Risk Services Specialist

Location Name Oregon
Date Posted
3 weeks ago(5/19/2023 7:09 PM)
Berkley Agribusiness
Primary Location
Risk Management

Company Details

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Own what’s next. Add your experience and insight to our business.


Own what’s next. Add your experience and insight to our business. Berkley Agribusiness works with ambitious agribusiness and food industry clients to help them own their futures. Our culture is built on the belief that everyone has the power to create the future they deserve.  Every Berkley Agribusiness team member must have the courage to challenge the status quo, collaboratively working with our clients to find creative property and casualty insurance solutions that drive them to succeed. We depend on our ability to listen to our clients — and our experience to help them make fact-based decisions that help their businesses thrive.


Berkley Agribusiness is part of the W. R. Berkley Corporation (WRBC). Founded in 1967, WRBC is one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. WRBC’s international business operates in selected regions throughout the world, including Europe, South America, Australia, and Asia.


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The company is an equal opportunity employer.



As our Risk Services Specialist, you'll be a critical part of our business as you survey commercial agribusiness operations and consult with owners, managers, employees, agents and underwriting to determine the type and level of exposures present and controls needed. You'll determine the customer’s ability to control the exposures by gathering information through physical surveys, program audits, loss history analysis, comparison to industry standards and customer interviews. You'll help customers by providing training, mentoring, specialized technical advice and counsel to their staff. And you'll partner with our underwriting teams with risk selection and ongoing account management.


This role will be fully remote/work from home and may be located in Oregon or  Washington.  #LI-AV1 #LI-Remote


We'll count on you to:

  • Utilize your experience and technical expertise to survey large or complex operations which are most often commercial agribusiness properties such as buildings, industrial operations, commercial agribusiness operations and commercial vehicles to evaluate physical conditions, safety practices, and hazardous situations according to knowledge of safety standards, established underwriting guidelines and governmental regulations.
  • Observe business operations and management practices to determine safety issues and hazards. 
  • Analyze history of accidents and claims and inspects scenes of accidents to determine causes and to consult in development of accident prevention programs.
  • Measure insured area(s), calculates frontage, records description and amount of stock, and photographs or drafts scale drawings of properties to identify factors affecting risk acceptability and insurance premiums.   
  • Prepare timely written reports and correspondence of findings and recommendations for risk improvement.   
  • Consult with insured in regard to activities and programs to control losses and improve safety. Confer with employees of insured, provides informational materials and conducts training as needed to induce compliance with safety standards, codes and regulations. 
  • Provide training, mentoring, specialized technical advice and counsel to internal staff regarding regulations, hazards and controls associated with area(s) of expertise. 
  • Maintains knowledge of the industry through association involvement i.e. regulatory standards (OSHA, DOT) and local and national codes (NFPA) through participation in continuing education opportunities


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with emphasis in occupational/industrial safety, agricultural science, engineering or insurance; and ten or more years property/casualty risk control experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Possess strong customer orientation and effective interpersonal and communication skills including presentation skills. 
  • Working knowledge of insurance coverages, local state and federal regulations pertaining to safety (OSHA, DOT, NFPA).  Extensive training/presentation experience required. 
  • Capable of working in a self-directed environment; perform multiple duties in a fast paced environment; quickly and professionally respond to customer inquiries; prioritize and organize assigned tasks.  
  • Expert knowledge of insurance coverages, local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to safety (DOT, NFPA and OSHA regulations).
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  
  • Ability to travel on a frequent basis including overnight
  • Valid driver’s license required. 
  • Completion of or working toward ARM, ASP, CDS, CRM, CSP, CFPS, CPCU,  or similar designation.

Additional Company Details

We do not accept any unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies or firms.

The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees which for this role include:
• Base Salary Range: $93,000 – $130,000
• Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Wellness, Paid Time Off, 401(k) and Profit-Sharing plans.

The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment.


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