Ag Specialist

Do you have agriculture, farming, or agri-business related experience and are able to work with limited direction? Are you a go-getter with high initiative, a positive attitude and strong customer service experience? Do you thrive in a work environment where you must multi-task and have strong organization skills? If so, this Ag Specialist opportunity could be a great fit for you!

Who We Are:?With Farm Bureau Financial Services, our client/members can feel confident knowing their family, home, cars and other property are protected. We value a culture where integrity, teamwork, passion, service, leadership and accountability are at the heart of every decision we make and every action we take. We?re proud of our more than 75-year commitment to protecting the livelihoods and futures of our client/members and creating an atmosphere where our employees thrive.

What You?ll Do: As an Ag Specialist, you will investigate, evaluate, negotiate and settle assigned claims with a strong focus on agriculture. You must investigate the cause of the loss, interpret the policy, and determine whether the loss is covered and if Farm Bureau should pay the claim. You will also determine the value of loss and assists in setting reasonable reserves. When you?re not handling the ag related claims, you will be doing re-inspections of the current ag books. As an Ag Specialist, you must keep a service-oriented attitude at all times by maintaining professional and productive relationships with coworkers, supervisors, agents, agency managers, claimants, policyholders, engineers, restoration specialists, general contractors, attorneys, and others. You will work out of your home and cover the Northern or Eastern Iowa territory (based on your proximity), typically spending 50%+ of your workday in the field.

What It Takes to Join Our Team:

  • Agriculture, farming, or agri-business related experience.

  • Insurance experience (specifically claims or underwriting experience) preferred.

  • College or equivalent plus one year of relevant experience required.

  • Certificate in General Insurance preferred. Progress toward and achievement of industry designation/education is expected; Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS), Associates in Claims (AIC), Senior Claims Law Associate (SCLA), Associates in Underwriting (AU), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

  • Exceptional customer service skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must have good analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to negotiate and cope with stressful situations.

  • High attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

  • Must be able to work under all kinds of weather conditions and fully appraise all physical aspects of the property and buildings.

  • A valid driver?s license and satisfactory Motor Vehicle Records are required.

  • Some travel with overnight stays.

  • Must attend training schools as required.

What We Offer You:?When you?re on our team, you get more than a great paycheck.??You?ll hear about career development and educational opportunities.??We offer an enhanced 401K with a match, low cost health, dental, and vision benefits, and life and disability insurance options.??We also offer paid time off, including holidays and volunteer time, as well as a company car and cell phone.

If you're interested in joining a company that appreciates its employees, provides growth and professional development opportunities, and offers great benefits, we invite you to apply today.?Farm Bureau....where the grass really IS greener!

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