The City of Modesto is recruiting nationally for a highly motivated, experienced, and result-driven Risk Manager who will enjoy a professional challenge and unbeatable quality of life. In 2022, Modesto voters passed Measure H, a 1% sales tax measure, adding approximately $39 million to the City’s general fund. The next Risk Manager will have the opportunity to reestablish a comprehensive risk management system and make significant safety and financial impacts on the City of Modesto and its 1,235 employees. The Risk Manager, with a staff of four full-time employees, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of the Risk Management Program including worker’s compensation, general liability, loss control, property insurance, contract insurance, requirements, and other related insurance programs; and coordinates Risk Management Division activities with other divisions and departments to mitigate potential exposure to liabilities; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Human Resources. If you thrive in a fast-paced, progressive organization that serves a community with highly engaged citizens, apply for this exciting opportunity now.
Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business, public administration, or a related field.
Experience: This position requires a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience in the management of a combination of human resources programs including: workers compensation, liability, and property, and/or occupational medical; one year providing technical and functional supervision over assigned personnel.
Final Selection and Appointment: Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. The City of Modesto will select the most highly qualified candidates for consideration based on a combination of education, career experience, and accomplishments that best fit the needs of the City of Modesto.
The City offers a competitive executive salary range of $111,862 – $135,969, which is negotiable and commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. The Risk Manager will also receive an excellent benefits package including enrollment into the Public Employees Retirement System, CalPERS, 2% @ 60 for classic members or 2% @ 62 for PEPRA members, 80 hours management leave annually, City paid life insurance, City contributions to a retiree health savings account and matching contributions into 457 and 401(a) Deferred Compensation plans.