Career Opportunities

Risk Manager

City of Huntington Beach

OPENING DATE: 4/5/2018

CLOSING DATE: 5/7/2018

ANNUAL SALARY: $110, 552 - $136,947


The City of Huntington Beach is seeking a Risk Manager who will be a visionary with strong collaborative leadership skills. A personable and professional manager with a willingness to proactively address issues, he or she will have a good sense of the needs of the department and will foster innovative ways to implement operational change.


The new Risk Manager will be tasked with interesting and challenging opportunities, including, but not limited to:

  • Development of new and enhanced programs related to the expansion of risk mitigation services and programs.
  • Oversight of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program related to public safety workers’ compensation claims.
  • Creation of cost-saving measures and alternative programs related to overall workers’ compensation administration.
  • Innovative solutions related to management of the City’s involvement with various third party administrators and the City’s JPA.
  • Progressive administration of the Industrial Disability Retirement determination process consistent with current CalPERS regulations.
  • Expanding education and information campaigns for non-traditional risk management stakeholders.


The Ideal Candidate will be progressive and forward-thinking, creative and innovative, and able to build upon the current work environment. The incoming Risk Manager must be an active change agent, willing to adapt and evolve to improve processes, methods and results. An individual who is willing to listen and accept input from staff, third party administrators, and other stakeholders is essential. The ideal candidate will have high energy, a vision for the future and will see challenges as opportunities. The selected candidate will respond to issues and concerns by recommending alternatives and potential solutions. A leader who can assist the Director of Human Resources in making prudent decisions and who accepts accountability will be an asset to the City. The model candidate will be a team builder with the ability to coach and mentor staff. An individual who has experience working effectively with department heads and elected officials, external stakeholders and staff using a collaborative style of management will excel in this position. The City would benefit from a Risk Manager who is approachable with an open style of communication. Candidates should possess a well rounded background and thorough understanding of a broad range of risk management programs and functions including, but not limited to, liability claims, workers' compensation programs, WCAB protocols, reinsurance and excess coverage, property and casualty insurance, general liability coverage, contracts, interactive process protocols, third-party administration of workers' compensation and liability programs, joint powers authorities, and other related risk management matters.

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelors degree in Business or Public Administration from an accredited college or university and have five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in insurance, public liability safety and risk control management, including experience supervising professional, technical and support staff. Master's degree desirable; Associate in Risk Management (ARM) or comparable certification/designation required.


Interested candidates should apply online at:  Filing deadline is 05/07/18

All candidates will be evaluated and only those qualified applicants determined to be best qualified will move forward in the selection process, which may include any combination of written and/or oral performance assessment, testing and evaluation.  The Director of Human Resources will make the final selection.

A thorough investigation of professional and personal history and background will be performed prior to appointment.  This review includes, but is not limited to; work, education, military, internal/external investigations, criminal, civil, and financial information.  Prior to appointment, selected candidate must successfully complete a required comprehensive medical evaluation, which may include drug screening.  If you have any questions, please direct them to:  Michele Warren, Director of Human Resources, City of Huntington Beach.  E-mail: or 714.536.5586.

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