Auto Appraiser Job Description

Auto Appraiser Job Description

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Auto appraiser provides leadership to a team of claims representatives who initiate, investigate, evaluate, negotiate and finalize personal lines auto claims.

Auto Appraiser Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective auto appraiser job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included auto appraiser job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Review, monitor, and control estimates, expenses, and services of independent appraisers and repair facilities
Process registrations and payments for fitness services rendered
Performs physical inspections of vehicle damage as part of claim adjusting process
Partners from initial investigation through final recovery to ensure appropriate claim resolution and pursuit of alternative recovery sources
Provides all lines of business and departments, property, Boat and Yacht, Inland Marine, Public Sector, with inspection assistance as needed, including Catastrophe response
Ability to determine when a vehicle is a total loss and complete necessary documentation to determine ACV
Must be willing to perform CAT duty (overnight travel may be involved)
May be called upon to perform additional duties
Operating area
Reviews shop repair estimates, applying Company guidelines

Auto Appraiser Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Auto Appraiser

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CAR, I-CAR, I-

Education for Auto Appraiser

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the auto appraiser job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Technical, Education, Supervision, Applied Science, Automotive, Leadership, Associates, Communication, General Education, Business

Skills for Auto Appraiser

Desired skills for auto appraiser include:

P&C insurance industry products
Services
Auto parts distribution process and USAA claim appraisal process and procedures
Auto claims contracts and interpretation of case law
Equipment
Parts and present values
Auto repair and repair techniques
Claims appraisal systems and overall claim operations
Windows proficiency
CCC One

Desired experience for auto appraiser includes:

This position will be working California claims
With minimal oversight, performs work independently within specified limits and authority
Must be willing to travel for Catastrophe duty if necessary
2+ years relevant physical damage appraisal experience
Reside in Rhode Island/Massachusetts
Rhode Island Appraisers License

Auto Appraiser Examples

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Auto Appraiser Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an auto appraiser. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for auto appraiser
  • Processes Total Loss estimates and evaluations on claims assigned through our express total loss process
  • Compares loss description to estimation of damages
  • Review requested estimate supplements during course of vehicle repair
  • Demonstrates awareness of and identifies fraud indicators
  • Applies knowledge of basic policy coverage
  • May be required to perform a physical inspection at a drive in location or in the field occasionally
  • May be required to assist with reviews on assignments completed by
  • Responsible for completing appraisals on an automated appraisal system at the time of inspection or estimate review
  • Estimate auto repairs
  • Evaluate losses and prepare or audit damage appraisals
Qualifications for auto appraiser
  • General knowledge of insurance policies
  • Ability to service the Baton Rouge
  • Candidate must currently reside or be willing to relocate to the Baton Rouge area, at own expense
  • Louisiana Adjuster's license or ability to obtain within 30 days
  • Candidate must be able to lift 30 lbs., and bend and/or stoop to properly inspect vehicle damages
  • For internal and external applicants, the next phase is an introduction to auto appraising, where the individual will learn how to assess and document vehicle damage to ensure claims payment accuracy and delivery of exceptional member experiences
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Auto Appraiser Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of auto appraiser. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for auto appraiser
  • Evaluate total loss values, set reserves, and detect problems/trends
  • Negotiate salvage and work with contracted salvage vendors
  • Monitor and control rental expenses by managing the total loss process
  • Perform other job related duties requiring the same general degree of responsibility
  • Verify coverages and investigate losses by gathering pertinent information
  • Work closely with vendors and financial institutions to negotiate, settle, and pay total loss claims within assigned authority limits
  • Evaluate losses and audit damage appraisals, estimating repairs needed
  • Work closely with customers and repair facilities to negotiate and arrive at an estimate of damage and repair costs
  • Will record, track and monitor repairs utilizing our internal claims system
  • Utilize estimating platforms
Qualifications for auto appraiser
  • Must possess extensive knowledge of automated appraisal systems, shop repair process, and understand overall claims operations
  • Appraisers License/Certification
  • Candidates who successfully complete the P&C introduction course and the auto appraiser training will be evaluated for placement into an Auto Appraiser II position within a specified territory in the United States
  • Current, former, or transitioning military members to include National Guard and Reserve OR 1 year P&C experience
  • Acquisition and maintenance of applicable appraisal/adjuster's license
  • Acquisition and maintenance of insurance adjuster and appraiser license within designated number of attempts
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Auto Appraiser Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of auto appraiser. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for auto appraiser
  • Primary handling, negotiation and settlement of auto and heavy truck repairs
  • Obtain vehicle photos, assess vehicle value, property document vehicle condition
  • Evaluate for total loss and handle accordingly
  • Negotiation in person the estimate, days to repair and agreed repairs with body shop
  • Meet with insureds and claimants to review and discuss damages
  • Ensure accurate and timely completion of relevant fields in ACC
  • Compliance with tax laws, total loss and salvage statutes and compliance with unfair claims practices for the jurisdiction
  • Follow corporate guidelines regarding personal data, rental, APD, salvage and total loss procedures
  • Ability to write and communicate auto repair estimates, total loss evaluations, and negotiate agreed prices with body shops as required
  • Must present themselves in a professional manner on a day to day basis for clients/insured
Qualifications for auto appraiser
  • Requires strong negotiation and analytical skills, strong computer skills and ability to work with multi-faceted systems
  • Pursuing continuing education courses leading to industry certifications (e.g., I-CAR, SCLA, IIA, CPCU)
  • Evaluates and appraises moderately complex to complex 1st and 3rd party material damage losses in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract, corporate guidelines and insurance laws and regulations
  • Bachelor’s degree or additional insurance appraisal experience
  • Evaluates and appraisers moderately complex to complex 1st and 3rd party material damage losses in accordance with the terms and
  • Conditions of the contract, corporate guidelines and insurance laws and regulations
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Auto Appraiser Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of auto appraiser. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for auto appraiser
  • Experience with both field appraisal and inside desk appraisals
  • Ability to prepare estimates from photos
  • Ability to review and prepare supplements to ensure accuracy and compliance to State Auto Guidelines
  • Controls expense by utilizing technical expertise to determine accurate estimate amount and necessity of repair or replace
  • Negotiates settlements and issues payment to insured’s and claimants for auto repairs, after reviewing and applying coverage’s, deductibles, and exclusions
  • Assesses auto damage using electronic estimating software, prepares damage repair cost estimates and total losses valuations, and photographs damages for documentation
  • Negotiates settlements and issues payment to claimants for auto repairs after reviewing and applying coverage’s, deductibles, and exclusions
  • Examines first and third party vehicle damage in the field or at drive in locations or at service centers
  • Maintains a list of company approved part suppliers and uses these firms whenever possible/applicable to control the cost of repairs and to ensure quality work
  • Ensures equitable and fair payment of physical damage losses within authority granted
Qualifications for auto appraiser
  • 5 plus years of auto claims experience and / or auto claims re-inspection experience
  • Must be able to provide documentation of clean driving record
  • Must have the ability to manage a mobile office including the use of mobile devices – this role will require 90-95% on the road
  • Must be licensed to appraise in the state of New York
  • Must be available to travel for CAT duty as needed
  • Must be licensed to adjust and appraise in the state of Rhode Island
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Auto Appraiser Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an auto appraiser. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for auto appraiser
  • Ability to manage and maintain a virtual territory with minimal supervision
  • Prepare estimates and supplements to ensure accuracy and compliance to State Auto Guidelines
  • For claim types that meet the specific criteria as defined by Auto Product guidelines for complete claim handling
  • Responsible for determination of actual cash values for total loss vehicles
  • Responsible for timely contact and settlement with customers
  • Assign Auto Physical Damage claims (CL and PL) to appropriate field appraisers and
  • Independents including Mendota and Legacy St Paul claims
  • Proactively follow-up on pending appraisals for assignment, upload and/or status
  • Contact with and track appraisers throughout the day
  • Alerting/assigning them to new assignments in a given territory Balance daily workloads and
Qualifications for auto appraiser
  • Current insurance appraiser/adjuster license or ability to obtain within a designated number or attempts
  • Experience using Audatex estimating software
  • Familiar with vehicle repairs/processes
  • High School Diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma
  • High School Diploma/General Equivalency Diploma
  • Current IA adjuster license or ability to obtain within a designated number or attempts (if applicable)

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