Surety Specialist


Kansas City, MO, US, 64106

Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s success.

By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 100+ years.

Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places everyday, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Surety Specialist will provide daily surety broker and related services for company affiliates as a licensed property and casualty agent.  This position will be responsible for preparing quotes and submissions, preparing and processing bonds and managing the invoicing process with the sureties, including payments to sureties. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.

  • Autonomy & Decision-Making: Makes decisions on non-routine matters, provides recommendations to supervisor, and refers all exceptions to supervisor.
  • Career Path: Senior Surety Specialist

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Facilitates the issuance of surety bonds and surety bond increases/decreases (riders) by preparing necessary documentation and ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Processes bonds/bond quotes by utilizing a pertinent bond checklist, database entry, executing the bond(s)/rider(s), providing to reviewer and sending bond(s)/rider(s) per client instructions.
  • Prepares submissions on bond authorization requests, reviews submission requests, ensures information is correct and obtains and/or prepares additional information and supporting documentation, if needed.
  • Responds to billing inquiries, manages agency and surety billing processes, processes informational requests such as consent of final payment and final bond closeouts and helps in the verification of owner inquiries.
  • Assists project teams in responding to RFPs, prepares bondability letters, and works with joint venture partners as needed for JV bonds.
  • Responsible for Agency and individual Producer licensing for new business and annual/bi-annual renewals in all jurisdictions in which the company conducts business, including tracking same.
  • Monitors and tracks Producer Continuing Education requirements.
  • Prepares written correspondence, reports and memos to the surety over line of authority for approvals and rate verification.
  • Interacts and builds strong relationships with local and regional surety underwriters as well as internal accounting personnel.
  • Assists company compliance team with contractor licensing requirements.
  • Maintains current knowledge of industry trends, legal requirements and changes in regulations.
  • Maintains proper desk procedures and processes and develops and updates internal standard operating procedures and customer-facing training materials.
  • Interfaces with other key internal and external staff to obtain necessary information and address correspondence issues or requests and delivers presentations as necessary.
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to work collaboratively with others, improving concise and timely flow of information and displaying a positive and professional attitude at work.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner
  • Communication skills, verbal and written – Advanced
  • Strong analytical and financial management skills
  • Knowledge of bond and surety processes
  • Ability to follow-up on inquiries in a timely manner
  • Ability to deliver quality through attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly and effectively solve complex problems
  • Knowledge of organizational structure and available resources
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Strong organizational and prioritizing skills
  • Strong listening skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office with emphasis on strong Excel skills
  • Knowledge of construction industry terminology and documents
  • Deep understanding of best practices related to job specific tasks, job profitability and overall profitability for company.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field (Preferred)
  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered.


  • 3+ years’ experience servicing contract and surety accounts (Preferred)


  • Successful completion of company training and role-specific professional development coursework, within required timeframe (Required)
  • Property and Casualty License or ability to obtain within six months of employment (Required)

Working Environment

  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds
  • Typically travel is not required
  • Normal office environment
  • Frequent activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen
  • Occasional activity: Standing, Walking, Bending, Reaching above Shoulder

Benefits Information

The benefits package aligned to this position is Professional Non-Union. Please click the link below for more details.

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JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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Why People Work Here

At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

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Nearest Major Market: Kansas City