The Center for Insurance Policy and Research (CIPR) division of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has an exciting opportunity for a Catastrophe Risk Resilience Specialist. We are looking for a team member who would enjoy working for an organization that strives every day to support the public good and make a difference. Are you driven to utilize your customer service and communication skills to build a long-lasting rapport? If so, this is a perfect opportunity for you! This is a full-time remote position within the United States, based out of the NAIC office in the heart of downtown Kansas City, MO in a positive and flexible environment.
The CIPR Catastrophe Risk Resilience Specialist will contribute to the delivery of the 3-pillar strategy of the Catastrophe Modeling Center of Excellence (the Center) and the growth of the Center into the main advisory center on catastrophe, climate, and resilience issues for state insurance regulators. This position will advise insurance regulators in developing resilience solutions for departments of insurance, conduct applied research analysis using various catastrophe risk model platforms proactively answering regulatory questions concerning resilience priorities.
Coordinates with departments of insurance on resilience initiatives including funding acquisition assistance policy development and program implementation consultation.
- Serves as central coordinator for state mitigation efforts that enable knowledge sharing on existing and potential resilience mitigation programs.
- Creates and coordinates resilience tools, assists regulators developing state level mitigation programs and incentives for pre-disaster mitigation. This includes conducting benefit-cost analyses, feasibility studies, cost analysis, management analysis and procedures analysis of mitigation efforts for funding applications.
- Aids in implementation of program operational framework to include assistance in creating a functional operation program plan and program continuity plan for a state agency.
- Assists in the development of functional administrative plans within state policy regarding public and private funding streams.
- Assists programs with identifying the need, designing and implementation of legislative policy and administrative regulations of a state agency needed to effectively implement program.
- Provides education and training to departments of insurance surrounding building codes, mitigation, and resilience funding opportunities.
- Engages with technical experts in the resilience space to assist states in developing resilience funding programs aimed at household and community natural catastrophe/climate resilience.
- Liaises with main stakeholders involved in disaster mitigation and mitigation planning.
Develops research to support the departments of insurance resilience efforts and assesses the feasibility of these efforts.
- Works with CAT model vendors to utilize CAT Model output data for various perils.
- Leverages a variety of resources (i.e., internal/external data, industry research) to inform, influence, develop, and administer research. Including leveraging existing NAIC and State department of insurance data where applicable for research activities.
- Develops analytical tools utilizing Geographic Information System (GIS) to assist with the research production.
- Supports NAIC work to design and conduct in-depth analysis of the financial impact of climate risk to inform state insurance departments' mitigation programs.
- Supports states in determining projected and actual impact on insurance markets that implement mitigation programs.
- Assists states in research that help develop a geographic implementation strategy of mitigation programs based on risk and return methodology and a state's goals of the effectiveness of the program.
Assists in developing communication and messaging aimed at better preparing policyholders to undertake applicable risk reduction/resilience activities.
Skills and Abilities:
- Liaises with main stakeholders involved in risk reduction and resilience messaging including the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) and the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH).
- Works with NAIC communication team and State Department Public Information officers responsible for developing and maintaining risk reduction and resilience messaging.
Minimum Education and/or experience required:
- Excellent written and verbal communication and analytical skills are required. Ability to present technical and scientific concepts to a non-technical audience.
- Ability to perform and synthesize quantitative and qualitative analyses.
- Evidence of strong organizational and time management skills. Demonstrated capability to lead people and projects and deliver objectives on time working independently.
- Exhibits excellent teamwork skills and a positive attitude; builds strong partnerships; and effectively communicates with peers and management.
- Overnight, Out-of-state travel required, including NAIC National Meetings and other insurance conferences.
- Masters in STEM or related field is required as well as at least ten (10) years of financial services experience with either a regulated entity who has a regional, national, and/or international presence or a governmental regulatory entity. This experience must include practical and technical knowledge about state, federal, and/or international financial services laws, rules, and regulations, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Working experience in developing catastrophe risk resilience solutions and hazard mitigation programs is required.
- Working experience of utilizing CAT modeling outputs and hazard scenario analysis (including HAZUS).
Salary offer range $118, 800- $150,000, commensurate with education and experience.
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