IT Loss Control Specialist


Johnston, IA

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 370 days ago

Job Description

Job Summary

The Information Technology Loss Control Specialist provides system evaluations and consultative services for local government entities. Conducts on-site evaluations, internal control risk assessments, and related consultations. Supports the Pool’s overall risk management function through speaking engagements at conferences and developing key relationships.


Essential Job Requirements

  • Confirms systems and hardware inventory aligns with schedule provided to the Pool
  • Identifies and quantifies any new hardware or infrastructure or any such items otherwise missing from the inventory schedule provided to the Pool
  • Performs general and application control reviews for simple to complex computer information systems
  • Performs information control reviews to include communication controls, backup and disaster recovery, and system maintenance
  • Conducts on-site system evaluations, assesses system, application and data security controls
  • Recommends security and service plans to control source of risk, loss, and/or costs
  • Consults with and advises underwriting, marketing, agents and claims regarding system evaluation results and trends
  • Follows up on recommendations made and action or corrective action taken
  • Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems
  • Provides expert technical support to loss control and underwriting by advising them about resources available, legislation and applicable regulations, technology, industry trends and effective methods to reduce risk, improve customer satisfaction
  • Collaborates with management in developing IT related loss control policies, procedures and resources
  • Reports to Loss Control Field Manager and coordinates activities with loss control dept., marketing and local agents as necessary

Required Skills

Essential Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of current systems and technological developments/trends used by government entities
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations regarding the protection and retention of information
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Ability to interact positively with clients, coworkers, business partners and Pool Board of Directors
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to properly prioritize job duties
  • Ability to travel regularly within state with some interstate travel likely
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience


  • BS / BA degree or equivalent work experience
  • Advanced technological related education preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years technology related experience with at least 2 years systems auditing or consulting experience
  • Supervisory and leadership experience a plus
  • Professional designations a plus
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations and standards governing all aspects of the utilization of computer systems
  • Experience in risk assessment, analysis, solutions management and progress measurement
  • Ability to evaluate and review a range of mainframe, PC and applications computer systems
  • Ability to perform control reviews on systems development, operation, programming, control and security procedures and standards
  • Ability to review system backup, disaster recovery and maintenance procedures
  • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports
  • Ability to communicate with and understand the requirements of professional staff in area of specialty
  • Ability to create, compose and edit written materials
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and other communication skills

Job Location Johnston, Iowa, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular

Tracking Code DESMOINES07121701