Job Description

Agricorp is looking for an Associate Underwriter to join the Underwriting and Account Services team in the Program Delivery division.

The Role

The Associate Underwriter is an entry-level underwriting professional accountable for assessing, evaluating and making decisions about existing and new customers within their authority limits. As an Associate Underwriter, you will be accountable for the underwriting and delivery of Agricorp’s risk management, grant, and regulatory programs.  

In this role, you will:

  • Assess application eligibility for enrollment in Agricorp programs and underwrite mid-term contract changes and renewals for customers within your authority limits
  • Make decisions regarding risks and exceptions within your authority limits
  • Review and process financial transactions relevant to underwriting
  • Engage other underwriters, specialists, and the team leader as necessary to evaluate risks and make appropriate decisions
  • Work efficiently and contribute to achieving departmental service-level metrics
  • Respond to underwriting phone calls and serve customers by providing program information and handling escalations
  • Deal directly with customers, agencies and producers and collaborate as necessary with other internal stakeholders to resolve client issues
  • Stay current on products and services administered by Agricorp
  • Participate in new underwriting initiatives and projects

Job status: 1- Permanent  &  9- month Contract position
Location: Guelph

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in business, agriculture or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ underwriting or risk analysis related experience in insurance, financial services or the agricultural sector
  • Proven record of accomplishment delivering excellent customer service and achieving quality results
  • Experience in operating within standard operating procedures, quality frameworks, and workflow and policy administration systems
  • Pursuing or willingness to pursue an underwriting designation, such as CIP or a FIIC, or risk management courses an asset
  • Knowledge of Agricorp programs an asset
  • French language skills an asset

Key Competencies

  • Achieving quality results – Focuses efforts on managing one’s self to achieve high quality results consistent with the organization’s standards and measures, while managing risk
  • Client focus – Provides service excellence to internal and external clients
  • Initiative – Identifies and deals with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise
  • Critical judgment, decision making and problem solving – Uses critical judgment to make decisions and solve problems involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity, and risk
  • Planning and organizing – Develops, implements, evaluates, and adjusts plans to reach goals while ensuring the optimal use of resources
  • Program knowledge – Knows and understands the programs and services provided by Agricorp

 

Background

 

 As an agency of the Government of Ontario, Agricorp works with partners to contribute to a vibrant and sustainable agriculture industry. With more than 400 employees serving more than 47,000 producers province-wide, Agricorp delivers programs that help producers manage risk and remain financially secure. The agency was established in 1997 by the provincial government under the authority of the AgriCorp Act, 1996. Agricorp delivers a variety of programs and payments on behalf of the federal and provincial governments, including AgriStability, Farm Business Registration and Production Insurance. Please go to www.agricorp.com see the full list of programs for more information.

 

   Please submit your application for this position by  October 13 , 2020

 

 We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly

 

 

Job Posting Details

Job Type

Contract
Permanent

Market Segment

Financial Services
Government
Insurance
Investigations
Property Casualty Insurance

Company Type

Government Agency

Languages Required

English

Education Required

CIP
CIP Partial Completion
College

Minimum Experience Required

1 to 2 Years

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