Research Assistant in Portland, OR at Volt

Date Posted: 8/17/2018

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Job Description

Research Assistant for Fraud Department for Insurance Company

Part-time - 20 -25 Hours a week

6+ month opportunity

$18.50 per hour

We are looking for a highly motivated individual for a Research Assistant role, this a temp-to-hire assignment.  The candidate must be available to work out of their downtown Portland office as well as their Hillsboro location. This is a part time position with the hours being 20-25 hours per week.

Job Responsibilities/Duties:

-Objectively and adequately review and analyze files to gain understanding of insurance coverage and insurance transactions and identify factors to assist in research. Determine research approach.

-Conduct online and other research to assist investigators and other personnel in investigating fraud, as well as claims and other insurance transactions. Use subscription databases and other Internet sources. Identify, validate, collect and organize pertinent information related to, but not necessarily limited to: employment, work history, business activity and affiliations, business history, professional licenses, assets, property, established residences, criminal and civil legal activity, vital statistics, social activity, and physical and mental capacities.

-Prepare clear, thorough, accurate and objective written summaries of research results for various customers using approved formats. Edit as required by supervisor and internal customers.

-Monitor and track research sources. Report changes to supervisor. Educate supervisor and others on research sources and/or changes to them. Investigate and verify validity of new information sources.

-Track production on assigned projects in spreadsheets and/or databases and report progress to supervisor and others at regular interval. Perform ad hoc administrative functions to assist the Special Investigations Unit in performance of its primary functions, including implementation of its anti-fraud program.

-One to two years of experience with customer contact in a high-volume service environment.

-Proficiency with online research and navigation, including, but not limited to the proficiency with public record websites and social networks.

-Proficiency with typical office equipment and software (Word, Access, Excel, Powerpoint).

Pay Rate:  $18.50 per hour

Education: College degree in Criminal Justice preferred or equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.

How to Apply: Please apply via the link provided or call Valerie Bullard at 503-820-5208.  Or text Valerie at 503-227-3332.

Volt has over 60 years of staffing experience. We work with many of the Fortune 500 and 1000 companies to provide workforce solutions. We offer many direct hire full-time positions as well as many contingent/temporary positions. We offer our Workers competitive pay and benefits, as well as educational programs and re-deployment assistance.

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Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer