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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: July 13, 2018
In 'Risk Services', we believe everyone is a risk manager, and our job is to provide the service and support you need to succeed in that role. As part of its mission, the Office of Risk Services also handles:
Delegations of authority
Conflict of interest (non-research)
- Interprets insurance and indemnification provisions for contracts, agreements, leases, etc. to ensure campus is not assuming third party liability for which it has no insurance coverage. Prepares certificates of insurance. Provide training on insurance indemnification to participants in the contract vetting process.
- Fields questions from campus. Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes areas of potential loss. Recommends appropriate type and level of loss protection to be implemented.
- Provides litigation support to the campus community
Represents the campus at mediation, arbitration, and other legal proceedings
In consultation with campus counsel, issues litigation holds
Responsible for providing research into loss history of General Liability litigated claims and oversight of document collection activities on behalf of outside hired counsel.
- Serves as the campus delegations of authority coordinator.
Maintains all hard and electronic records of campus delegations and redelegations and updates the website with searchable copies of the letters.
Provides incoming Senior Managers and Designated Officials with a list of current delegations for their position advising which authority has been delegated, the extent of the authority, and whether or not the authority can be redelegated.
Educate and support units to ensure compliance with this policy across the organization.
- Acts as the liaison with the Policy Office at the UC Office of the President enabling the employee to know when policies, bulletins, and delegations are issued or revised.
- Generate assuming and leaving office letters initiating the 30-day countdown that informs Designated Officials of their requirement to file a Form 700 Statement of Economic Interests with UC Office of the President.
Reviews requests for insurance waivers.
Provide insurance, risk, and loss prevention training to the campus community.
Participates on campus committees representing Risk Services.
Serves as a backup for office functions primarily assigned to other ERM analysts (e.g. loss prevention, travel support, emergency response, insurance claims - general liability, auto, and property damage)
Liaises with third parties and claimants to resolve claims in accordance with campus guidelines in a timely manner as needed.)
Thorough knowledge in the following areas: risk management; insurance; forecasting; knowledge of common campus-specific computer application programs; knowledge of campus processes and procedures; understanding of campus rules and regulations.
Requires interpersonal, service oriented, active listening and critical thinking skills.
Requires ability to present complex risk findings and make recommendations in a clear concise manner both in writing and verbally.
Possesses solid knowledge of legal industry standards in research, data collection, analysis techniques and creation of legal documentation.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Paralegal education, qualifications and certification as outlined by The State Bar of California, Business and Professions Code, Section 6450. Continuing Legal Education as required by The State Bar of California.
Salary & Benefits
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.