About The Company

Late in 1877 a small group of Sauquoit area farmers came together to find a more affordable way to protect and insure their property. It would take them a few months to organize the Sauquoit Valley Farmers Association on February 21st 1878. Fast forward 145 years and one name change and our company is still much like it was at its inception. A local company rooted in the communities that we serve.

Our company’s philosophy of establishing strong long term relationships with customers has been the key to our continued success. Diversifying from our initial farm fire policy offerings we now offer: Farmowners, Homeowners, Seasonal Homeowners, Manufactured Homeowners, Landlords, Tenant Homeowners, Inland Marine, and Dwelling Fire Policies.

As a direct writer, Sauquoit Valley writes and services its own policies. Working locally in Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Madison and Chenango counties, allows SVIC to offer modern coverages with the traditional hand shake approach to customer service. Sauquoit Valley prides itself in being able to work with our policyholders to meet their insurance needs in a cost effective manner.

Underwriter/Customer Service Specialist

– Full Time Position – Competitive Compensation Based on Experience

Key Responsibilities:

  • Underwriting: rate and process new business, endorsements, and renewals for multiple lines of business. Collaborate to update programs and pricing to meet insureds needs.
  • Administrative: process cash receipts, assist with regulatory filings, manage state fund and professional liability policies.
  • Monthly Reporting: run monthly reports and maintain company report records.
  • Customer Service: share in fielding insureds phone calls to service current and future customers.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as the need arises, due to the nature and size of our business.


  • Associates Degree preferred (work experience can substitute Associates Degree)
  • Two years of demonstrated customer service experience is preferred
  • Ability to use sound judgment to make decisions within underwriting guidelines
  • Proficient computer skills in a windows based environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities daily
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines as necessary


Interested candidates can submit their resume and cover letter

Via email to: hiring@sauquoitvalley.com

Via mail to:
Sauquoit Valley Insurance Company
attn: Noah Ives
PO Box 453
Sauquoit, NY 13456

In our office at:
10170 Roberts Rd
Sauquoit, NY 13456

Agent/Company Representative

Hiring Late Spring 2023 – More Information to Come