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 EBMUD Job Title: Workers Compensation Manager and Risk Specialist
Salary Info: $108,384 - $156,528 Annually, Plus Excellent Benefits + Retirement
Opens online at on Monday, March 16, 2020
Online applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2020
Internal Reference #20-038

 Under general direction, the Workers’ Compensation Manager and Risk Specialist directs, coordinates and supervises the implementation and maintenance of the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s (EBMUD’s) self-insured workers’ compensation and disability accommodation programs, which include supervising the investigation and settlement of EBMUD's claims by the third-party administrator, administering appropriate benefits consistent with California (CA) state and federal laws and managing EBMUD’s interactive disability accommodation process. This individual will also perform related work as needed and assist the Manager of Risk Management as assigned. Successful performance requires considerable initiative, a high level of tact, judgment and independence, and close coordination with EBMUD managers and supervisors to ensure continuous and effective case management. The incumbent must be fully knowledgeable of the CA Labor Code, CA state and federal disability laws, as applicable.

Typical responsibilities may include:

  • Establishing and overseeing procedures for claims administration, investigations, audits of third party administrators, and managing legal defense of litigated claims.
  • Administering EBMUD's Workers’ Compensation Program.
  • Evaluating medical information and assessing an employee's ability to perform work based on temporary and/or permanent restrictions consistent with CA state and federal laws.
  • Coordinating with management, disabled employees, Human Resources (HR), and other internal and external stakeholders to evaluate options to enable an employee to return to temporary and/or permanent work consistent with CA state and federal laws.
  • Arranging for the use of consultants and other resources in meeting with the requirements of workers’ compensation laws.
  • Serving as the liaison between EBMUD, employees, third-party claims administrator, HR staff, union representatives, medical professionals and others in workers’ compensation and disability matters.
  • Recommending settlements of claims by compromise and release or stipulation with award.
  • Analyzing frequency and severity trends and surveying EBMUD facilities and work sites where employee injuries and accidents have occurred.
  • Serving as acting Manager of Risk Management in absence of the manager.
  • Making recommendations for loss control and cost containment measures and mitigation of public liability as appropriate.
  • Supervising and providing for the training and development of assigned staff.
  • Reviewing proposed contracts to determine degree of insurance protection or indemnification required and reviewing insurance certificates and policies.
  • Administering the Self-Insured Property Loss program, to include tracking claims, analyzing and reporting loss data to management; and
  • Assisting in preparation of the unit's budget.

The annual salary is $108,384 up to $156,528.* Initial placement within the range is based upon qualifications. Appointment is typically made at or below the control point ($140,904 annually).

EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.


  1. Completion of four years of college resulting in graduation or its equivalent.
  2. Four years of increasingly responsible experience in workers’ compensation administration, CA state and federal disability laws, workers’ compensation claims supervision, or risk management.

Certification by the state as having passed the CA Self-Insurance Administrator’s Examination is highly desirable.

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2020. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.

 EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability
Job Hotline: (510) 287-0742