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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 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

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:

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

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

Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public

This position investigates fraudulent insurance acts that violate penal law and are committed or attempted while engaging in the business of insurance, committed or attempted as part of or in support of an insurance transaction or part of an attempt to defraud an insurer. Investigative support and assists, the TDI Fraud Prosecutor, assigned to Travis County District Attorney’s Office, in investigating assigned workers compensation cases in preparation for grand jury and/or trial.


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;
  • completes unit and agency administrative reports as required;
  • reviews legal aspects of investigations and recommends action as appropriate;
  • coordinates criminal investigations and maintains contact with various state or federal law enforcement organizations relative to insurance fraud matters;
  • travels in order to complete investigations; and
  • assists with special projects.

Qualifications

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:

  • five years of experience in financial investigation or complex financial analysis and/or criminal investigation;
  • a licensed Texas Peace Officer; and
  • a Master Peace Officer certificate.

Preferences for this position include:

  • certification as a Fraud Examiner; and
  • a degree in accounting, finance, business or criminal justice with specialized training in fraud investigation.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

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

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • applying critical thinking to evaluate, analyze and interpret information;
  • problem solving, decision making and planning;
  • effectively obtaining statements from witnesses and suspects;
  • networking with law enforcement authorities;
  • the use of personal computers and software including Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel; and
  • operating a motor vehicle in highly congested traffic conditions in a safe courteous manner in compliance with traffic laws.

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;
  • apply critical thinking to analyze correspondence, business records, and other documents to extract relevant 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;
  • interpret agency rules and division policies and procedures;
  • execute search and arrest warrants;
  • effectively write an investigation report;
  • work independently and meet deadlines;
  • satisfy TCOLE firearms training requirements;
  • communicate effectively with all levels of employees and the public;
  • 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;
  • satisfy the conditions required to maintain fully-qualified driving status;
  • drive a vehicle for an extended period of time; and
  • lift 50 lbs.

Position Details

Opening Date:11/21/2017
Functional Title:Investigator
Classification Title:Investigator VII
Status:Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Pay Group:B24
Monthly Salary: $5,416.67
Annual Salary:$65,000.04
Job Posting Number:18-085
Division:Division of Workers’ Compensation/Compliance and Investigations/Fraud –Travis Co. Prosecutor
Location:509 W 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Travel Required:10 %

 

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Last updated: 11/22/2017

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