• Quality Assurance Specialist I - Individual Annuitites

    Location US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/5/2018 12:32 PM)
    # Positions
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  • Overview

    If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard (www.standard.com). Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.


    Conducts reviews of administration staff processes, analyzes results, recommends changes, and provide performance feedback.  Facilitates development and implementation of improved business processes to support department and division goals.  Ensures compliance with sound processing practices and company policy.


    Has developed specialized skills through job-related training and considerable on-the-job experience.  Completes work with a limited degree of supervision.  Provides informal guidance and support to less experienced team members.  Is skilled in a range of processes, procedures and systems to carry out assigned tasks.  Uses knowledge of how the team integrates with others to accomplish the team objectives.


    Contributes to the company’s success through excellent customer service and meeting or exceeding performance objectives for the following major job functions:

    • Reviews all levels of processing, analyzes results, provides statistical measurements, recommends new procedure changes to existing procedures and recommends implementation of or modification to service standards; identifies improvement opportunities and training needs for the department and staff levels. Works with department management to develop performance evaluation methods.
    • Monitors workflow and provides performance feedback to department head and supervisors based upon results. Provides technical assistance and input on development and revision of department procedural documentation.  Assists with departmental training processes.
    • Ensures consistent development of processes, procedures, forms, and appropriate communication to all affected areas. Streamlines department processes.
    • Acts as a resource for internal customers, providing assistance with problem resolution related to accurate and legally compliant policy issue, producer and policy administration.  Participates in special projects as team assignments dictate.


    Education:  Associates Degree in related field.  High school diploma if experience is sufficient.


    Experience:  3 or more years demonstrated administration, customer service, or accounting experience in the insurance or other financial institution field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.


    Other Skills:

    • PC skills (Microsoft Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook)
    • Demonstrated ability to express ideas, recommendations, and procedures clearly in written and oral communications
    • Demonstrated ability to perform basic math functions and apply basic accounting principles
    • Ability to learn individual processes, workflow, practices, products, contracts and policy provisions
    • Ability to use written sources of information to design and conduct objective quality assessments to meet department and division goals
    • Ability to apply analytical skills, research methods, and knowledge to make decisions and recommendations
    • Ability to apply technical and/or contractual information to practical situations
    • Ability to communicate sensitive issues and unfavorable decisions to management and individuals
    • Ability to establish acceptable procedures for handling non-routine situations
    • Ability to document accurately and completely
    • Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet changing priorities



    Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.


    For more information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity applicant rights, click  here.


    Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation with the application process should contact HR Direct at 971-321-7871.  This number is only for the use of individuals with disabilities who need accommodation with the application process.  General inquiries about application status will not be addressed.


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