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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.

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: 49, 49A, 61AX

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:

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

Current Opportunity: Research & Analysis Specialist

Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public

The Research & Analysis Specialist participates in the processes associated with the Annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII). Collects, compiles and analyzes research data. Uses statistical methods and relational databases to analyze data sets, prepares reports of research findings, updates operating systems and resolves data issues and researches and responds to individual requests for information. The Research & Analysis Specialist enjoys a rewarding career by participating in the production of the SOII data which are used by safety and health policy analysts and researchers to help prevent nonfatal work injuries. The Research & Analysis Specialist 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 sources and agencies throughout Texas and the U.S.


This position:

  • performs data collection, assignment of numeric codes to data, and refinement of employer information;
  • performs review, research, calculations, updates and corrections of reports generated by BLS National and Regional Offices to identify and resolve data issues; analyzes industry/workforce estimates; and evaluates potential data publishability based on statistical methods;
  • provides support for the Safety Violations Hotline by performing data entry, batching Hotline reports to inspectors and tracking case status, and preparing related documentation, forms, reports, and correspondence in accordance with program policies and procedures.
  • prepares routine and non-routine reports, charts and graphs for presentations; assists with preparation of data tables for reports, press releases, correspondence, forms, documents and publications;
  • develops special data analyses and summaries, for the BLS programs and Workplace Safety, to be used in publications or studies; produces detailed reports, charts, and graphs; answers requests from internal and external customers for data gathered through research and analysis programs; plans and implements assigned projects from the beginning to end; and takes initiative and tracks trends to suggest research activities;
  • performs check in and workload batching, logging and monitoring;  communicates program issues to regional staff and tracks program progress; handles IT related issues; maintains equipment inventory and orders supplies; handles program purchasing and expenditure tracking;
  • interprets rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; assists in maintaining a recordkeeping system for files and records; and assists with coordinating disposal of confidential BLS program documents according to the BLS record retention schedules; and
  • performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Sixty college hours.  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 work experience in collection and verification of data, statistical analysis, writing summaries or reports for findings, creating data charts, graphs, and tables for reports or publications, performing detailed research and providing quality customer service.

Preferences for this position include:

  • bilingual language skills in English/Spanish (oral and written); and
  • medical coding and/or terminology.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • office practices and administrative procedures;
  • business or program terminology, spelling, punctuation, grammar, typing formats, and word processing techniques and procedures.
  • telephone collection and verification of data; disseminating technical procedures; and
  • basic statistical methods and their application to research analysis; of research methods, principles, techniques, and philosophies.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • problem solving, decision making, and planning;
  • professional telephone techniques;
  • summarizing information for reports and publications;
  • writing and editing reports and publications;
  • using Microsoft Office software applications, including Word and Outlook;
  • using personal computers sufficient to enter and extract data from related systems and programs; and
  • performing Internet research and using statistical tools and programs.

This position requires the demonstrated Ability to:

  • handle multiple tasks simultaneously and manage conflicting priorities in order to meet deadlines;
  • communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of employees and the general public;
  • plan, organize, and administer research projects; evaluate research data; to interpret and publish research findings;
  • gain knowledge of, carry out and interpret complex rules, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • gain knowledge of, interpret and apply OSHA recordkeeping rules and regulations;
  • gain knowledge of and apply appropriate SOII criteria;
  • understand and interpret the contents of a variety of forms, reports, articles, and data tables;
  • communicate over the telephone in order to collect or verify data on occupational injuries or illnesses;
  • prepare and maintain complex records and files;
  • make decisions in accordance with rules, regulations, and procedures;
  • apply critical thinking to analyze and solve work problems;
  • work harmoniously with fellow employees in an effective, results oriented, productive team environment;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels of the agency and external customers; and
  • work independently with moderate supervision.

Position Details

Opening Date:10/10/2017
Functional Title:Research & Analysis Specialist
Classification Title:Research Specialist I
Status:Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Pay Group:B15
Monthly Salary: $2,748.00
Annual Salary:$32,976.00
Job Posting Number:18-030
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: 10/11/2017

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