Selective Insurance Company of America

  • Loss Control Specialist - Northern VA

    Location US-VA-Northern
    Experience (Years)
    Safety Management/Loss Control
    Full-Time Regular
    FLSA Status
    Job ID
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    Auto Reimbursement
  • Overview

    We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team! Under moderate supervision, this position will assess and manage the company’s exposure by serving as the risk management business partner between the company, agents and our customers.  It will also be responsible for reviewing, evaluating and assessing small to moderate sized operations, level of risk presented by those operations, existing exposures and controls, and the effectiveness of the customer’s application of those controls. When applicable, recommendations are developed and submitted to the customer to reduce and maintain their level of risk. All job duties and responsibilities must be carried out in compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.


    Level (or grade) of position will be based on candidates experience


    • Assess the operations of larger, more complicated commercial accounts to identify potential loss producing conditions and practices for each of the typical coverages provided to such customers. Determine reasonable control plans for those identified potential loss sources. Draft recommendations for improvement.  Advise underwriters of these conditions and recommendations for reducing the risk of loss. Submit recommendations to the customer and their agent. Document customer response to those recommendations. 
    • Prepares quality written safety management reports to communicate and document risk evaluation to internal staff. Prepares quality written safety management business letters to communicate and document risk evaluation activities and results to external customers and agents.
    • Analyze the loss history of accounts to identify loss sources, trends in accident frequency and severity, reach meaningful conclusions from the analyses, and provide clear reports to customers, agents, and underwriters.
    • Achieve service account impact and retention ratio annual improvement. Maintain qualifying Large Accounts on continuing service. Ensure service objectives address top loss drivers and that recommended solutions in action plans are designed to provide measurable risk reduction commensurate with corporate return on investment (ROI) goals. Work toward an annual increase in retention rate, on service book that is attributable to safety management involvement.
    • Effectively communicates verbally, and in writing, with internal and external customers to review exposures, discuss action plans and encourage additional service. 
    • Efficiently manage work scheduling in order to meet production and core time distribution goals.
    • Prepare and present basic level technical presentations and safety training programs to internal or insured groups on a variety of safety topics and issues.
    • Maintain current knowledge of state of the art loss prevention and safety management techniques through self-education and training programs.  This includes a strong knowledge of nationally recognized codes and standards as well as appropriate state regulations.




    • A Bachelor’s level college degree in a physical science or engineering discipline is preferred. A special academic focus on Occupational Safety and Health, or Risk Management is preferred.
    • The following experience level is required:
    •  Loss Prevention engineering and fire safety technology proficiency normally acquired through 3 -5 years of full time employment in this discipline. A commensurate level of knowledge of OSHA, NFPA and other similar technical standards, along with a working knowledge of commercial property casualty insurance coverages and risk evaluation techniques is also required.
    • Ability and desire to engage in weekly travel to meet with customers and agents, assess risk, develop and help implement customer risk control plans. 
    • Ability to effectively communicate with customers and agents and inspire others to adopt loss control strategies and reach their loss reduction goals.  Must be able to build effective relationships with agents, regional underwriting, management and peers.
    • Must have valid state-issued driver’s license in good standing.
    •  Demonstrate a basic proficiency in usage of computer tools including: Internet research applications, Microsoft Office, AuSum, eSelect tools, Cognos reports, etc.


    Selective is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Selective maintains a drug-free workplace.




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