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Director, Enterprise Risk

The State Office of Risk Management (SORM) is looking for a service minded individual to serve as the Director of Enterprise Risk for SORM. As the Director of Enterprise Risk, you will lead a department of risk management and insurance professionals, guiding them in their risk management and insurance consultations with other state agencies and state higher education entities of Texas. The Enterprise Risk department engages closely with other agency departments to analyze claims data, perform root cause analyses, and evaluate client state entities’ health and safety programs. You will engage closely with leadership to promote and support the initiatives of the agency. The Director is expected to support the agency culture of collaboration and inclusivity and promote the expertise of department staff.

SORM is a unique state agency. We serve the public by directly serving other state entities with their workers’ compensation claims, insurance and risk management programs, and continuity of operations (COOP) plans. SORM’s unique culture embraces communication, creativity, and critical thinking. We hire results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with a strong desire to help our clients, and one another, succeed. SORM continually seeks to enhance the agency’s expertise and service by hiring talented people whose aspirations align with the Office’s vision. If you are a service-minded professional looking for the stability of state service, we would love to visit with you.

As a state employee, you are automatically enrolled in the state’s retirement plan and are eligible for additional health insurance benefits.

The Director of Enterprise Risk performs advanced (senior level) managerial work providing guidance in the Enterprise Risk Department. Work involves collaborating with various stakeholders and interested parties; establishing and implementing the department’s strategic plan; departmental goals and objectives; developing and implementing policies; reviewing guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; establishing priorities, standards, and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals; and coordinating and evaluating programs activities, and plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others.

Level of Complexity of State Classification: Advanced

Level of Supervision of State Classification: Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Learn more about this opportunity by reading the full job description for the Director, Enterprise Risk (Director III; 24-0598 PDF) position and apply below.

The Office

The State Office of Risk Management is a unique state agency with an environment of creativity and collaboration. Our employees appreciate the warm atmosphere, mutual respect, progressive approach, engagement, and genuine community that comes from truly caring about each other and what we can do together. We don’t do silos, and your voice and happiness is as important as your skill. We take pride in our mission, our colleagues, and our belonging.

Advantages of working with SORM:

  • Casual dress code
  • Open and accepting environment
  • Wellness and employee engagement activities
  • Much more.

Advantages of working for the State:

  • State Medical/dental/vision benefits
  • Free downtown parking
  • Employee Assistance Program from legal services to mental health
  • Transit discounts
  • State discounts are offered at many stores, hotels, cell phone service providers, and more!

The Texas State Office of Risk Management is administratively attached to the Office of the Attorney General and is governed by a five-member Board. The Office is charged by law to administer insurance services obtained by Texas state agencies, including the self-insured government employees workers’ compensation insurance program and the state risk management programs. Its mission is to enable State of Texas agencies to protect their employees, the general public, and the State’s physical and financial assets by reducing and controlling risk in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

How to Apply

You may apply to the job directly through the CAPPS Career System.

Or, you can mail a State of Texas application (Word) to:

  • Linda Griffin, Director of Talent Management
  • State Office of Risk Management
  • P.O. Box 13777
  • Austin, TX 78711-3777

Applicants may direct inquiries to Linda Griffin, Director of Talent Management, at