Careers in Public Entity Agency Risk Management

Public agency risk management is a rewarding and challenging career.  Schools, cities, counties, special districts and state agencies all need high quality candidates for all levels of employment from entry level to experienced professionals.

Fields:Skills and Attributes:
  • Accounting
  • Benefits
  • Claims Administration
  • Ergonomics
  • Health and Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Common sense
  • Computer proficient
  • Detail oriented
  • Negotiation techniques
  • Presentation Skills
  • Verbal and Written communication

Transferable Skills

People with experience from related industries in the private sector, often find themselves transitioning to positions in public agency risk management.  In California, there are 687 members of PARMA, consisting of public entity/agency employees and associate members from a variety of fields associated with risk management.

Compensation Range

The public agency risk management Job Titles and Compensation Ranges describe the experience required, scope of responsibilities, and compensation you can earn at different points in your public agency risk management career.