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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 of 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 one of the following: 31A, 35M, 401

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Veterans: Go to www.texasskillstowork.com for assistance with translating your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets.

Current Opportunity: Investigator III (3 positions)

Internal/External-TDI Employees and the General Public

The investigator conducts investigations of offenses that are in violation of a penal law and linked to the business of insurance.

This position:

  • conducts criminal white-collar investigations involving business transactions including interviewing witnesses and preparing financial analyses;
  • organizes and maintains case files and evidence;
  • documents investigative findings in clear and concise formats;
  • uses a case management system to document investigative activity;
  • prepares summaries of financial transactions for referral to Federal and State prosecutors;
  • extracts financial data from case files for entry into data bases;
  • provides testimony and technical support in connection with judicial proceedings;
  • coordinates criminal investigations and maintains contact with various state or federal law enforcement organizations relative to insurance fraud matters;
  • reviews legal aspects of investigations and recommends action as appropriate;
  • completes unit and agency administrative reports as required; and
  • travels in order to complete investigations.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in criminal justice, business administration, finance, accounting, economics, insurance, or related field is generally preferred. Education and experience relevant to position requirements may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Additionally, this position requires:

  • one year of investigative experience; and
  • license as a Texas Peace Officer or able to be licensed within 90 days of employment.

Career Ladder:

Eligibility for promotions requires successful completion of the following,

Investigator IV:         

  • two years of full-time experience in TDI’s Fraud Unit;
  • required training; and
  • demonstration of conducting criminal investigations leading to referrals for prosecution.


Investigator V:

  • three years of full-time experience in TDI’s Fraud Unit;
  • required training;
  • demonstration of conducting advanced criminal investigations leading to referrals for prosecution;
  • obtain Certified Fraud Examiner credential; and
  • obtain Intermediate Peace Officer Certification.


Investigator VI:

  • five years of full-time experience in TDI’s Fraud Unit;
  • required training;
  • demonstration of conducting complex criminal investigations leading to referrals for prosecution; and
  • obtain Advance Peace Officer Certification.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Texas Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedures;
  • the Texas Rules of Evidence;
  • grand jury and courtroom procedures;
  • criminal investigative processes;
  • interview and interrogation techniques;
  • police practices and procedures;
  • police report writing;
  • planning and conducting complex investigations; and
  • word processing and electronic spreadsheets.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • effectively obtaining statements from witnesses and suspects; and
  • networking with law enforcement authorities.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • comprehend and apply criminal statutes;
  • conduct criminal investigations;
  • research rules and statutes and apply knowledge to individual cases;
  • analyze correspondence, business records, and other documents to extract relative information;
  • effectively and efficiently analyze complex financial statements, reports and forms;
  • audit accounts, statements, reports, policy forms and other records of insurance companies;
  • exercise independent judgment and use discretion in making decisions relative to assigned investigation;
  • execute search and arrest warrants;
  • effectively write an investigation report;
  • work independently and meet deadlines;
  • satisfy TCOLE firearms training requirements;
  • communicate effectively;
  • follow chain of command, and directions;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other employees, the insurance industry and the general public;
  • maintain professional demeanor and conduct;
  • drive a vehicle for an extended period of time; and
  • lift 50 lbs.

Position Details

Opening Date:01/03/2018
Functional Title:Investigator III (3 positions)
Classification Title:Investigator III
Status:Internal/External-TDI Employees and the General Public
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Pay Group:B16
Monthly Salary: $3,916.67
Annual Salary:$47,000.04
Job Posting Number:18-118
Division:Compliance/Fraud Unit
Location:350 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. East, Suite 120, Houston, TX 77060
Travel Required:30-50 %


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Last updated: 01/03/2018

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