The Suffolk County Water Authority is seeking a Risk Manager to work alongside our legal department to manage and administer the Authority’s general liability and auto claims. The successful individual will gather all supporting information from the Authority’s numerous departments and communicate it to our insurance company and third-party administrators for final determination. This position will also be responsible for recommending settlement or denial of claims. The workweek for this position will be Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Risk Management



Responsibilities include:

  • Design, review, and approve insurance specifications for Authority contracts.
  • Review of all claims initiated by our Customer Service, Construction Maintenance, Risk Management, or Legal departments to determine the information required to make a proper determination.
  • Gather all appropriate information related to supporting the Authority’s position on the claim at hand, including review of customer accounts, coordinating with key personnel in several departments, and following up with the claimant as necessary.
  • Consult with department supervisors, managers, directors, claims administrators, the Director of Risk Management, legal department, etc., to formulate our position of liability with respect to the claim.
  • Track claims through to conclusion, updating the claims software program throughout the process.
  • Process Third Party Administrator and deductible invoices, field investigation fees and settlement payments.
  • Track and prepare payment requests for outsourced legal expenses.
  • Respond to attorney requests for information; notify appropriate personnel of upcoming depositions.
  • Periodically review insurance company/TPA loss runs, making any updates in the Risk Management software program.
  • Receive and review motor vehicle accident forms, filing third-party claim for bodily injury or property damage with our insurance carrier; oversee red-light camera violations and address appropriately.
  • Hold a seat on SCWA’s Motor Vehicle Accident Review Committee.
  • Oversee the cell site agreement process with regard to insurance.
  • Oversee responsibilities of department administrative assistant and provide guidance.
  • All other duties as assigned.



  • 5-7 years’ experience in a field relating to insurance or risk management.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Insurance or Business Management required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the claims adjustment process.

*The Authority may accept an equivalent combination of education and experience to meet the requirements. *

Interested candidates should submit their application and resume via the SCWA website ( and select “Career Opportunities”. Salary for this position will be commensurate with education and experience.
Suffolk County residents preferred. COVID-19 vaccination required.


(The Authority shall not employ relatives of employees as defined to mean an employee's spouse, child, stepchild, stepparent or direct descendant of grandparents of the employee as defined in the New York State General Municipal Law 810.)