TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE Assistant General Counsel Amended (8/28/2017) in AUSTIN, Texas

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 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 the following: 27A, 250X, LGL10, 4402, 51JX. Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf Current Opportunity: Assistant General Counsel Internal/External Posting TDI Employees and General Public The Assistant General Counsel performs moderate to highly complex attorney work for the division of workers compensation s office of general counsel. This position: provides legal counsel to the Commissioner, executive staff, and program areas of the division, including extensively analyzing and interpreting laws and regulations, preparing opinions and drafting briefs, and participating in or leading briefings and strategy sessions; manages rule projects and drafts rules for the agency; reviews contracts and reviews and drafts memorandums of understanding; extensively analyzes proposed legislation; assists the Office of the Attorney General with preparation of cases for trial and appeal; assists in the continuing development and utilization of case tracking procedures; works with clients on responding to open records requests and subpoenas; and performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications Graduation 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. Experience as a law clerk may be counted towards legal experience. Additionally, this position requires: Attorney III:  three years of legal experience, with at least two of those years practicing administrative law on behalf of, or in front of, a state licensing or regulatory board or commission, or experience with the Public Information Act or Open Meetings Act. Attorney IV:  four years of legal experience, with at least three of those years practicing administrative law on behalf of, or in front of, a state licensing or regulatory board or commission, or experience with the Public Information Act or Open Meetings Act. This position requires demonstrated knowledge of: legal principles, practices, and proceedings; laws, regulations, and rules relating to the agency such as the Texas Workers Compensation Act, the Public Information Act, and the Texas Administrative Procedure Act; legislative drafting techniques and legislative processes; and civil and administrative procedures. This position requires demonstrated skill in: problem solving, decision making, and planning; legal research, analysis, and writing in plain English; the use of personal computers and applicable software; using reasoning and logic; and prioritizing workloads. This position requires the demonstrated ability to: exercise good judgment in the analysis of legal problems and to prepare sound, clear opinions; apply critical thinking to analyze and solve legal problems and interpret laws and regulations affecting the agency; express comme