Position Description

Risk Manager
Job Code 3873
Requisition Information
Human Resources

Opening Date:

Tentative Close Date:

County Region:
Central County (S. Fruitville - N. Clark)

County Administration Center 1660 Ringling Boulevard Sarasota, FL

# of openings:

Pay range:
$76,000.00 - $88,000.00

Who May Apply?:
Open to All

Position Type:
Full time

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Risk Manager (Official Job Title: Manager III):   This is management level work planning, developing, implementing, and monitoring the County’s comprehensive Safety and Risk Management Program.

Subject to Passing Substance Screening

This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening.  An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five years.


  • Develops and implements safety/risk policies and procedures adhering to local, state and federal safety, health and environmental regulations.
  • Establishes safety/risk program goals and objectives and budget based on statistical analysis, trends, bench-marking and operational needs.
  • Supervises assigned personnel including planning, work allocation, establishing performance measures, coaching, motivating, fostering employee growth and development and evaluating employee performance.
  • Responsible for the adjusting, review and negotiation of property, automobile, liability and workers’ compensation claims on behalf of the County.
  • Facilitates appropriate balance of risk retention and risk transfer through various methods of self-insurance, purchased insurance and contractual transfer of risk.
  • Consults with core services in the design, development and use of facilities, equipment, work areas and work procedures; provides environmental, health, financial and safety recommendations.
  • Plans and implements loss prevention programs including, safety training, safety committee facilitation, OSHA compliance and licensing program for drivers of County vehicles. 
  • Oversees and manages the hazardous material program and FDEP compliance, including conducting investigations, making recommendations and taking appropriate actions.
  • Participates in emergency response activities related to disaster management. Serves as Safety Officer in the MACC.
  • Responsible for addressing security concerns, in conjunction with administration, department staff, contracted security and law enforcement.



Minimum Qualifications:  A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Insurance and Risk Management, Public or Business Administration, Management or related field and six (6) years of professional experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified OR a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Insurance and Risk Management, Public or Business Administration, Management or related field and  four (4) or more years of related experience OR ten or more years of progressively responsible professional experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required college degree.  At least two or more years of supervisory experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:  Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Risk Management Professional (RMP), RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or similar designation preferred.

Job Competencies:  Ability to communicate unit/project policies, procedures and systems; ability to establish and maintain strong relationships; ability to communicate effectively; ability to address policy, legal or regulatory issues; ability to organize and present information; ability to address difficult situations/issues professionally and tactfully; ability to use sound independent judgment; knowledge of research techniques and methods of data collection; ability to interpret and apply moderately complex principles, policies, practices; ability to create and generate comprehensive reports; ability to prioritize and organize workload; knowledge of compliance regulations; knowledge of county, state and Federal regulations; knowledge of public administration principles and practices.







Sarasota County Government is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco free for twelve months preceding date of application.

Drug Free Work Environment             EOE/AA/ADA

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