Treasury Specialist VII
|Department||Treasury Insurance Management|
|Date Opened||5/17/2018 3:40:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||6/30/2018 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$60,543.00 - $97,203.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Michele Reid|
The Insurance Division of the Maryland State Treasurer’s Office is responsible for administering the State's Insurance Program which is comprised of both commercial and self-insurance. Commercial insurance policies are procured to cover catastrophic property and liability losses, and other obligations derived from State contracts, statutes and regulations. Among the several exposures covered by commercial policies are State maintained toll bridges and tunnels, rail operations, assorted professional liability exposures and student athlete accidents. The State also self-insures a significant portion of its exposures and maintains the State Insurance Trust Fund to pay claims and the costs associated with handling those claims. Self-insurance coverage includes State-owned real and personal property, vehicles, and liability claims covered under the Maryland Tort Claims Act.
This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill this sole-function vacancy only.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
Occasionally claims are resolved through litigation. As a claims specialist, the Litigation Manager is responsible for developing a comprehensive claim management plan for all tort claims in litigation. The Litigation Manager works closely with attorneys in the Office of the Attorney General who serve the Treasurer, to proactively resolve these matters by investigating and evaluating claims and cases, providing settlement authority or when necessary, by briefing the Insurance Review Committee on high dollar value settlements, and by attending settlement conferences and other court mandated activities. The Litigation Manager also works closely with claims adjusters within the department to provide feedback on investigations. As a claims specialist, the Litigation Manager may also brief adjusters on the status of certain litigation claims of high or sensitive interest as a teaching mechanism. The Litigation Manager will also be responsible for reviewing and advising the Chief Deputy Treasurer, the Director of Insurance and Deputy Director of Insurance on indicated settlements pending before the Board of Public works.
This is a full-time, at-will Management Service position with State employment benefits including paid holidays, vacation/sick/personal days, medical and dental plans, pension plan, supplemental retirement plans, employee credit union, and direct deposit.
Upon receipt of a summons and complaint, develops litigation plan to proactively manage the claim and settlement authority of the case; formulates the litigation strategy and provides claim investigation and findings to AAGs; evaluates the previous investigation conducted and determines the specific additional investigation required to properly defend the State. On cases going to the Review Committee, obtains and coordinates a list of the required facts and expert witnesses from AAG and prepare the list of required depositions for those witnesses; identifies the documentary and other evidence to be requested and produced; evaluates and documents the State’s position on liability and damages.
Manages assigned litigation files and maintains all files on a diary system of 15/30/45 days. Determines next steps in working file, and implements the litigation strategy. Analyzes issues and continually moves file toward resolution.
Attends depositions, mediations, arbitrations, settlement conferences, trials, appellate arguments and other scheduled matters on cases in litigation to take notes and to provide input to AAGs; communicates strategy and receives input from AAGs when appropriate and at scheduled Tort/Claims/Litigation meetings.
Authority & Settlement:
Initiates and conducts settlement negotiations within the Litigation Manager’s authority after consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, or prepares a complete summary and evaluation of the case for presentation to the Insurance Review Committee, Director, or Deputy Director for settlement authority in excess of stated authority.
Tracks the status of high-dollar value, complex liability and other sensitive claims and updates the Deputy Director and the Director of Insurance on the status of these cases.
Ensures the integrity of all Insurance Division’s litigation data. Records and documents all litigation activities, relevant communications and interfaces with the Office of the Attorney General in specialized databases. Analyzes data and provides trend reporting and monthly statistics on cases in litigation to the Deputy Director and Director of Insurance.
Mentors/trains claims adjusters as appropriate and provides guidance on sensitive or complex liability claims in pre-litigation status. Provides trends reporting and monthly statistics on cases received in litigation to the Deputy Director and Claims Supervisors for training purposes.
Legal Principles & Continuing Education:
Maintains familiarity with venue, statutes, case law, insurance law, and other legal principles of applicable or assigned jurisdictions. Provide subject matter expertise to other interested parties and stakeholders.
Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.
Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of multi-line insurance, property & casualty and commercial liability claims experience, to include the supervision of insurance litigation and the handling (adjusting) and oversight of complex and litigated claims.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
In addition, the ideal candidate will have:
- A working knowledge of tort law, claim values and jurisdictional issues for Maryland
- Excellent oral & written communication skills
- Excellent analytical & problem solving skills
LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION
Candidates will be required to submit a writing sample with their application. Please also upload a current resume with your application.
All candidates will be subject to a background investigation, to include credit and criminal history.
BARGAINING UNIT STATUS
The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and resume to: Maryland State Treasurer's Office, ATTN: Human Resources, 80 Calvert Street, Room 109, Annapolis MD 21401. Please include the recruitment number and your writing sample.
General questions may be directed to the State Treasurer's Office of Human Resources at 410-260-7078.
As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.
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