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Company Name: Emmetsburg Community Center
Contact: City of Emmetsburg, John Bird
Contact Number: 712-852-4030
Number of positions: 1
Position: Community Center Director

JOB DESCRIPTION:
  The City of Emmetsburg, a progressive community located in Northwest Iowa, seeks to hire a director for its new Community Center at Five Island Lake.  The director will work with a seven-person board and the city administrator and will be responsible for the management of the new community center and the center’s staff.  Qualifications should include a degree in marketing or a related field and/or previous managerial experience at a facility where conventions and corporate events are commonly held.  Salary commensurate to qualifications. 

For more information, contact City Administrator John Bird at 712-852-4030.  Letter of application and résumé to:
City of Emmetsburg, ATTN:  John Bird, 2021 Main Street, Emmetsburg, IA  50536.

Position open until filled.  EOE


Company Name: HJK
Contact: Karl & Jodie Helgevold
Contact Number: 515-851-1344 (Karl) or 515-851-0602 (Jodie)
Number of positions: 1
Name of position: Apartment Manager
Job Description: Individual to enforce the property’s rules and regulations to tenants.  Future responsibilities would include property reports and leasing.  Benefits would include an apartment.

 


Company Name:  Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Co.
Recruiter:  Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist
Phone:  autumn.wirtz@phmic.com
Job Title:
   Claims Service Representative (CSR)

Definition:
The first contact with customers necessitating excellent phone communication skills. The CSR will handle administrative duties of the claims process, such as answering the phone, preparing first notice of loss, and assigning the claim to the proper file handler. 

Essential Functions:
Essential Functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Talks with customers and claimants and gathers thorough First Notices of Loss. 
  • Set up claim within claim system(s) and refers claims to specialized units to ensure timely contacts are achieved.
  • Process indexing of tasks within Image Right.
  • Maintain Work Comp. claim files and document claim file activities in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Utilize diary management system for reinsurance purposes and to document appropriate notes.
  • Maintain and update internal and external claim reports.
  • Monitor and audit outgoing claim checks.
  • Assist with other Claims Units as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of insurance claims examination; collection and interpretation of data; interviewing techniques; and complex policy and contract coverage.
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations
  • Obtain and utilize sensitive information discreetly and objectively
  • Maintain records, prepare reports and conduct correspondence related to the work
  • Recognize questionable coverage or contract situation which may necessitate management involvement
  • Analyze complex issues and make critical decisions
  • Read, interpret and input data efficiently and accurately
  • Communicate effectively with others (oral and written)
  • Follow oral and written directions
  • Work effectively with others in a team environment
  • Contribute effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Provide effective customer service
  • Organize and prioritize work
  • Work independently and use initiative
  • Handle multiple tasks at once
  • Meet definite deadlines and deal with pressure situations
  • Utilize computer and related software effectively

Minimum Qualifications

Education, Training and Work Experience
Associates Degree from an accredited college or university with a business discipline or closely related field and customer service experience OR High School Diploma/GED with three (3) years of progressively


Company Name:  Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Co.
Recruiter:  Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist
Phone:  autumn.wirtz@phmic.com
Job Title:
   Customer Service Representative (Life & Agency) Part-time (25 hrs. per week) Noon - 5:00 p.m. 

Definition:
Respond to customer, Field Representative, Sales Associate and agency or company personnel requests for information on agency companies and products, including quoting assistance as needed.  Contact customers, Field Representatives, Sales Associates and agency or company personnel within agreed upon timeframes to share information or relay the status of work in progress.  Customer Service Representative In training and being provided direction by manager to undertake all of the duties and expectations. Communicates with internal/external customers. Utilizes core competencies and skills to maximize customer experience.

Essential Functions:
Essential Functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Provide help and advice to customers regarding policy and/or billing questions
  2. Process claim reports and follow-up with company and/or client
  3. Communicate courteously with customers by telephone, email, letter and face to face
  4. Investigate and solve customer’s areas of concern
  5. Handle customer complaints
  6. Document discussions and correspondence with customers
  7. Visit customers as needed to provide one-on-one service
  8. Learn Agency products and services and keep up to date with changes
  9. Recognize new sales opportunities
  10. Complete general office administration duties

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough working knowledge of policies and coverages in order to properly fulfill the needs of our customers; principles and practices of insurance underwriting, insurance sales, and collection and interpretation of data.
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations
  • Obtain and utilize sensitive information discreetly and objectively
  • Maintain records, prepare reports and author correspondence related to the work
  • Listen to customer concerns and issues
  • Effectively resolve complex customer complaints
  • Provide alternative solutions, correct errors and resolve discrepancies
  • Analyze complex issues and make critical decisions
  • Read, interpret and input data efficiently and accurately
  • Communicate effectively with others (oral and written)
  • Follow oral and written directions; work effectively with others in a team environment
  • Contribute effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Provide effective customer service
  • Organize and prioritize work
  • Work independently and use initiative
  • Handle multiple tasks at once
  • Meet definite deadlines and deal with pressure situations
  • Utilize computer and related software effectively
  • Must possess high level of customer service skills and empathy

Minimum Qualifications

Education, Training and Work Experience:  Associates Degree from an accredited college or university with a business discipline or closely related field and progressively responsible experience in customer service or similar field OR an equivalent combination of education, training and work experience.
Special Requirements, Licenses and Certificates:
Must possess Property, Casualty, Life & Health licenses or obtain within 90 days of hire.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package.


 

Company Name:  Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Co.
Recruiter:  Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist
Phone:  autumn.wirtz@phmic.com
Job Title:
Operations Associate.   We are searching for an Operations Associate in the home office on the West Team! If you know someone with a progressive, self-motivated attitude, please share this information with them.  If you’re interested, please complete our online application at this link:  https://apps.phmic.com/jobapp/JobDesc.aspx?pid=143

Definition:
Assists in the underwriting process by providing support in the areas of customer service and clerical duties.  Process renewals, new business and endorsements timely and accurately.  Will assist in the underwriting process of renewals and quotes by requesting reports and gathering needed information from external sources; Assists in customer service phone calls.

Essential Functions:
Essential Functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Provide quality customer service phone calls and ensure data quality, timely data entry, and policy processing.
  2. Understand the software data fields and is capable of interpreting and transferring information from applications, etc to the corresponding data field.
  3. Enter policy changes requested by underwriters.  Review changes at a customer level to ensure all policies affected are included.
  4. Attend and participate in appropriate meetings.
  5. Compile information from internal and external sources to assist underwriters with renewals and new business. 
  6. Review underwriting information for accuracy and/or discrepancies and refer information back to the underwriter.
  7. Document all transactions according to company guidelines.
  8. Demonstrate a history of high quality work and is capable of being a leader by example with documented results. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of insurance underwriting, collection and interpretation of data.
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations.
  • Obtain and utilize sensitive information discreetly and objectively.
  • Maintain records, prepare reports and conduct correspondence related to the work.
  • Recognize questionable coverage or contract situation which may necessitate management involvement.
  • Analyze complex issues and make critical decisions.
  • Read, interpret and input data efficiently and accurately.
  • Communicate effectively with others (oral and written).
  • Follow oral and written directions.
  • Work effectively with others in a team environment.
  • Contribute effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Provide effective customer service.
  • Organize and prioritize work.
  • Work independently and use initiative.
  • Handle multiple tasks at once.
  • Meet definite deadlines and deal with pressure situations.
  • Utilize computer and related software effectively.
  • Skill in Microsoft computer programs.

Minimum Qualifications
Education, Training and Work Experience: 
Associates degree and two (2) years of experience in business or clerical work OR an equivalent combination of closely related education, training and experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package.


Company Name:  Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Co.
Recruiter:  Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist
Phone:  autumn.wirtz@phmic.com  or call 515-395-7277
Job Title:   Operations Associate (2 openings)

Definition:  Please visit PhMIC’s website to learn more and apply online!
https://apps.phmic.com/jobapp/JobDesc.aspx?pid=134




Company Name:  Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Co.
Recruiter:  Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist
Phone:  autumn.wirtz@phmic.com  or call 515-395-7277
Job Title:   Customer Service Representative, Part-time

Definition:  Please visit PhMIC’s website to learn more and apply online!
https://apps.phmic.com/jobapp/JobDesc.aspx?pid=142


Company Name:  Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Co.
Recruiter:  Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist
Phone:  autumn.wirtz@phmic.com  or call 515-395-7277
Job Title:   Customer Account Representative

Definition:  Please visit PhMIC’s website to learn more and apply online!
https://apps.phmic.com/jobapp/JobDesc.aspx?pid=144


Company Name:  Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Co.
Recruiter:  Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist
Phone:  autumn.wirtz@phmic.com  or call 515-395-7277
Job Title:   Claims Examiner I   

Definition:  Please visit PhMIC’s website to learn more and apply online!
https://apps.phmic.com/jobapp/JobDesc.aspx?pid=145


Company Name:  Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Co.
Recruiter:  Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist
Phone:  autumn.wirtz@phmic.com  or call 515-395-7277
Job Title:  Commercial Underwriter I

Definition:  Please visit PhMIC’s website to learn more and apply online!
https://apps.phmic.com/jobapp/JobDesc.aspx?pid=146


Company Name:
Northwest Communications

Contact Name: Andrea Larsen

Contact Number: 712-776-2222 or hr@ncn.net

Number of Positions: 1

Position:
Network Technician

Job Description:
Under general supervision, identify, troubleshoot and resolve problems encountered by users of various servers, desktop systems, network Internet and other computer technology; troubleshoot and solve local-area network problems; provide technical support to end-users regarding computer hardware and software; install, test, certify and troubleshoot networking cabling systems; install configured network equipment; provides technical expertise to end-users regarding optimal set-up for software, hardware and network use; install, configure, monitor and troubleshoot a wide range of network and data communications software and hardware; train users in various software applications and network-related procedures; and perform related work as required. This position includes an excellent full-time benefit package. Please mail your resume or application to: Northwest Communications, 844 Wood St., Havelock, IA 50546 or email hr@ncn.net. Application can be found at http://www.ncn.net/about_us/employment.php


Company Name:
Doherty Staffing Solution

Contact:
Ashley Norland

Contact Number:
Ph: 
515-295-2481 ext. 232

Number of Positions: 1

Position: Administrative Assistant

Job Description:
Doherty Staffing Solutions in partnership with our client company in Algona is currently interviewing for a Logistics Administrative Assistant.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Performs moderately complex clerical and administrative duties with moderate supervision
- Coordinates, tracks and reports data, completes projects and supports the effective operation of the work group or department
- May organize provide input and distribute information
- Ensures all documents are completed accurately and timely
- Ability to be out on the floor, helping clean, work with other processes in the warehouse, and ability to receive training on a forklift and help pool seed if needed. The basis of the position will be in the office, but the expectation will be to be out in the plant helping out when the office work is done.

Position Requires the Following:
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs


Company Name:
Doherty Staffing Solution

Contact:
Ashley Norland

Contact Number:
Ph: 
515-295-2481 ext. 232

Number of Positions: 4-6

Position: Warehouse

Job Description:
Doherty Staffing Solutions in partnership with our client company in Algona is currently interviewing for warehouse positions.

This position consists of:
- Conditioning activities such as sizing, gravity operation, bagging, palletizing
- Warehousing activities including forklift operation, collecting samples, pooling, return and rework activities
- Possible general repair and maintenance activities
- Basic computer skills

Position Requires the Following:
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Demonstrate safety knowledge and implement safety in all areas of the work place.
- Requires climbing and/or work in elevated areas; standing and sitting for extended periods. 
- Requires to lift 60 lbs. on a daily basis


Company Name:
spa dee dah, too!

Contact Name:
Ellengray Kennedy

Contact Number:
515-885-2772

Number of positions: 1

Positions:  Massage Therapist & Esthetician

Description: spa-dee-dah,too! has exciting opportunities available immediately . Openings include massage therapist & esthetician with current client lists! Also openings for cosmetologists & nail technicians. We continue to grow and we are looking for qualified people who would love to work with our team.

spa-dee-dah,too! guest clients feel like they have stepped away when they enter the doors. They love the warm, jazzy atmosphere of spa-dee-dah, too!

Extraordinary service is what we do best while offering a full range of spa services & treatments. We serve complimentary beverages and also include lunches with our spa packages. We have an excellent business building strategy and marketing program that draws clients from a large area.

spa-dee-dah, too! has been named three years in a row as a Top 200 Salon in the nation by the professional publication Salon Today…this year we were honored in two categories: growth and advanced education. Our strong guest base continues to grow as the word spreads!

spa-dee-dah, too! BENEFITS
•Earning Potential over $80,000 per year
•Retail Bonus up to 15%
•Guaranteed Wage
•Annual Educational Benefit up to $450 per year
•Spa Stock Options available
•Product & Service Discounts for Self & Family
•In-Spa Education
•Personal Monthly Business Development Sessions
•Bi-monthly Retail & Service Promotions with Employee Incentives


Company Name:
spa dee dah, too!

Contact Name: Ellengray Kennedy

Contact Number: 515-885-2772

Number of Positions: Immediately:  1 Cosmetologist and/or Nail Technician.  New graduates or experienced please apply.

Position: Full-time

Job Description:

  • Commission up to 53%
  • Retail Bonus up to 15%
  • Guaranteed Wage
  • Annual Educational Benefit up to $450 per year
  • Spa Stock Options available
  • Product & Service Discounts for Self & Family
  • In Spa Education
  • Personal Monthly Business  Development Sessions
  • Bi-monthly Retail & Service
  • Promotions with Employee Incentives
  • Wellness Package coming in 2012

View Informational Flyer


Company Name: 
Snap-on Tools 

Contact Name: 

Contact Number: 515-295-2456 

Number of Positions: 

Position: Production –2nd shift

Job Description:

Snap-on Tools, a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of automotive and industrial tools, storage units and related equipment has immediate openings for Production Workers on 2nd shift at the Algona, Iowa plant. Starting wage is $13.00 per hour. Candidates with manufacturing experience preferred. Snap on offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package. A post - offer drug screen required.


 

 

Contact Us
106 S. Dodge Street
Suite 210
Algona, IA  50511
Ph: 515-295-7979
Fax: 515-295-8873
kcedc@kossuthia.com

Hours:
8:00-5:00 M-Thursday
8:00-2:00 Friday

 

 


 

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