Current Opportunity: Attorney
Internal/External for TDI Employees and The General Public
This position is for the Assistant Director for the Office of Policy Development and involves giving direction and providing guidance to attorneys and support staff. Serves as Director of Policy Development in the Director’s absence.
Specifically, this position:
- assists with various administrative tasks;
- assists with human resource and staffing issues;
- works closely with staff and advises on all office issues;
- participates in staff meetings on legal and policy issues;
- mentors other attorneys on a wide variety of subjects;
- writes rules, legislation, and legal-related agency documents;
- writes legal briefs and memoranda;
- manages rule projects and occasionally prepares for and participates in administrative hearings;
- researches, interprets, and applies statutes and rules;
- advises agency divisions regarding requests under the Public Information Act; and
- occasionally assists the Attorney General’s office in the preparation of cases for litigation.
This position requires graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. or LL.B degree. Law clerk or similar experience may be counted toward legal experience.
- this position requires five years of regulatory or administrative law experience;
- must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas;
- a resume must be submitted with application;
- a copy of a writing sample of no more than 10 pages, that has not been edited by anyone other than the applicant, must be submitted with application;
- this position prefers litigation experience; and
- this position prefers experience with insurance regulation and drafting rules and legislation.
This position requires working knowledge of:
- The Texas Insurance Code; Texas Administrative Procedures Act; Public Information Act; and Open Meetings Act;
- legislative and rule drafting techniques;
- insurance regulation; and
- life/health, property and casualty, and state fire marshal regulatory issues.
This position requires demonstrated skill in:
- legal research, analysis, and writing in plain English;
- project management and/or team leadership;
- use of personal computer; and
- word processing and ability to learn and use relational databases and tracking systems.
This position requires the ability to:
- direct the work of the Office of Policy Development counsel, to assume and delegate responsibility for accomplishment of agency goals; to interpret and apply agency policies, statutes and rules;
- exhibit leadership qualities;
- exercise good judgment in the analysis of legal problems and prepare sound, clear opinions;
- efficiently research complex legal issues;
- analyze and solve legal problems and interpret laws and regulations affecting the agency;
- express comments and legal opinions clearly and persuasively;
- deal tactfully and professionally with the public, co-workers, agency staff and industry representatives;
- work effectively in groups and participate in creating consensus;
- clearly and effectively explain legal concepts to lay persons;
- communicate clearly and effectively, including in large meetings;
- work independently; and
- organize and manage multiple competing priorities.
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