The County provides a comprehensive benefits program and participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) and has a 3% employee contribution requirement. Voluntary supplemental 457 deferred compensation retirement is also available. For additional benefit information, visit: https://www.nassaucountyfl.com/243/Employee-Benefits.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 202200057
This position implements solutions in the design and development of the County’s Risk Management, Safety and Insurance programs, including accident prevention and claims management programs, countywide for BOCC and Constitutional Officers’ employees. Manages all safety issues that may expose the County to litigation or insurance claims, including but not limited to identifying, evaluating, controlling and minimizing the County’s exposure to loss or damage to physical assets, fidelity losses, and losses arising out of liability claims.
Supports the County’s Risk Program in the development, implementation, and maintenance of new or current policies, practices, and procedures under the direction of the Human Resources Director.
Identifies, documents, tracks, monitors and escalates risk related issues across the organization, as necessary.
Recommends updates to County policies and procedures relating to Risk Management and Safety Programs.
Reviews property and liability claims and assists insurance broker and adjusters with same.
Oversees all phases of the claims process from intake and investigation through litigation, settlement, and closure. Consults with, provides guidance and/or participates in negotiations, conferences and mediations with adjusting companies, legal councils, County staff, claimants, etc.
Communicates in a professional manner with employees, claimants, and staff to gather information, disseminate information, and resolve minor difficulties associated with first party property claims and liability claims.
Evaluates and, when necessary, develops programs to reduce loss, control risk and exposure, and educate and train employees on safety issues.
Coordinates the organization and implementation of the County’s Safety Committee.
Assists with periodic audits to ensure compliance with applicable plan regulations.
Maintains confidentiality of sensitive and privileged information.
Prepares monthly reports or as needed for appropriate safety committees related to all risk matters and claims.
Collaborates with Procurement for insurance requirements on all new procurements and assists with maintaining appropriate Certificates of Insurance on all existing contracts.
Maintains working knowledge of all insurance policies and submits claims for same as necessary.
Provides necessary training on processes and procedures.
Manages the tag, title, and decal process for all County owned vehicles and equipment.
Reviews and researches SunPass/Epass violations; files disputes when necessary.
Maintains property, equipment and vehicle inventories and valuations.
Facilitates Workers’ Compensation audit with the carrier.
Maintains claims log and monitors processing of general liability, auto liability and property and casualty insurance claims to ensure accurate and timely adjudication and settlement.
Researches, evaluates, makes recommendations, and produces data reports for risk management, loss control and claims by analyzing causes, patterns, or trends of incidents and claims.
Manages risk and loss exposure to real, personal, and human resources assets. Identifies major products and services; secures contracts for insurance coverages to include all property, casualty and miscellaneous lines of coverage.
Maintains knowledge of current insurance trends and legislation to modify risk coverage as needed.
Ensures all Risk programs and services comply with applicable County policies and procedures, state and federal regulations.
Assists the County Attorney with the development of contractual insurance and indemnification requirements for County projects and sponsored events. Provides guidance to departments regarding risk associated with various contractual activities, and reviews final agreements for compliance with risk management standards/practices.
Directs and monitors the implementation of county-wide safety and loss prevention programs, advises constitutional offices upon request; participates in safety related committees to review employee accidents. Proposes and develops methods of controlling risks through effective loss preventions strategies.
(These essential functions are not a complete statement of all duties required of the job. Employees will be required to perform such other related job duties as may be assigned or required.)
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Risk Management, Human Resources or closely related field and a minimum of three years’ relevant experience of progressively responsible professional risk management experience preferably in the public sector or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Possession of an Associate in Risk Manager (ARM) designation by the Insurance Institute of America preferred. May require a valid State Driver’s License.
Nassau County is a Drug Free Workplace; Nassau County values the service veterans and their family members have given to our country and that the County supports the hiring of returning service members, military spouses, and their family members as such this position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference in accordance with applicable laws.
Nassau County consists of 726 square miles of natural beauty located in the northeast corner of Florida along the Atlantic Ocean and Interstate 95. Nassau County borders Duval County (Jacksonville) and is less than 10 miles from the Jacksonville International Airport. With a county-wide population of 93,012 and a regional population of over 1.6 million, the Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) estimates that Nassau County grew by 4.21% last year (2020-2021) ranking as the 4th fastest-growing county, by percent growth, in Florida. From 2020 to 2035, BEBR predicts Nassau County will be the seventh fastest-growing county in the State of Florida with a projected population expansion of 47.5% resulting in over 137,200 people calling Nassau County home. In addition, according to Lightcast's Talent Attraction Scorecard, from 2016-2020, Nassau County ranked as the #1 small county [<100,000 pop] in the Nation for Net Migration and Talent Attraction.
With 13 miles of pristine beaches, numerous nature trails and multi-use paths; hundreds of miles of rivers including the St. Marys River, Amelia River, Nassau River, and their related tributaries; historic downtown Fernandi...na Beach, Fort Clinch State Park, and award-winning golf courses; Nassau County truly offers something for everyone. Major community events include the Annual Shrimp Festival, Concours d ’Elegance, Railroad Days, Dickens on Center Victorian-inspired holiday festival, and the Northeast Florida Fair.
Nassau County is one of the oldest counties in Florida, dating back to 1824. Numerous archaeological sites in the county record evidence of prehistoric communities, and Nassau County was the site of early European contact, dating to 1562, with the arrival of the French on present-day Amelia Island. The County has seen occupation by the French, English, Spanish, and Americans, and Revolutionary War and Civil War action.
Residents enjoy an excellent quality of life, with proximity to outstanding natural resources, and easy travel access to Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Orlando to the south, and Savannah and Charleston to the north. Home to just three incorporated municipalities, Fernandina Beach, Hilliard, and Callahan, the majority of the community’s population resides in unincorporated areas.
Educational opportunities are well served by the A-rated Nassau County School District providing K-12 instruction to over 12,000 students across 16 campuses. Private educational options include Amelia Island Montessori School, Faith Christian Academy, Fernandina Christian Academy, and St. Michael’s Academy. Nearby higher educational facilities include Florida State College at Jacksonville, University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, and Edward Waters College. Full spectrum medical care is available from numerous providers including Baptist Health, UF Health/Shands, the Mayo Clinic, HCA/Memorial Health, and St. Vincents Hospital along with a variety of urgent care facilities.
Area major employers include the Nassau County School Board, OMNI Amelia Island Plantation, Ritz Carlton, Nassau County Government, Federal Aviation Administration, WestRock, Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Rayonier Advanced Materials, and
Care Centers of Nassau. Many residents also commute to Jacksonville or Camden County, Georgia for employment. Nassau’s median household income is $72,998, and its median value of owner-occupied housing units is $465,600.