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Risk Manager

Macon-Bibb County

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The Risk Manager performs professional work involving the administration of the Macon-Bibb County Safety and Risk Management programs. 


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


The following duties are representative of the work required for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Supervises, directs and evaluates the work of the Risk Management Assistant and other Risk Management staff.
  • Administers workers compensation program services and claims.
  • Oversees the investigation of employee accidents and job-related injuries.
  • Seeks resolution of workers’ compensation claims using attorneys, rehabilitation specialists, mediation, claims handling experts, medical professionals, and investigators. 
  • Attend and when necessary testify at workers’ compensation hearings.
  • Monitors medical care to ensure appropriateness of treatment, including the review of medical reports, bills to verify applicability to claim and maintain and update workers’’ compensation Panel of Physicians posting.
  • Develops and maintains records related to all accidents effecting Macon-Bibb County employees.
  • Investigates claims; determines compensability; requests State Board filings; reviews medical reports; authorizes medical payments.
  • Coordinates workers' compensation activities with the State Board.
  • Organizes, and administers employee safety guidelines, directives, programs, trainings, and committee meetings.
  • Coordinates and provides safety training for Macon-Bibb County employees to include but not limited to new hire orientation, defensive driving, flagging, chain saw, heat stress, first aid, etc. 
  • Coordinates the surveys of Macon-Bibb County property, assets, and operations to classify hazards and evaluate insurable risks and make recommendations for corrective action.
  • Negotiates and bind insurance with brokers for adequate insurance coverage for Macon-Bibb County.
  • Identifies weakness and deficiencies as it pertains to insurance needs and develops programs for improvement.
  • Evaluates loss potential.
  • Coordinates with insurance companies and Macon-Bibb County attorneys to provide relevant risk information.
  • Contacts brokers and buyer associations to secure information on insurance industry developments, as directed.
  • Reviews current insurance legislation to determine if modification of risk coverage is needed.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of records and reports to prepare cost-analysis and safety and loss prevention summaries for guidance of management.
  • Assists in negotiating settlement of loss claims with insurance carriers and provides information for litigation of insured risks.
  • Audits insurance contracts to determine changes in insurance requirements and coverage.
  • Makes periodic inspections and recommendations for compliance.
  • Reviews leases and contracts for risk exposure and insurance coverage.
  • Prepares and monitors the Risk Management budget
  • Prepares and monitors the Workers’ Compensation budget.
  • Completes daily positive pay regarding the workers’ compensation bank account.
  • Review and resolve all positive pay exceptions regarding the workers’ compensation bank account.
  • Complete monthly check registers and accounting entries regarding workers’ compensation bank account.
  • Work to resolve any outstanding checks that are over 120 days old from the workers’ compensation bank account.
  • Internal handling of lability claims against Macon-Bibb County to include investigation, negotiation and settlement.
  • Works with County Attorney Office, outside counsel and insurance company regarding lawsuit that are filed against Macon-Bibb County.
  • Work with departments to recover any reimbursements regarding property damage.
  • Pull and review motor driving records per Macon-Bibb County policy
  • Receive, maintain and notify appropriate officials of drug and alcohol test results per the Macon-Bibb County policy.


The Risk Manager must be knowledgeable of the following principles, procedures, and concepts:

  • Knowledge of claims adjustment and administration practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of categories of risks and types of coverage available.
  • Knowledge of safety rules and regulations and ability to interpret and apply them.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and relevant programs.
  • Knowledge of the methods of motivating supervisors and employees to an increased awareness of safety practices.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to carry out investigations, determine the cause of accidents, and initiate corrective action.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written means.
  • Ability to maintain records and make reports from such records.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and with members of the general public.


The Risk Manager should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Risk Management, Human Resources Management or a related field, and at least five (5) years’ experience in the Human Resources field, a Master’s Degree is preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.


  • Possession of a valid Georgia Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.


The Risk Manager has direct supervision of the Risk Management staff.


The Risk Manager is required to travel on occasion. 

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