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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: Military Occupational Specialty codes are not available at this time.

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Current opportunity: Program Specialist

Internal/External – TDI employees and the General Public

The Program Specialist assists in developing and drafting property and casualty insurance rules in the Property and Casualty Lines Office, part of the Regulatory Policy Division. Work involves reviewing and providing guidance on forms, applications, policy submissions, rules, and legislation.

This position:

  • develops, drafts, edits, reviews, and provides input on administrative rules, bulletins, and proposed legislation, and participates in the implementation of administrative rules and legislation;
  • assesses the impact of existing and proposed legislation with regard to property and casualty insurance;
  • reviews and provides guidance on highly complex property and casualty policy form and endorsement filings to ensure completeness and compliance with laws and regulations;
  • gathers, analyzes, and organizes market data and other information in response to various special requests or projects;
  • reviews and edits agency documents, creates presentations and reports, and reviews and analyzes information;
  • works on a variety of special projects and assignments; and
  • assists with regulating title insurance and worker’s compensation, including maintaining basic manuals and preparing for hearings.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Education and experience may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Additionally, this position requires:

  • five years of experience in a field relative to assignment.
  • a writing sample of at least two pages, to be submitted with the application. The writing sample should not have been authored by anyone other than the applicant.  (Email writing sample to

Preferences for this position include:

  • experience with drafting administrative rules.
  • experience with reviewing, analyzing, and editing contracts or complex legal and regulatory documents.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • insurance principles and practices; and
  • applicable laws, rules, policies, and procedures.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • clear, concise writing;
  • logical reasoning and analysis;
  • problem solving, decision making, and planning;
  • using Microsoft Office software applications, including Word and Outlook; and
  • using personal computers sufficient to enter and extract data from related systems and programs, such as SERFF and Sircon.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • apply critical thinking to analyze and solve work problems;
  • communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of employees and the general public;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, insurance industry representatives, and the general public;
  • present complex data, policies, analyses, and recommendations in a clear, concise, and compelling manner;
  • interpret rules, regulations, filing requirements, policies, and procedures;
  • comprehend and apply complex regulatory rules and statutes to determine compliance or solve problems; and
  • analyze and solve work-related problems and to work independently on a variety of administrative and technical assignments.


  A skills test will be administered during interview.

Position details

Opening date:05/02/2018
Functional title:Program Specialist
Classification title:Program Specialist V
Status:Internal/External – TDI employees and the General Public
Application deadline:Until Filled
Pay group:B21
Monthly salary: $4,023.17 - $4,956.09
Annual salary:$48,278.04 - $59,473.08
Job posting number:18-230
Division:Regulatory Policy / Property and Casualty Lines Office
Location:333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701
Travel required:5 %


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Last updated: 5/2/2018