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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: Insurance Specialist

Internal/External – For TDI Employees and the General Public

The Insurance Specialist performs an array of technical insurance work on the Form Review and Filings Intake Team, part of the Property and Casualty Lines Office of the Regulatory Policy Division. Work involves reviewing forms, applications, and policy submittals for accuracy and completeness.

This position:

  • may assist with maintaining The Basic Manual of Rules, Rates and Forms for the Writing of Title Insurance in the State of Texas, including identifying possible updates and helping consider requested changes;
  • may assist with preparing agenda items relating to title insurance for rate, rule, and policy form hearings;
  • reviews and processes property and casualty policy forms, endorsements, and rules for completeness and compliance with laws and regulations;
  • communicates information to companies about incomplete or incorrect filings, or areas of concern;
  • recommends approval or disapproval of property and casualty policy forms, endorsements, and rules;
  • may make referrals to TDI Enforcement for possible disciplinary action for Texas Insurance Code violations;
  • responds to inquiries;
  • may interpret and draft insurance rules, regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • prepares clear and concise reports and correspondence;
  • may supervise the work of others; and
  • gathers, analyzes, and organizes market data and other information in response to various special requests or projects.


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

Additionally, this position requires:

  • Insurance Specialist III – one and one-half years’ experience in technical insurance matters or in a field relative to assignment.
  • Insurance Specialist IV – two years’ experience in technical insurance matters or in a field relative to assignment.

Preferences for this position include:

  • Insurance Specialist III – one and one-half years’ experience interpreting or complying with title insurance underwriting regulations on a daily basis.
  • Insurance Specialist IV – seven years’ experience interpreting or complying with title insurance underwriting regulations on a daily basis.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

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

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • problem solving, decision making, and planning;
  • maintaining records;
  • using Microsoft Office software applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook; and
  • using personal computers sufficient to enter and extract data from related systems and programs, such as Sircon and SERFF.

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;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, insurance industry representatives, and the general public;
  • select and accurately transcribe data from several source documents;
  • perform a series of procedural steps;
  • apply critical thinking to analyze and solve work problems;
  • interpret rules, regulations, filing requirements, policies, and procedures;
  • comprehend and apply complex regulatory rules and statutes to determine compliance or solve problems; and
  • organize and prioritize workload.

A skills test will be administered during interview.

Position details

Opening date:05/01/2018
Functional title:Insurance Specialist
Classification title:Insurance Specialist III-IV
Status:Internal/External – For TDI Employees and the General Public
Application deadline:Until filled
Pay group:B16 - B18
Monthly salary: $3,000.00 - $4,000.00
Annual salary:$36,000.00 - $48,000.00
Job posting number:18-234
Division:Regulatory Policy/Property and Casualty Lines Office
Location:333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701
Travel required:5 %


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Last updated: 5/1/2018