Catastrophe Property Adjuster

Employer
Erie Insurance
Location
Hagerstown, MD
Posted
Jul 17, 2017
Closes
Aug 07, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Job Description Position Summary Exercises independent discretion or judgment in handling all types of catastrophe property claims. Also assists assigned field office when not on catastrophe deployment in handling day to day property claims. This is a remote, work from home position and use of a company car is provided. Duties and Responsibilities Establishes immediate contact with Policyholders regarding their loss, driving to site of damage within assigned territory or other if required. Sets and manages adequate reserves within designated authority. Properly identifies and assesses damage. Determines liability and total value of claim. Prepares a proper estimate relating to the identified damages and obtains an agreed scope of work and cost of repair with contractor and/or Policyholder. Properly documents claim files with all activities and submits final report to file for closure. Determines or declines payment and issues checks as required. Negotiates claims with plaintiff attorneys when necessary. Assigns and supervises the handling of property losses by independent adjusters when necessary. Advises claims adjusters regarding handling of claims. Attends industry-related training programs to stay current on legal developments and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations impacting the operation of the department. Assists assigned field office(s) as necessary when not on Catastrophe Duty; brings assigned property claims to conclusion. Provides monthly operational maintenance of the Sprinter Van attached to the office where the CAT adjuster is domiciled. The first five duties listed are the functions identified as essential to the job. Essential functions are those job duties that must be performed in order for the job to be accomplished. Competencies Ability To Learn And Follow Procedures Ability To Maintain Composure Ability to Manage Complexity Influencing Skills Information Management Skills Interpersonal Communication Job-Specific Knowledge Planning And Organizing Problem Analysis Service Orientation Stress Tolerance Time Management Decision Making Developing And Maintaining Relationships Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent required. Five years of previous experience in residential and/or commercial property claims handling, to include strong technical knowledge of structural damage repair and valuation techniques, or equivalent, required. Haag Certification or willingness to pursue, required. Successful completion of an accepted property estimating training program or five years of previous experience in construction required. Successful completion of Associate in Claims (AIC) program preferred. Proficiency with estimating software (preferably Symbility) or equivalent, preferred. Appropriate license as required by state. Valid drivers license and good driving record required. Incumbent must live in the territory assigned unless a change is approved by the company. Position requires the incumbent to serve on the Catastrophe Team as a first responder which will include frequent travel on short notice to other locations for periods in excess of two consecutive weeks. Physical Requirements Lifting 0-20 lbs; Often (20-50%) Lifting 20-50 lbs; Often (20-50%) Lifting Over 50 lbs; Often (20-50%) Driving; Frequent (50-80%) Pushing/Pulling; Occasional ( Manual Keying/Data Entry; Often (20-50%) Climbing; Moderate (30-40%) Nearest Major Market: Hagerstown Job Segment: Adjuster, Claims, Compliance, Insurance, Legal