Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists


Job TitleStatusStateCity
Risk Control Specialist
Full TimeGA areaAltanta

Risk Control Specialist

  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Date Opened: 7/10/2018

Job Description:


Surveys commercial agribusiness operations and consults with owners, managers, employees, agents and underwriting to determine the type and level of exposures present and controls needed. Determines customer's ability to control the exposures by gathering information through physical surveys, program audits, loss history analysis, comparison to industry standards and customer interviews.  Provides training, mentoring, specialized technical advice and counsel to staff. Assists underwriting with risk selection and ongoing account management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Surveys commercial agribusiness properties such as buildings, industrial operations, agribusiness operations, and commercial vehicles to evaluate physical conditions, safety practices, and hazardous situations according to knowledge of safety standards, established underwriting guidelines and governmental regulations.  Utilizes experience and technical expertise to survey large or complex operations as requested by Operations. Observes business operations and management practices to determine safety issues and hazards. Analyzes history of accidents and claims and inspects scenes of accidents to determine causes and to consult in development of accident prevention programs. Measures insured area(s), calculates frontage, records description and amount of stock and photographs or drafts scale drawings of properties to identify factors affecting risk acceptability and insurance premiums.  

Prepares timely written reports and correspondence of findings and recommendations for risk improvement.   

Consults with insured in regard to activities and programs to control losses and improve safety.  Confers with employees of insured, provides informational materials and conducts training as needed to induce compliance with safety standards, codes and regulations.   

Maintains knowledge of the industry through association involvement.  Maintains knowledge of regulatory standards (OSHA, DOT) and local and national codes (NFPA, ICC) through participation in continuing education opportunities.   

Performs other related duties as assigned by management.


Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree with emphasis in occupational/industrial safety, agricultural science, engineering or insurance; or five years property/casualty loss control experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Working knowledge of insurance coverages, local state and federal regulations pertaining to safety (OSHA, DOT, NFPA).  Training/presentation experience required. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to travel on a frequent basis including overnight; work in a self-directed environment; perform multiple duties in a fast paced environment; quickly and professionally respond to inquiries from customers; and prioritize and organize assigned tasks. In-depth knowledge of insurance coverages, local, state and federal regulations pertaining to safety (DOT NFPA and OSHA regulations.)  Regularly and consistently demonstrates commitment to company values and guiding principles.  Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Ability to navigate the Internet to conduct research. Experience with data warehousing programs is helpful. 


Valid driver's license for travel.  Federal/State licensing and certifications required per area of specialty expected.  Completion of or working toward ARM, CRM, CPCU, CSP, CFPS, CDS


Berkley Ag offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an opportunity for personal and professional growth. If you are interested in a career at Berkley Ag, please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration.
  • Berkley Agribusiness
  • Human Resources
  • 11201 Douglas Avenue
  • P.O. Box 1594
  • Urbandale, IA 50322

Berkley Agribusiness participates in E-Verify and maintains a drug-free workplace.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Berkley Agribusiness is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of compliance with all federal, state, and local laws regarding nondiscrimination in employment.