Transit Systems 2021-04-05 2021-05-10

Risk Manager

Company: Pierce Transit View more listings
Location: Lakewood, Washington
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 130931

*Note: This opportunity is open to ALL applicants who meet minimum qualifications. This recruitment announcement will remain open until the position is filled. Application screening will take place weekly. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time. It is in the applicant's best interest to submit application materials as soon as possible.

The following functions are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties:

  • Ensures Agency compliance with federal, state, and local requirements related to risk insurance, safety, federal regulations, municipal liability and contractual risk transfer.
  • Manages and administers insurance, risk and loss control and prevention compliance for the Agency. Establishes an Agency-wide structure for integrated risk management (IRM), where loss data is collected and maintained, line managers and executives understand risks, and the Agency works cross-functionally to reduce losses
  • Manages the agency’s drug and alcohol program to ensure compliance with federal regulations.
  • Develops and implements Agency-wide policies specific to loss control and prevention, safety, risk management, workers’ compensation and claims administration.
  • Assures Agency compliance with local, state, and federal requirements on workers' compensation, insurance and tort liability.
  • Assures specific compliance with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations related to Paratransit service.
  • Represents the Agency in risk pool governance, protects Agency’s interests in the pool and ensures sound financial stewardship of pool resources.
  • Trains, supervises, and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel; counsels and disciplines employees as appropriate; provides staff development opportunities; interviews and recommends personnel for selection.
  • Selects, awards, and monitors vendor contracts.
  • Manages assigned budget, monitors and controls expenditures.
  • Reviews Agency contracts and agreements for risk transfer and insurance provisions that adequately protect Agency assets.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and advises Agency regarding proposed legislation and court decisions related to insurance and serves as FTA point of contact.
  • Works safely and cooperatively with co-workers and the public.
  • Displays regular and consistent attendance.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field and
  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in insurance and risk management in a lead or supervisor capacity to include workers' compensation, tort, and insurance.

  • Risk management experience in a public sector setting.
  • Risk management experience within the transit industry.
  • Specific training and/or certifications related to risk management.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies

Knowledge of:
  • Federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, and requirements regarding workers’ compensation, ADA, and FTA regulations
  • Insurance, loss prevention and risk management best practices, theories, and principles
  • Reporting, research, and record keeping techniques
  • Budgeting principles and fiscal management

Skill in:
  • Supervisory and leadership skills
  • Communications (verbal and written)
  • Strategic and tactical planning
  • Monitoring and ensuring regulatory compliance

Ability to:
  • Manage major fiscal responsibility
  • Develop and manage claims administration processes and procedures
  • Think strategically
  • Use applicable software programs and applications
  • Establish effective and cooperating working relationships with others

  • Aligns own behavior and decisions with the needs and goals of the organization to increase productivity and efficiency.
  • Recognizes opportunities and quantifies potential gains and losses by applying principles of finance, accounting, and business management.
  • Makes well thought-out yet efficient decisions based on pertinent facts, relevant information and good judgment. Identifies key issues, analyzes cause-effect relationships, clarifies input from different sources, and reaches appropriate decisions in a timely manner.
  • Develops others’ talents and capacity for independent responsibility. Provides on-going, constructive feedback and developmental opportunities to others. Engages others in meaningful work.
  • Focuses on building and protecting the image, reputation and long-term interests of a group or organization within the industry or community.
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage the course of a project in the most efficient and effective way.
  • Demonstrates the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal managers and executives and to tactfully explain risk management principles.

Licensing, Certifications and other Legal Requirements:
Individuals must pass a background check.

Salary: $118,331.73 - $149,727.39 Annually

Supplemental Information

Any required education must come from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent.

Application Instructions
To be considered for this vacancy, you must apply online:
  1. The online application must include a chronological work history and/or education, applicants (A resume will not substitute for completing the employment history section of the application)
  2. A letter of interest that clearly describes how you meet the qualifications as listed for the position in order to be considered.
  3. At least 3 professional references to include a current or recent supervisor with names, phone numbers and email addresses.

  • Carefully review your application for accuracy, spelling and grammar before submitting.
  • Please ensure that your work history has been updated to include employment end dates as applicable.
  • The initial screening of applications will be solely based on the information provided in the supplemental questions and the content and completeness of the "work experience" and "education" sections of your application at
  • A resume will not substitute for completing the "work experience" section of the application.
  • All information may be verified and documentation may be required.

For questions regarding this recruitment or assistance with the application process, please contact Pierce Transit Employee Services @ 253-581-8095 or @

If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or email

Pierce Transit Is An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Pierce Transit has a strong commitment to the community we serve and our employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class.

Pierce Transit's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

Transit Job Listing - Risk Manager