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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.

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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: 91C, 1171, 91, 11

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Current Opportunity: Licensing Investigator

Internal/External for TDI employees and general public

The Licensing Investigator investigates complaints related to companies and individuals licensed by the State Fire Marshal’s Office to determine if state statute or rules have been violated. This position conducts inspections related to sales and storage of fireworks. This position also provides community outreach and prevention programs; public speaking at fire service, law enforcement, and general public groups.

This position:

  • conducts surveys of installed fire protection systems to determine if design and installation are in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and manufacturer’s instructions;
  • accurately interprets the facts, circumstances and evidence common to the investigation process;
  • prepares detailed narrative and evidentiary report of alleged violations;
  • gathers on-site evidence including photographs, witness statements, and supporting documentation;
  • researches technical manuals, codes, and standards to verify alleged violations;
  • assists with the preparation of cases for  administrative hearings  and testifies before the State Office of Administrative Hearings;
  • may file criminal charges with prosecutors where warranted;
  • advises fire service, law enforcement and insurance personnel on code related issues;
  • conducts public demonstrations, community outreach and fire prevention activities; and
  • assists with special projects.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in a field related to assignment.  Education and experience may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis

Additionally, this position requires:

  • three years of experience in fire protection systems and equipment or experience directly related to extinguisher, alarm, or fire sprinkler equipment and systems;
  • licensing by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) as a Peace Officer;
  • Peace Officers to maintain weapons proficiency as determined by the agency;
  • successful completion of all training assignments, including the field training program;
  • extensive stooping, kneeling, crawling, crouching, and reaching;
  • working outdoors, often under adverse weather conditions;
  • driving for extended periods of time and often in remote areas;
  • extensive traveling which may require frequent overnight stays; and
  • residing within assigned area and may require relocation to meet the operational needs of the agency.

Preferences for this position include:

  • a certification from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP), or equivalents.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • personal computers and software including word processing, electronic spreadsheets, photo images;
  • NFPA Standards related to fire protection systems; and
  • fire industry and code compliance investigations.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • problem solving, decision making, and planning;
  • verbal and written communication;
  • interviewing witnesses;
  • photographing evidence; and
  • conducting, organizing and managing investigations

This position requires the ability to:

  • apply critical thinking to evaluate, analyze and interpret information;
  • work independently and with minimal supervision;
  • make sound decisions based in fact and the circumstances discovered;
  • follow standard operating guidelines;
  • effectively communicate applicable state laws and technical information;
  • maintain a high degree of integrity in a position of public trust;
  • develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, fire service, law enforcement and insurance; and
  • lift materials up to 50 lbs.


Position Details

Opening Date:08/21/2017
Functional Title:Licensing Investigator
Classification Title:Investigator V
Status:Internal/External for TDI employees and general public
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Pay Group:PG B20
Monthly Salary: $4,321.05
Annual Salary:$51,852.60
Job Posting Number:17-247
Division:State Fire Marshal’s Office/Fire Safety Licensing Investigations
Location:Must reside within the border of Fort Worth, Mineral Wells, Temple and/or close proximity
Travel Required:75 %


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Last updated: 09/26/2017

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