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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 of 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 one of the following: Military Occupational Specialty codes are not available at this time.

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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: Insurance Specialist

Amended (12/11/17)-Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public

The Insurance Specialist performs entry-level technical insurance work and data entry work in the Loss Control Program, part of the Inspections Office of the Regulatory Policy Division.

This position:

  • executes queries to determine expiration dates and compile reports for web publication;
  • monitors the shared email inbox, prints, and files submissions;
  • prepares, tracks, sends, and receives correspondence;
  • advises interested parties of compliance, complaints, and enforcement of amusement ride operations;
  • researches, responds to, and processes open records requests;
  • collects, organizes, analyzes, and/or prepares materials in response to requests for program information and reports from the public, insurance industry, legislative staff, TDI staff, and other stakeholders;
  • notifies law enforcement and other appropriate entities regarding the operation of non-compliant rides and other safety issue;
  • audits amusement ride documentation including policies, inspections certificates, amusement ride photographs, serial numbers, and filing fees for accuracy and completeness;
  • communicates verbally and in writing with the insurance industry and amusement ride owners and operators regarding incomplete or incorrect filings;
  • may review, process, and determine compliance of operators with the Amusement Ride Act;
  • reviews general liability insurance policy requirements and amusement ride safety inspection certificates;
  • processes filing fees;
  • may monitor and maintain the amusement ride database, suggest and evaluate upgrades and changes;
  • ensure technology and available data meet program needs;
  • may recommend program activities and improvements, problem resolutions, proposed legislation, operational improvements, and budgetary needs; and
  • may assist with the preparation and submission of reports on program performance; supports the implementation of agency goals and objectives in accordance with the balanced scorecard.


This position requires thirty college hours.  Education and experience may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Additionally, this position requires:

  • one year of experience in technical insurance or in a field relative to assignment.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • office practices and administrative procedures;
  • insurance principles and practices;
  • business or program terminology, spelling, punctuation, grammar, typing formats, and word processing techniques, and procedures; and
  • applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • problem solving, decision making, and planning;
  • maintaining records, auditing documentation, and compiling reports;
  • using Microsoft Office software applications, including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook to complete tasks such as editing, entering, and extracting data; and
  • using standard office equipment.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of employees and the general public;
  • apply critical thinking to analyze and solve work problems;
  • work on a variety of administrative and technical assignments with multiple and competing priorities;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, insurance industry representatives, amusement ride owners and operators, amusement ride inspectors, and the general public;
  • select and accurately transcribe data from several source documents;
  • perform a series of procedural steps; and
  • organize and prioritize workload.


A computer skills test will be administered during interview.

Position Details

Opening Date:12/11/2017
Functional Title:Insurance Specialist
Classification Title:Insurance Specialist I
Status:Amended (12/11/17)-Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Pay Group:B12
Monthly Salary: $2,506.40
Annual Salary:$30,076.80
Job Posting Number:18-100 (previously posted as 17-224)
Division:Regulatory Policy / Inspections Office
Location:333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701
Travel Required:5 %


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Last updated: 12/11/2017

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