Remote Property Field Adjuster

Location
Los Angeles, California
Salary
Salary DOE
Posted
Mar 12, 2018
Closes
May 11, 2018
Category
Claims
Job Type
Full Time

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Preliminary forensic examination of the loss location
  • Through interviews, collect and review documents including leases, deeds, and easements, ascertain who had control of the loss location and who was responsible for maintenance and repair
  • Obtain documents that may shift risk and liability (including leases, easement, maintenance agreements, etc.)
  • Take appropriate measurements, photographs and recorded statements
  • If claim involves damages to property, take photos and measurements to determine scope of damage and estimate the damages in terms of replacement costs, actual cash value or other measure of damages.
  • Must be familiar with building codes and local ordinances.
  • Must have a working knowledge of computerized estimating systems.
  • Must be able to guide and oversee experts, on behalf of the client, including causes and origin, experts, structural engineers, architects, and remediation experts.
  • Must keep current on legal and regulatory developments, and on applicable case law.
  • Be alert to insurance fraud and implement special procedures if possible fraud is detected. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

  • Must be able to guide and oversee experts, on behalf of the client, including causes and origin, experts, structural engineers, architects, and remediation experts.
  • Directs and plans the work of staff members and has direct involvement with and/or responsibility for the hiring, coaching, developing, training, appraising and disciplinary processes for subordinates

SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Must have mastery of the applicable fair claims handling requirements or the applicable jurisdiction and apply these concepts on behalf of the client in furtherance of York’s duty to the client.
  • Possess knowledge of property general liability policies (both standard forms and as issued by the applicable insured-client).
  • Must be able to help identify and investigate possible liability issues to protect the policyholder from liability clams.
  • Knowledge of liability issues relevant to the claim
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Analytical and interpretive skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Solid interpersonal skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Able to multitask
  • Capable of setting priorities

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Must be familiar with Xactimate including Sketch
  • An understanding of claims handling principles as applied to field adjusting
  • Ability to gather and evaluate facts at a loss location
  • Ability to prepare a well-reasoned report, including a property damage estimate, as appropriate

EDUCATION:

  • BS / BA or Equivalent Work Experience
  • Licenses as required

EXPERIENCE:

  • 3+ years Field Property experience
  • Territory is Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
  • Work from home position

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