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Property Adjuster

Company: Crawford and Company (USA)
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Job Locations US-WA-Bellingham Position Type Permanent Full Time Category Claims Business Unit Crawford Claims Solutions Excellence In Everything We Touch Position Summary Under intermediate direction, resolves claims by investigating losses, negotiating settlements, presenting evidence in legal proceedings while maintaining adequate production levels; makes sales calls when requested to do so. Responsibilities * Examines claims forms, policies and endorsements, client instructions and other records to determine coverages. * Investigates claims by interviewing claimants and witnesses, obtaining official reports, by inspecting physical damage, and by comparing claim information with evidence. * Sets loss reserves. * Prepares reports by collecting and summarizing information required by client, local, state and federal government and by Crawford. * Settles claims by determining insurance carrier's liability, client's instructions and authority levels required by obtaining demands and making offers to claimants, issuing settlement checks, making filings with regulatory agencies, disposing of salvage, pursuing subrogation when appropriate. * Controls claims costs. * Recommends litigation when appropriate. * Presents evidence at legal proceedings, producing reports and other documents as evidence. * Maintains expected case load. * Maintains company reputation and integrity of insurance products by complying with federal and state regulations and service standards. * Maintains professional and technical knowledge through continuing education. * Makes sales calls by calling on local businesses to solicit new business or to maintain existing clients. * May assist less-experienced adjusters with claims handling. * Participates in special projects or performs duties in other areas as requested. Requirements * Requires a high school diploma; advanced education beyond high school preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience. * Previous experience as a claims adjuster or must complete Crawford specified adjuster training if no experience. * Must be licensed as required by state and local jurisdictions. * Outside adjusters must have a valid driver's license with a clean driving record for company vehicle use. * Good verbal and written communication skills. * Good attention to detail. * Strong analytical and mathematical ability. * **Company vehicle, cell phone, and laptop will be provided to qualified applicants that meet Crawford & Company's Background Check, Motor Vehicle Record, and Drug Screen requirements. Physical Requirements * The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. * Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Ability to talk and hear. * Ability to see and read. * Reaching and manual dexterity for operating computer keyboard. * While performing the duties of this position, auto travel may be required. * The employee is required to extend hands and arms in various directions in order to handle files and associated paperwork; use hands/fingers in repetitive motion in keyboard usage; use hands/fingers to efficiently utilize a writing instrument. * Stooping kneeling, crouching, crawling, standing, sitting, walking, pushing, pulling, is relative to office files, etc.. * Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word is required, as well as the ability to convey detailed/important instructions in an accurate manner. * Ability to frequently talk or hear on a telephone and receive detailed information through oral communication is required. * Exertion up to 20 pounds of force is occasionally required and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. * Visual activity requirements are those of Clerical Administrative. This is a minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, computer terminal, extensive reading, operation of machines, and using measurement devices. * Ability to ascend or descend stairwells. * Ability to climb up to and on rooftops. * Ability to climb ladders to inspect roofing/structural damage, and in some cases the ability to enter enclosed spaces * Ability to maintain balance when walking on narrow, slippery, or sloping surfaces. * Ability to work outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions. * Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word is required, as well as the ability to convey detailed/important instructions in an accurate manner. * Ability to frequently talk or hear on a telephone and receive detailed information through oral communication is required. * Visual activity requirements are those of Clerical Administrative. This is a minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, computer terminal, extensive reading, operation of machines, and using measurement devices. About Us People taking care of people. It's that simple. At Crawford & Company, we treat our clients' policyholders like our own, helping to restore and enhance lives, businesses and communities at all points of the claims management process. Combining a legacy of nearly 80 years of unmatched experience with global capabilities and industry-leading technology, Crawford is at the forefront of change, while also staying firmly rooted to our commitment to putting people first. We are guided by our collective value system: RESTORE. We believe in leading by example - at work and in our communities. We hail from more than 70 countries and speak dozens of languages, reflecting the global fabric of the audience we serve. Though our reach is vast, we proudly operate as One Crawford: united in mission, vision and values. Learn more at **************************. In addition to a competitive salary, Crawford offers you: * Career advancement potential locally, nationally and internationally. Crawford & Company has more than 700 locations in 70 countries * On-going training opportunities through every stage of your career * Strong benefits package including matching 401k; health, dental, and life insurance; employee stock purchase plans; tuition reimbursement and so much more. Crawford & Company participates in E-Verify and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V Crawford & Company is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Crawford via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Crawford HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Crawford. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Crawford as a result of the referral or through other means. Options

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