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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: 88N, 882A, AO, 616X, 360, 011, 0161, 0160, 2GOX1

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Current opportunity: Deputy Commissioner for Compliance and Investigations for the Division Workers’ Compensation (DWC)

Internal/External TDI Employees and General Public

This position reports directly to the Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation and performs highly advanced (senior level) managerial work as the Deputy Commissioner of Compliance and Investigations. Oversees operations of Fraud, Enforcement, DWC Prosecution Unit, and Systems Monitoring.

The Deputy Commissioner:

  • develops and implements processes and strategies related to compliance, enforcement and investigation requirements including compliance audits, fraud investigations, and complaint investigations;
  • coordinates and collaborates with Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation and executive staff to define, prioritize, and investigate compliance and enforcement initiatives;
  • directs the operations of Compliance and Investigations including the work of attorneys, investigators and staff assigned to the Travis County District Attorney’s Office;
  • directs staff to ensure the efficient and effective investigation and prosecution of workers’ compensation fraud;
  • coordinates enforcement efforts in consultation with the Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation and with other agencies, including the State Office of Administrative Hearings;
  • develops employee performance standards and conducts performance appraisals in accordance with agency policy and procedures;
  • analyzes information in order to communicate and present reports and proposals to executive management;
  • plans, develops, and implements new business process procedures and applications, and analyzes agency business requirements;
  • maintains a current working knowledge of workers’ compensation statutes, rules, processes, and procedures;
  • represents the division at business meetings and conferences, and performs liaison and advisory work as directed; and
  • performs other duties as assigned.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in business, public administration, or in a field relative to assignment.  Experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.  Education may not substitute for the experience requirement.

Additionally, this position requires:

  • five years of experience as an executive in the administration of business, government, or law with two of the five years consisting of experience similar to the duties of the position. 

Executive experience is defined as experience in a supervisory, management, or advisory capacity to executive staff. 

Preferences for this position include:

  • Five years of experience in the investigation or prosecution of insurance or workers’ compensation fraud;
  • A master’s degree in business administration, public administration, criminal justice, or juris doctorate;
  • Experience as a prosecuting attorney or law enforcement administrator;
  • 10 years of experience as a chief architect and thought leader in a senior business role, leading teams in a diverse, multi-site organization; and
  • 10 years of civil, criminal, or administrative litigation experience.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Texas Insurance and Workers’ Compensation laws and rules affecting the division and the agency;
  • federal and state laws and regulations relevant to enforcement, compliance, and insurance or workers’ compensation fraud;
  • methodologies including operations, analysis, project management, process development, and quality assurance for agency projects;
  • principles and practices of public administration and management; and
  • strategic planning techniques.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • strategically managing risk;
  • maintaining a strong ethical environment;
  • data analysis, problem solving, and implementing effective solutions;
  • preparing succinct reports;
  • change management and managing complex, multi-year projects;
  • setting and accomplishing challenging goals;
  • communicating complex information across a wide range of audiences and working effectively with all levels of TDI employees, the public, the insurance industry, and elected officials and their staff; and
  • developing employees through training, goal setting, and change management.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • direct and organize program activities;
  • plan, assign, coordinate, and manage the work of others;
  • identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions;
  • apply critical thinking to develop, monitor, and evaluate administrative policies and procedures;
  • effectively communicate and present complex data, policies, analyses and recommendations in a clear and concise manner; and
  • motivate and provide thoughtful leadership to direct reports.

Position details

Opening date:08/07/2018
Functional title:Deputy Commissioner for Compliance and Investigations for the Division Workers’ Compensation (DWC)
Classification title:Director IV
Status:Internal/External TDI Employees and General Public
Application deadline:Until Filled
Pay group:B29
Monthly salary: $10,833.00 - 11,500.00
Annual salary:$129,996.00 - 138,000.00
Job posting number:18-319
Division:Division of Workers’ Compensation
Location:7551 Metro Center Dr., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78744
Travel required:5 %

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Last updated: 8/7/2018