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Claims Rep Trainee / Claims Rep Houston TX - Military Veterans

Houston, TX, United States

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May 17,2019

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Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) days after the posting date.Job Location: HoustonOther Potential Locations: Houston, TX Anticipated Start Date: 07/01/2019Number of Positions: 1 Salary Range: $55,600- $83,600Salary Band: 28; 29 #LI-BNSFDUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:This is a training and educational position designed for later advancement, or claim representative position depending on experience. Claim Representative Trainee: Successful candidate will receive training and working assignments from various individuals and resources aimed at obtaining formal certification.Claim Representative: Fully investigates and settles, under direction of Manager Claims, all claims and lawsuits involving the company, arising out of personal injuries or property damage, excluding bill of lading claims. Implement processes and procedures under direction of Manager Claims and Director Claims. Cooperates and coordinates duties with claims personnel on adjacent territories. Performs thorough and ethical investigations and resolves exposures in a fair, honest and responsible manner. Assists attorneys/paralegals in preparation and trial of lawsuits. Evaluates and effects settlements of claims and lawsuits within proper authority. Works closely with all BNSF departments to perform incident investigations/analyses and promote the General Claims Department’s Vision Statement with such other internal departments. Observes and reviews potential liabilities on company property with respective non-claims field personnel. External Contacts: Local counsel, state, county, city, and law enforcement officials, physicians, medical specialists,  and expert consulting witnesses in specialized fields. Extensive, but irregular, travel (averages over 30%). Investigations conducted in all types of weather conditions. Irregular hours of work. Frequent evening, night and weekend work (including holidays). On call 24-hours a day. RequirementsQUALIFICATIONS:Prefer a basic knowledge of all phases of railroad operation, some understanding of traumatic medicine, tort law, and a basic knowledge of the Federal Employer’s Liability Act, crossing accident laws and of investigative principles. College graduate (FOUR YEAR DEGREE MANDATORY). Personal skills: aggressive work ethic; ability to communicate with individuals in every social, educational and economic level; an imaginative and inquisitive mind; ability to gather, weigh and analyze information; decision making capabilities; skill in photography, typing, and basic computer applications. Willingness to learn.  Must be a self-starter and independent worker. Candidates will be subject to a background review which may include, but not necessarily be limited to, all prior employers, personnel records, educational institutions, government agencies, companies, credit reporting agencies and financial history, and law enforcement agencies at the federal, state or county level. The successful candidate will have access to personal and confidential information, and will eventually be expected to work with company draft books and have access to other financial tools, such as a corporate credit card. Since this position requires a history of personal financial responsibility, the candidate’s credit history and associated details may factor into the hiring decision making process. BENEFITS:BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to: nMedical, Dental and Vision Coveragen401(k) PlannRetirement Pension PlannRailroad RetirementnLife InsurancenIncentive Compensation Plan (ICP)nTuition Reimbursement Programn**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ELEMENTS:n    Criminal history n    Last 7 years of driving historyn    Last 5 years of employment history to include military servicen    Social Security numbern    Educationn MEDICAL REVIEW ELEMENTS:n    Medical evaluationn    Drug Screenn    Other elements as neededn DRUG TEST ELEMENTS: BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at ****Posting Only | [[mfield5]] | Law | Houston, TX | 77061   

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