Budget Bail Bond Agency
“To Be the Best… Learn from the Best”
Position Title: Field Agent/Producer (Bail Bond Agent) Immediate Supervisor: Manager
Compensation: Commission Based on Premiums Collected (Usually)
The Agent/Producer position encompasses a wide range of activities with involvement in all phases of the court system. The Agent/Producer must have no criminal history and be competent and proficient with all facets of the duties, skills and responsibilities required to underwrite and execute (post) bail bonds. An Agent/Producer must possess a positive, outgoing, confident, motivated personality. The Agent/Producer must wear casual business attire at all times when meeting with clients or potential clients and while visiting courts or jails. The Agent/Producer puts the agency's needs first and works closely with the underwriters, manager, and agency owner on problem solving and daily work flow. This person works directly with the manager to resolve their respective problems.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Meet potential clients, both in county of residence as well as outlying counties, to fill out applications, accept payment, execute paperwork to perfect liens on collateral, and execute bail bonds
Account for and produce, at any time request by management, all powers of attorney (bonds) that have been assigned including keeping accurate and detailed records of who bonds are executed for, when, where, and for the amount(s) along with detailed records of collateral taken
Must complete all company forms in a thorough, accurate, complete, legible manner according to company rules, regulations, policies and procedures as promulgated from time to time
Must record and perfect all liens on collateral within 24 hours of posting bond, excluding days that the appropriate government office for recording liens is closed. Receipt must be turned in with other paperwork
Carry a cell phone, and if requested, a pager, and respond, in a timely manner pursuant to company guidelines, to calls and pages when “on call”
As part of the agent’s marketing efforts, underwrite bail bonds according to company underwriting guidelines, in person and by telephone, and set appointments to execute bonds
Turn in all bail bond related paperwork to the main office within 72 hours of posting (If working from a detached location” must be mailed to office postmarked within 72 hours of Posting)
Deposit all company money into assigned company bank account according to company procedures
Assist agency personnel with implementation and maintenance of various marketing activities including development and implementation of a personal effective marketing program
Keep records of daily marketing activities at various courts and jails in the surrounding counties
Attend and participate in various promotional and public relation activities as requested
Go to courts and jails on a consistent schedule to identify and prospect potential clients
Because our Agents provide a “last line of defense” when executing bonds, they cease execution of bond and call the office immediately to obtain further instructions, if there is any deviation from underwriting information provided by the office underwriter
Call the office immediately, and obtain further instructions, if any information is obtained by Agent, while posting bond, of a potential increase in risk
Help locate, but not apprehend, clients who fail to return for scheduled court appearances
Maintain a current Department of Insurance Property/Casualty Limited Lines for Fidelity Surety Insurance, or Bail Bond Agent/Producer Resident License
Must obtain and maintain a notary commission valid in the state of posting (Michigan Notary Link)
Maintain a current driver’s license for state where appointed to post bail bonds
Must maintain reliable private, personal transportation available at all times to travel to jails and courts as required by the company
Maintain open flexible schedule during “on call” times to allow for posting of bail bonds as needed by the company with a maximum time of one hour to be able to leave for assignment.
Give company an advance notice of any time off requirements except in circumstances of dire emergency.
Perform other such duties as may be assigned to assist in the marketing, execution, or loss mitigation of bail bonds
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. An Agent/Producer must possess the ability to accurately access the reliability of information provided by clients as well as to have high tolerance for frustration caused by possible delays in processing by the judicial, legal, corrections, and law enforcement agencies within the operating area of the Agent/Producer and to be able to maintain an amicable, pleasant attitude. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High School Diploma with some college courses. Work experience equivalent may be acceptable.
Experience with a police department, court, security company, social work, insurance, outside sales or similar experience helpful, but not necessary.
Educational requirements may vary based upon the individual’s professional and work experience
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Prior to commencement of activities which require a license candidate must have successfully passed the state licensing examination for any required Insurance/Bail License required by the agent’s state of residence
Successfully complete Budget Bail Bond Agency, LLC’s office training consisting of reading and classroom training.
Must obtain a Notary Commission in the agent’s state of residence
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Agent/Producer to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Agent/Producer must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The Agent/Producer must be able to drive various distances across the state as needed to post bonds.
Agent/Producer Job Description