Attorney III

Job Description
TDI – Attorney III, 2 positions (00008996)
Organization TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
Primary Location: Texas-Austin
Work Locations: 333 Guadalupe
Austin 78701
Status: Internal/External-TDI employees and the general public Job Posting Number: 00007351
Division: Enforcement
Location: Hobby
Job: Legal
Employee Status:Regular Schedule Full-time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00 Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time
State Job Code: 3504
Salary Admin Plan: B
Grade: 25
Salary (Pay Basis) 5,833.34 – 6,250.00 (Monthly)
Number of Openings 2
Overtime Status: Exempt
Posting Date Jan 28, 2020 Closing Date Ongoing Description
Travel required: 5%
Status: Internal/External-TDI employees and the general public
Job Posting Number: 00008996
Division: Enforcement
Location: 333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78701

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is a state agency that regulates the insurance industry, administers the Texas workers’ compensation system, and works to educate and protect consumers.

Before you apply, please click or copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/jobs/apply.html for more information about working for the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI).

Attorney III — 2 positions
Performs highly complex (senior-level) legal work for the Enforcement Division. Investigates and litigates administrative actions against licensed insurance agents, adjusters, companies, and other authorized persons, as well as against unlicensed individuals and entities for violations of the Texas Insurance Code, Texas Administrative Code, and Texas Occupations Code. Work involves overseeing and planning legal activities, preparing legal documents, participating in hearings, interpreting laws and regulations, and rendering legal advice and counsel. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

This position:
-requires an active license to practice law in the State of Texas;
-represents the Texas Department of Insurance in disciplinary actions concerning
licensed insurance agents, agencies, adjusters, companies, and other authorized persons, as well as against unlicensed individuals and entities;
-drafts briefs and pleadings;
-prepares Commissioner Orders related to contested cases and hearings;
-assists in the investigation and resolution of complaints concerning alleged violations of the Texas Insurance Code and Texas Administrative Code;
-assists the Office of the Attorney General in preparation of administrative appeals; -provides legal advice and opinions for the Commissioner of Insurance and other agency employees; and
-performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

This position requires:
-graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. or L.L.B degree;
-five years of legal experience. A resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample, of no more than 10 pages, must be submitted with the application. The writing sample must not be authored by anyone other than the applicant.

Applicant to be eligible to apply for access to the Texas Criminal Justice Information system. For eligibility, see:
https://www.dps.texas.gov/administration/crime records/docs/txCJlSSvsAccPolicv.pdf

TDI will conduct a criminal background check on all final candidates. An applicant who has been convicted of, received deferred adjudication for, or has an open arrest for a criminal offense, may be disqualified from employment.

Preferences for this position includes:
-six to eight years of litigation or prosecutorial experience, and a working knowledge of and experience in administrative, insurance, or criminal law.

Registration, License, or Certification Required:
-must have an active license to practice law in the State of Texas.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:
-civil evidentiary techniques and procedural requirements; and
-word processing and experience in the preparation of pleadings, legal documents and briefs.

This position requires demonstrated skill in: -legal research, analysis, and writing in plain English;

-use of personal computers and applicable software;

-prioritizing workloads and meeting deadlines; and

-identifying and solving complex problems.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:
-comprehend and apply the Texas Insurance Code, Texas Administrative Code, Texas Occupations Code, and the Texas Government Code;
-coordinate investigation and prepare witnesses and evidence for contested case hearing;
-express comments and legal opinions logically and persuasively, both orally and in writing;
-collaborate, communicate, and work effectively with agency staff, the insurance industry, governmental officials, and the public;
-analyze and solve legal problems and interpret laws and regulations affecting the agency;
-exercise mature judgment and discretion in making decisions relative to assigned cases and the preparation of legal opinions; and
-provide commitment to public service.

Applicable Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes are included, but not limited to one of the following: 27A, 250X, 04, 4407, 51JX, 27, 44, 51

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed by clicking or copying and pasting the following link into your browser: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitarvCrosswalk/MOSC Leqal.pdf

Veterans:
Click or copy and paste the following link into your browser: www.texasskillstowork.com for assistance with translating your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets.

How to apply:
All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment, name of employer, supervisor’s name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application may be rejected because it is incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.

SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS:
Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting.
In order to complete the supplemental questions, please go to CAPPS Career Center to register or login and access your profile by clicking or copying and pasting the following link into your browser: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?Iang=en