Field Property Adjuster

Location
Portland, Oregon
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Sep 22, 2016
Closes
Nov 21, 2016
Ref
40679
Category
Claims
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified

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Job Description

Allstate Insurance Company has an exceptional career opportunity for a Field Property Adjuster in Field Property Adjuster!

About the Team
The Claims Department is here to restore peoples' lives after the unexpected has happened. We work to deliver compassionate service that is fast, fair and easy. Putting our customers first to resolve their claim and taking the stress out of the situation is our goal.

This is your chance to help make a meaningful difference in people's lives. Join the thousands of people who work in the claims industry in highly stimulating work that will require you to assimilate data, evaluate facts and negotiate solutions to complex problems. Every day presents different learning and growth opportunities. You will gain a broad range of professional skills that will be equally applicable and highly valuable no matter where your career takes you.

About the Position
Under general supervision, this job is responsible for investigating, negotiating and settling moderately complex property damage and liability insurance claims. This individual travels to the loss site to conduct a thorough analysis. This individual reviews the insurance policy, evaluates damages, determines loss coverage, and authorizes payments. The individual is capable of working independently, prioritizing the individual's own responsibilities, and managing the individual's own workload.

Specific responsibilities include
Customer Service

  • Makes and maintains a connection with the customer by understanding and meeting their needs; serves the customer with empathy; and follows up to ensure that customer needs have been met
  • Researches and responds to moderately complex customer communications, concerns, conflicts or issues

File Documentation and Reporting

  • Documents a claim file with notes, evaluations and decision making process
  • Handles first notice of loss of water damage claims

Coverage, Liability and Evaluation

  • Investigates, reviews, determines and verifies moderately complex coverage/policy information
  • Provides coverage explanation to customer

Damage Estimating

  • Completes and reviews contents inventory, contents pricing, and mitigation bills
  • Notifies insured of exposure over the policy limit
  • Prepares damage estimate for moderately complex claims
  • Handles additional living expense claims
  • May handle claims involving sink holes, or claims that include Public Adjuster involvement
  • Inspects and estimates water damage, hail damage, or smoke and fire damage in a dwelling
  • Adheres to applicable compliance standards

Other Projects and Responsibilities

  • May participate in one or more moderately complex special assignments
  • May serve as a committee team lead for smaller projects or as a committee team member on medium projects
  • Conducts subrogation investigations

Job Qualifications

Working environment
Please note that, since this is a field service position, you will need to have a valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle. This is a demanding field position that will require you to travel within the territory as much as 75% of your working time. As a result, you must be willing to work some weekend and extended hours if necessary.

Ideal Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in related field preferred or equivalent experience
  • Experience investigating evaluating, negotiating and setting moderately complex property claims strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of Xactimate preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a passion for helping others.
  • Strong organizational and computer skills.
  • Persistence and the ability to work through and solve problems.
  • Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Has and maintains all appropriate licenses and registrations for the role per state requirements

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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