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Enterprise Risk Specialist, Risk Management

The State Office of Risk Management (SORM) is a diverse and inclusive state agency looking for an experienced risk manager or risk management specialist who will assist state entities in establishing and maintaining comprehensive risk management programs. As an Enterprise Risk Specialist at SORM, you will assist state entities with identifying and managing risks at all levels of operations. You will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to identify potential risks to people, resources, and mission-critical functions before a loss event occurs. Enterprise Risk Specialists act as representatives of the SORM Executive Director who serves as the State Risk Manager for the State of Texas. Responsibilities include traveling to state agency locations to provide On-Site Consultations (OSCs) and Risk Management Program Reviews (RMPRs), writing comprehensive reports about site visits, and developing strategies for State of Texas entities to protect their employees, the public, and the state’s physical and financial assets by reducing and controlling risk most efficiently and cost-effectively.

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.

Learn more about this opportunity by reading the full job description for the Enterprise Risk Specialist, Risk Management (Enterprise Risk Specialist, Risk Management; 23-0273 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

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