Who we are:
Port Houston is the advocate and a strategic leader of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the most powerful economic engines in the state and the country. Port Houston owns and operates the public wharves and terminals along the Houston Ship Channel, including the area’s largest breakbulk facility and two of the most efficient container terminals in the country.
Through our leadership and our work, we help ensure the nation’s busiest waterway stays running to benefit the customers of the public facilities we operate, our surrounding communities and industries, and our region. Port Houston exists to move the world and drive regional prosperity.
The work we do helps build up our local community, supports the economy, bolsters goodwill for the state of Texas, and influences the outlook of the entire region. And this is only the beginning! Our best accomplishments are ahead of us as we expand the Houston Ship Channel and widen its reach to become America’s distribution hub for the next generation.
Who you are:
You are more than the work you do. We want your work at Port Houston to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high-performance culture that values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.
Sound like the place for you?
Risk Analyst Position Summary:
Administers Port Houston’s workers’ compensation and liability claims programs, to include coordination of modified duty placements. Organize pre/post-disaster recovery efforts as related to Port Houston’s subrecipient status in the FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. Perform professional administrative duties, including contract, certificates, driver reporting, and other compliance initiatives, to support the Risk Management department and Finance Division.
Key Responsibilities & Duties:
- Administrate claims programs, to include the investigation and medical adjudication requirements involving the injured employee, witnesses, supervisors, medical/pharmacy staff, and other at-fault third parties.
- Serve as department’s primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders concerning inquiries and issues related to open records requests and/or claim related detail.
- Develop and timely process employee injury reports and related documentation to a third-party claim administrator (TPA) and maintain organized claim files to support compliance, document management, reserving, and payments for medical, legal and other claim allocated expenditures
- Support third party administrator (TPA) activities or document requests for the administration of claims; participate in quarterly claim reviews or other audit related information requests.
- Manage check register and reconciliation for self-funded program.
- Implement modified duty and return to work program(s); coordinate information timely with involved departments.
- Coordinate information and documentation to support federally declared disasters, to include the preparation, submission, extensions, and periodic reporting of eligible projects.
- Track FEMA grant reimbursements, and/or allocation of payments received
- Assist with renewal and payments for miscellaneous insurance policies, bonds, and policy- related items
- Develop and prepare purchase orders, request for payment, claim check registers, and claim reporting.
- Assist with preparation of annual risk management report, actuarial studies, and development of presentations and training.
- Participate and train Port Houston staff on risk programs, as related to claims procedures.
- Conduct annual driver and fleet motor vehicle (DMV) background checks.
- Administrate procedural reporting process for post-accident drug testing.
- Perform other projects or duties, as required
Education & Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Business, General Administration, Health Care Management, Legal, Occupational Health & Safety, or related field from an accredited public or private institution preferred; equivalent experience maybe substituted for educational requirements.
- 3+ years of related claims and litigation management experience required
- Texas All Lines Adjuster license
- Associate in Risk Management (ARM) preferred
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:
- Knowledge of Federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations governing the liability for a Texas Political Subdivision, e.g., Texas Tort and Claims Act, workers’ compensation, LHWCA, Jones Act, FEMA, etc.
- Critical thinking and problem-solving skills regarding best practices of risk, insurance and claims management
- Ability to work outdoors, climb ladders and stairs when investigating claims or disasters
- Ability to work on call 24/7 and/or holidays/weekends, in the event of a fatal claim or disaster
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Strong analytical skills, adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
- Communication and organizational skills with an ability to:
- work independently and effectively with minimal supervision
- prepare and present clear, concise verbal and written reports, and/or presentations
- perform research and capture loss data for dashboard reporting
- exercise discretion when dealing with confidential matters
- A current, valid Texas driver’s license is required
- A Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) must be obtained within 30 days of appointment, and be maintained for the duration of employment
Key Competencies Required:
- Decision Making
- Planning & Organizing
- Problem Solving
Port Houston proudly embraces diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity. Our teams reflect our commitment to celebrating diversity and creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.