County Safety & Risk Manager (#RM0252)
$50.50-$61.38 Hourly / $8,752.78-$10,639.06 Monthly / $105,033.38-$127,668.73 Yearly


Under direction, plans, develops, and implements the County Safety Program and administers the County's Self-insured Worker's Compensation and Casualty Loss Programs; and does related or other work in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


The County Safety and Risk Manager is a single position class responsible for supervising safety inspections and safety training activities and overseeing the County's Self-insured Worker's Compensation and Casualty Loss Programs. Direction is received from the Manager of Personnel and Employee Relations.


  • Plans, directs, and organizes the County’s Self-insured Worker’s Compensation Program, the Casualty Loss Programs, and the County’s Safety Program; assigns, trains, reviews, and evaluates the work of staff assigned to the unit. 
  • Administers the County’s Self-insured Worker’s Compensation and Casualty Loss Programs; serves as liaison with the County’s contract Worker’s Compensation Claims Administrator, State Compensation Insurance Fund, stop-loss insurance brokers and carriers, and private and public rehabilitation agencies; represents the County in hearings before the California State Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board; consults with Deputy County counsels on litigated cases; develops rehabilitation plans, oversees the Disability Management Program; makes recommendations on the settlement of claims; seeks recovery on third party subrogations; authorizes expenditure of funds from the County’s Self-insured Worker’s Compensation Trust Fund and the Casualty Trust Fund; prepares comprehensive financial reports related to Worker’s Compensation and Casualty Losses for submission to Board of Supervisors. 
  • Manages the County’s Safety Program; participates in the development of safety policies and procedures; may attend departmental safety committee meetings to gather information and provide guidance on safety matters; reviews current literature and new legislation related to safety rules and procedures and determines application to County operations; recommends revision of policies and implementation of new policies and procedures; and reviews employee’s safety improvement suggestions. 
  • Oversees and may participate in conducting periodic safety and environmental health inspections of employee work areas; through subordinate staff ascertains level of compliance with health and safety statutes and regulations; advises appropriate officials of unsafe practices or conditions and recommends corrective action; accompanies OSHA inspectors on inspections of County facilities, answers questions, records findings and reports results of inspections to appropriate authorities; prepares OSHA reports results of inspections to appropriate authorities; prepares OSHA reports and other reports; maintains safety and accident and casualty loss records, coordinates establishment of departmental safety inspection teams; monitors the departmental inspection team activities; reviews the team’s reports. 
  • Oversees Property Insurance Program and reports property losses in accordance with insurance reporting guidelines; provides certificates of insurance for various County operations. 
  • Serves as a consultant on safety matters to department heads and the County Administrator’s Office; participates on the STAT (Safety Threat Assessment Team) when convened; develops and may conduct safety-related training classes, including but not limited to, workplace violence prevention, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defensive driver training. 
  • Prepares reports and correspondence; develops training on risk management issues for County management and supervisors.


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in public or business administration, education, engineering, public safety, industrial technology, or a closely related field.

Experience: Two years of experience in either planning, budgeting, coordinating or conducting a variety of risk management activities.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.

License: Possession of a valid California driver's license.


Principles and practices of management and supervision; California Occupational Safety and Health Act Standards and Rules; California Worker's Compensation laws, rules and regulations, risk management and loss control principles and techniques; record keeping and report preparation procedures; safety precautions required in a variety of work environments; interviewing techniques; basic principles of public relations and customer service; statistical methods and analysis; language mechanics and report writing and research methods.


Plan, implement, and evaluate safety and casualty loss control programs; supervise, train, and evaluate staff; plan and develop and present training programs; understand, interpret and apply complex regulations and technical information; gather and analyze data; develop effective recommendations; maintain comprehensive records and statistics; prepare comprehensive reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others including public and private agency officials; express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; make presentations to groups.


Mobility – frequent operation of a data entry device; frequent sitting, standing, and walking for long periods; occasional driving, climbing stairs, pushing, pulling, bending, and squatting; Lifting – ability to occasionally lift up to 15 pounds; Vision – constant reading and close-up work and good overall vision; frequent eye/hand coordination; occasional color/depth perception and peripheral vision; Dexterity – frequent holding, grasping and writing; occasional reaching and repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking – constant hearing normal speech, talking in person and on the telephone; occasional hearing faint sounds; Emotional/Psychological – constant public contact, decision-making and concentration; frequent working alone; Special Requirements – may occasionally work weekends/nights; may be required to travel; Environmental – occasional exposure to noise.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RM0252; EST: 1/9/1963; REV: 3/14/2012;