Risk Manager

City of Hollywood, FL

Job Details

  • Job Function: Risk Manager
  • Salary: $68,850 - $110,160. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 140,768
  • Where: Hollywood, FL
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Oct 22 2018




The primary responsibility of this position is to effectively manage the risk management function of the office which includes worker's compensation, liability insurance, property, and auto insurance. An employee in this classification is responsible for the coordination of activities within the following areas: risk determination and evaluation, claims administration, contract administration regarding insurance requirements, insurance coverage, and administration of self-insurance programs, loss prevention, and wellness initiatives. Further, this individual is responsible for a comprehensive citywide safety and wellness program. The incumbent has wide latitude for independent action and discretion in the performance of assigned duties and is normally expected to carry all functions through to completion with only general instructions. General direction is received from the Director of Human Resources and work is reviewed through conferences, evaluation of reports, and evaluation of results obtained.


*Responsible for the development and coordination of an effective City-wide risk management program directed towards the protection of the City's assets which will prevent or minimize the losses due to employee injuries, accidents, or liability exposures.
*Analyzes, develops and implements policies, procedures and practices in the areas of responsibility, ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding insurance, safety, worker's compensation, and develops and provides training for employees as appropriate.
*Prepares and monitors the budget for the risk management division.
*Directs and supervises duties of assigned employees; reviews job performances, evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate.
*Coordinates all City insurance or self-insurance activities. This includes the renewal and bidding of all insurance, preparation of specifications and analysis of same, development and administration of a self-insured program. Make recommendations to the Director concerning the City's insurance needs.
*Performs liaison function with insurance companies, insurance consultants, insurance agents, claims administrators, state and federal agencies regarding insurance, safety, health and wellness.
*Directs the processing of all insurance and self-insured claims in the area of workers' compensation, property and casualty, general and automobile liability, etc.
*Maintains standards to insure adequate coverage and limits for all City policies as well as coverage provided through contracts.
*Reviews and advises as to appropriate insurance requirements and indemnification language in city agreements and bid specifications.
*Analyzes all losses to determine cause and makes recommendations so that corrective action can be implemented to avoid a reoccurrence.
*Investigates incidents, conducts site reviews/inspections and performs root cause analyses.
*Serves as the City's Safety Officer, coordinates and attends safety committee meetings.
*Develops and implements safety and loss prevention programs, including training programs for City employees.
*Supervises the keeping of required records and reports involving all risk management functions.
*Upon approval by the Director, confers with department heads regarding new programs or methods that will assist them in their employee protection programs.
*Exercise oversight authority for citywide comprehensive safety and wellness program and related budget.
*May represent the City at claims related mediations and trials.
*Performs related work as required.

The Requirements:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Graduation from a regionally accredited four (4) year college or university with major coursework in Business, Public Administration or Risk Management supplemented by five (5) years of experience administering a comprehensive, public sector risk management program which includes some supervisory experience. Insurance or related subjects and/or experience may be accepted.


Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Business, Public Administration or Risk Management supplemented by eight (8) years of experience administering a comprehensive, public sector risk management program which includes some supervisory experience. Specialty designations or certifications such as All Lines Adjuster's License, CPM, RMPE, or ARM.

Additional education and experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements.


*Specialty designations or certifications preferred such as Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and/or Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
*Valid Driver's License: With proof of automobile insurance
*Background Check: Must have an acceptable background record
*Driving Abstract: Must have an acceptable driving record


*Thorough knowledge of property/casualty, and employee/retiree insurance coverage's, wellness initiatives and to include the administration of self-insured programs.
*Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of employee training and of the varied occupations constituting municipal employment.
*Thorough knowledge of state and federal occupational safety and laws and regulations and the ability to interpret them.
*Knowledge of reserve analysis, cost allocation, forecasting, claims monitoring, risk financing and employee benefits.
*Knowledge of employee wellness programs.
*Ability to work with insurance representatives, attorneys, physicians, hospital administration and claimants in satisfactorily resolving claims.
*Ability to make necessary investigations regarding loss experiences and take the necessary action to insure that the exposure is reduced or eliminated.
*Ability to plan, assign and coordinate the activities of subordinates.
*Ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
*Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the general public.

The Examination:

Required Education and Background Information: Look over the announcement carefully to determine your eligibility. Please note minimum education and experience requirements. Closed competitive positions are open only to employees while open competitive positions are open to anyone who meets the minimum qualifications for the position. Evidence of GED test score is required if submitted for high school diploma. Applicants are responsible for clearly documenting work experience and/or providing all relevant information at the time of application. Additional information will not be accepted after the announcement closing date

Examination: Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: written examination, performance examination, education and experience evaluation, oral examination and/or other job related examinations.

You will be notified of the time and place of your examination when you file or later by mail. A passing grade is required on each part of the process. Repeated participation in any examination for which the same test is used is limited to once every 6 months. Your examination results will be sent by email as soon as possible after the grading is completed.

Final passing grades are used to determine a candidate's position on the eligibility list of successful candidates. Departments fill vacancies from this list. The top three names are considered for each vacancy unless otherwise modified. Those not appointed are returned to the eligibility list for further consideration in accordance with the Civil Service Ordinance. Your name will remain on a register for one year for open competitive examinations and two years for closed competitive except where labor contract conflicts.

Your name may be removed from an eligibility list prior to one year according to Hollywood's Civil Service Ordinance or labor contracts. Your eligibility may be cancelled if you refuse a position or if you are not available for work. You are responsible for notifying the Employment Office, in writing, of any change in your address or telephone number.

Special Accommodation and Communication Needs: The City of Hollywood provides necessary reasonable accommodation in the examination process upon request to persons with disabilities. Such requests must be made PRIOR to any scheduled examination.

Veteran's Preference: An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers (DD214) and meet eligibility requirements as stipulated by the Florida Statues.

Additional Information:

All successful applicants will be required to pass an extensive background which may include criminal history searches, driving history checks, credit report, courthouse searches, education verification, employment verification, professional license verification, or other search methods as deemed necessary for the position. In addition, the applicant will be required to undergo a medical examination, which may include a drug screening, prior to appointment.

Employment of Relatives: The City of Hollywood has an Ordinance which regulates the employment of relatives of City employees. Effective January 28, 2008, a relative may only be hired under the following additional conditions:

*The relative must have competed in an appropriate examination process as determined by Human Resources and be placed on a civil service eligibility list;
*The relative must be among the top three ranked candidates available on the certified eligibility list unless expanded by the Civil Service Board;
*The Department or Office Director and the Director, Human Resources must demonstrate that it is in the best interests of the City of Hollywood to hire the relative of a public officer or employee.

As of 12/15/2005 the City will require all newly hired employees to sign an affidavit affirming non-usage of tobacco or tobacco products within the last year prior to submission of application and will continue to be a non-user of tobacco products throughout employment with the City of Hollywood.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Employment Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination and workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of special needs by calling (954) 921-3216.

The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employer.

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