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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 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: Military Occupational Specialty codes are not available at this time.

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:

http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Insurance.pdf

Current Opportunity: Engineer

Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public

The Engineer performs engineering work in the Engineering Services Program, part of the Inspections Office of the Regulatory Policy Division. The Engineering Services Program evaluates and recommends building code standards and assists with the oversight of professional engineers certifying structures for windstorm insurance coverage.


This position:

  • performs and oversees oversight inspections of appointed Texas licensed professional engineers performing windstorm inspections along the Texas Gulf Coast;
  • conducts and oversees technical reviews of structural plans and calculations of residential and commercial structures built along the Texas Gulf Coast;
  • performs wind load and structural computations;
  • evaluates rational analysis and test reports on building products to determine their ability to withstand wind load requirements outlined in the building code specifications;
  • prepares technical correspondence;
  • communicates with windstorm inspectors, contractors, engineers, architects, manufacturers, elected officials and their staff, insurance agents, TDI employees, and consumers concerning the Windstorm Inspections Program, building codes, engineering regulations, standards, or policies;
  • develops, implements, and maintains the windstorm building codes;
  • designs, installs, maintains, and provides advice on computer systems and equipment; and evaluates, designs, and programs computer hardware and software for engineering design applications; and
  • directs, plans, develops, and coordinates engineering projects.

Qualifications

This position requires graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in engineering. Education and experience relevant to the position requirements may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.


Additionally, this position requires:

  • five years’ experience in a field relative to assignment; and
  • Texas Professional Engineer license.  

Preferences for this position include:

  • Engineer VI – eight years’ experience in a field relative to assignment;
  • Engineer VII – nine years’ experience in a field relative to assignment;
  • experience with the design of wood frame and masonry structures in high wind areas;
  • building inspections and construction practices in high wind areas; and
  • professional designation in relevant technical areas.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • engineering principles, techniques, and procedures;
  • applicable laws, regulations, and rules;
  • mathematics, as applicable to engineering calculations and techniques;
  • the design of structures;
  • wood frame and masonry construction;
  • current construction practices and of building codes;
  • ASCE-7 and application of wind loads; and
  • International Residential Code and the International Building Code, specifically regarding wind resistant construction.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • problem solving an critical thinking;
  • using Microsoft Office software applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook;
  • computer-aided design techniques and Auto CAD engineering software; and
  • using personal computers sufficient to enter and extract data from related systems and programs, such as Oracle.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • perform structural computations, particularly relating to wood and masonry design;
  • meet and discuss building codes with windstorm inspectors, contractors, engineers, insurance agents, architects, manufacturers, elected officials and their staff, and consumers;
  • communicate and work effectively with a wide range of people with varied skills, knowledge, and backgrounds, including TDI employees, the public, insurance agents, and elected officials and their staff
  • conduct training sessions for windstorm inspectors, contractors, engineers, architects, and manufacturers;
  • establish and maintain positive, effective, and open communications in a clear, concise, and compelling manner;
  • present complex data, policies, analyses, and recommendations in a clear, concise, and compelling manner;
  • interpret federal and state laws and regulations and understand with impact on engineering and property and casualty insurance; and
  • work independently with minimal supervision.

 

EMPLOYMENT WILL BEGIN ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

 

Position Details

Opening Date:07/10/2017
Functional Title:Engineer
Classification Title:Engineer VI - VII
Status:Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public
Application Deadline:Until filled
Pay Group:B26 – B27
Monthly Salary: $5,784.58 - $7,364.77
Annual Salary:$69,414.96 - $88,377.24
Job Posting Number:17-187
Division:Regulatory Policy/Inspections Office
Location:333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701
Travel Required:25 %

 

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Last updated: 08/11/2017

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