Insurance examiner sought by FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking an insurance examiner in Washington, according to a hiring notice posted on Friday on usajobs.gov.

The full-time, permanent position may require irregular work hours during emergency management operations. Travel requirements to support emergency operations may last weeks to months with little advance notice.

The individual hired for the position will become a member of FEMA's Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration team. The insurance examiner will provide oversight, guidance and leadership in the operation of the FIMA and manage claims and appeal activities. Standard assignments include researching and preparing written responses to policy coverage and claims appeals, providing oversight and guidance to contractors and adjustors and reviewing and resolving specific coverage issues.

Other responsibilities include performing annual reviews of servicing contractors, conducting claim and policy administration operation reviews and maintaining liaison with contractors, insurance agents, mortgage lenders, adjusters and write-your-own companies.

Qualified candidates must meet several requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the hiring notice. The qualifications include one full year of specialized experienced at the general schedule-11 level, an occupational requirement for the Office of Personnel Management and undergraduate and graduate education in fields related to the position.

Candidates may substitute specialized experience applying laws, regulations and administrative rulings in the insurance field for the other requirements. To be hired for the position, candidates must also have current and comprehensive flood claims and underwriting experience with the National Flood Insurance Program.

FIMA manages the NFIP and a range of programs meant to reduce future losses to buildings and critical facilities from earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters.