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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: 5J, 27, 27D, 44, 270A, 2960, 4400, 4421, 4430, 5J0X1

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:

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

 

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

Current Opportunity: Legal Assistant

Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public

The Legal Assistant performs highly complex (senior level) work for a legal office that pursues administrative violations for the Division of Workers’ Compensation. This position resides in the Enforcement section within Compliance and Investigations program area. Work involves coordinating legal activities, drafting legal documents, and assisting attorneys with case management.


This position:

  • assists attorneys to prioritize cases, organize case files, retrieves information and inputs data to computer and conducts searches and queries from agency databases to assist with case documentation;
  • reviews, screens, and analyzes case-related materials for assigned cases and provides chronologies and summary of facts to assigned attorneys;
  • assists and or participates with attorney(s) in preparation for depositions, administrative hearings, informal settlement conferences, including drafting correspondence to expert witnesses, attorney(s), governmental agencies, and parties as to the status of cases;
  • assists attorneys at state office of administrative hearings including organizing exhibits and affidavits in preparation for hearings;
  • coordinates complaints from the office of medical advisor and other division sections and retrieves necessary information for an enforcement action;
  • prepares, reviews, and edits pleadings, motions, briefs, petitions, summary dispositions, and other legal motions and documents;
  • drafts and calendars interrogatories, requests for disclosures, productions, admissions and other requests in accordance with local, state, federal and administrative and agency rules and procedures;
  • responds to inquiries related to the pending cases and returns messages for assigned attorney(s) and responds to open records requests;
  • Serves as liaison to Texas Medical Board and maintains monthly reports to TMB.
  • researches and analyzes legal sources such as statutes, case law, administrative records, opinions, articles, rules and regulations;
  • performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university OR post baccalaureate certificate in paralegal studies OR bachelor's degree with a minor in paralegal studies OR associate's degree in paralegal science from an accredited college or university OR completion of a program in paralegal studies.  Education and experience relevant to position requirements may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.


Additionally, this position requires:

  • two years full-time legal administrative work to include proofreading; and
  • experience using Microsoft Office software applications, including Word and Outlook, and familiarity with legal and medical terminology.

Preferences for this position include:

  • working knowledge of commonly used spreadsheet and database applications will be considered beneficial;
  • experience preparing enforcement actions for hearing at the State Office of Administrative Hearings; and
  • experience preparing medical cases.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • open meetings laws, current legal trends in the interaction of law, professional ethics and Public Information Act;
  • law office management and administration policies, practices; and
  • statistical and record keeping applications, business or legal terminology related to administrative court system, spelling, punctuation, grammar, typing formats, including databases, spreadsheets and word processing techniques and procedures.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • problem solving, decision making, and planning;
  • acquiring, maintaining, organizing, analyzing and summarizing case evidence;
  • professional telephone techniques;
  • using Microsoft Office software applications, including Word and Outlook; and
  • using personal computers sufficient to enter and extract data from related systems and programs.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • prepare and maintain complex records and electronic files;
  • maintain flexibility and work with interruptions and changing priorities;
  • understand and carry out complex instructions;
  • perform under pressure and handle confidential work with tact and discretion;
  • communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of employees and the general public;
  • make decisions in accordance with federal, state, local and county applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines;
  • manage time to effectively manage projects to a successful and timely conclusion, succinctly summarize legal information and work independently;
  • apply critical thinking to analyze and solve work problems;
  • train and supervise clerical and administrative employees; and
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with manager, team members, co-workers, county employees and officials, judges, attorneys, court personnel, other participants in the civil justice system, representatives of outside agencies, and the general public.

Position Details

Opening Date:10/23/2017
Functional Title:Legal Assistant
Classification Title:Legal Assistant III
Status:Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Pay Group:B-19
Monthly Salary: $3,520.33 to $4,023.17
Annual Salary:$42,243.96 to $48,278.04
Job Posting Number:18-043
Division:Division of Workers’ Compensation/DWC Enforcement
Location:7551 Metro Center Drive, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78744
Travel Required:5 %

 

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Last updated: 10/23/2017

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