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Commercial Lines Underwriter in Clearwater, FL at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 10/25/2018

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Job Description

JobID: 369292

Johnson Service Group is looking to hire a Commercial Lines Underwriter

for our client in Pinellas County.  This is a Direct Hire role that is more Junior to Mid-Level opportunity!

Position Summary:

  • Reviews, evaluates, and rates insurance applications.
  • Determines eligibility of risks when compared to guidelines of programs available.
  • Evaluates the degree of risk involved and determine appropriate course(s) of action.
  • Participates in surveys and studies to produce production and loss analysis reports as required.


  • Teamwork
    • Communicates with co-workers, management, vendors, and others in a courteous and professional manner.
    • Effectively collaborate within the Underwriting, Operations, Product Management, Claims, and Sales teams.
    • Proactively initiates and participates in various Underwriting related projects.
  • Customer Focus
    • Build, maintain, and manage successful producer relationships to achieve new business development and retention.
    • Assist agents with comments or questions about applications and the likelihood of acceptance by the company.
    • Participates in agency management activities.
    • Answers questions from policyholders and prospects
  • Risk Evaluation
    • Reviews applications and additional information to determine risk acceptability for the program(s) available within underwriting authority.
    • Evaluate individual prior loss experience for selected risks.
    • Evaluate the loss potential due to catastrophe, severity, and/or frequency.
    • Handles high value risks and exceptions within authority.
    • Reviews requests for cancellation, endorsements, etc.
    • Reviews inspections for eligibility.
    • Reviews policies for renewal consideration.
    • Rate policies or check previously rated policies for proper rating.
    • Utilizes knowledge of available systems to develop information for new or renewal policies.
    • Requests additional documentation necessary for the processing of an application, endorsement or cancellation.
    • Maintains the integrity of the company and products offered by complying with federal and state regulations as well as company policies and procedures.


  • Three years of property and casualty agency or company experience required.
  • One year of property and casualty underwriting experience required.
  • Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • 2-20, 20-44PL, or 4-40 Licensure preferred.
  • Knowledge of departmental regulations and policies and standard accepted underwriting practices.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and internet research tools required.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact on a professional level with internal and external personnel.
  • Demonstrated customer service focus / superior customer service skills.
  • Resourceful and skilled in gaining consensus to solve problems.
  • Results driven with strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment; and manages changing priorities effectively.
  • Detail-oriented and exceptionally organized.
  • Collaborative partner; ability to contribute to a positive work environment.

Please feel free to forward your resume to Craig @