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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.

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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: 02, 04, 16, 040, 86M0, 205, 0231, 641X, 8005, OS, OSS,

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Current Opportunity: Program Specialist

Internal/External Posting - TDI Employees and General Public

The Program Specialist performs an array of technical and program support work. This position reports directly to the Deputy Commissioner of DWC Affairs and Strategic Planning for the Division of Workers’ Compensation.

This position:

  • serves as executive assistant to the Deputy Commissioner of DWC Affairs and Strategic Planning and provides administrative support to DWC Communications and Worker’s Compensation Research & Evaluation Group;
  • maintains and updates calendars by coordinating and scheduling meetings; makes travel arrangements and prepares and processes travel related documents;
  • assists program staff with issues relating to administrative functions, budget, human resources, training, IT, accounting, and open records;
  • serves as primary purchasing liaison, enters and approves purchase requisitions in CAPPs system; responsible for ordering items and supplies;
  • studies and analyzes operations and problems, and prepares reports of findings and recommendations;
  • works with program staff in determining trends and resolving technical problems;
  • assists in dissemination of public information;
  • assists with special projects; and
  • performs other duties as assigned.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in a field relative to assignments.  Experience and education relevant to position may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Additionally, this position requires:

  • one year of experience in technical work, program administration, or a field relative to assignment; and
  • one year experience using Microsoft Word and Excel software applications.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • local state and federal laws relating to the program area;
  • principles and practices of office administration and management;
  • business or program terminology, spelling, punctuation, grammar, typing formats, and word processing techniques and procedures;
  • statistical analysis processes; and
  • program planning implementation.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • decision making, problem-solving and planning;
  • professional telephone techniques;
  • communicating and working effectively with all levels of employees and the public; and
  • using Microsoft Office software applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • apply critical thinking to evaluate, analyze and interpret information;
  • gather, assemble, correlate and analyze facts;
  • devise solutions to problems;
  • present complex data, policies, analyses, and recommendations in a clear, concise, and compelling manner;
  • manage and coordinate multiple tasks and priorities in order to meet deadlines;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, team members, coworkers, and the public; and
  • train others.


Word and Excel test will be administered during interview.



Position Details

Opening Date:07/20/2017
Functional Title:Program Specialist
Classification Title:Program Specialist I
Status:Internal/External Posting - TDI Employees and General Public
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Pay Group:B17
Monthly Salary: $3,100.00
Annual Salary:$37,200.00
Job Posting Number:17-192
Division:Division of Workers’ Compensation/DWC Affairs and Strategic Planning
Location:7551 Metro Center Dr., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78744
Travel Required:5 %


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Last updated: 08/11/2017

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