including pesticides related to playground maintenance.
    • Ensure proper playground signage at all City playgrounds.
  • Repairs, replaces, inspects and performs other necessary actions to keep playground equipment in compliance with ASTM, CPSC and ADA regulations and manufacturers specifications. Coordinates the work of others in accomplishing these tasks.
  • Maintains a current file for each playground including inspection and manufacturers information, and inventory and condition of playground equipment and surfacing.
  • Orders replacement parts, supplies and materials for routine repair and maintenance. Stock work vehicle with tools and materials to allow for immediate repairs.
  • Operates trucks, loaders, tractors, hand power equipment such as tillers and other equipment in connection with the above duties;
  • Serves in the role of project lead capacity when necessary;
  • Assists with the playground replacement program including but not limited to:
    • Recommends plans for new playground based on safety, maintenance and design analysis and department guidelines.
    • Communicates and coordinate with manufacturers and distributors on issues related to new and old equipment, orders, and warranties.
    • Adheres to City purchasing guidelines.
  • Responds to citizen inquiries and provides information on playground practices and methods;
  • Performs related tasks as required.
– Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school;
– Minimum of three years’ experience as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector actively involved in the inspection, maintenance, repair and installation of playground equipment;
– Extensive experience in the development, management and implementation of a playground safety program which implemented Consumer Product Safety Commission and ASTM guidelines and American with Disabilities Act regulations;
– Experience in the supervision and coordination of others;
– Working knowledge of construction practices and methods.

Special Requirements:
– Possession of a valid, appropriate, driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia at time of hire (To view our driving eligibility requirements, go to the ‘About City Jobs’ section of our FAQs on the HR webpage);
– Certification as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) at time of hire;
– Certification as a Pesticide Application Technician within 12 months of hire;
– Certification as a Playground Installer by the International Playground Equipment Manufactures within 18 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
– College or technical school level classes in engineering or construction technology preferred.

Skills: Extensive knowledge in the practical application of Consumer Product Safety Commission and ASTM guidelines and American with Disabilities Act regulations as they apply to playground safety; general knowledge of the tools, material, principles and practices and materials and equipment used in Playground Safety Programs; General knowledge and ability to read blueprints or schematics; ability to estimate volumes; ability to establish and maintain effective departmental and public relationships; ability to keep records; ability to carry out detailed instructions; ability to perform demanding physical work for continued periods; skill in the operation of tools and equipment related implementation of the safety program; skill in the supervision of others; skill in the utilization of general office computer programs.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS & WORK CONTACTS: Requires the ability to perform strenuous manual labor requiring considerable walking, lifting, reaching, climbing, stooping, pushing, pulling, and carrying. Must be able to frequently lift 10-50 lbs, frequently and occasionally move up to 100 lbs.


Works with paints and pesticides classified as hazardous materials on a routine basis; applies regulated pesticides. Working with and around loud power equipment on a regular basis.


The employee may be subject to adverse environmental conditions including inclement weather requiring the use of appropriate protective equipment.


This position is subject to emergency and stand by call.


Frequent interactions with citizens and other city employees at all levels.



Risk and Loss Control Division Manager

The Department of Personnel Services, Employment Services Division announces the exam for:

Risk and Loss Control Division Manager  – APPLY ONLINE

Exam #   28332-17-O

Approximate Monthly Salary: $9,230.70 – $10,177.26


This Risk and Loss Control Division Manager provides coordination, oversight, and leadership to the County’s risk management program including liability, property, insurance safety, and loss control activities.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university in industrial engineering, safety engineering, occupational safety and health, or other closely related engineering or technology field; additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education on a year-for-year basis.



Experience: Five years of experience managing staff engaged in a municipal risk management program or related insurance industry program.


Filing Deadline: 5:00 PM on August 28, 2017

 Please see job announcement for important testing information, including tentative test dates. This communication is a courtesy announcement only and is not meant to replace the full job announcement. Please view the official job announcement for all requirements and testing information. The full job announcement and online application is available for viewing on our website at




·        Provisional employees in this class should file for this examination.

·        Individuals in provisional positions must be reachable on the eligible list to be considered for permanent appointment.

·        If a provisional is not reachable, it is the appointing authority’s responsibility to take the appropriate action to terminate the appointment.  Civil Service Rule 7.5 states, “Provisional appointments shall terminate within twenty (20) calendar days after the date on which the eligible list is established.”


CalPRIMA Charity Golf Tournament – sign up now

CalPRIMA is hosting its Charity Golf Tournament on October 18th at Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda, CA.  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to play with some of the smartest risk managers in the world.

All your favorite service providers will be there.  Not to mention, this is a MONSTER opportunity to meet new industry leaders.

Download the Registration Flyer.
CALPRIMA 2017 Golf Tournament Player and Sponsor Registration Form

Download the Conference Schedule
2017 CALPRIMA Conference Schedule

Download the Vendor Registration
CALPRIMA Vendor Conference Registraton

Don’t miss the Arizona PRIMA Cactus Challenge golf tournament

The Arizona PRIMA Cactus Challenge

Sun, Jun 4, 2017
7:00 AM
Phoenican Golf Club
6000 E. Camelback Rd
Phoenix, Arizona 85251

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The AZ PRIMA Chapter is proud to host the 2017 Arizona PRIMA Cactus Challenge.

The challenge will be held at the beautiful Phoenician Golf Club.


For more information, contact:
Sheri Swain or Christine Nobles
Golf Co-Chair’s
Phone: (480) 731-8879

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January 27, 2017 Job Posting #6187.01
601 North E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0020  Ted Alejandre, County Superintendent
SALARY: $89,558.40 Annually (Range 66)
LENGTH OF SERVICE: 228 Days Per Year/12 Months
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 10, 2017 (4:00 p.m.)
LOCATION: Risk Management Services, San Bernardino
Under the direction of the Director, Risk Management Services, the Risk Management Analyst performs a variety of duties relating to the implementation, maintenance and monitoring of the organization’s safety, emergency readiness, auto/property liability and workers’ compensation programs. This position works closely with departments providing inspections, assessments, trainings and consultations that assist in identifying and implementing strategies to reduce costs related to incidences. This position participates in and coordinates meetings to promote SBCSS’s Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP). The Risk Management Analyst also coordinates the initial investigation of claims.
 Implements, maintains and monitors the SBCSS safety, emergency readiness, auto/property liability and workers’ compensation programs;
 Coordinates SBCSS Return-to-Work program;
 Promotes SBCSS’s Injury and Illness Prevention Plan;
 Develops, facilitates and tracks Occupational Safety Health Act (OSHA) and loss prevention training such as ergonomics, safe driving, lifting;
 Identifies and implements strategies to reduce costs related incidences;
 Assists customers with risk analysis and assessments;
 Performs ergonomic assessments for designated positions and provides recommendations for corrective action;
 Assists in coordinating temporary placement of injured workers and conducts return-to-work interactive meetings;
 Collaborates with department supervisors, joint powers authorities, attorneys and third party administrators on issues related to auto accidents and claims;
 Resolves questions related to safety and risk management procedures;
 Develops, tracks and maintains files, surveys, spreadsheets, statistical information, databases and reports;
 Inspects facilities, equipment and work sites;
 Performs safety & security assessments;
 Facilitates and/or coordinates trainings as appropriate;
 Prepares materials, forms, correspondence, reports and other written materials;
 Coordinates activities and programs related to emergency planning and emergency operations center (EOC) preparedness;
 Assists with managing the department budget;
 Supervises staff;
 Performs related duties as assigned.
Experience implementing, maintaining and monitoring safety, emergency readiness, auto/property liability and workers’ compensation programs; reviewing claims; preparing loss reports, including spreadsheets, charts and graphs; preparing and managing projects; using a variety of computer software applications;
Skill in developing and delivering presentations and training programs; understanding and interpreting laws, rules, policies and procedures; conducting investigations, inspections and research related to risk management; utilizing computer systems applications;
Knowledge of safety and loss control program analysis methods, laws and procedures related to regulatory compliance and/or loss control programs;
Ability to work independently, with a variety of individuals as well as in a team setting collaborating and influencing SBCSS employees to engage in risk mitigation practices; communicate effectively with a wide variety of personnel, interpret and implement contractual, legal and procedural changes in programs, manage multiple projects, travel to various locations; utilize PC hardware and software programs.
Physical Abilities include sitting, standing and walking for extended periods, reaching, fine manual dexterity, pushing and pulling, kneeling and crouching, talking/hearing, near and far visual acuity, depth perception, field of vision.
 Three (3) years experience implementing and coordinating risk control, safety or loss control programs, including projects related to property, liability, workers’ compensation and Injury and Illness Prevention Programs;
 Three (3) years experience preparing claims and injury analyses;
 Two (2) years experience developing and facilitating presentations and training programs;
 Two (2) years experience in a supervisory or lead position;
 Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration OR a closely related field from an accredited college or university;
Four (4) additional years experience implementing and coordinating risk control, safety or loss control programs, including projects related to property, liability, workers’ compensation and Injury and Illness Prevention Programs may be substituted in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree –OR– an Associate of Arts (AA) degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university and two (2) years experience implementing and coordinating risk control, safety or loss control programs, including projects related to property, liability, workers’ compensation and Injury and Illness Prevention Programs;
 Possession of a high school diploma (or its equivalency) or higher or possession of a GED.
 Two (2) years experience in a school district, county office of education or in private industry working for a workers’ compensation insurance carrier or third party administrator;
 Certification as an Associate in Risk Management (ARM);
 Experience working with HAM Radio communications.
 Completed Ed-Join online application;
 Letter of Application;
 Current resume;
 Copy of degree (if applicable);
 Three (3) current (signed and dated within 3 years) letters of reference (electronic signatures will not be accepted);
 Applicants must meet minimum qualifications and provide all necessary materials online prior to the stated deadline in order to qualify as a candidate.
APPLICATION PROCESS: All applications must be submitted through Ed-Join. Go to the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools website at; click on Human Resources; scroll down then click on “Click Here to Jump to the EDJOIN website” and attach your online profile to this job posting #. If you are disabled and need reasonable accommodations to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources at 760 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408 • (909) 386-9561. This facility is handicapped accessible.
This school district/County Office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, gender, mental or physical disability, sex orientation, genetics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation, in its educational program(s) or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position(s) or program for which application been made.
All employment offers are made contingent upon ability to pass a pre-placement physical examination. State law requires all of our employees to be fingerprinted for the purpose of a confidential background investigation and prohibits the commencement of employment until the background investigation has been completed. Proof of freedom from active tuberculosis based upon an intra-dermal test must be furnished at time of employment. Public Law 99-603 (Immigration, Naturalization & Control Act of 1986) requires that all employees hired after November 6, 1986 provide proof of work eligibility. Therefore, if hired please be prepared to present appropriate documentation verifying identity and ability to work legally in the U.S. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Revised December 2016

Deputy HR Director – Risk Management Services

City of Stockton, CA

Deputy HR Director – Risk Management Services
Annual salary range: $101,668 to $129,744
The city offers an excellent benefits package.
Application deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017

The City of Stockton, California, is actively searching for a highly skilled professional with substantial experience in workplace safety, workers’ compensation, general liability management and employee benefits. Extensive management and analytical skills and a strong understanding of human resources practices and principles are a must. Expertise is required in Risk Management Service functions and budget development including advanced knowledge of related Federal and California State laws and compliance requirements. To learn more about the City and the position see the video – A Great Place to Work and Live.

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college with major course work in business or public administration, industrial relations, human resource management or a related field and five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in human resources, benefits administration and/or risk management is required. Two years of management or supervisory experience in a generalist capacity in multiple areas of the HR function is also required.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit resume, cover letter, current salary and six work-related references, as well as the size of staff you have managed to:

Teresa Webster
Ph: 916 263-1401

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
City of Stockton, CA website:

The City of Stockton, CA is an equal opportunity employer.

Risk Management Analyst

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools is hiring a Risk Management Analyst.  See job description here.RiskMgmtAnalyst-RiskMgmt12-12-16NoMarkups-NEW

Call to Serve for NCEMHS Policy and Subject Matter Experts

Good afternoon Colleagues,

Hope that you are doing great! I am pleased to have the opportunity to introduce and share information on the National Council for Emergency Management and Homeland Security (NCEMHS) organization today. We have a variety of new and exciting emergency management, homeland security, cybersecurity, and campus preparedness/school safety programs and initiatives forthcoming. For example, we look forward to the completion and implementation of a state-wide career pathway in these critical subjects areas in California at all levels of education in place shortly. Additionally, we look forward to shifting our growth and emphasis towards the enhanced preparedness and increased readiness of national and international key partners and major stakeholders in the coming days.


The organizational overview, vision, and mission statements are found at:


We are putting out a Call to Serve for NCEMHS Policy and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) across many areas of expertise within the scope of the EM-HS-Cyber enterprise corresponding to organizational member interests and activities. SMEs will serve as the backbone of our activities as we collaborate and partner with the public, private, and non-government organizations (NGOs) on education, workforce development, research, community engagement projects and programs at the local, state, national, and international levels. Groups of SMEs will be formed into smaller workgroups to undertake specific initiatives and projects. If you are interested in serving in one (or more of these areas) please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae expressing your interests within the next 30 days and we will start pulling everyone together into specific areas of expertise. SME groups are found at:


Finally, we are beginning the planning process for our Global Emergency Management, Homeland/Cyber Security Symposium to be held on the West Coast early in the Summer of 2016. So please keep your eyes out for a variety of opportunities and events coming your way in the very near future. Thank you very much and please let me know if you have any questions and/or would like to know how to get more involved with NCEMHS and EM-HS-Cyber education an academic program development, research, and community engagement.


Best regards, Keith

Keith Clement, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Criminology
Director, Homeland Security Certificate Program
California State University, Fresno
Vice Chair, California Community College Chancellor’s Office
Public Safety Education Advisory Board (PSEAB)


Executive Director
National Council for Emergency Management and
Homeland Security (NCEMHS)

Health & Safety Division Manager – San Jose

City of San José, CA
Department of Human Resources

Health & Safety Division Manager
Annual salary range: $96,028 to $146,668
The City provides an array of benefits.
Application deadline: Open until filled – First review of resumes 10/12/2016 

The City is seeking an experienced health and safety professional/manager who thrives in a fast-paced environment and sees challenges as opportunities. An inspiring leader dedicated to accomplishing significant tasks through teamwork and skilled in motivating and mentoring staff will find this role rewarding. Energy, enthusiasm and dedication to public service will serve the chosen candidate well.

The Division Manager is responsible for a staff of fifteen and the development and implementation of goals, work plans, and policies for the City’s Workers’ Compensation, Employee Health Services and Safety programs. This includes responsibility for internal claims administration for the self-insured program and oversight of the third party claims administration contract. The Division Manager also has budget responsibilities and is expected to provide sound recommendations to the Human Resources Director and produce staff reports as necessary. A Bachelor’s Degree in a closely related field and six years of progressively responsible experience, including three years of supervisory experience of professional staff are expected. A Master’s degree is highly desirable.

To be considered, please immediately submit a cover letter, list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted without prior notice), indication of current salary and a resume that reflects the size of staff and budgets you have managed. Your resume should indicate both months and years of beginning/ending dates of positions held. Submit the requested materials to:

Pam Derby
CPS HR Consulting

Tel: 916 471-3126

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
City of San José website:

The City of San José is an equal opportunity employer.