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Texas Department of Insurance

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Workplace Safety section is responsible for promoting safe and healthy workplaces in Texas. We work to fulfill our legislative mandate to protect workers against unsafe working conditions, and encourage correction of hazardous working conditions in Texas workplaces. 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: 8E000, 02.

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:

http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_PlanningResearchandStatistics.pdf

Current Opportunity: Research Assistant

Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public

This position, with the Federal Data Collection program, performs data collection duties, reviews documents for required information, contacts employers on the telephone to obtain information and codes and refines data that is collected from employers for the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) as mandated by the U. S. Department of Labor. The Research & Statistics Technician enjoys a rewarding career helping Texas employers understand and comply with the request for information regarding their occupational injuries and illnesses based on the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping rules. The Research and Statistics Technician will receive ongoing professional development and training, work regular hours with the option for flexible schedules, and hone their occupational safety and health research skills by working with different employers in a variety of industries each day.


The Research Assistant:

  • collects, edits and verifies occupational injury and illness data collected from employers through annual surveys;
  • identifies required injury case narrative information and assigns numeric codes to data;
  • reviews, verifies, collects and mails reports to employer locations; and
  • prepares routine and special correspondence and status reports;
  • maintains recordkeeping and filing systems;
  • assists with special projects; and
  • performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Graduate from high school or equivalent. College hours in course work relevant to required experience may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis. 


Additionally, this position:

  • requires one year of full-time experience in using automated data systems, providing customer services, collecting, reviewing, and verifying data; and
  • prefers bilingual language skills in English/Spanish.


This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • office practices and administrative procedures; and
  • math, in order to perform moderately complex calculations.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • using Microsoft Office software programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access);
  • communicating effectively with clients/customers in individual and/or group settings;
  • prioritizing workload to meet continuous deadlines;
  • providing effective oral and written communication;
  • interpreting and conveying the requirements of laws, directives and procedures;
  • working with confidential, time sensitive information in a professional manner; and
  • use of personal computers for word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

This position requires the ability to:

  • gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts;
  • make decisions based on sound judgment;
  • devise solutions to problems;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with external customers and employees at all levels of the agency; and
  • work harmoniously with fellow employees in an effective, results-oriented, productive team environment.

 

EMPLOYMENT WILL BEGIN ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

 


Position Details

Opening Date:08/21/2017
Functional Title:Research Assistant
Classification Title:Research and Statistics Technician I
Status:Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Pay Group:A11
Monthly Salary: $2,194.33
Annual Salary:$26,331.96
Job Posting Number:17-245
Division:Division of Workers’ Compensation/ Workplace Safety/ Federal Data Collection
Location:7551 Metro Center Drive, Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78744
Travel Required:5 %

 

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Last updated: 08/21/2017

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