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Nationwide Insurance

Field Property Adjuster (NATCAT)


If you’re passionate about helping people protect what matters most to them, as well as innovating and simplifying processes and operations to provide the best customer value, then Nationwide’s Property and Casualty team could be the place for you!

A $2500 SIGN-ON BONUS will be given to all external candidates hired into this role. The bonus is paid in the first pay period after 30 days of employment.  
  • Ideal candidates will be located in the Midwest; however, other locations could be considered based on prior skills/qualifications. Ideal candidates will have a background in property claims. Must be able to inspect properties in a catastrophe environment. Must be able to carry a ladder and climb a roof. Extensive travel within the entire US is required with this position. Must be able to work 12 hour days, seven days a week, for three consecutive weeks.

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This position is posted at the Spec II (E3) Level but can be filled at the Spec I( D3) level based on prior qualifications and experience

Job Description Summary

No two property claims are ever the same and each customer has unique needs. Our team thrives on providing the very best service and building lasting, successful relationships with our customers. If you are confident, curious, driven to learn and grow, and have a desire to help people when they most need it, we want to know more about you!

As a Field Claims Specialist, you'll investigate and resolve moderate to severe property damage claims by phone and face-to-face.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Handles all assigned claims promptly and effectively, with little to no direction and oversight. Makes decisions within delegated authority as outlined in company policies and procedures.

  • Determines proper policy coverages and applies appropriate claims practices to resolve cases in alignment with company guidelines.

  • Opens, closes and adjusts reserves according to company practices to ensure reserve adequacy. Adheres to file conferencing notification and authority procedures.

  • Maintains current knowledge of insurance and applicable product/services; court decisions which may impact the claims function; current guidelines; and policy changes and modifications. This may require attending various seminars and training sessions.

  • Maintains current knowledge of local industry repair procedures and local market pricing.

  • Submits severe incident reports, reinsurance reports and other information to claims management as needed.

  • Partners with Special Investigations Unit and Subrogation to identify fraud and subrogation opportunities. Assists or prepares files for lawsuit, trial, or subrogation.

  • Initiates and conducts follow-ups through proficient use of claims and other related business systems.

  • Delivers an outstanding customer service experience to all internal, external, current and prospective Nationwide customers. Adheres to high standards of professional conduct while providing delivery of outstanding claim's service.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Claims Manager. Individual contributor role.

Typical Skills and Experiences:

Education: Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.

License/Certification/Designation: State licensing where required. Successful completion of required/applicable claims certification training/classes.

Experience: Three to five years of related property claims experience. Experience in a customer service environment, including flexible work schedules and extended work hours preferred.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: General knowledge of insurance theory and practices, and contracts and their application. Property estimating and automated claims systems. Demonstrated knowledge of the investigation, consultation and settlement activities used to resolve extensive property damage claims. Proven ability to meet customer needs and provide exemplary meaningful service by guiding customers through the claims process and ensuring a positive customer experience. Analytical and problem-solving skills necessary to make decisions and resolve issues related to application of coverages to submitted claims, application of laws of jurisdiction to investigation facts, and application of policy exclusions and exceptions. Ability to establish repair requirements and cost estimates for property losses. Ability to evaluate and successfully advise on property claims. Organizational skills to prioritize work. Command of written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with policyholders, claimants, repairpersons, attorneys, agents and the general public. Ability to efficiently operate a personal computer and related claims and business software. Able to provide leadership to less experienced claims associates.

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the business unit executive and HR Business Partner.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.

Job Conditions:

Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (Exempt)

Working Conditions: Normal office or field claims environment. May require ability to sit and operate phone and personal computer for extended periods of time. Able to make physical inspections of property loss sites; climb ladders, balance at various heights, stoop, bend and/or crawl to inspect vehicles and structures; work outside in all types of weather. Must be willing to work irregular hours and to travel with possible overnight requirements. May be on-call. Must be available to work catastrophes (CAT). Extended and/or non-standard hours as required. Must have a valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record in accordance with Nationwide standards. 

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

Credit/Background Check: Due to the fiduciary accountabilities within this job, a valid credit check and/or background check will be required as part of the selection process.


Job ID: 2becb6926965440c6e516dd4d68cbac059ddfd09b9953d9227469f6ab03d803c
Employment Type: Other