Alliance Resource Consulting

Manager of Risk and Contracts Administration

Irvine Ranch Water District - Irvine, CA

Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) has established itself as a progressive, values-driven agency, with an international reputation for its leading-edge water recycling program, water use efficiency practices, water banking, urban water treatment, and energy storage.

Reporting to the Director of Treasury and Risk Management, the Manager of Risk and Contracts Administration administers programs and processes to mitigate and finance risk and loss through insurance, indemnification, and minimizing property damage. He/She ensures District compliance with Federal and State regulations related to risk management and contracts/agreements. The risk management aspect of this job focuses on property, general liability, and other coverages. IRWD’s Safety and Workers’ Compensation programs are administered by other departments.

Essential job duties include:

  • Oversee and administer insurance programs and audits. Primarily responsible for directing the evaluation, purchase renewal and maintenance of general liability, property, crime, fiduciary, pollution, travel cyber and other insurance programs for the District.
  • Conduct periodic risk analysis and assign insurance requirements for contractors and vendors to ensure adequate risk transfer to protect the District from liability.
  • Investigate and respond to claims against the District, including property, general liability, auto and personal injury; assign cases and claims to appropriate legal counsel when required; provide legal/court documents as required; process applicable claims payments efficiently; represent the District in insurance/claim settlement matters.
  • Recover damages on behalf of the District; file claims with insurance companies and against individuals; prepare cases for small claims court; perform damage and liability assessments.
  • Respond to District-related incidents when appropriate; establish contact with affected parties, coordinate required customer repairs with third party administrator(s) and restoration companies when required and manage related third- party administrator claims processing.
  • Evaluate, develop, and manage key professional relationships with District insurance providers, brokers, attorneys, third-party administrators, restoration providers and other professionals.
  • Prepare and present regular risk management status reports to update District management, Board of Directors, and associated Committees and commissions on active and resolved claims issues.
  • Administer District agreement and contract requirements. Manage the District’s professional services contracts evaluation and processing responsibilities in consultation with District general counsel. Manage, evaluate, and prepare certain District contracts, lease agreements, use permits and other agreements; insure that required indemnifications are maintained for all District non-vendor agreements.
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as required.
  • Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training.

The Manager or Risk and Contracts Administration will be a seasoned risk manager who is also highly skilled at administering agreements and contracts. The selected candidate will be a collaborative self-starter who provides training to IRWD staff and adheres to best management practices. This individual will be an outgoing, proactive and approachable team player who represents the District in a calm and professional manner. The best qualified candidate will have hands-on experience with responding to incidents. Property management experience is a plus.

Education, Certifications & Experience:

  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, risk and insurance management, finance or closely related field is required. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required.
  • Five years of increasingly responsible experience in risk and contracts management is required, preferably in a public sector environment. Supervisory experience and proficiency with Oracle is highly desirable. MS Office Suite proficiency required.
  • Valid Class ‘C’ California Driver’s License required.
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM) Certification is preferred.

Salary: $108,132 to $152,676 per year, DOQ, plus an excellent benefits package.

Apply on-line at by January 10, 2022. For questions and inquiries, please contact Cindy Krebs at or 562-901-0769 x 336.

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