The County of Monterey, with its moderate Mediterranean climate, is a diverse community set in a picturesque coastal location. Miles of beautiful beaches, spectacular mountain ranges, groves of redwoods, low-rolling foothills, and scenic valleys are characteristics that contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by over 432,000 residents. The Risk Management Division is a part of the County Counsel’s office, and includes the functions of risk management, insurance, workers compensation, and safety. The Risk Manager reports directly to the County Counsel and oversees a team of seven (7) FTEs with four (4) direct reports.
Working closely with a dedicated staff, the new Risk Manager will manage, direct, plan, and supervise the County’s Risk Management programs, including Liability/Loss Prevention, Occupational Safety, Workers Compensation, and Ergonomics. The Risk Manager is also responsible for coordinating the procurement of necessary insurance for County operations, participating in the investigation, adjustment, and litigation of major claims, coordinating legal representation related to such programs, and supervising the work of professional and/or clerical staff responsible for claims and county contracts administration.
The ideal candidate for this role is a collaborative and visionary leader who wants to take the Risk Management Division to the next level, both operationally and culturally. The most competitive candidates bring robust experience in the areas of insurance, Workers’ Compensation management, medical/property/liability/control and mitigation, safety, and training/education in various aspects of risk management within a comprehensive, large-scale program.
The annual salary range for the Risk Manager is $124,228 - $169,669; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience.