Risk Manager

Human Resources

Nassau County Board of County Commissioners

Nassau County is 726 square miles of natural beauty located in the northeast corner of Florida along the Atlantic Ocean and Interstate 95. With 13 miles of pristine beaches, hundreds of miles of rivers, historic downtown Fernandina Beach, and an expanding economy. The combination of rich history, rural charm, natural resources, quality-of-life, and proximity to strategic installations provides Nassau County with unparalleled potential.  Part of the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area, Nassau County has a population of 91,113 and a regional population of 1.6 million, the Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) estimates that Nassau County grew by 4.92% last year ranking as the 4th fastest-growing county, by percent growth, in Florida [2nd among counties with a population of at least 80,000]. BEBR predicts Nassau County will be the sixth fastest-growing county in the State of Florida over the next 10 years with a projected population expansion of 33% resulting in over 121,600 people calling Nassau County home.

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This position Implements solutions in the design and development of the County’s Risk Management, Safety and Insurance programs, including accident prevention and claims management programs, countywide for BOCC and Constitutional Officers’ employees. Manages all safety issues that may expose the County to litigation or insurance claims, including but not limited to identifying, evaluating, controlling and minimizing the County’s exposure to loss or damage to physical assets, fidelity losses, and losses arising out of liability claims.

  • Supports the County’s Risk Program in the development, implementation, and maintenance of new or current policies, practices, and procedures under the direction of the Human Resources Director.
  • Identifies, documents, tracks, monitors and escalates risk related issues across the organization, as necessary.
  • Creates and recommends County policies and procedures relating to Risk Management and Safety Programs.
  • Reviews property and liability claims and assists insurance adjusters with same.
  • Directs and supervises all phases of the claims process from intake and investigation through litigation, settlement, and closure. Consults with, provides guidance and/or participates in negotiations, conferences and mediations with adjusting companies, legal councils, County staff, claimants, etc.
  • Communicates in a professional manner with employees, claimants, and staff to gather information, disseminate information, and resolve minor difficulties associated with first party property claims and liability claims.
  • Analyzes insurance programs for adequacy of coverage/cost/reserves by reviewing all policies, certificates, contracts, and programs.
  • Reviews and oversees all property, casualty, and liability claims.
  • Develops programs to reduce loss, control risk and exposure, and educate and train employees on safety issues.
  • Coordinates the organization and implementation of the County’s Safety Committee.
  • Processes incoming liability claims and forwards documentation requests to appropriate areas.
  • Assists with periodic audits to ensure compliance with applicable plan regulations.
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive and privileged information.
  • Prepares monthly reports or as needed for appropriate safety committees related to all risk matters and claims.
  • Collaborates with Procurement for insurance requirements on all new procurements and assists with maintaining appropriate Certificates of Insurance on all existing contracts.
  • Maintains working knowledge of all insurance policies and submits claims for same as necessary.
  • Provides necessary training on processes and procedures.
  • Manages the vendor certificate insurance program.
  • Manages the tags, titles, and decal process for all County owned vehicles and equipment; researches SunPass/Epass violations.
  • Maintains property and vehicle inventories and valuations.
  • Facilitates Workers’ Compensation audit with the carrier.
  • Maintains claims log and monitors processing of general liability, auto liability and property and casualty insurance claims to ensure accurate and timely adjudication and settlement.
  • Researches, evaluates, makes recommendations, and produces data reports for risk management, loss control and claims by analyzing causes, patterns, or trends of incidents and claims.
  • Manages risk and loss exposure to real, personal, and human resources assets. Identifies major products and services; secures contracts for insurance coverages to include general liability, auto liability, comprehensive employment practices, , property from third party administrators, etc. Maintains knowledge of current insurance trends and legislation to modify risk coverage as needed
  • Develops strategic risk management plans, initiatives, goals and objectives to support business continuity. Reviews and evaluates risk operations, work products, method, procedures and performance outcomes, and identifies internal or external opportunities to improve overall performance. Ensures all programs and services comply with applicable County policies and procedures, state and federal regulations.
  • Evaluates and recommends the most cost-effective method for dealing with risk, insurance coverage and funding mechanisms. Oversees the preparation and distribution of various risk management reports, presents information; develops summaries and explanations as requested.
  • Develops contractual insurance and indemnification requirements for County projects and sponsored events. Provides guidance to departments regarding risk associated with various contractual activities, and reviews final agreements for compliance with risk management standards/practices.

(These essential functions are not a complete statement of all duties required of the job. Employees will be required to perform such other related job duties as may be assigned or required.)

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Risk Management, Human Resources or closely related field and a minimum of three years’ relevant experience of progressively responsible professional risk management experience preferably in the public sector.
  • Must currently possess an Associate in Risk Manager (ARM) designation by the Insurance Institute of America or obtain within two years of hire. 
  • May require a valid State Driver’s License.

The annual range for this position is $61,021.65 – $92,851.55. The County provides a comprehensive benefits program and participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) and has a 3% employee contribution requirement. Voluntary supplemental 457 deferred compensation retirement is also available. For additional benefit information, visit: https://www.nassaucountyfl.com/243/Employee-Benefits.

Nassau County is a Drug Free Workplace; This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference in accordance with applicable laws.