Employment

Seek an Insurance Agency Career

Updated August 2018

Whether you are relatively new to the insurance industry or are just looking for a change, we hope you consider employment on the agency side of our industry. The opportunities for personal growth and career advancement are great today for those individuals who are motivated to succeed.  When we have a job opening, the description will be posted under the heading Current Agency Career Job Opportunities below.  Please feel free to make application any time, however.  We welcome your inquiry and will try to answer any questions you may have.   Important:  We will review your employment materials when you have completed the first three steps of the Career Employment Procedure below.

Current Agency Career Job Opportunities:  Two positions

1.  Customer Service Agent (CSA) in Personal Lines

CSA – Job Summary

Walton Insurance Agency of Oskaloosa, IA (an independent insurance agency) is currently seeking a licensed property and casualty Customer Service Agent.  For this position an  applicant must possess an Iowa Personal Lines Insurance License (or higher) and have current or past experience in insurance personal lines customer service and/or sales.

As a licensed agent you would work closely with insurance clients of the Walton Agency as a licensed service representative.  This involves the application of your knowledge of personal lines insurance contracts (auto, homeowner, farm, umbrella, etc.) combined with the people skills necessary to counsel agency customers on a professional level.  Typical day-to-day tasks include: administering client exposure checklists; recommending proper insurance contracts and endorsements, establishing coverage limits and deductibles; and preparing insurance premium quotations.  You would also assist in the insurance claims process associated with those contracts.

A practical working knowledge of computer systems and software is necessary.  You would access various electronic data bases and resources to carry out the above tasks, including a Windows-based computer workstation running a variety of applications.

Your pay and benefits would be negotiated and commensurate with your current insurance experience, skill level and willingness to grow in the job.

CSA –  Desired attributes and skills

  • Possess a current Iowa Insurance License for property and casualty personal lines (or higher) as described above.
  • Possess a high school diploma.
  • Have prior property and casualty insurance service work experience.
  • Be knowledgeable in the practical use of personal computers and associated software.
  • Possess the desire and ability to do accurate work.
  • Have an outgoing personality and enjoy working with the public.
  • Be, or become, proficient in the use of agency management software such as The Agency Manager (TAM).
  • Develop a good working knowledge of applicable insurance company/agent processing centers and related software.

If you are interested in applying, please follow the Career Employment Procedure below.

2.  Commercial Insurance Sales

Commercial Insurance Sales  (including agribusiness) – Job summary

Walton Insurance Agency in Oskaloosa, IA is currently seeking a full time licensed property and casualty commercial insurance producer.  You must have current or prior sales experience in commercial insurance; including commercial and agribusiness/family farm.   An active MPCI license and sales experience are valued options.  It is important that you possess the characteristics of a self-starter; a person who begins work or moves ahead on his or her own initiative.   It is similarly important to take pride in your work and use your skills to build new agency client relationships.  These abilities form the foundation for a professional client-oriented insurance agency career directed to providing quality insurance advice.   Your income and benefits will be negotiated and correspond with your experience, skill level and willingness to grow in the job.

Commercial Insurance Sales (including agribusiness) – Desired attributes and skills

  • Possess a current Iowa Insurance License for property and casualty personal and commercial insurance lines.
  • Have a minimum of two years experience in Commercial and Agribusiness insurance sales.
  • Possess a practical working knowledge of supporting computer systems and mobile devices.
  • Freely contact prospective clients to offer new products and services.
  • Create new agency client relationships and develop existing accounts.
  • Conduct thorough client insurance fact finding reviews.
  • Take pride in your work effort with accuracy as a high priority.
  • Be well motivated with a positive personal attitude.
  • Possess a pleasant voice and good communication skills.
  • Develop and maintain a team attitude within the agency staff.

If you are interested in applying, please follow the Career Employment Procedure below.

Career Employment Procedure

If you choose to begin the application process with Walton Insurance, we have this 4-step procedure to get the process going.  Please complete the first three steps to have your employment materials reviewed!

  1. Provide us your current résumé.  Please include a minimum of three personal references with all the necessary contact information.  List all prior insurance sales or customer service employment.  Include all state insurance licenses held (past and/or present) with their state identification numbers.  Submitted files may be in the .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.
  2. Tell us about yourself in a written paragraph or two.  Please include what ever you feel is relevant about your personal strengths and career objectives.
  3. E-mail the above material to [email protected].  You may use our e-mail form below.  (Make certain you have included all your information:  Name, home address, e-mail address and contact phone number(s).   E-mail the materials only please!)
  4. After your materials have been reviewed we may then request you complete a State of Iowa Workforce Development Generic Application for Employment prior to scheduling a job interview.