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Texas Department of Insurance

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is a state agency responsible for both consumers and the insurance industry. We work to fulfill our legislative mandate to regulate the insurance industry, administer the Texas workers’ compensation system, and promote a healthy insurance marketplace, while also protecting the people and the businesses that are served by insurance. We take our responsibility to Texans seriously and strive for excellent customer service through our professional attitude, competence and efficiency.

Important notice: Read before you apply

Veterans’ Preference:

To receive veterans’ preference, applicants must provide at least one the following documents with their State of Texas Application:

  • a copy of the DD 214, member #4;
  • a statement of compensation from the Veterans Benefits Administration; or
  • a copy of the DD 1300.

Applicable Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes are included, but not limited to the following: 27A, 250X, LGL10, 4402, 51JX.

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:

www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf

Current Opportunity: Attorney II-III (2 positions)

Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public

The Attorney position investigates and litigates administrative enforcement actions against licensed insurance companies and agents, and unlicensed individuals and entities for violations of the Texas Insurance Code, Texas Administrative Code, and Texas Occupations Code.


This position:

  • represents the staff of the Texas Department of Insurance in disciplinary actions concerning licensed insurance companies and agents, and unlicensed individuals and entities;
  • conducts hearings at the State Office of Administrative Hearings;
  • analyzes and solves legal problems and interprets laws and regulations affecting the agency;
  • researches rules and statutes and applies knowledge to insurance issues;
  • drafts briefs, pleadings, and commissioner orders related to contested cases and hearings;
  • assists in the investigation and resolution of complaints concerning alleged violations of the Texas Insurance Code, Texas Administrative Code, and Texas Occupations Code;
  • provides legal advice and opinions for the commissioner of insurance and other agency employees;
  • performs research for policy and process questions;
  • coordinates investigations and prepares witnesses and evidence for hearing;
  • assists the Office of the Attorney General in handling administrative appeals; and
  • assists in planning and organizing work assignments.

Qualifications

This position requires graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. or LL.B degree. 


Additionally, this position requires:

Attorney II

  • a license to practice law in the State of Texas; and
  • at least two years of legal experience.

Attorney III

  • a license to practice law in the State of Texas; and
  • at least three years of legal experience.

Preferences for this position include:

  • at least five years of litigation experience; and
  • a working knowledge of and experience in administrative law, the Texas Administrative Procedure Act, insurance law and/or related statutory and rules provisions.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • the Texas Administrative Procedure Act, the State Office of Administrative Hearings Rules of Procedure, and the Texas Rules of Evidence; and
  • civil evidentiary techniques and procedural requirements.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • problem solving, decision making, and planning;
  • legal research, writing, and analysis; and
  • using personal computers sufficient to enter and extract data from related systems and programs.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • comprehend and apply insurance regulations and statutes, including the Texas Insurance Code and related laws;
  • exercise independent judgment and use discretion in making decisions relative to assigned cases;
  • exercise mature judgment in the analysis of legal problems and preparation of legal opinions;
  • work independently, prioritize cases, and meet deadlines;
  • communicate and working effectively with agency staff, the insurance industry, governmental officials, and the public;
  • express comments and legal opinions logically and persuasively, both verbally and in writing;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff, the insurance industry, governmental officials, and the public;
  • maintain professional demeanor and conduct;
  • follow chain of command and directions; and
  • provide quality commitment to public service.

 

EMPLOYMENT WILL BEGIN ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

 

Position Details

Opening Date:07/07/2017
Functional Title:Attorney II-III (2 positions)
Classification Title:Attorney II-III
Status:Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Pay Group:B21-23
Monthly Salary: $4,500-$5,000
Annual Salary:$54,000-$60,000
Job Posting Number:17-180
Division:Legal/Enforcement Section
Location:333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX. 78701
Travel Required:5 %

 

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Last updated: 08/11/2017

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