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South West Transit Association

Risk Manager #EnterpriseRisk #Public Transportation


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Valley Metro exists to Connect Communities and Enhance LivesWe do this by planning, building, operating, and maintaining a safe, regional, multi-modal transportation system to residents of metro Phoenix. From regional bus, streetcar, light rail and paratransit service to alternative commuter solutions, Valley Metro’s mission since 2002 is to develop and operate a network of transit services that now covers 513 square miles! We have been named 2023 Best Workplaces for Commuters, 2023 Metro Phoenix WTS Chapter Innovative Solutions Project of the Year, and a 2023 Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards Finalist.


Valley Metro is made up of several departments and specialty areas all designed to make public transit an everyday solution to the ever-growing commuting needs in metro Phoenix. It takes passion, diverse, and forward-thinking minds to come together and create an environment of community-driven individuals all with the same goals. 

The Risk Manager #EnterpriseRisk #PublicTransportation will have a deep understanding of taking a holistic approach to the agency’s exposure to risk. They will embody Valley Metro’s values to include being innovative, driven, and responsible, and will be committed to: excellent internal and external customer service; developing a culture which fosters safety, collaboration, data-driven decisions, and innovation; financial responsibility; and attracting, cultivating, and maintaining an engaged workforce.

Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, the Risk Manager will lead the development of enterprise risk goals and objectives:

  • Advises Valley Metro leadership on issues and policies related to risk
  • Evaluates and educates Valley Metro divisions regarding risk and risk exposure
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings and stays abreast of trends, technology, and innovations in the field of risk
  • Oversees insurance, self-insurance, claims settlement, and workers’ compensation
  • Provides oversight and evaluates service delivery methods and business processes
  • Prepares, reviews, and presents reports, analysis, informational updates and special projects

Valley Metro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field and    
  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in risk management and insurance in a leadership or supervisor capacity to include workers' compensation, tort, and insurance.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Risk management experience within the transit industry
  • Risk management experience in the public/government sector
  • Specific training and/or certifications related to risk management

Background Investigation: 

Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check. 

To learn more about this exciting job opportunity, please go to Valley Metro Career Page - Careers | Valley Metro 

Additional Info

Salary : $104,299.00-$156,448.00/Annually

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