$108,784 - $132,912 yearly
  • City of Boulder
  • Hybrid
  • Feb 12, 2024
Full time Risk Management

Job Description

The Position

Under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Senior Risk Manager works closely with all departments, specifically the Chief Human Resources Officer and the City Attorney, to manage the City’s comprehensive risk management program. The Senior Risk Manager plans, organizes, coordinates, and manages the functions, programs, services, and activities of the Risk Management division. This position is responsible for the investigation and management of all notices of claims filed, including public liability and personal injury claims, and sets reserves and makes settlement recommendations, if appropriate. The Senior Risk Manager recognizes and identifies potential risks within the City and recommends action to eliminate or mitigate those risks. The position establishes policies and procedures for effective, efficient, and economical operations and implements loss prevention programs, including safety and inspections.

The Senior Risk Manager leads a risk management program with employees represented by bargaining units and governed by collective bargaining agreements. The position serves on citywide committees and working groups and advises City leadership on safety and risk management issues. The Senior Risk Manager provides strategic leadership and supervision to five professional staff, including a Senior Risk Analyst, two Risk Analysts, an ADA Coordinator, and a Senior Internal Auditor. Leadership responsibilities include annual reviews, work planning, mentorship, and professional development.

The Senior Risk Manager is a customer focused visionary with a keen attention to detail. The successful candidate has a history of developing positive relationships, cultivating an environment of safety and respect, and champions a workplace culture where all voices, especially underrepresented employees, are heard and supported. The Senior Risk Manager is a strategic systems thinker who possesses strong executive leadership skills necessary for managing in a large, complex municipal environment. An active listener that values honesty and integrity, the Senior Risk Manager believes in effective communication and proactively keeps others well informed on program initiatives.

With a history of successful risk management ideally in the public sector, the Senior Risk Manager brings the experience and knowledge to lead compliance and minimize risks. The successful candidate has a dedicated commitment to staying abreast of risk management best practices and prior experience benchmarking related to risk and safety areas. The Senior Risk Manager understands the principles, practices, methods, and techniques of developing and monitoring workplace safety programs including exposures to risks outside traditional occupational hazards and is an expert on State and Federal laws, standards, codes, regulations, and established policies pertaining to occupational safety and health programs.


Ten (10) years of experience in risk management, safety culture and program development, insurance, workers compensation, and loss control programs with at least three (3) years’ leadership experience managing a program and team are required. Three (3) years direct experience working in a similar sized county, district, or municipal government is essential. Prior experience driving change and transformation is ideal including direct experience developing and managing a new program or functional area.

A bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in risk management, industrial safety engineering, environmental science, human resources, finance, or related field is required. A graduate degree in a related field is ideal as is the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) or Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, or Certificate in Risk Management (CRM).

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

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