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Contract Surety Underwriter

Contract Surety Underwriter

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Be Here. Be Great.  Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group, a member of American Financial Group, is a Fortune 500 company consistently recognized as a top place to work.  We combine a "small company" culture where your ideas will be heard with "big company" expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty property and casualty operations and a variety of financial services, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.


Great American's Bond Division has been underwriting surety and fidelity bonds for over 90 years. Great American is known for expert underwriting, solid financial strength, market leadership and creative solutions to all bonding needs. With a highly diverse product line, Great American is one of the top surety companies in the United States. The Bond Division is currently seeking a Senior Underwriter for our Rockland, MA office. 


  • This individual will be responsible for underwriting and producing profitable contract surety bond business within the territory 
  • Responsible for risk selection, rejection, pricing, retention, growth and profitability within scope of authority and per divisional objectives
  • Daily tasks include extensive risk assessment and daily communication with customers. We will rely upon your ability to develop and maintain effective business relationships with internal and external customers / coworkers in order to attract and retain profitable business
  • Meets with producers and principals in order to retain existing accounts, build and maintain business relationships and develop new opportunities in support of divisional objectives
  • Interprets, explains and markets products and services.
  • Applies underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules and insurance laws and regulations. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Three to five years of contract surety underwriting standards is preferred, but candidates with credit analysis experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Advanced knowledge of finance and economic principals.
  • Knowledge of accounting and credit.
  • Must be open to travel up to 20% of the time, including some overnight travel as needed.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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