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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 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: 91C, 1171, 91, 11

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:

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Current opportunity: Deputy State Fire Marshal

Internal/External for TDI employees and general public

The Deputy State Fire Marshal serves as the liaison between the State Fire Marshal’s Office, customers and local authorities having jurisdiction. This position prepares plans as related to fire safety for large gatherings indoors and outdoors, and also provides customer service and outreach to entities and individuals requesting fire safety inspections.

This position:

  • performs tasks related to fire safety;
  • completes narrative reports to record conditions in violation of fire safety standards and suggesting methods of correction;
  • travels to conduct fire safety inspections;
  • presents, assists, and/or coordinates fire and life safety outreach programs;
  • attends training and performs research necessary for professional development; and
  • testifies at administrative hearings and criminal trials.


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

Additionally, this position requires:

  • three years of experience in fire safety work or related field;
  • earning and/or obtaining a Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) certification as a fire inspector within one year of date hired; and
  • the inspector to reside in a county within their assigned district.

This position requires the demonstrated knowledge of:

  • fire code violations from the National Fire Protection Association 1 (NFPA 1) or International Fire Code (IFC);
  • the Incident Command System (ICS); and
  • the use of personal computers and Microsoft Office software.

This position requires the demonstrated skill in:

  • providing customer service to the public and government entities;
  • problem solving, decision making and planning;
  • conducting interviews and inspections; and
  • operating a motor vehicle in a safe courteous manner in compliance with traffic laws.  

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • develop and maintain effective working relationships with fire service, law enforcement, the public, co-workers, agency staff and industry representatives;
  • apply critical thinking to evaluate, analyze and interpret information;
  • work independently with minimal supervision;
  • work outdoors, often under adverse weather conditions;
  • drive for extended period of time, often in remote areas;
  • satisfy the conditions required to maintain fully-qualified driving status; and
  • do heavy lifting, walking, pushing, standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and reaching.

Position details

Opening date:03/05/2018
Functional title:Deputy State Fire Marshal
Classification title:Inspector VI
Status:Internal/External for TDI employees and general public
Application deadline:Until Filled
Pay group:B19
Monthly salary: $3,520.37
Annual salary:$42,244.44
Job posting number:18-166
Division:State Fire Marshal’s Office/Fire Safety Inspections
Location:Must reside within Texas and be willing to travel to various locations within the state with overnight travel requirements, up to a week at a time. Preference is East Central Texas region.
Travel required:75 %


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Last updated: 3/5/2018