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SR UNDERWRITING MANAGER for the STATE OF MD

Program Manager Sr I

Recruitment #19-005482-0011

Introduction

The Insurance Division is responsible for administering the State’s Insurance Program.  The Division is made up of four units: Claims, Underwriting, Loss Management and Litigation. The Division's goal is to provide statewide risk management through loss restoration (Claims), loss protection (Underwriting), loss management (Loss Control/Prevention), and loss resolution (Litigation).

The Senior Underwriting Unit manages the insurance needs of the State through self-insurance, and with the procurement of commercial insurance. Commercial insurance protects the State Insurance Trust Fund from catastrophic losses and fulfills certain statutory requirements and agency contractual agreements. The Unit analyzes commercial coverage offerings, prices, limits and deductibles and then recommends to the Treasurer the combination that best protects the State of Maryland's assets.  As part of its mission to manage the State's insurance needs, the Underwriting Unit conducts an annual insurance survey to gather data on State exposures. The collected data is used to purchase commercial insurance policies and as a component for setting self-insurance premiums.  This database serves as the only official record of the State’s assets. 

GRADE

23 (Salary Guidelines apply for State employees)

LOCATION OF POSITION

Annapolis, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The role of the Senior Underwriting Manager is to oversee this unique State Insurance Program in order to support the Treasurer's duties under Title 9 of the State Finance and Procurement Article. The Senior Underwriting Manager is the sole position in the State able to negotiate all commercial insurance coverages purchased by the State Treasurer. The Senior Underwriting Manager formulates recommendations to the Deputy Director, Director of Insurance and Chief Deputy Treasurer in an executive summary if gaps in coverages are detected or foreseen. This position also develops commercial insurance coverages for unique State liability exposures, which include airport and port liability, medical professional liability for university students/interns, railroad liability, and aviation liability among others. This position supervises one other staff member.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  At least two (2) years specifically in underwriting.  One (1) year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

·        Underwriting experience in commercial lines working with or for an insurance company/agency

·        Bachelor’s degree in insurance, business, or other related discipline/field

·        AU, CPCU, ARM, ARMP or other underwriting designations

·        Large Commercial Account underwriting experience

·        Working knowledge of public entity procurement processes

·        Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Applicants must be willing to work in the Annapolis area.

Applicants will be subject to a background investigation to include criminal and credit history.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience as related to the requirements of this position.  In addition, you will be required to complete a qualifications supplement.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and supplemental questionnaire.  Report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Job opportunities within the Maryland State Treasurer’s Office are accessible through JobAps, the Statewide Recruitment, Examination and Applicant Tracking System.  By using the Department filter and highlighting “Office of the Treasurer,” you can view all active recruitments within our agency. 

First time users can register for an account by selecting a position for which to apply, choosing “I am a new user” at the bottom, then keying in the necessary fields.  Visit www.jobaps.com/md to apply.

Please upload a current resume for this recruitment.   

General Questions for this recruitment can be directed to the STO Personnel Office at 410-260-7078.  

If you do not have access to the Internet and need to fill out a paper application, please forward to:  Maryland State Treasurer’s Office, 80 Calvert Street, Room 109, Annapolis, Maryland  21401, Attn:  Human Resources or  FAX:  410-260-4090.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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