Lawyer I

Texas Department of Insurance Job Opening
Status: Internal/External-TDI employees and the general public
Job Posting Number: 00007351
Division: Enforcement
Location: 333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Travel required: 5%

Don’t miss out on this opportunity, TDI is hiring now!  Our organization is dynamic, stable and we are continuing to grow even through this current crisis.  If you love the law and you are looking for a challenging opportunity with the chance to make a difference you need to apply now.  Here at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) we regulate the insurance industry, administer the Texas workers’ compensation system, and work to educate and protect consumers. Apply today at the link below and come see why you will love working for TDI!

https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=00007351&tz=GMT-06%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

Why come to work for TDI:

Work life balance, the culture, the people – you just cannot go wrong with TDI – Check out this video! Come work with us!

Why you will LOVE the Benefits at TDI:

-flexible work schedules;
-work life balance;
-telecommuting;
-96 hours of accrued vacation per year, to start;
-96 hours of accrued sick leave per year;
-20+ holidays per year;
-career advancement opportunities;
-free downtown Austin parking; and
-free comprehensive medical insurance for full-time employees, and the State of Texas pays 50% of the premium costs for dependents.

Before you apply:

Click on the link provided to learn about our selection process, our Military Employment Preference and Licensing and Credential Requirements: www.tdi.texas.gov/jobs/apply.html

Attorney I (Attorney) 2 Positions

Performs entry level to routine (journey-level) attorney 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 planning legal activities, preparing legal documents, participating in hearings, interpreting laws and regulations, and rendering legal advice and counsel. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

This position:

-represents the Texas Department of Insurance in disciplinary actions concerning licensed insurance agents, 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, Texas Administrative Code, and Texas Occupations 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.

This position requires: 

-graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. or LL.B degree;
-at least six months of legal experience.  Law clerk, legal assistant, or similar experience may count toward legal experience requirement;
-a license to practice law in the State of Texas; and
Note:
Education and experience relevant to position requirements may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Additional Job Details:

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.

Preferences for this position include:

-at least one year of litigation experience, and a working knowledge of and experience in administrative, insurance, or criminal law; and
-successful completion of litigation-related law school courses, such as evidence, advocacy, trial skills, clinics, internship, and participation in mock trial or moot court may be counted toward the litigation experience requirement.

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; and
-prioritizing workloads and meeting deadlines.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

-comprehend and apply the Texas Insurance Code, the Texas Administrative Code, and the Texas Occupations Code;
-coordinate investigations and prepare witnesses and evidence for contested case hearings;
-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/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.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?lang=en