Risk and Insurance Advisor

Requisition #: 24/98
Job #: J0524-0636
Job Type: Term Full Time
Job Category: Risk & Insurance
Positions: 1
Posting Date: May 15, 2024
Closing Date: June 10, 2024
Salary/Wage: 81,116.00 - 99,835.00/Year
Department: Financial & Strategic Services
Location: St. Albert (Remote Work)

Cultivate your Career

As Alberta's 'Botanical Arts City', St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 66,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and we are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.

The Opportunity

The City of St. Albert is recruiting an individual to join our Financial and Strategic Services department as an Insurance and Risk Advisor.

Reporting to Manager, Strategic Services, this position will be responsible for administering the Insurance Program as per established policies, with a focus on preserving the City’s physical and financial assets and limiting the financial impact from asset loss or destruction and liability exposures.

The Advisor will be responsible for keeping to a prudent minimum the cost of managing risk, defined as the sum of risk control costs, losses and retention programs, insurance premium costs and the cost of risk management administration.

The key responsibilities will include:
• Administration of the City’s Insurance program, including procurement of insurance policies and building appraisals.
• Preparing Requests for Proposals as well as reviewing, selecting and managing contracts.
• Providing advice related to risk management and maturing the City’s risk management practice using an established framework.
• Working with departments to identify and evaluate key risks.
• Developing and monitoring implementation of risk management plans to minimize risk exposure.
• Assisting with claims administration and managing complex claims.
• Providing coverage for the Insurance and Claims Coordinator.
• Monitoring trends and proposing proactive actions to manage risks.
• Collecting and analyzing claims activity to project frequency and severity of losses and to provide advice to manage risks, insurance coverage, premiums and deductibles.
• Providing annual reporting related to insurance and claims, financial impact and recommendations for improvement.


• Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, management, finance or related field.
• Minimum of 5 years related risk and insurance experience, preferably in public sector or municipal environment.
• An equivalency of a relevant Diploma supplemented by 7 years of related experience may be considered.
• Professional designation as a Certified Insurance Professional is required.
• Canadian Risk Management Designation is highly desirable.
• Prior experience handling insurance negotiations, managing insurance claims and evaluating risks is required.
• Experience in public and/or municipal government environment is preferred.
• Analytical, ability to interpret insurance policies, claims documentation and legal contracts.
• Strong understanding of insurance principles, insurance law as it applies to municipalities, risk management strategies and application of these in municipal context.
• Understanding of ISO 31000 Risk Management is an asset.
• Excellent communications skills to explain complex insurance terms in an easy-to-understand manner and for reporting to leadership and executive leadership teams
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
• Ability to build rapport with a wide variety of clients.

Hours of Work

We offer a compressed bi-weekly work schedule of 72 hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 – 5:00, with a biweekly regular day off (RDO).

Flexible Schedule
This position may be eligible to apply for flexible hours to adjust start and end times from the core hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. by 30 or 60 minutes.

Full-time Remote Work
This position is designated for full-time remote work. Candidates must live within Alberta and complete a remote work agreement to meet all policy requirements. On-site attendance for emergent onsite events and as directed is required.

For the first 6 months, the requirement is 2 days per week onsite.


$81,116 - $99,835 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive benefit package.

Candidates not meeting the full qualifications may be considered for a development opportunity at a lower classification and salary.


This is a one-year term position with the possibility of an extension.

Conditions of Employment

  • The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.
  • An Alberta Class 5 Driver’s Licence and access to a personal vehicle for business use are required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials.

Application Information

  • Please upload a cover letter and a resume when applying for this opportunity. These will need to be uploaded as two separate documents.
  • Equivalent combinations of experience and education may be considered.
  • Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.
  • This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, at the same or lower classification level.
  • Please note that the City conducts most interviews via video conference and will provide a link and instructions to applicants selected for an interview.

Closing Statement

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The City of St. Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post. Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone) on closing date.

Please answer all of the following questions before applying

* Question numbers in red and with an asterisk indicate mandatory questions (answer is required).

*1. Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
*2. Please indicate your highest level of education completed:
*3. Please indicate how many years direct and relevant experience you possess:
*4. Do you currently possess Certified Insurance Professional designation?
*5. Do you currently possess Canadian Risk Management designation?

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