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Physical Damage Specialist - Field

Company: USAA
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Why USAA?Let's do something that really matters.

At USAA, we have an important mission: facilitating the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. Not all of our employees served in our nation's military, but we all share in the mission to give back to those who did. We're working as one to build a great experience and make a real impact for our members.

We believe in our core values of honesty, integrity, loyalty and service. They're what guides everything we do - from how we treat our members to how we treat each other. Come be a part of what makes us so special!

USAA is seeking a dedicated Auto Physical Damage Specialist in the Colorado Springs, CO area. This is a field position with a company vehicle provided. Relocation assistance is not available.The OpportunityAs a dedicated Physical Damage Specialist, you will work within defined guidelines and framework, responsible for building relationships and providing oversight of our third-party vendors through virtual or in person interactions with members, claimants, and third-party personnel. You will drive USAA's financial strength by ensuring accuracy and quality of third-party vendors' work product. You will work to resolve problems with a focus on the mission and exceptional member experiences.What you'll do:

  • Responsible for on-boarding, oversight, maintaining partnerships, and coaching to performance of our contractual and/or operational goals as applicable.
  • Evaluates vendor work product to ensure quality, accuracy, and adherence to the terms and conditions of the contract.
  • Collaborates with 3PRM on vendor footprint to balance member needs and operational resources.
  • Responsible for complaint and payment discrepancy resolution within the vendor MOI.
  • Provides direction as needed on borderline Total Loss situations.
  • Accountable for providing decisions and insight on physical damage losses within authority granted and advances requests for further authority as needed.
  • Acquires and applies advanced knowledge of P&C insurance industry products, services, contracts and internal processes and procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Supports workload surges and/or Catastrophe Operations, as needed.
  • Assists with managing output/throughput and associated USAA adherence guidelines affiliated with Auto Physical Damage processes (e.g., Rental, Alternative Parts Utilization, Vehicle Owner Communication, Assignment Completions).
  • Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled in accordance with risk and compliance policies and procedures.What you have:
    • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma.
    • 4 years auto physical damage estimating experience.
    • Currently possess or acquire and maintain individual I-CAR Platinum Pro-Level 3 certification within 12 months of hire.
    • Capability to prioritize, problem solve, and effectively communicate next steps and path to resolution.
    • Effectively communicates through multiple channels to include utilization of digital tools to drive speed, accuracy, and service.
    • Acquisition and maintenance of insurance adjuster license within 90 days and designated number of attempts.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.What Sets You Apart:
      • 5+ years of complex auto physical damage estimating
      • Experience with STARS or other automotive Direct Repair Programs (DRP)
      • Collision body shop experience
      • Proficiency with CCC vehicle damage estimating system
      • Supervisory experience over large repair shop networks
      • Proven ability to multi-task and triage claims in a high-volume environment
      • I-CAR Platinum certification
      • P&C insurance adjuster license
      • Currently reside in the Colorado Springs, CO areaOther Work Requirements:
        • May require the ability to crouch and stoop to inspect damaged vehicles.
        • Meet all USAA safe driving requirements including verification of driving record through MVR & possession of valid driver's license.The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.What we offer:Compensation: USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market data of the position. The actual salary for this role may vary by location. The salary range for this position is: $ 69,300 - $124,740.Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance and at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.Benefits: At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.For more details on our outstanding benefits, please visit our benefits page on for this position are accepted on an ongoing basis, this posting will remain open until the position is filled. Thus, interested candidates are encouraged to apply the same day they view this posting. -USAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: USAA, Colorado Springs , Physical Damage Specialist - Field, Other , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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