City of Tampa

Risk Manager (#000565) MF

$46.10-$72.20 Hourly / $7,990.67-$12,514.67 Monthly / $95,888.00-$150,176.00 Yearly


This is highly responsible administrative and professional work in planning, coordinating, and directing human resources services in the areas of risk management and managed health care.

Nature Of Work

Under administrative direction, the employee in this class is responsible for substantive program policy determination and monitoring of risk management and employee benefits programs and providing cost-effective health care options for city employees and retirees. Work is of unusual difficulty, requiring the exercise of extensive initiative and independent judgment in the development of programs, provision of guidance to department managers throughout the organization, and ensuring that departmental expenditures are maintained so operational costs may be proportionately distributed to user departments. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results achieved. Appointed position; employee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.

Examples of Duties

Develops, recommends, implements, and monitors the city’s workers’ compensation program and insurance programs for asset protection and preservation, (e.g. liability and property insurance, safety, etc.); conducts an annual review of adequacy of liability and workers’ compensation reserves with external auditors; reviews and implements selfinsurance programs when cost-effective.

Develops, recommends, and implements health, life, dental, flexible spending accounts, and long-term disability insurance programs to provide employees with options suited to their needs; compares plan design and rates with other public and private agencies; monitors health and disability programs, emphasizing provider performance and satisfaction of employees and retirees; develops quality standards for city to measure the city’s health insurance carriers.

Develops cost containment programs such as light duty return to work programs, medical case management, and safety review committees; ensures that policies and procedures are communicated and observed throughout the city; monitors payments to providers for timeliness and accuracy and compliance with accounting procedures.

Discusses the direction of health, workers’ compensation and liability issues with managers, city officials and the City Council; meets with health insurance experts, hospital administrators and peers for review of possible changes to programs.

Prepares reports and correspondence; assigns, develops and evaluates staff; manages unit budget and work processes; coordinates and oversees city-wide mail services.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of: safety training and education principles and techniques; municipal administration and organization.

Extensive knowledge of: modern management practices and procedures; federal and state laws and guidelines relating to job duties (e.g. COBRA, Workers’ Compensation).

Ability to: write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, employees, health and hospital professionals, and the general public.

Skill in: making presentations in a variety of settings.

Suggested Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in public or business administration or related field and five (5) years in administrative and managerial experience in risk management and/or managed health care program administration. Experience with public safety, property claims and workers’ compensation is preferred.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a professional designation such as Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Senior Claim Law Associate (SCLA), or equivalent is preferred.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 000565; EST: 8/13/2013;