Job Title: Senior Manager, Benefits and Risk Management

Reports to:Director of HREQ
Job Group:Administrative


Job Code:1435
Salary Schedule:APT05


Responsible for managing the District’s employee benefits and risk management programs, including but not limited to, group health insurance, life insurance, employee assistance program, retiree benefits, self-insured workers’ compensation program , and various health and wellness initiatives. This is a high level managerial position, which supervises other managerial/supervisory personnel.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Assist with directing and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers responsible for benefit records management, risk management, worker’s compensation, employee assistance, etc.
  2. Provide direction to and supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance appraisals, and make recommendations for appropriate employment actions.
  3. Assist with development of departmental policies and procedures, revising procedures as needed to increase efficiency of the department’s services; and ensure appropriate documentation is maintained and updated.
  4. Provide oversight for employee benefit records management, ensuring accuracy of data and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  5. Develop and manage service contracts with insurance companies, and seek and write proposals to access additional resources.
  6. Oversee development of a communication plan regarding information about services available to employees, including insurance and other fringe benefits.
  7. Communicate with other administrators, district personnel and vendors to coordinate risk identification, resolve issues and conflicts, and exchange information.
  8. Network with other school districts, colleges and universities, governmental agencies, and professional management associations to develop partnerships and keep abreast of laws, regulations, statutes, policies, current research, and best practices related to human resources.
  9. Serve on multiple committees, councils, and/or task forces to support the District’s vision, mission, goals and strategic priorities, which may include serving on one or more of the Board’s negotiating teams to assist with the collective bargaining process.
  10. Provide cost impact analysis as requested, complete required and/or ad hoc reports, and maintain department records.
  11. Assist with development and maintenance of the departmental budget.
  12. Respond quickly to emergency situations and serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Extensive knowledge of risk management and insurance practices and procedures and related legal applications
  • Knowledge of insurance, group medical, group life, self-insurance for property, liability, and worker’s compensation
  • Knowledge of laws that apply to the Florida Retirement System and employee benefit programs
  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate programs, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to plan and manage projects efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and facilitate groups to consensus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media Knowledge of and experience with personal computers and programs, such as word processing programs, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Knowledge of and experience with personal computers and programs, such as word processing programs, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Ability to effectively manage vendor relationships


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in risk management, business administration, public administration, or related field with major course work in risk management/insurance.
  • Five years of successful /managerial experience in the field of risk management and/or the administration/management administrative of a large group health insurance program.




  • Associate in Risk Management designation (ARM) and/or Certified Benefit Professional (CBP) designation
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited educational institution
  • Experience in managing a comparably sized self-insured program
  • Experience in a public employer setting


Direct supervision of assigned personnel. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems; training employees; evaluating performance; and interviewing, testing, hiring, and assignment of personnel.


Sedentary Work:  Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Senior Manager, Benefits and Risk Management;   EST: June 31, 2013 ;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: June 31, 2013

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