Loss Control Specialist, Residential

Added: February 15, 2024
Company Description

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Job Description

Opta Precise, a Verisk business, is a national leader in the property/casualty insurance risk inspection business. Opta Precise provides a variety of services including commercial risk management surveys, risk analysis, building condition assessments, building appraisals, providing underwriting information, and technical services for clients including insurers, reinsurers, policyholders, brokers, and other participants in the property/casualty marketplace.

Job Description:

As a Loss Control/Home Assessment Specialist, you are responsible for assessing residential homes/properties to check for compliance and assess if there are hazards or structural defects. Our Specialists review various properties on behalf of insurance companies and provide loss prevention recommendations to reduce the frequency and severity of losses arising from fire, crime, and liability.


  • Schedule appointments with clients to visually assess the properties (about 10%-time allocation) at a mutually convenient time
  • Travel to the properties, tour and assess for risk features (about 50%-time allocation)
  • While touring the properties, take photographs, measure rooms and the structure, review features such as fire prevention systems, heating equipment, and fuel storage tanks
  • Assess building construction, electrical, heating systems, and plumbing installations to ensure proper installation and code compliance.
  • Identify and report on structural defects, fire hazards and other threats to safety.
  • Converse with the owners to understand the history of the property, any risks, and answer any questions they might have.
  • Prepare detailed reports using the internal systems identifying the fundamental construction and equipment details, risk assessment, and replacement cost value (about 40%-time allocation)


Competencies required to succeed

  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong self-initiative, prioritization, and time management skills
  • Well organized and thorough
  • Curious and inquisitive with an interest in learning

Accountabilities To The Regional Manager:

  • Reports have no errors or omission and provide accurate details of assessment results
  • Contribute to team’s overall revenue goals
  • Continually expand your expertise so you can assess more complex properties.

To The Owners Of The Assessed Properties:

  • You have the tact and professionalism for convenient, excellent experiences
  • Your regularly provide value added services within your role and expertise

Education, Knowledge, And Experience Required

  • Education in insurance, construction, home inspections, real estate appraisals, or engineering will provide a solid technical foundation to recognize and identify construction and equipment details (College diploma or bachelor’s degree)
  • Experience with building codes, residential construction, building restoration, or as a home inspector required.
  • Experience with sketch programs such as Rapid Sketch and Apex an asset.
  • Experience as an underwriting assessor or in the insurance field preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills including using a database, typing speed & accuracy, use of short-cuts, and word processing is essential to efficiently and effectively creating reports.

Environment/Work Conditions

  • Ability to work autonomously and remotely as most work is completed from the home.
  • Extensive travel is involved within a region requiring a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle (50%). National runs at least once per year.

Entering residences requires tact and professionalism and may require appointments to be scheduled in the evenings and on weekends

Additional Information

For over 50 years, Verisk has been the leading data analytics and technology partner to the global insurance industry by delivering value to our clients through expertise and scale. We empower communities and businesses to make better decisions on risk, faster.

At Verisk, you'll have the chance to use your voice and build a rewarding career that's as unique as you are, with work flexibility and the support, coaching, and training you need to succeed.

For the eighth consecutive year, Verisk is proudly recognized as a Great Place to Work® for outstanding workplace culture in the US, fourth consecutive year in the UK, Spain, and India, and second consecutive year in Poland. We value learning, caring and results and make inclusivity and diversity a top priority. In addition to our Great Place to Work® Certification, we’ve been recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the Best-Managed Companies and by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and Best Employer for Women, testaments to the value we place on workplace culture.

We’re 7,000 people strong. We relentlessly and ethically pursue innovation. And we are looking for people like you to help us translate big data into big ideas. Join us and create an exceptional experience for yourself and a better tomorrow for future generations.

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