Job Description for Risk Manager/Safety Officer

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Risk Manager/Safety Officer
Full Time
Wage and Salary:
$75,732 - $82,652 based on experience. Full range extends to $97,494
Application review will begin:
June 3, 2024
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

Risk Manager Safety Officer
Explore. Thrive. Belong.

Jefferson County is the Heart of the Heartland. We offer the best of Wisconsin living with safe, family oriented, vibrant business and civic communities surrounded by picturesque farmland. Jefferson County is proud of our small-town living options and easy access to major urban centers.

Are you passionate about creating safer workplaces and protecting community assets? Join us at Jefferson County as a Risk Manager and Safety Officer!

At Jefferson County, we value teamwork, innovation, and a commitment to excellence. Our supportive work culture encourages professional growth and a healthy work-life balance.  This position is tasked with overseeing Jefferson County's risk management and safety programs. You'll play a crucial role in ensuring compliance with safety regulations, minimizing hazards, and mitigating potential financial and legal risks. Ultimately, your work will directly contribute to the well-being of our employees and residents, making Jefferson County a safer place to live and work.


  • Identify and assess financial, safety, and security risks for the County.
  • Analyze the probability and impact of these risks on operations, crafting strategies to manage them effectively while considering costs and benefits.
  • Design and maintain safety programs tailored to each department’s requirements.
  • Ensure all safety programs comply with current health and safety laws and industry norms.
  • Develop comprehensive training materials covering workplace ergonomics, hazardous material handling, and fire safety among other areas.



  • A Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Enviornmental Health, Business Analytics, or related field.
  • Two to three year of experience and or training in risk management or safety roles.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to pass a drivers license.


  • Four to six years of related experience or training in risk management or safety roles, preferably in a governmental or similar organizational setting. 
  • Relevant professional certifications (e.g., Certified Safety Professional, Certified Risk Manager) are preferred.

Salary & Benefits
Hiring Salary range is $75,732 - $86,652, based on candidate’s successful experience and qualifications.   Regular salary increases based on successful performance, up to $97,494. 

Jefferson County offers an excellent, comprehensive benefits package.

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Benefits Highlights
*Paid vacation* Health insurance* Health insurance opt Out Plan *
*Dental & Vision insurance* Life insurance*
*Wisconsin Retirement System* Health Savings Account *
*Deferred Compensation Program* Group Life insurance *

Employees at Jefferson County Value
*Competitive Pay* Excellent Benefits*Great Coworkers*Flexibility *Advancement & Opportunity*
*Family Feel*

                                                            ABOUT JEFFERSON COUNTY
Outdoor recreation meets small town living. Jefferson County is situated in southeastern Wisconsin, and is bordered by the counties of Dodge, Dane, Rock, Walworth, and Waukesha.  Our county covers a land area of 557 square miles, with an additional 25.73 square miles of water area, which includes five major rivers and 35 lakes, with a wonderful park system enjoyable for the active outdoors person or the quiet nature lover.  It is also comprised of 16 townships, 5 villages, and 6 cities including a portion of the cities of Waterloo, Watertown, and Whitewater. 

Ideally situated between the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee and Madison, Jefferson County offers a pleasant mixture of urban and rural life.  With easy access via the I-94 and I-90 highway system, the County is characterized by rich agricultural areas, thriving family-oriented communities, diversified manufacturing, and highly valued natural resource features. Fine dining and entertainment can be found throughout the County. 

Ready to make a difference? Apply today to join our team and help us build a safer Jefferson County!

For a full job description and link to apply online, please visit the County’s web site at Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume in addition to the online Jefferson County application.

 Questions can be directed to Jenn Adametz Robinson at 920-728-7629 or