Ohio FSA seeks crop loss adjusters

The USDA Ohio Farm Service Agency (FSA) is seeking qualified individuals with knowledge of field crops and specialty crops interested in becoming Independent Crop Loss Adjustment Contractors for FSA.

FSA administers the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), which provides financial assistance to eligible producers affected by drought, flood, hurricane, or other natural disasters.

FSA utilizes crop loss adjusters when eligible producers experience crop losses and planting prevented by disasters. Contracted crop loss adjusters will be responsible for completing field inspections, reading maps and aerial photos, measuring fields and assessing damage or loss. The crop loss adjuster will perform fact-finding (regarding crop damage), record information and transmit loss information to accurately assess indemnity.

Interested individuals should submit a resume and a brief written summary of their agricultural background and mail the information to the address listed below. Packages must be received by COB on May 1, 2013.

Ohio FSA State office

Attn: Matt Kleski

200 North High Street, Room 540

Columbus, Ohio  43215

Selected individuals must have their own transportation and be willing to travel anywhere in Ohio to work crop loss claims. Travel expenses are reimbursable. Further training will be provided to crop loss adjusters once a selection has been made.

A detailed job description for the Independent Crop Loss Adjustment Contractors position is available on the Ohio FSA website at: www.fsa.usda.gov/oh. For more information or questions about the Independent Crop Loss Adjustment Contractors position, contact Matt Kleski at the Ohio Farm Service Agency State Office at 614-255-2446.

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