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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: 51C, 3044, 3006, 6C0X1, 64PX, 6C, 64.

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Current opportunity: Contract Specialist

Repost & Amended (6-29-18) -Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public

The Contract Specialist performs highly complex contract management work for the agency.

This position:

  • develops solicitations, contracts, and amendments;
  • develops bid evaluation instruments and evaluates information supplied by bidders;
  • negotiates contracts, contract specifications, contract renewals, and amendments;
  • coordinates and facilitates procurement-related meetings such as kick-off and pre-proposal meetings, post-award conferences, team briefings, and evaluation scoring;
  • monitors legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to contracting;
  • assists with developing contract administration policies and procedures;
  • provides guidance regarding contract administration, policies, and procedures;
  • coordinates the risk assessment process for contract monitoring and planning;
  • monitors contract performance; and
  • performs other duties as assigned.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration or a field related to the assignment. College hours in course work relevant to required experience may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis. 

Additionally, this position requires:

  • two and one half year’s of experience in contract development, management, and evaluation work; and
  • certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) designation, or Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD), or Certified Texas Purchasing Manager (CTPM), or Certified Public Procurement Officer/Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPO/CPPB) designation.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • state laws, rules, procedures, and regulations relevant to procurement, contracting, and contract management;
  • negotiating contracts; 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 and negotiating contracts;
  • 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 Centralized Accounting Payroll and Personnel (CAPPS) and Oracle PeopleSoft Purchasing Software.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • evaluate contracts and recommend future status;
  • interpret policies, procedures, and regulations;
  • write and edit contract requirements and specifications;
  • evaluate fiscal data for reasonableness, necessity, and conformity with contract requirements;
  • 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.

Written skills tests will be administered during the interview.

Position details

Opening date:06/26/2018
Functional title:Contract Specialist
Classification title:Contract Specialist III-IV
Status:Repost & Amended (6-29-18) -Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public
Application deadline:Until Filled
Pay group:B19- B21
Monthly salary: $3,750.00 - $5,650.00
Annual salary:$45,000.00 - $67,800.00
Job posting number:18-293
Division:Administrative Operations – Procurement and General Services/Purchasing and Contract Administration
Location:333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701
Travel required:5 %


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Last updated: 6/29/2018