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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.

Important notice: Read before you apply

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: 27A, 250X, 04, 44, LGL10, 4402, 51, 51JX

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:

http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf

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: Staff Attorney

Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public

The Staff Attorney performs advanced attorney work for the DWC Enforcement section and provide enforcement input on division rules, policies and other legal issues. Work involves Investigating and litigating administrative enforcement actions against health care providers, insurance companies or other system participants for violations of the Texas Labor Code, Texas Insurance Code, or Texas Administrative Code.


This position:

  • represents the TDI-Division of Workers Compensation in disciplinary actions concerning health care providers, designated doctors, insurance carriers, and other system participants in the workers’ compensation system;
  • assist in the intake, investigation, and resolution of complaints concerning alleged violations of the Texas Labor Code, Texas Administrative Code, or Texas Insurance Code;
  • provides legal input to the Office of Medical Advisor regarding potential enforcement actions and participates in the divisions medical quality review process;
  • drafts briefs, pleadings, motions, legal memos, negotiated settlements, consent orders, warning letters, other correspondence related to enforcement actions, contested cases, and hearings;
  • confers with General Counsel to provide legal advice and opinions for the Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation or other agency employees on administrative violations; and
  • performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Graduate from an accredited law school with a J.D. or L.L.B degree, and a license to practice law in the State of Texas. Law clerk experience may be counted toward legal experience.

Additionally, this position requires:

  • three years of full-time legal experience as a licensed attorney including litigation experience with a focus on workers’ compensation, administrative law and/or medical malpractice; and experience with application of complex statutory and rule provisions.

Preference for this position includes:

  • experience in the area of workers compensation and experience in medical reimbursement systems such as Medicare; and three years as a licensed attorney including litigation experience with a focus on workers’ compensation, administrative law and/or medical malpractice.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • legal principles, practices, and administrative proceedings, and of laws, regulations, rules relating to the agency such as the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, the Texas Administrative Procedures Act, and the Public Information Act;
  • civil evidentiary techniques and procedural requirements;
  • experience in the preparation of pleadings, legal documents and briefs; and
  • word processing and word applications.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • decision making, problem solving and planning;
  • legal research, writing, and analysis;
  • communicating and working effectively with all levels of employees, government officials, and the public;
  • using Microsoft Office software applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook; and
  • using personal computers sufficient to enter and extract data from related systems and programs.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • exercise good judgment in the analysis of legal problems and to prepare sound, clear opinions;
  • comprehend and apply the Texas Insurance Code, Texas Labor Code and the Texas Administrative Code;
  • coordinate investigations and prepare witnesses and evidence for administrative hearings;
  • apply critical thinking to analyze and solve legal problems and interpret laws and regulations affecting the agency;
  • organize and manage multiple priorities and cases;
  • express comments and legal opinions logically persuasively, both verbally and in writing;
  • deal tactfully and professionally with the public, co-workers, and agency personnel;
  • exercise mature judgment in the analysis of legal problems and preparation of legal opinions; and
  • provide commitment to public service.

Position details

Opening date:06/28/2018
Functional title:Staff Attorney
Classification title:Attorney III
Status:Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public
Application deadline:Until Filled
Pay group:B23
Monthly salary: $4,798.67
Annual salary:$57,584.04
Job posting number:18-294
Division:Division of Workers’ Compensation/Enforcement
Location:7551 Metro Center Drive, Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78744
Travel required:5 %

 

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Last updated: 6/28/2018