Manager of Risk Management - Insurance (LVL3) - Job #975

The School Board of Highlands County
Sebring, FL, US

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Position Type:
District Office/Manager

Date Posted:

District Office

Closing Date:


ASSIGNMENT: Manager of Risk Management - Insurance LVL3

  1. Associate's degree or two years of college credit/equivalent from an accredited educational institution; or five years of satisfactory performance in the appropriate/relevant area of experience
  2. Physical Requirements: Ability to perform essential functions and tasks which may include exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force as frequently as necessary; lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required
  3. Satisfactory clearance of criminal history records check and drug screening

  1. Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field. Emphasis in risk management.
  2. CPCU (Certified property casualty underwriter) or ARM (Associate in Risk Management) or CSRM (Certified School Risk Manager).
  3. Five (5) years experience with responsibility in the areas of employee benefits, risk management, claims, insurance, liability, and underwriting.
  4. Experience in using database, spreadsheets, word processing and payroll program applications.
  5. Valid Florida driver's license.

  1. Act as the liaison for direct contracting with vendors including management of the SBHC Employee Health Center.
  2. Coordinate the District's workers' compensation program and its effectiveness by; monitoring claims status, return to work program and insurance options.
  3. Supervise and monitor the District's employee benefits program for eligibility, cost effectiveness, and appropriate use of benefits.
  4. Serve as the District's Privacy Officer to oversee all activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance of and adherence to the organization's process covering the privacy of, and access to protected health information (PHI) in compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
  5. Compile and analyze data to develop and recommend to the Deputy Superintendent, policies and administrative regulations regardingemployee benefits management, insurance programs, and liability risk factors.
  6. Plan, organize, and coordinate the district safety and loss control programs within the district and with the district's insurance administrator to assure the most cost effective approach to risk management.
  7. Analyze the District's claim, loss and accident history and identify methods to eliminate, minimize or indemnify risks to possible losses.
  8. Represent the district at depositions, hearings and trials as directed.
  9. Review and evaluate contracts and policies to ensure that the District is adequately protected.
  10. Oversee the investigation of employee accidents, claims, thefts and property losses and coordinate the preparation of materials and evidence for use in hearings, litigation and insurance claim cases.
  11. Negotiate adjustments of insured and uninsured losses with insurance adjusters, third party administrators, and insurance companies.
  12. Prepare financial projections in conjunction with the annual operating budget process and submit financial projections to the Deputy Superintendent.
  13. Process and reconcile in a timely manner, all invoices for employee benefit programs.
  14. Administer all voluntary tax-sheltered annuity programs for employees.
  15. Provide oversight for insurance billing to retirees for insurance coverage and collect payments on a timely basis.
  16. Provide oversight for communication with and assistance to employees regarding appropriate changes in their benefits.
  17. Develop and implement, procedures to ensure that the District's Risk Management programs are conducted in accordance with applicable internal controls, laws and rules.
  18. Serve as Retirement Coordinator.

Inter/Intra-Agency Communication and Delivery:
  1. Serve on the SBHC Insurance Committee.
  2. Represent the District at property/casualty and employee benefits meetings.
  3. Communicate with insurance vendors to ensure that the employees and retirees obtain maximum benefits they are entitled to receive.

Professional Growth and Improvement:
  1. Maintain a network of peer contacts through professional organizations.
  2. Keep informed and disseminate information about current research, trends and best practices in areas of responsibility.
  3. Attend training sessions, conferences and workshops as assigned or appropriate to keep abreast of current practices, programs and legal issues.

Systemic Functions:
  1. Represent the District in a positive and professional manner.
  2. Develop the department budget and monitor its implementation as required.
  3. Supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance appraisals and make recommendations for appropriate employment actions.
  4. Prepare or assist in the preparation of all required reports and maintain all appropriate records


Other duties as assigned by supervising administrator


Length of contract and number of hours worked are determined by specific allocations as approved annually during planning-budgeting process


Performance will be appraised annually in accordance with School Board Policies


According to the School Board of Highlands County Managerial Salary Schedule


Except as provided by law, The School Board of Highlands County shall not on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political or religious beliefs, national or ethnic origin, or genetic information, exclude individuals from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity in any employment condition or practice, or be denied equal access to school facilities if the organization is The Boy Scouts of America or other patriotic youth groups .

Reformatted 7/2008
Revisions Approved 4/25/2013
APA Approved 7/28/2015
Revised 5/2020
Modified 8/19/2021
Revised 5/2022


All applicants for positions offered by the School Board of Highlands County will be evaluated for possession of the following personal qualities:
  1. Honesty, dependability, punctuality, accuracy, and diligence on the job
  2. Ability to relate well to fellow workers, parents, students, and the general public
  3. Habits of dress, grooming, and personal conduct suitable to the work site and school environment
  4. Willingness to use professional practices appropriate to public service and school settings
  5. Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, orally and in writing
  6. Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions
  7. Ability to access, organize, and maintain information needed in the performance of specific work tasks
  8. Willingness to become totally familiar with and to comply with school district policies, procedures, rules, and functions
  9. Demonstrate sensitivity to cultural diversity and to district expectations governing equity, non-discrimination, and equal opportunity
  10. Willingness to complete in-service training needed to enhance and update job performance over a period of service

Reasonable accommodations are available for qualified applicants with disabilities during the application and interview process.
To request accommodations, please contact:

Carla Ball, Director of Human Resources
426 School Street
Sebring, FL 33870
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