SIU Desk Investigator

Travelers - Alpharetta, GA3.8

Company Information
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary
Under moderate supervision, this position is responsible for conducting investigations from a desk level for an assigned territory. Provides investigative expertise to detect fraud, limit exposure or protect company assets. May include international investigations. May conduct field investigations as needed. Coordinating vendor services in all lines of business in a fast paced environment. This job does not manage staff.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Analyzes, summarizes and prioritizes technical information into actionable investigative strategies. Conducts insurance investigations including applicable data base searches with a focus on uncovering all potentially fraudulent aspects of a claim or underwriting file or in support of litigation. Applies the techniques of critical thinking to dismantle complex problems and reasoning through to its logical conclusion. Applies Local, State and Federal statutes to ensure investigations are carried out within the requirements of applicable law and local office expectations. Provides exceptional customer service by maintaining contact with business partners and customers. Acts as a liaison with local/state/federal law enforcement personnel, industry advocates and other companies. Serves as the subject matter expert (liaison) on fraud or investigations to business and industry partners. Applies rules of evidence; recognizes evidence and determines its value to specific claim, evidence collection and interpretation. Establishes and maintains liaison network with claim, legal or underwriting business partners. Identifies cases for potential insurance fraud prosecution and submits questionable claims to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Develops and conducts investigations that have significant financial impact to multiple policies. Remotely directs a network of vendor private investigators who conduct General Investigations. Reviews vendor reports, which includes accuracy, quality and consistency of billing. May testify in court. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
A minimum of two years of investigative experience or a minimum of two years insurance claim or underwriting or legal related experience required.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor's degree preferred.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Analytical skills and ability to make deductions; logical and sequential thinker. - Intermediate Analytical and problem solving skills to use and interpret information and facts as well as apply critical techniques to investigative process - Intermediate Effective business communication skills (Written & Verbal) - Intermediate Computer literate; database, Internet and social media proficient - Intermediate Interviewing skills - Intermediate Computer literate; database and internet emerging social media use/search proficiency. - Intermediate Conflict management skills to deal with crisis situations, hostile witnesses, etc. -Basic Must be a self-motivated individual - Intermediate Excels at working independently, while making decisions to successfully pursue investigations through establishing significant facts while preserving material that leads to the resolution of the investigation. - Intermediate Knowledge of available resources (internal and external) to assist in investigations - Basic Working level knowledge of insurance and claim operations, Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, and Workers Compensation insurance products. - Basic Time management and accurate record keeping - Intermediate Effective business communication skills (Written & Verbal) - Intermediate Strong case management skills and the ability to manage your own work independently. - Intermediate Adapt to changes in process and shifting priorities - Basic Must take ownership/initiative; significant planning and goal setting skills required - Basic Presentation and training skills. Basic Understanding of claim best practices - Intermediate Leadership, including delegation and ability to get work done through others- Basic Influence and conflict management skills - Intermediate

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other
Environmental Exposure to Excess Noise - Occasionally Work Schedules Weekend work hours - Occasionally Overnight work hours - Occasionally Holiday work hours (Federal and religious) - Occasionally Other Travel - Occasionally

Physical Requirements
Operates standard office equipment - Frequently Sitting (can stand at will) - Continuously Standing - Occasionally Lifting items up to 20 pounds - Occasionally Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key - Frequently

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.