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Risk Mitigation Administrator

at State of Washington

Pay: $98843 to $122043/year
$98843 - $122043
Posted: 12/3/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2625185

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Overall Job Objective


Risk Mitigation Administrator
Administrative Operations Division
Tumwater, WA

**The first review of applications will be at COB on November 20, 2019. The hiring manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time during the recruitment process. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.**

The Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to serve as the Risk Mitigation Administrator within the Administrative Operations Division. This position is located in Tumwater, Washington. An ideal candidate would be someone deeply committed to public service and moving public policy forward to improve public safety by positively changing lives and by doing so, making our communities safer for all Washingtonians. We are looking for someone who wants to make a positive difference!

Application Process:
In order to be considered for this position, please apply directly at to this announcement and attach the following items to your application:
  1. A Letter of Interest (no more than two (2) pages), indicating how you meet the qualifications and why you are an ideal candidate for this position. Describe your experience managing policy development, legislative relations and intergovernmental coordination as well as where you gained the experience;
  2. A current resume (Chronological, with relevant experience listed);
  3. A list of a minimum of three (3) professional references including contact email address and phone number.
We are looking for evidence in your application materials that you have the experience, skills, and abilities indicated in this job posting. Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requirements of this position may be invited to interview. Carefully review your application before submitting. All information may be verified and documentation may be required.

Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State DOC professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all incarcerated individuals and those participating in community custody can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.

The DOC, as a partner in the criminal justice system, enhances public safety, administers criminal sanctions and programs in accordance with the law, and provides leadership for the future of corrections in Washington State. The DOC consists of the Office of the Secretary, the Office of the Deputy Secretary, Prisons Division, Community Corrections Division, Administrative Operations Division, Health Services Division, Reentry Division and the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board. The DOC employs over 8,600 staff and has a biennial budget of approximately $1.9 billion.

DOC Offers:
  • Comprehensive compensation packages
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Flexible Schedules
  • The fulfillment of public service


This position is the Risk Mitigation Administrator for one of the largest agencies with one of the highest levels of risk in Washington State.  This position provides the highest level of strategic risk management guidance and support to the Department of Corrections.  It provides vision and leadership for the development and oversight of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program in order to provide a framework to proactively identify, assess, and manage risks to the extent possible for the Department to achieve its mission, goals and strategic objectives.  This position requires strategic judgment and decision making where there are few prescribed or established approaches for managing risks within one of the state's highest risk operations.  This position manages the staff, budget, and workload for the ERM program, it provides leadership and direction to agency managers and staff. 


The successful candidate must have the following:

  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Counsel for Higher Education (CHEA) in the area of risk, public administration, accounting, or closely related field.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years directly relevant experience is required, including administering risk management, risk analysis, or similar programs
  • A minimum of four (4) years' professional experience as a Risk Manager or similar position for a large organization with responsibilities for enterprise risk management, identification of risks and risk trends, development of loss prevention strategies, providing advice and developing strategy on managing tort liability and lawsuits.
Experience in the above specific areas may be gained concurrently
  • Experience as described above may substitute year for year for the educational requirement.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of risk management and asset protection
  • Knowledge of the methods of research and analysis of risk management
  • Ability to recognize, detect, and resolve complex risk management issues
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply specific risk management policies and procedures, as well as applicable federal and state regulations, insurance, loss protection and control methods, statistical analysis, and record keeping principles and practices
  • Ability to create and maintain good working relationships through excellent communication and teambuilding skills; including the ability to engage successfully with both internal and external contacts and the public
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to prepare and deliver clear and concise reports
  • A professional level of expertise in multiple areas and demonstrated use of high level discretion and judgment in execution of duties
  • Highly confidential and able to handle difficult situations with diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to manage and maintain simultaneous, transitional, and emerging priorities
Desired Qualifications:

  • The Juris Doctor degree (J.D.); Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (D. Jur. Or DJur), law degree from an accredited institution whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Counsel for Higher Education (CHEA), or foreign equivalent
  • Experience gained in a public agency environment is preferred.
The ideal candidate will exemplify the core values the Department seeks in all of its employees; those who are honest, have a strong work ethic, are dependable, achieve results through teamwork, and convey dignity and respect.

Supplemental Information

Mission: The mission of DOC is to improve public safety by positively changing lives.
Our Vision: Working together for safer communities
Our Commitment: To operate a safe and human corrections system and partner with others to transform lives for a better Washington.
·         Our Core Values:

  • Cultivate an environment of integrity and trust: Corrections values partnership and trust. We foster openness and support courageous conversations. We are committed to doing what we say we are going to do by being accountable and taking personal ownership in our actions.
  • Respectful and inclusive interactions: Corrections appreciates and values individuals by promoting an inclusive and diverse environment, which encourages safety. We respect, value, and listen to the thoughts, feelings, and perspectives of our stakeholders and consider the impact on those we serve as well as each other.
  • People's safety: Corrections believes in creating an environment that values physical, mental, and emotional security and well-being. We honor those who advance safety for all.
  • Positivity in words and actions: At Corrections, we assume positive intentions and believe there is a shared desire for the best outcome. We consistently demonstrate positive behavior and always put forth our best effort.
  • Supporting people's success: Corrections is committed to our community – understanding individuals, instilling hope, embracing change, and providing opportunities
For additional information about the agency, please visit
  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies.  If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.
Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws.
DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. 
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call us at (360) 725-8459.  For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.