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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: 11, 01, SD1, 16, 641X, 16GX, 8005, 0111 040, 205.

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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: Program Specialist

Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public

The Program Specialist performs highly advanced general management, solicitation, project management, and coordination activities for the Procurement and General Services Office.

This position:

  • works on a variety of special projects involving program analysis and planning;
  • drafts and edits a wide range of documents, including reports, analyses, and recommendations;
  • assists with solicitations by acting as a liaison between the Purchasing and Contract Administration program and the various agency divisions;
  • works with subject matter experts to document and clarify requirements for contract solicitations;
  • assists with the development and review of solicitation documentation and the coordination of solicitation schedules and activities;
  • uses project management techniques to ensure division tasks and assignments remain on schedule;
  • develops, documents, and updates policies and procedures; and
  • performs other duties as assigned.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, liberal arts, or in a field related to the assignment. Education and experience relevant to position requirements may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis. 

Additionally, this position requires:

  • four years’ experience in a field relative to the assignment; and
  • certification as a Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) within eighteen months of employment.

Preferences for this position include:

  • experience with contracts and procurements or project management.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • project management concepts and techniques; and
  • business or program terminology, spelling, punctuation, grammar, typing formats, and word processing techniques and procedures.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • problem solving, decision making and planning;
  • developing goals and objectives;
  • using Microsoft Office software applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; and
  • using personal computers sufficient to enter and extract data from related systems and programs.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • interpret policies, procedures, and regulations;
  • present complex data, policies, analyses, and recommendations in a clear, concise, and compelling manner;
  • develop and evaluate administrative policies and procedures;
  • manage and coordinate multiple tasks and priorities in order to meet necessary deadlines;
  • communicate and work effectively with a wide range of people with varied skills, knowledge, and backgrounds;
  • apply critical thinking to analyze and solve work problems; and
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels of the agency and external customers.

Computer and written skills tests will be administered during the interview.

Position Details

Opening Date:01/26/2018
Functional Title:Program Specialist
Classification Title:Program Specialist IV
Status:Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Pay Group:B20
Monthly Salary: $4,000.00 - $5,000.00
Annual Salary:$48,000.00 - $60,000.00
Job Posting Number:18-141
Division:Administrative Operations – Procurement and General Services
Location:333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701
Travel Required:5 %


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Last updated: 01/26/2018

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