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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: 31A, 31B, 31D, 311A, MA, 401, 023, 5805, 5821, 7S0X1, 71SX

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Current Opportunity: Digital Forensic Investigator

Amended (8/14/17)-Internal/External-TDI Employees and the General Public

The Digital Forensic Investigator investigates fraudulent insurance acts that are in violation of a penal law that are committed, or attempted, while engaging in the business of insurance and provides forensic examination of computers and digital devices used in the commission of insurance fraud.

This position:

  • conducts criminal white-collar investigations involving business transactions including interviewing witnesses and preparing financial analyses;
  • collects and preserves data using accepted forensic protocols;
  • documents the handling of evidence;
  • performs Internet, email, file system detection, and recovery of deleted files and performs file analysis;
  • locates and recovers data within unallocated space of hard drives;
  • recovers the data and provides meaningful interpretation for investigations;
  • utilizes password recovery tools and provides results for investigations;
  • visually verifies and deciphers ASCII, binary and hexadecimal file system structures;
  • provides testimony and technical support in connection with judicial proceedings; and
  • coordinates criminal investigations and maintains contact with various state or federal law enforcement organizations relative to insurance fraud matters.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.  Education and experience relevant to position requirements may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Additionally, this position requires:

  • four years of experience in financial investigation, criminal investigations, and/or computer forensics, engineering, or analysis; and
  • applicants to be a licensed Texas Peace Officer or capable of being licensed within three months of employment. Applicants must have two years of full-time, paid law enforcement employment within four years of the date on the application.

Preferences for this position include:

  • certified Forensic Computer Examiner;
  • certification in a computer forensic tool, such as X-PERT, EnCE, ACE; and
  • Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • commercial computer forensic software such as X-Ways, OSForensics, iLooKIX, EnCase, FTK, etc.;
  • file types and file systems such as FAT32, NTFS, and HFS+;
  • Cellebrite mobile forensics;
  • scripting skills;
  • Texas Penal Code, and Code of Criminal Procedures;
  • Texas Rules of Evidence;
  • Grand jury and courtroom procedures;
  • Criminal investigative processes;
  • interview and interrogation techniques; and
  • police practices and procedures.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • using Microsoft Office software applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • forensic examination of computers, cell phones, and other digital devices;
  • maintenance and upkeep of forensic lab equipment;
  • problem solving, decision making, and planning;
  • 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, including the Texas Insurance Code;
  • conduct criminal investigations related to insurance fraud;
  • 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;
  • apply critical thinking to analyze and solve work problems;
  • exercise independent judgment and use discretion in making decisions relative to assigned investigation;
  • effectively write an investigation report;
  • execute search and arrest warrants;
  • satisfy TCOLE firearms training requirements;
  • follow chain of command, and directions;
  • communicate effectively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and 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 25 lbs.

Applicants completing the oral interview process will be subject to an extensive background investigation that may include fingerprint queries, which requires a fee that is to be paid by the applicant.



Position Details

Opening Date:07/14/2017
Functional Title:Digital Forensic Investigator
Classification Title:Investigator VI
Status:Amended (8/14/17)-Internal/External-TDI Employees and the General Public
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Pay Group:B22
Monthly Salary: $4,666.67
Annual Salary:$56,000.04
Job Posting Number:17-194
Division:Compliance/Fraud Unit
Location:TDI Headquarters, 333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas
Travel Required:50 %


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Last updated: 08/14/2017

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