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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.

Important notice: Read before you apply

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: 06.

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:

http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_InspectorsandInvestigators.pdf

Current Opportunity: Windstorm Inspector

Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public

The Windstorm Inspector inspects buildings constructed in the first tier of counties along the Texas Gulf Coast for building code compliance in order to be considered insurable property for windstorm coverage through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.


This position:

  • meets with contractors, builders, agents, consumers, and professional engineers on building code requirements;
  • performs inspections of residential and commercial properties;
  • prepares field office progress reports for Austin office;
  • maintains records;
  • responds to technical inquiries, both verbal and written;
  • develops and facilitates educational programs and speaking events for the public and industry professionals regarding TDI rules, policies, and changes;
  • responds to and resolves complaints;
  • assists with special projects; and
  • performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

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


Additionally, this position requires:

  • one year experience in a field relative to assignment;
  • a Class C Texas Driver’s License;
  • travel on a consistent basis;
  • possible relocation to another coastal field office; and
  • being certified by having passed the International Code Council (ICC) Coastal exam or its equivalent within one year from date of hire.

Preferences for this position include:

  • knowledge of windstorm building code, and other laws and statutes which may govern the construction of structures on the Texas Gulf Coast.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • windstorm building code, and other laws and statutes which may govern the construction of structures on the Texas Gulf Coast;
  • insurance principles and practices; and
  • applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • problem solving, decision making, and planning;
  • using computers including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access software applications;
  • using standard office equipment; and
  • using personal computers sufficient to enter and extract data from related systems and programs, such as Oracle.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • read and comprehend building codes;
  • comprehend and apply regulatory rules and statutes;
  • conduct inspections and identify non-code compliant findings;
  • apply critical thinking to analyze and solve work problems;
  • transport a +/- 35 pound ladder issued by the state to worksites;
  • climb to heights of +/- 40 feet;
  • perform physical inspections of residential structures, including set-up of ladders to inspect roofs;
  • bend, stoop, and stretch in order to perform a quality inspection;
  • prepare clear and concise reports of findings;
  • observe all safety aspects of the field office;
  • obtain new product information as required for certification;
  • communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of employees and the general public;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, builders, contractors, engineering firms, insurance industry representatives, lending institutions, homeowners, and the general public;
  • be flexible to work additional hours in times of high volume; and
  • work independently with minimum supervision.

A skills test will be administered during interview.


 

Position Details

Opening Date:08/22/2017
Functional Title:Windstorm Inspector
Classification Title:Inspector IV
Status:Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Pay Group:B15
Monthly Salary: $3,724.16
Annual Salary:$44,689.92
Job Posting Number:17-248
Division:Regulatory Policy/Inspections/Windstorm Inspections Program
Location:209 E. Mulberry Street, Ste. 500, Angleton, TX, 77515
Travel Required:100 %

 

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Last updated: 09/26/2017

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