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Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Mar 01, 2022
In Job Board
The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) is seeking a motivated and qualified individual to fill a civil service exempt position as the Presiding Officer in the Hearings Unit, located in our Tumwater office. As the Presiding Officer, you will serve as the Insurance Commissioner's designee to issue final orders in adjudicative proceedings and to review initial orders presented by the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). This position also provides legal, legislative, and policy support to the Commissioner. This position will be paid hourly, as we anticipate it will require the incumbent to work between 30-40 hours per week. The schedule will depend on workload and agency need. Salary rate will depend on qualifications (up to $49.61 per hour) and is retirement and benefits eligible. All staff employed by the OIC must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Staff precluded from vaccinations due to medical conditions and/or sincerely held religious beliefs will have opportunity to engage with Human Resources to explore reasonable accommodation. Applicants or candidates being considered for employment shall not share their vaccination status with hiring managers or interview panels. Proof of vaccination will be verified on your first day of employment by a member of the Human Resources Department. If you're interested in a dynamic career that protects consumers' interests and promotes a healthy business environment in this state, please apply and become part of our dynamic team. To review the entire job position and to apply, please select this link: Presiding Officer
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Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Oct 12, 2021
In Job Board
All staff employed by the OIC must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Staff precluded from vaccinations due to medical conditions and/or sincerely held religious beliefs will have opportunity to engage with Human Resources to explore reasonable accommodation. Applicants or candidates being considered for employment shall not share their vaccination status with hiring managers or interview panels. Proof of vaccination will be verified on your first day of employment by a member of the Human Resources Department. This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. The agency reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time after the initial screening date on October 15, 2021. It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit materials as soon as possible. OIC CAREER OPPORTUNITY The Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s (OIC) Insurance Enforcement Unit is seeking a motivated and qualified individual to fill an exempt appointment as an Insurance Enforcement Specialist. This position is assigned to the Legal Affairs Division, located in our Tumwater office. Our Insurance Enforcement Specialists, work with investigative staff and subject matter experts from around the agency to take action against licensed insurance professionals and companies for violations of the insurance code. Enforcement actions range from cease-and-desist orders, to compliance plans and fines upwards of seven-figures. Insurance Enforcement Specialists litigate these actions at the administrative level, including negotiating appropriate consent orders and settlements. In addition, they provide assistance to staff within the agency and participate on teams aimed to develop rules, legislation, initiatives, and other projects. Examples of past and current work includes the implementation of health care reform, the use of consumer credit scores in insurance rates, and industry-wide enforcement of service contractor registration. If you are interested in putting your legal and writing skills to work in a complex and dynamic regulatory environment, and you would like to protect consumer's interests while promoting a healthy insurance market for Washington State, please apply and become part of our team! This is a civil service exempt position. Salary depends on qualifications, with up to an annual maximum salary of $87,100. AGENCY PROFILE AND VALUES The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) operates under the direction of the state's Insurance Commissioner, a statewide elected official. Our mission is to provide consumer protection and regulation of the state's insurance industry. With a workforce of approximately 265 employees, we are one of the smaller state agencies in Washington state government and are fortunate to have a stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund. Because we are a small agency, you will truly get a chance to understand the 'big picture' of what we do and why we do it. You will also have a chance to get to know your co-workers. We have high employee satisfaction scores and we value diversity in the workplace. We challenge our employees to continuously improve the way we do business and to meet and exceed the needs of our customers. To learn more about this agency, we invite you to visit our website at http://www.insurance.wa.gov/ and listen to our employees talk about why they love working here. BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR OIC As an eligible state employee, Washington State offers: An outstanding benefits package and retirement plans. Training and development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement. Program for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (if applicable) Free parking at our main office in Tumwater. A stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund. The fulfillment of public service. Excellent work-life balance. Flexible work schedules and telework opportunities. Commitment to diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. Free Thurston County Transit public transportation, or King County ORCA Transit pass for public transportation. Duties Reporting to the Attorney Manager, this position is responsible for assisting the agency with the interpretation of insurance statues, investigating, enforcing laws, and the regulations governing insurance within the State of Washington. Duties include but are not limited to: Reviews cases to ensure that action is factually supportable and legally defensible. Research relevant laws and comparable cases to determine a range of appropriate agency action by utilizing a variety of resources including LexisNexis, publications, and internal databases. Prepares memoranda for agency enforcement committees, verbally summarizes and presents the cases, and makes recommendations for appropriate enforcement actions. Meets with referring parties to review cases and finalize recommendations. Drafts disciplinary orders, admonitory letters, compliance plans, letters and closing memoranda. Negotiates penalties and/or appropriate remedial measures to be taken. Presents OIC's position at hearings before the Presiding Officer and the Office of Administrative Hearings. Drafts briefs, pleadings, and motions; prepares discovery and associated responses, oral arguments, exhibits and examination and cross examination of witnesses; and presents evidence using the rules of evidence contained in the Administrative Procedures Act. Responds to requests for analysis requiring the interpretation of insurance law and regulation, both state and federal. Participates in the review and drafting of legislation and regulations. Qualifications Required Qualification for this position include: Law degree awarded from an accredited law school as recognized by the by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or foreign equivalent). Current license to practice law, preferably from Washington State. Preferred/Desired Qualifications for this position include: Experience in the insurance industry or insurance regulation field (either as an attorney or practitioner). Experience in government regulation and enforcement. Experience with participating in administrative hearings as an attorney. Paid litigation experience. Familiarity with the Washington State Legislative process, including bill analysis. To Apply: Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3254525 to view the full job announcement and to submit your completed application. Please select the large green "apply" button at the top of this announcement. If you have not done so previously, you will need to set up an account profile.
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Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Oct 01, 2021
In Continuing Legal Education
All staff employed by the OIC must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Staff precluded from vaccinations due to medical conditions and/or sincerely held religious beliefs will have opportunity to engage with Human Resources to explore reasonable accommodation. Applicants or candidates being considered for employment shall not share their vaccination status with hiring managers or interview panels. Proof of vaccination will be verified on your first day of employment by a member of the Human Resources Department. This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. It is in the applicant's best interest to submit materials as soon as possible. The Insurance Commissioner's Office (OIC) is seeking a highly energetic civil service exempt Deputy Insurance Commissioner for Company Supervision. The Deputy Insurance Commissioner heads the Company Supervision Division. This rewarding position manages a wide variety of situations and is responsible for the financial and market examination and supervision of all Washington organized insuring entities and all other insuring entities licensed to do business in this state. The position's priority is to protect insurance consumers, the public generally, and the state's economy by ensuring the safety and soundness of insuring entities, and to ensure that they comply with applicable law. This position has broad statutory discretion and specific statutory authority involving the registration and/or licensing, operation, supervision, receivership, liquidation, and merger of insuring entities. If you are a strategic leader looking for a new challenge, who enjoys working as a member of the senior executive staff and wants to make a difference in Washington State in insurance regulatory matters, please apply! This is a civil service exempt position. Salary depends on qualifications (up to $138,540). AGENCY PROFILE AND VALUES The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) operates under the direction of the state's Insurance Commissioner, a statewide elected official. Our mission is to provide consumer protection and regulation of the state's insurance industry. With a workforce of approximately 265 employees, we are one of the smaller state agencies in Washington state government and are fortunate to have a stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund. Because we are a small agency, you will truly get a chance to understand the 'big picture' of what we do and why we do it. You will also have a chance to get to know your co-workers. We have high employee satisfaction scores and we value diversity in the workplace. We challenge our employees to continuously improve the way we do business and to meet and exceed the needs of our customers. To learn more about this agency, we invite you to visit our website at http://www.insurance.wa.gov/ and listen to our employees talk about why they love working here. BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR OIC As an eligible state employee, Washington State offers: An outstanding benefits package and retirement plans. Training and development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement. Program for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (if applicable) Free parking at our main office in Tumwater. A stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund. The fulfillment of public service. Excellent work-life balance. Commitment to diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. Free Thurston County Transit public transportation, or King County ORCA Transit pass for public transportation. DUTIES: The Deputy Insurance Commissioner for Company Supervision is a member of the Executive Management Team and reports to the Chief Deputy Insurance Commissioner. Members of the Executive Management Team work together to set strategic direction for the agency, establish legislative goals, ensure fiscal responsibility and create an inclusive, performance-based culture. As an Executive leader you will manage a division of approximately 57 employees at two locations with responsibility to direct the regulatory program and internal operations of the Company Supervision Division. Other duties include: Implementing, managing, and maintains the goals and objectives of the Commissioner as defined in the agency's strategic plan. Supervising the maintenance of standards necessary to maintain NAIC financial accreditation. Planning, leading, organizing and controlling the work performed by the division which includes: Regulating and supervising all insuring entities organized in Washington to assure financial stability and compliance with consumer facing market activity regulations. Licensing, regulating and supervising all insuring entities organized in other states or non-U.S. jurisdictions that do business in Washington to assure financial stability and compliance with consumer facing market activity regulations. Supervising programs designed to ensure protection of insurance consumers from the failure of insurers doing business in this state and from insurer deviation from legally required market practices. These programs include the management of financially troubled or insolvent insurers and the coordination with insurer guaranty associations. Exercise broad statutory discretion over laws and regulations regarding registration or licensing, operation, liquidation, merger or acquisition of insurers, and insurer activity in the Washington marketplace. Monitor and coordinate the activities of other state insurance regulators in relation to insurers doing business in Washington, recommends participation in multi-state examinations and settlements, and approves coordination of examinations led by NAIC designated lead states. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's Degree 5 years experience as a manager/supervisor - (Supervisory experience should include experience with employee groups of more than 10 staff members) 3 years experience as a manager/supervisor of subordinate managers/supervisors Proven experience with contract tracking and monitoring to ensure terms and deadlines are met; ability to review and modify contract proposals to ensure compliance with guidelines Proven experience working with all levels of staff, including senior level subject matter experts, to extract, compile, and extrapolate data to prepare narratives, presentations, and statistical or other reports for review, analysis, document support of an action to accomplish an objective. Report types to be reviewed includes, but is not limited to: insurer financial statements, financial and market examination reports, ratio analyses, insurer investment schedules, and financial market report General knowledge of: Financial organization, reporting practices, and operations of various types of insurance companies. Provisions of the law governing insurance companies. Financial statement analysis, ratio analysis, reinsurance transactions, investment transactions, holding company transactions, and reserving techniques and analysis. Principles, practices, techniques, and methods of accounting, auditing, and financial examining as used in insurance examining. DESIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Financial Examiner (CFE) designation J.D. Degree Experience in regulatory environment Experience in insurance regulation, financial regulation, corporate organization, or corporate governance Familiarity with NAIC programs and operations Direct experience with insurance company operations Direct experience reviewing and evaluating documents and information, such as the work of professional staff, for completeness, accuracy and compliance with policies and standards. TO APPLY: Visit our online application system at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3243042 To view of full job announcement and to submit your application.
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Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Jun 02, 2021
In Continuing Legal Education
This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. The agency reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time after the initial screening date on June 7th, 2021. It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit materials as soon as possible. OIC CAREER OPPORTUNITY The Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s (OIC) is seeking candidates to fill an exempt Deputy Insurance Commissioner position for our Legal Affairs Division located in Tumwater, WA. This position is appointed by the Insurance Commissioner and serves as a member of the executive management team. As the Deputy for the Legal Affairs division, this position is responsible for overseeing the legal services provided by the Insurance Enforcement Specialists (staff attorneys) to the other divisions within the agency. The Deputy is also responsible for the deployment of investigative resources to enforce compliance with the Insurance Code, including matters related to insures, insurance producers and other licensees, and unauthorized insurance transactions within Washington State. The Legal Affairs Division provides OIC with the necessary legal tools to achieve fair and efficient regulation of the insurance industry to protect consumers, the public interest, and our state’s economy. As a member of the Executive Management team, this position is involved in setting the strategic direction for the agency, establishing legislative priorities, ensuring fiscal responsibility, and creating an inclusive, performance-based culture. Apply today and become a leader of our dedicated and professional team! This is a civil service exempt position. Annual Salary of $134,496. AGENCY PROFILE AND VALUES The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) operates under the direction of the state's Insurance Commissioner, a statewide elected official. Our mission is to provide consumer protection and regulation of the state's insurance industry. With a workforce of approximately 265 employees, we are one of the smaller state agencies in Washington state government and are fortunate to have a stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund. Because we are a small agency, you will truly get a chance to understand the 'big picture' of what we do and why we do it. You will also have a chance to get to know your co-workers. We have high employee satisfaction scores and we value diversity in the workplace. We challenge our employees to continuously improve the way we do business and to meet and exceed the needs of our customers. To learn more about this agency, we invite you to visit our website at http://www.insurance.wa.gov/ and listen to our employees talk about why they love working here. BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR OIC As an eligible state employee, Washington State offers: An outstanding benefits package and retirement plans. Training and development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement. Program for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (if applicable) Free parking at our main office in Tumwater. A stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund. The fulfillment of public service. Excellent work-life balance. Flexible work schedules and telework opportunities. Commitment to diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. Free Thurston County InterCity Transit STAR pass for public transportation. DUTIES The Deputy Insurance Commissioner for the Legal Affairs Division reports to the Chief Deputy and has delegated appointing authority approval. Overseeing a division of 22 FTEs including three direct reports, the division provides the agency with the necessary legal tools to achieve fair and efficient regulation of the insurance industry. The Deputy works closely with the agency’s assigned Assistant Attorney Generals and is responsible for the agency enforcement program and chairs the Compliance Committee that determines penalties for violations. Duties include, but are not limited to: Implement, manage, and maintain the goals and objectives of the Commissioner as defined in the strategic plan. Provide legal guidance to the Commissioner, Chief Deputy and other division deputies. Ensure prompt delivery of legal services to OIC staff; consistent with the requirements of OIC executive management. Ensure that all legal services and products meet appropriate standards and applicable ethical requirements. Develop strategic direction for the division. Create and implement new processes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the division. Plan, lead, organize, and control the work performed by the division. Delegate appropriately to ensure the division achieves planned results in support of the OIC’s strategic plan. Act as the Chief Enforcement Officer for the state relating to insurance laws the OIC is charged to enforce. Provide a safe and fair work environment for division employees. Represent the OIC with external stakeholders/licensees and the executive and legislative branch. Coordinate activities of the division with other state and national entities, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the public and the Office of the Attorney General. Maintain the highest standards of personal/professional ethical conduct. Enhance the effectiveness of employees through timely evaluation and professional development opportunities. Support OIC's goals for a diverse workforce. QUALIFICATIONS The OIC is looking for innovative candidates with demonstrated leadership competencies that include but not limited to the following areas: Successful experience modeling leadership and performance characteristics that promote professionalism, integrity, accountability, and public service, and a cooperative, positive work environment. Experience with managing political situations and understanding political climates or issues that require proactive and appropriate consultation to an organization or agency’s top-level executive (i.e. agency directors, commissioners, chief deputy commission, etc.). A successful track record of developing and implementing long-term strategic direction for an organization. Experience applying critical thinking and collaboration to solve complex programs. This includes the ability to think ahead to identify changing “landscapes” and proactively make decisions. Demonstrate high levels of initiative, tenacity, perseverance, and deliver results. Required Qualifications: A juris doctorate from an accredited law school as recognized by the American Bar Association. A Washington Bar Association member or licensed to practice law in other states or territories for the United States or the District of Columbia. A minimum of five years of management experience. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible interpretation and implementation of complex regulatory statues and regulations. Experience in comprehending, interpreting, and applying federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations, and policy and procedures. Proficient in effective budget management. Preferred Qualifications: Five (5) years demonstrated leadership experience in a management position that includes the supervision of other managers or attorneys, or both. Minimum of three (3) years demonstrated leadership experience overseeing government regulatory or criminal investigations and a thorough understanding of the methods, principals, standards, and laws governing such investigations. Minimum of five (5) years of experience in insurance law including insurance litigation, insurance regulation, administrative law, and health law. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in strategic planning principles. Minimum of three (3) years of experience managing attorneys and investigators in a state department of insurance. Familiarity with all lines of insurance, insurance company operations, insurance sales practices, insurance producer practices, insurance law and the regulatory responsibilities of the OIC. Experience in alternative dispute resolution including mediation. TO APPLY Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3092389 to review the full announcement and to submit your application.
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