County Administrator HR Civil Service Board Clerk of the Circuit Court

Manager Risk Management/Safety

Recruitment #1807-MGRRMSUNM4-001



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


  • Master’s degree in Risk Management or related field
  • Certified Risk Manager
  • Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst
  • Professional Risk Manager
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society Fellow
  • Associate in Risk Management


    The Risk Manager is responsible for managerial and administrative work in planning, organizing, managing, and coordinating an insurance and risk management program for Hillsborough County government. This includes the management of comprehensive insurance programs, occupational safety programs, loss control and loss prevention programs, and auto, general liability and property claims adjusting and resolution. The duties of the position are complex and will require a self-motivated individual capable of using independent judgment and running their own shop.


    Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Risk Management, or a related field; and
    Ten years of experience in risk management, occupational safety, loss control or loss prevention programs, and claims management, which includes five years of supervisory or management experience.

    Various combinations of education and experience can be substituted.


    • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
    • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
    • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
    • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


    • Provides superior customer service to citizens
    • Coordinates with County departments in the development and monitoring of safety programs
    • Evaluates, settles, and processes auto, property, and liability claims
    • Coordinates claim processing with the County’s third party administrator
    • Handles the receipt of insurance certificates including the determination of appropriate policy limits
    • Analyzes and reports on claim results for the purpose of enhancing loss control activities
    • Supervises and develops Risk Management section staff
    • Provides safety training for County staff
    • Investigates and acts on employee safety concerns when appropriate• Runs Claims Committee meetings
    • Responds to and investigates major accident scenes involving County employees or activities
    • Identifies and assesses risk and exposure in all phases of the County’s operations
    • Implements strategies to manage insurable and/or hazard risks
    • Directs the purchase of insurance programs and policy renewal process
    • Maintains a complete inventory of all insurable County assets
    • Makes recommendations regarding insurance coverage and insurance requirements
    • Interacts with the County’s insurance consultants, attorneys, insurance brokers, Commissioner’s Offices, third party administrator, department directors, senior management, and other appropriate parties
    • Stays current with professional certification requirements and industry trends through attendance at professional education seminars, relationships with outside counterparts, and other means
    • Maintains a comprehensive set of Risk Management policies
    • Performs other related duties as required


    • Experience in the application of risk management principles and practices, insurance coverage, occupational safety, loss control and prevention, and claims and settlement management
    • Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, and regulations
    • Knowledge of commercial law, including liability, worker’s compensation, and contract law
    • Ability to analyze and resolve complex situations
    • Skilled in organizing and managing a high volume claims environment
    • Patience, compassion, and skill in communicating with claimants while also making decisions that are in the best interest of the County given the facts involved in a given situation
    • Proficient in developing reports that are useful in evaluating the County’s risk environment
    • A strong communicator that is supportive of County department safety initiatives
    • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the activities of section staff
    • Strong decision-making skills combined with the ability to make decisions in a timely manner



      We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

      • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
      • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
      • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
      • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
      • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
      • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

      Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

      Veteran’s Preference:

      Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

      Equal Opportunity Employer:

      Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

      Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

      Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

      Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

      Response/Recovery Activities:

      Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*